‍Shopware 5 End of Life is near. How to smoothly migrate to Shopware 6

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‍Shopware 5 End of Life is near. How to smoothly migrate to Shopware 6
Written by
Markus Lorenz
Published on
Apr 8, 2024

Shopware 5 end of life

Shopware 5 development will be completely discontinued at the end of July 2024

End of security updates  

Shopware claims that version 5 will no longer be maintained due to requirements and the use of modern technologies. For security reasons, it would be necessary to upgrade to Shopware 6 soon since there will be no further security updates for Shopware 5 after late July 2024, which leaves only 5 months to do migration project.  

Shopware 6 receives updates on a regular basis, providing new functionality and addressing known security vulnerabilities. This ensures your store remains up-to-date and secure.

Lack of support for new plugins

As development for Shopware 5 comes to a standstill, the number of new plugins and updates to existing plugins is expected to decrease. This is particularly challenging for plugins that integrate with third party services, as any changes to these systems could break current plugins.

Risk in terms of performance and customer experience

Maintaining an outdated technology after EOL can result in slower performance, which will affect customer satisfaction and experience. A slower website may drive away potential customers, leading to revenue loss.

Differences between Shopware 5 and Shopware 6

New Symfony framework

The newest version of Shopware 5 is built upon the Symfony 4 framework, whereas Shopware 6 uses Symfony 6, followed by Symfony 7. This upgrade in Shopware 6 improves performance, scalability, and security.

Move to headless

Shopware 6 embraces a headless approach, separating the frontend and backend systems. This separation allows for increased flexibility and customization in designing storefronts.

New User Interface and design

Shopware 6 introduces a modern and user-friendly interface that offers improved ease of use and navigation in comparison with its previous version, Shopware 5.

Shopware 6 is based on Vue.js, resulting in a more dynamic and responsive user experience compared to Shopware 5.

How to migrate your data?  

Migrating from Shopware 5 to Shopware 6 involves transferring:

  • product data
  • customer information,
  • orders
  • configurations.  

While Shopware provides migration tools and resources, customizations and third-party integrations may require additional attention and adjustments.

Shopware 6 offers improved compatibility with modern web technologies and integrations. This ensures smooth operation with third party services and extensions.

Why should you switch to Shopware 6 with datrycs?

Navigating the migration from Shopware 5 to Shopware 6 can be a complex journey, but choosing the right agency to guide you through it can make all the difference. Here's why hiring us for your migration is a smart move:

We work with Shopware migrations daily  

Our agency boasts a team of seasoned professionals with extensive expertise in e-commerce solutions and Shopware migrations, like our recent Ikarus Case Study We understand the complexities of the migration process and have successfully completed multiple migrations for our clients.

We always create individual solutions

We recognise that every business is unique, and our approach to migration reflects that. We take the time to understand your specific needs, challenges, and objectives, crafting customised solutions that address your requirements and grow your business.

We ensure a seamless transition

Migrating to Shopware 6 with us ensures a smooth and seamless transition. From initial planning and data migration to implementation and post-migration support, we handle every aspect of the migration process with careful attention to detail, ensuring minimal disruption to your operations.

We do more than just migration  

By partnering with us for the migration, you're not just investing in a one-time upgrade – you're investing in the future growth and success of your business. Our approach to migration sets you up for long-term success.

We take end to end responsibility

Migrating a shop is not only a technical issue. Merchants must also be aware of SEO, SEA, Logistics, Organisations and many other topics.
As our team was working for eCommerce pure players on the merchant side, we step into our customers shoes and take End to End responsibility for our clients in all areas.

With datrycs at our side, we could not only count on expertise, but also on a reliable partnership. - Ikarus's Head of eCommerce