I've been using Mechanic to push our inventory quantities to a shared Google Sheet. From there I use those numbers to calculate reorder levels and monitor all of our inventory without having to be in Shopify.
Isaac was very helpful in setting it up; I'm excited to see what else Mechanic can do for our store.
If you are looking to automate nearly anything in your store, Mechanic is your app.
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 is met, do '). This would be more similar to what I understand to be Mechanic's predecessor, ifShop.
Overall, 5 stars on functionality and service!
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.
This app might as well be called 'sonic screwdriver', it is so versatile and helps us do what we want.
Without this app, we'd have to use a lot of other different apps that don't interact well with each other and have lots of manual steps and workarounds.
With the Mechanic app, we can set up a rule that when X happens we need data Y to be moved to location Z while adding A, B, and C. This lets us fine-tune our workflows on the admin end (saving staff time) and reduce unnecessary delays/steps for our customers (making it easier for them to shop).
For example, we require our customers to create an account to make a purchase, but the name that they enter in the account creation process doesn't automatically populate into the order form, so they have to enter it again. Isaac set up a task for us that lets us have the customer enter their name once and Mechanic auto-populates the name in the other locations.
We also use Isaac's app Locksmith, which has a feature where the customer can enter a unique, single-use passcode (which they get from elsewhere). A Mechanic task allows us to store the passcode in the customer's file in case they lose it.
And we have some reports that need to be in very specific formats for other services we use. Rather than downloading the raw data from Shopify and manipulating it in Excel before uploading to the other service, Isaac was able to work with us to not only get our store to spit out the report already in the correct format, but to upload it to the service as well!
The value we've gotten out of this app will allow our staff to focus on improving the customer experience instead of performing repeated time-consuming tasks. Whenever I reach a roadblock trying to figure out how to get our store to do something, I reach out to Isaac and he's always got a solution!
We have Mechanic on our website and it felt like having a virtual assistant working for you 24/7 without complaining to do the same task over and over again. Not only it cut down a lot of costs, it is also upgradeable with more tasks. Thanks, man, your app makes my day
We got this app to notify us of any new customers who create an account on our wholesale website and so far it's working out GREAT! Very easy to use and Isaac is super helpful with any questions you might have.
Isaac from Mechanic has really given us a sublime service. He put together an automatic task tailored to our needs. The app has given our company much more freedom.
I am very happy with his service and patience. We experienced a few small hiccups with the app, but Isaac immediately solved them.
I think the price of 29$ per month is a little steep, but I am willing to pay for it, because of the service and freedom it gives us every day.
Super helpful app that allows you to automate different processes within your store. Incredible support that really is there to help! Thanks Isaac! Highly recommended!