Mechanic

Mechanic

by Lightward

Automate anything.

5.0 of 5 stars(8 reviews)

It's the only app you need.

Mechanic can send and receive emails, read and write Shopify data, respond to events in Shopify or from you or from a schedule, and more.

Tasks to solve every problem.

Use any of our pre-made tasks for no extra charge. Need a custom task? Set your price and put in a request. Or make your own, with Liquid.

Unlimited use is standard.

Scale your operation without scaling your costs. Mechanic can help you run a more efficient business, without draining your profits.


About Mechanic

Updated 2018-09-05: Mechanic has run 104921 actions on behalf of its merchants. That includes 33012 emails, 41398 updates to Shopify records, and 11 FTP uploads. 💪

Hey, I'm Isaac. :) I'll keep this brief:

  • Mechanic is the automation answer for Shopify. Merchants use Mechanic automate away the things that slow down their business – including the specific, unique-to-just-your-business things.
  • Each Mechanic task we create goes into a growing library of ready-to-go tasks, ready for you to pick up and use as well.
  • This means that, with every single merchant who comes to us for a new automation solution, Mechanic gets more valuable for you.

Let's talk about pricing.

  • Pay what you want for custom tasks. Don't see your problem solved in our free task library? Put in a request, at a bounty of your choice, and let the developers come to you.
  • Mechanic doesn't nickel-and-dime you. Pay one flat monthly price, and use Mechanic as much as you like.
  • It's up to you. Assemble a bunch of other automation apps, pay for them individually, hope that they work together, *or* pay once a month for Mechanic, pay what you want for each new task, and confidently scale your operation without scaling your costs.

But what are merchants actually *doing* with Mechanic?

  • Saving staff time every morning and night by automating the publishing and unpublishing of their online products to match their physical store hours.
  • Increasing revenue through that critical final conversion step by setting daily reminder emails to customers, for orders that have yet to be paid.
  • Increasing customer loyalty by auto-tagging customers according to their buying habits, allowing automatic, targeted discounts to kick in.
  • Establishing customer relationships by sending simple customer-signed-up emails to staff, so that the staff can reach out and make that crucial first connection.
  • Identifying the best referral sources by tagging orders based on their ?ref= urls.
  • Keeping customers engaged and informed by emailing them as soon as their order is approved and their payment is captured.
  • Keeping their Shopify admin clean and focused by auto-archiving orders that don't require further staff action.
  • Saving thousands of dollars on custom app development by using Mechanic to plug into third-party APIs.

… and more every day. Here's a sample from the task library:

  • Email customers after purchasing a certain product
  • Auto-tag new orders based on payment method
  • Auto-tag new customers
  • Customer signup email
  • Remind customers daily about unpaid orders
  • Email customer when their order is paid
  • Hide out-of-stock products
  • Publish back-in-stock products
  • Auto-tag new orders
  • Auto-tag customers based on email domain
  • Auto-tag customers when they purchase a matching product
  • Cancel and close unpaid orders after 2 days

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Support

Pricing 15-day free trial

Basic Shopify

$9/month

  • Available to merchants using the Basic Shopify ($29/mo) plan.

Shopify

$29/month

  • Available to merchants using the Shopify ($79/mo) plan.

Advanced Shopify

$99/month

  • Available to merchants using the Advanced Shopify ($299/mo) plan.

Shopify Plus

$199/month

  • Available to merchants using Shopify Plus.

* All charges are billed in USD. Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.

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Most recent reviews

Computer Overhauls

Mechanic is amazing and very powerful. Isaac provides amazing support and is always there to help. He's written quite a few tasks to start off with, and he's offered to write one specifically for my use case but if you have any sort of experience in programming writing your own tasks is a breeze and has amazing potential. I can't recommend this enough if you're looking to automate anything and it seems like none of the apps on the market were made for what you're trying to do.

Bam Fit Nyc

This app is pretty awesome. I'm a new Shopify user, so as I was developing my first site, I kept running into problems where I could anticipate little things taking forever to do. I reached out to the developer, Isaac, and he was beyond helpful! As I came up with different things I thought could be beneficial, he custom-coded them and added them to the Mechanic template library for me and others to be able to use. The subscription price that's based on your Shopify plan is unique in the sense that the number of 'actions' allowed in a month is unlimited for the one flat-rate whereas a lot of other similar apps charge per-action (which becomes SUPER expensive very quickly). As I was exploring other apps, some seemed a little more user-friendly, but much more expensive. And with the support I've gotten from Isaac, this is a no-brainer. The only thing that I could hope for in the future would be an option for a bit more basic-user-friendliness. While I can completely understand the abilities of Mechanic being awesome for advanced users, those of us who don't know Liquid well enough to hand-code it could benefit from a WYSIWYG interface (where I could select from a dropdown menu 'If <this condition> is met, do <this action>'). This would be more similar to what I understand to be Mechanic's predecessor, ifShop. Overall, 5 stars on functionality and service!

Shop Remarkit

Amazing Automation, Auto Tag my Customers by Domain on creation with their Discount tag, so they automatically see the appropriate Pricing. Isaac is amazing, nothing too hard, and very responsive. Set it up exactly how I needed it, so my staff can use it, simple as. Nothing else can do this. Totally Amazing.