Your shop is still running on Magento? But you set you mind on moving your shop to Shopware. In this article, we are explaining the background of the migration process. This should help you to decide when it's best to switch to the new Shopware 6 system. The new technical basis of all our future developments is the newly created Shopware platform. This new technology should enable you to be prepared for all future requirements in e-commerce.
With Shopware 6, we are focusing on new technologies in the frontend and core that differ significantly from the previous system. Our aim is to provide a resilient, high-performance and adaptable foundation for various e-commerce scenarios over the next few years. Shopware 6 is therefore not an evolutionary successor to Shopware 5, but a completely new product. Through a migration, the most important data of your Magento Shop can be integrated into your Shopware 6 Shop.
Numerous new technologies and requirements are brought to us daily. There are many benefits that these technologies have to offer - above all, the performance of the web shop is something that affects all areas of e-commerce. In order to meet all these requirements of tomorrow, the software was build on a completely new technical basis. This new code and technology base are not compatible with Magento's - so we are offering a data migration to make your transition to this new technology as easy as possible. With this migration guide we aim to make it easier for you to make the decision to switch to Shopware 6 and point out all relevant adjustments and clarify any open questions.
You might ask yourself why you should migrate at all if Magento is completely sufficient for you so far. However, Shopware 6 is designed for tomorrow's e-commerce, meets all today's requirements, and will potentially also meet tomorrow's requirements. So at some point a migration will certainly be relevant for you.
Shopware 6 was developed completely according to the API-First approach, all areas of the shop can be operated automatically through API. This can be used by ERP providers, fulfillment service providers, marketplaces and many other components of your system architecture to automate the processes within shopware. A completely new shopping world concept allows you to easily customize all parts of your shop. There are a lot changes in the storefront, a new template based on Twig and Bootstrap. It's best to have a look at the new system here - in the next steps we will help you to get on the road.
It's certainly not an easy step to change your system - but you don't have to make it today. This guide will show you how to set up a fully-fledged Shopware 6 instance of your environment to test the new version extensively. A transparent roadmap of Shopware 6 and the ecosystem (e.g. plugins and interfaces) should support you in taking this decision.
In the next steps of this guide we will lead you through the individual steps of migration, you are not left alone we will do so step by step. First we are going to check whether your shop environment is already compatible with Shopware 6 and which settings we might need to adjust if necessary.
Of course we also support you with your individual problems and requirements. With a valid maintenance contract, you can contact our support directly through your Shopware account and talk to them about the details of your migration. If you have questions about licensing and the general process of license transfer, you can contact our sales team. If you need professional support from a developer, you are in good hands with our partners.
As part of the Community Edition, our partners and our forum will support you during the migration. You can ask your questions in the responsible area: https://forum.shopware.com/