REASONS TO MIGRATE
Why migrate from Shopware to Shopify?
German open source ecommerce platform Shopware helps retailers create, manage and grow their online stores. We are speaking to an increasing number of brands who are looking to migrate away from Shopware due to a number of key limitations and challenges.
Typical frustrations include ecommerce teams having little autonomy over site changes, as well as a lack of integration options and a poor analytics offering. Developer support can be limited as well, which can quickly drain budgets and contribute to slow rollout of changes. Shopware retailers also talk of a high-friction checkout with a poor user experience for end customers.
Additionally, Shopware 5 is being sunsetted in July 2024, after which users will no longer be supported with bug fixes and security updates. Retailers using this version of the platform will either need to upgrade to Shopware 6 or migrate to an entirely new ecommerce solution.
For Shopware brands looking for a simpler, more user-friendly and cost-effective ecommerce platform, Shopify can be a very attractive solution. Popular for its flexibility, holistic data and insights reports, and rapid code-free customisations, it provides a compelling alternative for dissatisfied Shopware users.
As well as being more intuitive for back-end users, Shopify also empowers retailers to provide a superior online experience for their customers. With the best-converting checkout on the internet, as well as a wealth of integrations at their fingertips, brands can serve up a smooth customer experience that increases conversion and retention.
TALK TO US ABOUT MIGRATING FROM SHOPWARE TO SHOPIFY
Discovery & analysis
The project starts with a detailed analysis of your Shopware website, ecommerce tech stack and any existing custom functionality. We will then scope out your migration to Shopify and consult on bespoke development requirements.
Page template design
Our in-house designers will create stunning page template designs, representing a careful fusion of your distinct branding, UX best practices, and consumer psychology.
Third party integrations
We will consult on and architect a streamlined, integrated tech stack designed to scale with your business. Our team is skilled in the seamless integration of third-party apps, as well as the implementation of custom middleware solutions.
Product data setup & import
Once your product data has been exported from Shopware, it will be configured into a format suitable for your new Shopify store.
Shopify Plus store development
During this phase, our Shopify developers will pool their knowledge and experience to build a high-performance Shopify site. This includes any bespoke development work in scope, as well as any subscription and payment gateway migrations if applicable.
Order & customer data import
Next, we will export your order and customer data from Shopware. It will be imported into Shopify, in a format that aligns with your new platform.
Our QA team will thoroughly test your Shopify site against the functional specification outlined earlier in the project. We will also ask your team to partake in a crucial period of user acceptance testing.
Training & support
To ensure your team feels comfortable using Shopify, we will provide training on core functionality and support you as your new store goes live.
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