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Eliminate Redundant Tasks with The Power of Flow

Hey all you cool ecommers, thanks for tuning in this week as we discuss the incredible potential of Shopify Flow.


If you’re on Shopify Plus, but aren’t taking advantage of Shopify Flow, you’re missing out on what is perhaps the single most valuable tool of the platform.


What is Shopify Flow?

Shopify Flow is an automation app that allows you to streamline countless backend processes of your store that would normally have to be done manually. With just a couple of clicks, you can get this app to automate tasks that may have otherwise cost hours of your valuable time.

Shopify Flow can automate a variety of tasks, like managing inventory, monitoring high-risk transactions, segmenting customers, and more. It’s an incredible tool for saving time and allowing you to focus on growing your business.


OneLive can help you get started:

It’s important to know that Shopify Flow is only available for Shopify Plus customers. If you’re not already using this robust level of Shopify, you’re in the right place, because here at OneLive we’re experts in Shopify Plus and can not only build your shop, but get it loaded with a variety of enterprise level applications, to include Shopify Flow.

Getting started with Shopify Flow is easy, but especially when working with our account managers that are experts in all things Shopify. Here’s how to get started with the app.


Setup of Shopify Flow:

First, you simply download the app from the Shopify App Store. You’ll see that there’s a library of templates that you can use to get started right away, but you can also create your own with a few clicks.


Your Shopify Flow will have three main components:

1.) Trigger event

2.) Condition of that event

3.) Action.


Creating a new flow:

To create a new flow, you first need to start by selecting a trigger event. Then, add conditions. If your trigger event meets your conditions, then the Flow will implement the action that you’ve created.


Example: Manage Inventory

You’re finding that a few times a month, you’re running out of stock of a few products. You monitor your store every single day, but sometime you just don’t see that an item is low on inventory, until stock is dangerously low and it’s too late. In this scenario, your Flow trigger event would be the inventory quantity changing, the condition would be the specific inventory level, and the action could be to send you an email. You could also have Flow send a notice to tools like Slack, Asana, and more. That way, you’re never blindsided and you’re notified to reorder your product with plenty of time before you ever run out.


Example: Customer Segments

In this next scenario, you sell a variety of home goods products, but you write a weekly blog that discusses all things kitchen and food related and you often offer discounts on you kitchen-specific products. So, how do you make sure you’re not sending sign-up requests to your customers that only really visit your store for candles? You create a flow where the trigger is that an order is placed, the condition is that it is a kitchen or food product, and the action is to tag these customers as “food lovers”. Then, when you’re ready to send out invites to subscribe to your food blog, you can easily refer to the “food lovers” customer segment. That way, you’re increasing your changes of newsletter signups and future purchases from your store.


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