A release focusing on progress

For even smarter selling

Our new version can turn your mountains of information into actionable insights. Address your customers in a more targeted way. Experience 5.5 now.

Knowledge

Artificial intelligence is just one of our focus topics. We are taking the first step in this direction with a new, free-of-charge feature in version 5.5. The aim is to draw the right conclusions and derive knowledge from large amounts of data.

We are providing new intelligent statistics that enrich aspects of existing information and draw retailers' attention to relationships of interest, including sales forecasts based on historical and seasonal data and the identification of potential new target groups in the customer structure. These new statistics can be layered with anonymised industry data in order to derive new findings from the comparison. The goal is to develop new ideas with which you can continuously optimise your own online shop and therefore increase your success.

Openness

Parting ways with IonCube

Shopware is a platform that fully embraces open source thinking – we believe that collaboration leads to better quality and more innovation. That’s why we decided to unencrypt our plugins with the release of Shopware 5.2. With version 5.5, we are going one step further by parting ways with IonCube for all third-party extensions. Now you have the complete freedom to realise your online business potential.

Internationalisation

Tax rates – translatability

With this release we have introduced features that support your international expansion and make it easier to manage cross-border commerce.
Shopware 5.5 expedites the handling of different tax rates.
We have also made major adjustments to the translatability of Shopware. Forms no longer need to be copied if they are to be used for other countries or languages. Shop pages can now also be translated directly from one central point. This eliminates the need to create and map shop page groups. The greatest simplification is likely the translatability of the categories. The fact that entire categories can now easily be stored in multiple languages makes it unnecessary to duplicate individual categories or entire family trees for sub/language shops.

Last but not least, retailers can now optimise the language playout and help Google better understand language variants by setting the hreflang tag in the page source code.

Shopware ERP

with even greater capabilities

Version 5.5 comes equipped with new features that augment existing functionalities of the Shopware ERP – powered by Pickware. From new shipping options to POS capabilities, the community can look forward to extensions that even further optimise working with the fully integrated ERP.

Individual picklists

Individual picklists

Returns management

Returns management

Individual label printing

Individual label printing

Classic card terminals

Classic card terminals

Customer cards at the POS

Customer cards at the POS

Register display

Register display

Performance boost

Backend based on Elasticsearch

The integration of Elasticsearch now offers a performance boost in the backend for all major entities, including products, orders and customers. The shopping cart was reworked and now shows a clear performance boost in load tests, even with extremely high order quantities. Caching is now possible for time-controlled content, as the cache can be automatically invalidated at the interval you define. In addition, improvements have been made to cache warm-up, allowing for a prioritised and faster warm-up, as well as the caching of several URLs. A number of technologies were also updated. We installed version 3.4 of the framework Symfony along with jQuery updates. In addition, compatibility with Elasticsearch 6 is now available.

Shopware Enterprise

Numerous enhancements to the Enterprise Edition and B2B Suite

Offer management in the B2B Suite

Your customers can now request individual offers when placing an order by clicking a “Request offer” button in the shopping cart. This opens a new window where they can propose a new price and leave a comment.

Rights and roles

While it was already possible to create and maintain user accounts and contacts, version 2.0 was restructured to introduce hierarchies. Now the complete corporate or organisational structure can be mapped using a tree structure.

Cache Multiplexer

We integrated a so-called cache multiplexer into the Enterprise Edition, making it easily possible to use multiple application servers in a cluster setup. From one central point – the Shopware backend – all servers/caches can be controlled simultaneously.

Redis

Redis is a key value storage where you can save various types of data, including number ranges, product listings or even translations. Outsourcing regularly frequented areas to Redis offers yet another increase in performance.

Flexible pricing

From now on it will be much easier for Shopware Enterprise customers to design a more flexible price allocation. This is done on the basis of customers, customer groups and customer streams and can also be determined on a time-dependent basis.

Setting gross prices

Another new feature is the definition of gross prices – such as "€89.90, regardless of VAT and currency" – and the possibility that graduated prices can be set everywhere. Additionally, you can easily maintain and configure the complete price handling via API.

And many more!
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