Support for Shopware 5 will end in late July 2024, to be replaced by Shopware 6. This is the last call to migrate your e-commerce system to the newest version. Check what to consider and the risks of not making a timely decision.


What does Shopware migration protect against?


First and foremost, you need to understand that online sales rely on necessary changes to ensure your e-shop evolves in a secure environment. Implementing the new version of Shopware is optional but essential for ensuring the system’s proper functioning. Failing to migrate puts your e-commerce at risk, exposing sensitive data that is vulnerable to hacker attacks. By not acting soon, you do so at your own risk.

Besides the security issue, there’s also the matter of updates.

Every e-shop should implement new functionalities to streamline the shopping process and maintain a high-quality shopping experience for customers. With the transition to Shopware 6, you can count on plugin producers’ support in their latest versions. Staying with Shopware 5 will stagnate your e-commerce, affecting future conversion rates.

Moreover, Shopware 6 features an intuitive and user-friendly CMS system, making store management easier from the administrator’s perspective. Below, you can see significant differences:

What should you remember before migrating to Shopware 6? 


 Before installing Shopware 6, check if the server meets the system requirements.

The migration from Shopware 5 to Shopware 6 is straightforward. The duration depends on the number of products being sold. The store configuration will be transferred via API and a special plugin.

Before migrating, consider the functionalities you currently use in your e-shop. Often, our clients find that they stop using additional modules. Therefore, we check if all the previously implemented plugins are necessary for the new version. From Media4U’s experience, clients often realize that “less is more” and decide to reduce unnecessary functionalities during meetings.

Before migration, the project team will also examine how complex the system is, including the functionalities it uses. This will allow for a tailored migration plan. Additionally, the project team will verify if the functionalities being migrated are available in the new version and propose their inclusion if necessary.

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After migration, it’s time for testing! 


Conducting regression tests will prevent errors that may arise during the migration process.

Configuration always requires verification, whether it migrated automatically or needed prior mapping. Our testers will ensure the correct implementation.

All additional functionalities from plugins require manual mapping. In its documentation, Shopware highlights the following:

  • Payment methods
  • Default payment method
  • Courtesy returns
  • Delivery times
  • Standard delivery times

Shopware 6 introduces an advanced Rule Builder, which Shopware 5 does not have. This tool allows for automating many processes. During the testing phase, we will check if the new rules function correctly, such as: pricing for bulk purchases or promotions for deliveries above a certain amount.

Testing is an essential part of any process involving system changes. Partnering with an agency ensures this final step is not overlooked.




If you want to familiarize yourself with the full documentation for migrating to Shopware 6, you can find it by clicking here. Remember, support for Shopware 5 ends soon, and we are ready to help you level up! Contact us to secure the future of your e-commerce.

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