Planning, development, migration
A modern shop system is not only important for the customer, but also for the entrepreneur. It ensures satisfied shop visitors and a regulated, simplified process for the shop owner.
Due to our excellent collaboration when moving the old shop system to one of our redundant cluster systems, and the further support with the old shop system, we were tasked with the relaunch and the migration of the CAFIRO.de shop system.
At HQ GmbH, we carried out a migration of the old XTCommerce system to a new shop ware system (Shopware Professional Plus Edition) and developed numerous individual plug ins for the customer.
Our work was made up of the following steps:
CAFIRO.de is one of the leading online traders of fireplaces, chimneys, BBQs and outdoor products. We established a modern Shopware system. In order for the customers to be able to use this system to their desires, we also developed several individual plug ins, which make the process of running the online shop a lot easier for visitors as well as entrepreneurs.
All customer data, contents and products were imported into the new shop system, so that the customer may continue to access all data without any losses.
For the new system to work professionally with all the new files, we have read the product characteristics out of the text, standardized spellings, and extracted pictures from the existing product texts. These files were then copied into the Shopware database- and file system structure.
For all products to be able to be accessed via the new system, we determined the old URLs and saved them together with the new articles. The customer as well as for example Google can now continue to find the product via the old URL due to an automatic redirection.
This plug in enables CAFIRO.de to mask links in order to optimally use the link juice and crawl budget.
We have vastly extended the great Shopware shopping environment function by a plug in developed by us.
This way, the client is now also able to use this shopping environment for product listing within the categories, and does not have to add each product manually. Of course, this manual addition is also still possible.
Additionally, the customer has the option of sorting by stock, rating, last edit, delivery time, price, sales, manufacturers, titles, etc. The advantages for the customer are the transformation of the article listing to an exciting experience for the visitors, because there is the possibility to optimally enhance article listing with content, pictures, videos and advertising elements. This also improves the ranking by mixing content, images and products.
With our plug ins, the client is able to import Excel and CSV lists and to fully benefit from complete product management. A fully automatized generation of variants or custom products templates as well as updating existing articles is possible.
We carried out several performance optimizations for customers in Shopware. This began with the Lazyload, the time-delayed loading of external resources, the automatic optimization and transformation of graphics into modern formats and the optimization of SQL requests.
As part of the modernization process, we have also made the following extensions:
E-Mails are automatically sent to customers if their order fulfil certain criteria.
Products with discounts are automatically added to the sales category.
All questions and answers regarding a product are displayed on the product detail page.
We have developed quick filters for the most commonly used product property filters within a category, so that shop visitors can reach their destination faster.
We have developed a shipping cost calculator for individual products and integrated it into the product details page so that shipping costs can be determined automatically.
As a certified Shopware Agency, HQ GmbH do a lot of things for you. For example: professional development, migration and relaunch using the Shopware CE, Professional, Professional Plus and Enterprise Edition.
Additionally, we offer the implementation of staging systems, the development of eCommerce and the operation of shop systems and search solutions for your business.