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  • The "http" action

    Mechanic's "http" action allows you to send request to third-party APIs. This means Mechanic can be used to translate Shopify data and deliver it to other services. For developers Options "method" –

  • Can I send values to Customer Fields?

    To update a customer record in the Customer Fields app, use an "http" action that looks something like this: {% action "http" %} { "method": "put", "url":

  • Can I send messages to Slack?

    Mechanic's "http" action makes it extremely simple to send data to external webservices. And Slack's incoming webhooks feature makes it easy to turn that data into a Slack message. To get started,

  • Can I send events to Klaviyo?

    To send an event to Klaviyo, we use the "http" action. Your task script might look something like this: {% assign klaviyo_data = hash %} {% assign klaviyo_data["token"] =

  • All action types

    New to Mechanic? Learn more about actions here. Cache – Allows you to manipulate a simple key/value cache, giving your tasks a short-term memory. Echo – Useful for debugging and logging. Use it to

  • Can I send data to Google Sheets?

    Yes! There are two options: One uses the IMPORTDATA function within Google Sheets to pull data from your store into your spreadsheet. The other lets you dynamically push new data to Google Sheets,

  • The anatomy of a store-to-store sync

    Note: Creating a task for this purpose does involve writing Liquid code. Mechanic has two features that make syncing data possible: Webhooks – read more The "http" action – read more Using these two

  • Creating events with webhooks

    A Mechanic webhook allows you to submit your own data, resulting in a new event having a particular topic, containing the data you've submitted. Webhooks are called with simple HTTP POST requests,

  • The "shopify" action

    Anything that Shopify allows developers to do, Mechanic lets you automate. This means that you can create, update, or delete nearly anything in your Shopify account. Here are some ideas: Tagging

  • An introduction to runs

    Everything has a run The work that Mechanic does is split into three classes: events, tasks, and actions. When each of these three classes are made ready to be performed, we call this a run. A run

  • Welcome! An introduction to Mechanic

    I'm glad you're here. :) I'm Isaac, and I built Mechanic. My goal here is to make automation better for everyone. We do this, here, in two parts: (1) by making it as easy and fast as possible for

  • Getting started with webhooks

    Webhooks are the nearly ubiquitous carriers of information to and from services across the internet - services like IFTTT, Zapier, Stripe, PayPal, JotForm, and countlessly more. You can use webhooks

  • Generating files

    Mechanic has two actions that allow you to pass along a set of files: The "email" action, which accepts an option called "attachments" The "ftp" action, which accepts an option called "uploads"

  • How do I find an ID for a product, collection, order, or something else?

    To find an ID for something in your Shopify account, start by opening your Shopify admin area. Then, navigate to the specific resource whose ID you're interested in. Lastly, look at in your browser's

  • Connecting PayPal to Mechanic

    Open up the "Settings" area of your Mechanic account: Use the "Webhooks" section to create a webhook, named "PayPal", with an event topic of "user/paypal/ipn". ("IPN" stands for "Instant Payment

  • Triggering Mechanic tasks with FileMaker

    Creating something purpose-built in FileMaker? You can sent data off to Mechanic for processing, allowing you to tightly integrate your database application with Shopify. 1. Create a Mechanic task,

  • Triggering IFTTT applets

    Start by creating a new IFTTT applet. (Here's a quick link!) Click the "+ this" text to choose your trigger. Type "webhook" to quickly find the "Webhooks" trigger, and click on it to continue: After

  • Creating scheduled CSV feeds

    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a feed of your shop's data, and make it available on your online store, at a URL like Tip: The data you generate can be

  • Liquid filters

    Mechanic include all filters available in Liquid's standard library. We also add a few of our own. :) add_tag, add_tags, remove_tag, remove_tags base64, decode_base64 browser csv date e164