Shopware is putting in a tonne of effort for a good reason. The German e-commerce platform, which has been entirely open source since 2016, is growing its market share, and the Netherlands is witnessing a notable rise in active installations.
But why is Shopware so well-liked, and why will it continue to be so?
Shopware is what?
A German open-source platform called Shopware focuses on enhancing the consumer experience. Since its founding in 2000, Shopware has served over 80,000 satisfied clients. The programme is created by those that use Shopware, which is a fantastic feature. As a result, the software’s quality could be better and meet the strictest design and technological standards.
The proprietors are committed to giving every Shopware location a distinctive appearance, with storytelling playing a significant role. With the launch of Shopware 5.5, the German e-commerce platform strives to provide a more engaging and dynamic web shopping experience to stay ahead of the competition.
Major companies, like Discovery Channel, L’Oreal, Aston Martin, Borussia Dortmund, and the well-known children’s clothing company Vingino from the Netherlands, have contracts with Shopware.
What benefits does Shopware offer?
Of course, the many benefits that the platform provides have something to do with the tremendous growth of Shopware. Shopware includes a few cool features as standard.
Expanded CMS (content management system) options
‘Shopping Worlds’ is a fitting name for Shopware’s CMS. You may develop incredibly flexible content and pages with Shopping Worlds without technical assistance. The flexibility you have in Shopping Worlds’ backend is incredible. You can tell a tale and make sure you can react quickly and adaptably to the emotional components of online purchasing by using evocative graphics and pertinent text.
Designs using Drag & Drop
Drag complex elements to create unique layouts, including products, banners, content and product blocks, rich media, and more. Shopping World pages will be made using this drag-and-drop feature.
Shopware has several stores.
The ability to manage several stores under one roof is a feature shared by Shopware and its primary rival, Magento. Management of products and catalogues is quite simple. Thanks to Shopware’s extensive and flexible toolkit, you can easily manage products and your record. Possessing the capacity to create “product streams” is another helpful feature. Product streams adapt to visitors’ shopping habits and offer a customised experience.
You may create product groups by using filters for brand, price, manufacturer, and reviews. Visitors can view a customised product stream by using the appropriate filters.
Shopware has Comprehensive marketing features.
The platform provides numerous other marketing tools and product streams. Customers can be divided, for instance, using Customer Streams according to their interests or previous purchasing patterns. You may design stunning banners using digital publishing, and you can add buttons and text to them.
The loyalty programme is yet another excellent marketing tool. Points are accumulated by customers with each transaction. These points can be exchanged for a generous discount or other benefits.
It is simple for developers to improve performance and scalability thanks to included tooling.
ERP integration solution
Shopware’s Professional and Professional Plus editions have excellent interaction with Pickware. Pickware is an ERP solution that integrates warehouse management, such as stock management and the checkout system.
Shopware is Favourable to search engines.
Shopware is optimised for SEO. With it, you can quickly work with redirects and canonicals, customise meta descriptions and titles, use Rich Snippets, and generate SEO-friendly URLs. It also comes with an inbuilt sitemap. A licenced Shopware Business Partner is Scandiweb.
It would be excessive to describe all of Shopware’s advantages here. Shopware does have all the newest technology, and the open-source community is always working on enhancements and additions.
What is the price of Shopware?
Shopware can be downloaded for free. The edition you select will affect the licensing fees. Enterprise – On-demand Community Edition – Free Professional – €1,295.00 Professional Plus – €5,995.00 You also have to deal with the costs of Shopware hosting in addition to these fixed charges and things like the costs of new plugins. But also bear in mind the following: The price of creating a quality Shopware website. Undoubtedly, this is the most expensive component.
Which large retailers already use Shopware?
As previously mentioned, the most popular e-commerce platform in Germany is Shopware. However, the number of Shopware users is also growing outside of Germany.
Large Dutch retailers using Shopware:
Brigitte Simon Levelt, Bijou for Vingino Petrol Industries
large German retailers using Shopware
(Fan store for Borussia Dortmund)
Big international retailers employing Shopware:
Haribo M&M’s L’Oreal Discovery Channel
In this post, we discussed shopware and why it’s so popular. The owners of Shopware are dedicated to creating each location a unique look, with storytelling playing a big part. The German e-commerce platform has launched Shopware 5.5, which promises to provide a more thrilling and dynamic web shopping experience to maintain its competitiveness.