Who owns Shopware?

This e-commerce software is developed and sold by Shopware AG, located in Schöppingen in the western Münsterland in North Rhine-Westphalia. The company has been on the market since 2000 and is currently 100 percent equity-financed. More than 200 employees and over a thousand certified partner companies work for the e-commerce solution.

Shopware AG is an owner-managed family company that was founded by Stefan Hamann, while internationally the so-called dot-com bubble burst and IT companies were still observing the global market. In the early 2000s, Hamann’s brother Sebastian complemented the newly built company with his design skills. To this day the software company is highly regarded for its successful technology and design.

Since “Community-driven Development” is very important to the company, in autumn 2010 the strategic decision has been implemented to bring an open-source “Community Edition” in the market. Thanks to the Open-Source Edition, the number of downloads of the software rose annually and the program package became widely known. The e-commerce platform has also been distributed in Great Britain and Ireland since 2016. The mascot “Shopman” – a superhero with comic series – helps to promote the software package.

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