Commerce 2020 and Shopware Demonstration

Late last year, StudioForty9 became an official Enterprise Partner of Shopware AG.

Shopware is one of Europe’s largest and fastest growing ecommerce platforms. Headquartered in Germany, and staffed by over 130 people, they have been in operation for over 17 years, with over 60,000 installations.

The decision to add Shopware to the set of ecommerce platforms we offer our customers was taken very seriously by our technical team. During our due diligence, we found Shopware’s technology suite to be impressive, extremely modern and reliable, and a very good fit for the Irish retail industry – delivering a scalable and robust solution that would represent good value for money.

Commerce 2020 Event

On Wednesday the 7th March, we shared an event in Dublin, with Shopware, which we called Commerce 2020. We hosted the event in the Wood Quay venue in Christchurch, and catering was provided by Rosie’s Cafe – we would highly recommend both providers to anybody looking to host an event in Dublin.

During the morning, StudioForty9 presented on the following topics (I have provided links here to our slides if you wish to have a look):

  1. Online & Offline Commerce – Succeeding in Omnichannel Retail 
  2. How Good Design Can Improve Conversions 
  3. An Update on GDPR
  4. Ecommerce Sitespeed & Performance 

In the afternoon, Heike Zellerhoff ably demonstrated the Shopware platform to an eager audience.

All told, the demonstration was very well received, and in general, the day was a success, and we’d like to think that it was very beneficial for all participants – indeed, the feedback we received was very positive!

Thank you to all of our guests who attended the event last week. Here is a selection of shots from the day.

How is StudioForty9 getting clients ready for the General Data Protection Regulation
Ted giving a great insight into how StudioForty9 is tackling GDPR
Shane Taylor guiding the room through effective us of UX and UI
Shot of the room enjoying Shane’s guide to UX
Omnichannel Retail
Gerard presenting the advantages of an Omnichannel approach to retail
David Campbell, Ecommerce Manager at Retail Excellence Ireland
Welcome Shopware AG
Kevin introducing Heike from Shopware




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