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Shopify Flow Automation

Shopify Flow is an ecommerce automation solution that was purpose-built to help solve the unique challenges that Shopify merchants face. With Flow, you can build workflows to automate tasks, campaigns, and processes within your store and across your apps. ---

What is Shopify Flow?

Flow is Shopify's answer to automation for Plus merchants: a graphical tool that allows for defining automation using flowchart-like structures.


A package of configuration, containing a trigger, zero or more conditions, and one or more actions. Analogous to a Mechanic task.


An event from Shopify or another connector (like Mechanic), which can be used to set workflows. Analogous to a Mechanic event.


A logical check which evaluates some data (possibly provided by the trigger), and steers the workflow towards specific actions. Loosely analogous to the code in a Mechanic task


Work to be performed, at the conclusion of a workflow's run. Directly analogous to a Mechanic action.

What is Mechanic

Mechanic is a development and ecommerce workflow automation platform for Shopify. Shopify merchants, developers, partners, and agencies of all sizes use Mechanic to automate, create, integrate, and scale. Whether you’re a family business running a Shopify store, or a Shopify Plus agency working with the Fortune 500, Mechanic gives you the simplest path for ecommerce workflow automation and custom development.

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Mechanic and Shopify Flow Integration

Mechanic allows developers to integrate their work with Shopify Flow via an official Flow connector, sending triggers to Shopify using Mechanic's Flow action, and receiving events from Shopify using custom event topics in the user domain.


Connecting Mechanic

Mechanic's Flow connector works in both directions: Mechanic → Flow, and Flow → Mechanic.

  • Beginning on the Mechanic side, the Flow action sends data to Flow, arriving in the form of a trigger, and setting off the Flow workflows configured there.
  • Beginning on the Flow side, the Mechanic action sends data to Mechanic, arriving in the form of a new event, setting off the Mechanic tasks configured there.

Mechanic → Flow

Shopify Flow workflows are triggered from the Mechanic side, using Mechanic's Flow action. There are four triggers to choose from: General, Customer, Order, and Product. Mechanic's Flow action can produce any one of these four triggers, depending on the action options given.

On the Flow side, workflows may be configured to listen for any of these four Mechanic triggers.


  • General
    • Send user-defined data to a Shopify Flow workflow.
  • Customer
    • Send a customer ID to be pulled up in context in Shopify Flow.
    • Send user-defined data to a Shopify Flow workflow.
  • Order
    • Send a order ID to be pulled up in context in Shopify Flow.
    • Send user-defined data to a Shopify Flow workflow
  • Product
    • Send a product ID to be pulled up in context in Shopify Flow.
    • Send user-defined data to a Shopify Flow workflow

Mechanic to Shopify Flow Automation

Flow → Mechanic

The Mechanic action, in Flow, sends new events to Mechanic.

Shopify Flow to Mechanic Automation

Next Steps

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