Mechanic

Workflow Automation & Development Platform: Save Time, Grow!

From $9/month. 15-day free trial.

App highlights

  • Seamless workflow: use directly in Shopify admin

  • Speed tested: no impact to your online store

Key values section

For developers and agencies.

Solve real problems and build reusable tools. Write tasks in Liquid; we’ll handle the GraphQL and REST APIs, the scaling, and the uptime.

For all merchants.

Speed up your workflow with automation. Draw from our library of 300+ automations, and let your Shopify store start working the way you do.

Shopify Flow integration.

Trigger Shopify Flow with a time delay! Run flows on existing customers, orders, or products. Supercharge your existing flows :)

Mechanic

Mechanic

Mechanic is a development and automation platform, for unlocking the full potential of Shopify.

Each business is unique. Apps can fill in the gaps, when Shopify itself falls short.

Mechanic is here for all those situations where an app doesn't exist, when developing an app would be too expensive, or (honestly) when you'd like to replace many of your existing apps with just one.

You're a merchant?

Excellent. :) Our library contains more than 300+ automation tasks that you can plug into your store today. Feel free to experiment – your monthly subscription includes unlimited tasks, which you may run an unlimited number of times.

When you need something new, we've got a helpful community of developers in our Slack workspace, available for help and for hire. And because Mechanic tasks use Liquid, folks with any level of Shopify experience can get started quickly.

You can get started immediately with these tasks, and hundreds more, from our task library:

  • Email customers when tagged
  • Ask for reviews a week after order fulfillment
  • Cancel and close unpaid orders after x hours/days
  • Auto-tag customers when they purchase a matching product
  • Hide out-of-stock products
  • Maintain inventory for a product bundle
  • Accept a maximum number of orders per day
  • Auto-fulfill items that don't require shipping

You're a developer or agency?

Us too. :) We made Mechanic because too many merchant problems required spinning up an entire app. And scaling it. And monitoring it. And keeping the code healthy.

Now, any developer can (a) write some serverless code in Liquid, (b) allow merchants to configure it, using a UI that we automatically generate from your code, and (c) trust us to keep it running.

Developer features:

  • Free Slack workspace to learn, to get help, and to find development opportunities with merchants in our community
  • Rich documentation, hundreds of open-source tasks (everything in our library), and a YouTube channel of task development videos
  • All of standard Liquid, with extensions for building complex objects, and a bunch of useful filters
  • Receiving email, sending transactional email
  • Reading from and writing to the Shopify API, via both REST and GraphQL
  • Webhooks, for receiving data and triggering tasks; proper CORS support allows calling these from online storefronts
  • Sending requests to external HTTP APIs
  • Uploading files to external FTP/SFTP servers
  • Caching data locally, within Mechanic, to be used during future task runs
  • Generating PDFs from HTML
  • Generating ZIP archives of PDF or text (e.g. CSV) files, to be uploaded or emailed

Much has been done; there is much to do.

Find out more inside the app, or by clicking "Developer website" on the right. Email us with questions. We're here for you. :)

Launch date

Fits seamlessly into

  • Shopify Flow

Integrates with

  • webhook
  • zapier
  • ftp
  • email
  • sms
  • flow
Mechanic

Mechanic

Mechanic is a development and automation platform, for unlocking the full potential of Shopify.

Each business is unique. Apps can fill in the gaps, when Shopify itself falls short.

Mechanic is here for all those situations where an app doesn't exist, when developing an app would be too expensive, or (honestly) when you'd like to replace many of your existing apps with just one.

You're a merchant?

Excellent. :) Our library contains more than 300+ automation tasks that you can plug into your store today. Feel free to experiment – your monthly subscription includes unlimited tasks, which you may run an unlimited number of times.

When you need something new, we've got a helpful community of developers in our Slack workspace, available for help and for hire. And because Mechanic tasks use Liquid, folks with any level of Shopify experience can get started quickly.

You can get started immediately with these tasks, and hundreds more, from our task library:

  • Email customers when tagged
  • Ask for reviews a week after order fulfillment
  • Cancel and close unpaid orders after x hours/days
  • Auto-tag customers when they purchase a matching product
  • Hide out-of-stock products
  • Maintain inventory for a product bundle
  • Accept a maximum number of orders per day
  • Auto-fulfill items that don't require shipping

You're a developer or agency?

Us too. :) We made Mechanic because too many merchant problems required spinning up an entire app. And scaling it. And monitoring it. And keeping the code healthy.

Now, any developer can (a) write some serverless code in Liquid, (b) allow merchants to configure it, using a UI that we automatically generate from your code, and (c) trust us to keep it running.

Developer features:

  • Free Slack workspace to learn, to get help, and to find development opportunities with merchants in our community
  • Rich documentation, hundreds of open-source tasks (everything in our library), and a YouTube channel of task development videos
  • All of standard Liquid, with extensions for building complex objects, and a bunch of useful filters
  • Receiving email, sending transactional email
  • Reading from and writing to the Shopify API, via both REST and GraphQL
  • Webhooks, for receiving data and triggering tasks; proper CORS support allows calling these from online storefronts
  • Sending requests to external HTTP APIs
  • Uploading files to external FTP/SFTP servers
  • Caching data locally, within Mechanic, to be used during future task runs
  • Generating PDFs from HTML
  • Generating ZIP archives of PDF or text (e.g. CSV) files, to be uploaded or emailed

Much has been done; there is much to do.

Find out more inside the app, or by clicking "Developer website" on the right. Email us with questions. We're here for you. :)

Launch date

Fits seamlessly into

  • Shopify Flow

Integrates with

  • webhook
  • zapier
  • ftp
  • email
  • sms
  • flow

Pricing 15-day free trial

See all pricing options

Basic Shopify

$9/month

  • Pay what feels good — see lightward.com/pricing. This is our suggested price for merchants using the Basic Shopify ($29/mo) plan.

Shopify

$29/month

  • Pay what feels good — see lightward.com/pricing. This is our suggested price for merchants using the Shopify ($79/mo) plan.

Advanced Shopify

$99/month

  • Pay what feels good — see lightward.com/pricing. This is our suggested price for merchants using the Advanced Shopify ($299/mo) plan.

Shopify Plus

$199/month

  • Pay what feels good — see lightward.com/pricing. This is our suggested price for merchants using Shopify Plus.

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

Reviews

4.9 of 5 stars

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National Roper's Supply

Location United States

A legit game changer for Shopify admins. You don't want to install this app. You need to install this app.

Wanan Luxury

Location Italy

Useful! Great app tu automate and to integrate with Shopify Flow. Fills-in the needs we have. We neeed to send an email to our customers based on different reasonings and this is possible, thanks to Mechanic. Also we like the ability to tag orders/customers automatically which helps us create flows in Klaviyo. I think we are using 10% of this tool, but we are looking forward to use it more every day. A big thank you also to the team that is always available =)

Catholically

Location Italy

One doesn't need to be a developer to start adding automatism to own store, but after a while the tool is so useful and versatile that it's almost impossible not to get intrigued from the liquid code to start trying to customize to a higher level. This is were the handy community comes in to place, to find new ideas, to find help or to give help. I like everything about this tool, but more importantly I like the human touch to it! Thanks to the helpful team / owner behind it!

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