Shopware 5 - End of Life (EOL): How to handle the transition to Shopware 6 API stress-free with Synesty.

Shopware 5 - End of Life (EOL): How to handle the transition to Shopware 6 API stress-free with Synesty.

The end of Shopware 5's lifecycle marks a significant milestone for online retailers, bringing with it both challenges and opportunities. It is an opportunity to move to a more powerful, secure and future-proof e-commerce platform. This transition comes with challenges. E-commerce store managers, online marketing product managers, digital agencies and IT service providers know this pain, especially when it comes to customizing or developing new interfaces. Find out how Synesty helps to alleviate this pain in this blog article.

The challenges and solutions for switching to Shopware 6

Let's look at the challenges and solutions facing online retailers:

1. Compatibility issues

Existing Shopware connectors and plugins for Shopware 5 may not be compatible with Shopware 6, requiring customization. Synesty is very familiar with the requirements of Shopware 6 and enables you to connect your interfaces quickly and flexible via drag & drop and without programming.

2. Development effort

The development of new interfaces is time-consuming and requires considerable resources and technical expertise, which often leads to increased costs and delays. With our middleware, we offer a solution to implement complex logics effortlessly with low-code tools. Our ready-to-use Shopware 6 Add-On contains pre-built processes for the seamless integration of ERP and CRM systems as well as shipping and logistics systems that can be connected via data feed or API. With Synesty's Shopware interface, our users are already successfully automating their e-commerce processes in inventory & order management - without any complex programming, but simply by drag & drop.

3. Data migration from A to B to C to D

Migrating data from Shopware 5 to Shopware 6 can be complex and may require additional adjustments to integrations and connectors. The fields and data structures of the APIs differ significantly in some cases. And often there are not just two but many systems involved that have to talk to Shopware somehow. Our no-code / low-code solution minimizes development costs and reduces manual work through automated processes. You can easily carry out imports, exports or the preparation of mass data. Simply use the ready-made modules in our Shopware 6 add-on.

4. Risk of downtime

The difference between Shopware 5 and 6 is considerable, which is why it is not possible to simply take over the existing store. It is therefore essential to carefully check all necessary system requirements before migration. To minimize the risk of downtime during the changeover, especially if existing interfaces are not working smoothly, Synesty can help you keep track of data exchange between your store, ERP and supplier systems for inventory reconciliation or price updates. Our software allows you to save time and effort and to implement integrations and individual API integrations more efficiently than with conventional programming.


Switching from Shopware 5 to Shopware 6 poses challenges, but these can be overcome with the right solution. Synesty makes this transition much easier by simplifying the development of new interfaces, automating data flow and minimizing downtime. With Synesty, online retailers can make the transition to Shopware 6 stress-free and efficient to make the most of the new platform's opportunities.

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Last updated April 11, 2024
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