Shopware Development Services by BelVG
Get a certified Shopware developer and German-speaking Project managers to work on your website.
BelVG is a Shopware development company. We have been working with the platform since 2019. We now have Shopware-certified developers, and a great experience with building, customizing, and upgrading Shopware websites. We can integrate websites with different CRM, and product management systems, perform frontend adjustments, install and configure different plugins.
Shopware development service
Shopware Support and Website Creation
We have experience working with Shopware 5 and Shopware 6 websites. We can either create a website from scratch, or handle ongoing development and customization, including:
- development template as well as its adjustments,
- checkout customization,
- implementation of different payment and shopping methods,
- installation and update of plugins
- Site search configuration and customization.
In any of these cases, we first discuss a scope of work, estimate it, and agree on priorities. We never charge more than the highest estimation.
Shopware Theme Development and Front-end Optimization
Many Shopware themes are good to use without much customization but they have some drawbacks: layout bugs, responsive issues, CSS tweaks. No matter what issue you have, in most cases our developers have already encountered and fixed that bag. We also can create a theme from scratch or customize an existing one. We even have experience in copying an old Oxid theme for a specific target audience.
Our front-end developers and designers are specializing in ecommerce and can create a look for your website, or just fix some UX bugs.
Shopware Plugin Development and Installation
A wide Shopware community ensures a large choice of third-party extensions that can widen a website functionality. But every extension has their own code and some of them can have compatibility issues. That is why it is better to ask professional developers to install and configure them. We have experience developing custom modules and customizing third-party ones, including import modules, quick view, one-step checkout.
Shopware Website Optimization
Shopware is a robust platform without many issues with website speed and performance. But as with any other website, it is slow if there are too many server requests or complex configurations. Our developers can make an audit of your website to detect what slows it down. We work with both Google Page Speed and core web vital optimization as well as actual website speedload. We can work with frontend, enable caching to decrease server requests, optimize content.
Shopware Upgrade from 5 to 6
Shopware 5 and 6 are very different versions of the platform. Migrating from one to another is basically creating a new website and transferring all the data from the Shopware 5 website to Shopware 6. We first audit all the modules and customizations on the original website, check their availability on Shopware 6 version and find alternatives if needed. In most cases, the new theme also needs customization, which we can provide on the basis of the old website or your preferences.
Shopware Migration Services from Other Platforms
We can migrate your website from any other platform to Shopware. We have experience migrating sites from Magento, Shopify, Oxid, WooCommerce. The BelVG developers can also make you a new theme with the help of our designers or recreate the one you had before, we’ve already done it with migration from Oxid. Depending on the complexity of your website and theme you want to have the migration can take from a month to a year. To make a process faster we usually make a list of only necessary plugins to migrate and try to find ready-to-use solutions.
Integration of the website with other systems can greatly widen its functionality and automate the process of product and order management for you. The BelVG developers have experience integrating Shopware websites with ERP, PIM, POS systems, such as Vario, JTL Wawi, Akeneo. We also can configure synchronization with any custom system as we know how to create modules or API from scratch. If it is necessary our team can also customize an existing integration.
Shopware Multistore and B2B Features
Shopware offers a wide range of multistore features as well as opportunities for B2B businesses. We have experience with both setting up multistore and developing websites or storefronts for B2B audiences. For example a multistore with two storefronts for B2C and B2B audience. We can implement such features as quick order, invoice request, price negotiation. We can also make sure that two storefronts have different taxation rules or product range.
Offer team of various specialists
Besides full-stack developers, frontend- and back-developers, we can also provide the team with BA, QA-engineers or designers. We examine every project and provide you with a time estimate of every specialist you need. It can be a part-time job for one developer of a work for a full team.
Work with experienced developers
Each project is supervised by our lead developers with at least 10-year experience in ecommerce. We have Shopware-certified developers, who know the platform architecture, worked with Symfony, Laravel, have experience with multiple integrations via API or modules, and have created custom extensions. Besides, they have understanding of Apache, PHP, MySQL and Linux to work with server adjustments.
Provide an accurate estimate
When we have a request for an estimate, we examine the website and every issue. After we provide minimum and maximum time that our team can spend on every task. We do not surpass the highest estimate. The only reason we can exceed the estimate, if the delay is caused by force majeure and agreed with the customer. Otherwise, the maximum hours you can pay for are stated in the contract.
Comfortable communication tools
Our Project managers speak German, English, French, and Polish. And all developers know at least English. We can use any task management system, or add you to our YouTrack. There is also a possibility to arrange daily meetings with developers if you need them.
Shopware ecommerce development process
Project scope discussion
Before signing a contract we jump on a call, discuss the work details and possible solutions.
Our Shopware specialist analyzes the website, estimates the minimum and maximum time to spend on tasks.
Project milestone definition
We determine key stages of the development and approximate deadlines for each of them.
Each stage is divided into separate tasks and is approved with the clients, so they have control over the work.
We allocate the QA-engineer on the project if required and get the final project tested and debugged before deploying.
The team deploys their work on a live server and makes sure everything works fine. We make changes during hours with minimum traffic.
Free QA/UX Audit
We offer free website audit with every quote. Leave your website URL, and our QA team will check your Shopware store for bugs.
What is Shopware?
Shopware is one of the leading ecommerce solutions in Europe. In 2023 it was named a Visionary by the Gartner®. Created in 2003, this platform is especially popular among the German-speaking countries. The platform allows creating both simple and robust websites, and scale your business.
In comparison with other ecommerce solutions, Shopware is considered admin-friendly and relatively easy to develop, although offering a wide opportunity to scale. Besides basic ecommerce features, the platform has:
- Drag-and-drop page builder tool
- Rule builder to create special rules based on conditions
- Flow builder that allows adjusting business processes easily
- Dynamic product groups
Moreover, Shopware offers a free data migration tool to facilitate transition from other popular platforms. With an attractive price, good support and an extensive community developing third-party integrations and extensions, Shopware is capable of covering the needs of any business.
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Perfect mix of technology and design
The Shopware creators are truly passionate about the latest technologies in the IT domain and intuitive and clearly structured front-end design. Thanks to it, Shopware enjoys more than 1,500 themes and templates along with mobile-friendly features and opportunities for unique customization.
On-premise and cloud-based features
The transition of software architecture to a headless and API-first approach was announced at the recent Shopware Community Day. Now, ecommerce businesses can achieve all their targets with the help of a single ecommerce solution.
Shopware is extremely flexible and offers various plans depending on the size and needs of a business. Merchants can choose among a free Community or Starter Edition, Professional or Enterprise Edition.
With Shopware, you can create remarkable shopping experience for your customers, establish their loyalty and increase customer satisfaction. The platform give lots of opportunities for a store administrator to unify the shopping experience across multiple channels and provide custom offers.
Faster time to market
Time is money. In order to save time you can launch multiple online stores faster than you could relying on other ecommerce platforms.
In case you have questions regarding plugins, themes or designs, a large active community is always ready to share relevant first-hand experience, as well as proven-to-work tips and tricks.
How do you track the time spent on the project?
We mostly use YouTrack and Redmine for time tracking and task management. We can provide these systems for a project for free. But our team can also join any system you use, including Trello, Jira, Asana or others.
Do you provide all the legal documents for a project? (invoices, contracts etc.)
Sure. We provide a full set of documents according to the stage of a project. They include a basic contract with approximate estimates in Appendix, if required; invoices that we usually issue on the weekly basis, NDA if required, and SLA.
How do you approach code review and code audit?
We follow the best practices in development and prefer a clean and optimized code. Team leads on each project check and prove every piece of code. Additionally, we provide a code audit service if you need to review your existing code. We can provide a general audit or choose points of focus, such as code quality, performance or security.
Do you have Git know-how?
Yes, we use Git on all of our projects. If there was no Git on a project before, we create one. For Git we use gitlab, Github or Bitbucket. We also have experience in using SVN which is a tool similar to Git. To increase security, website updating speed and exclude human errors, we use automated deployment tools.
Do you have hidden costs?
No. You get your online store on time for the price which we have discussed. There are no hidden costs and services which are not included in the signed contract. Be sure that you get even much more than you have paid for.
Do you take care of GDPR compliance on your projects?
Sure. We ensure GDPR compliance for any project where it is required.