Mechanic

Mechanic

by Lightward

A development platform for Shopify. Make everything better.

5.0 of 5 stars(44 reviews)

For developers.

Spend your time solving the real problems. You write task scripts in Liquid; we'll handle the merchant UI, the scaling, and the uptime.

For merchants.

Speed up your workflow. Draw from our library of 200+ ready-made tasks, and let your Shopify store start working the way you do.

For us.

The goal is never just another app. The goal is to work well, together. Mechanic is here for that. Less complexity and cost, better results.


About Mechanic

Mechanic is a development platform, for better problem-solving.

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 developer?

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.

So, we made a platform. Mechanic abstracts away everything that isn't the problem itself.

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.

Everything gets better. It's also just more fun this way.

Developer features:

  • 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

You're a merchant?

Excellent. :) Our public library contains more than 200 tasks that you can plug into your store immediately. Feel free to experiment – your flat monthly subscription includes unlimited tasks, which you may run an unlimited number of times.

And when you need something new, we'll connect you with a developer from the Mechanic community. Collectively, we're good at solving problems.

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

  • Cancel and close unpaid orders after x hours/days
  • Email customers when tagged
  • Ask for reviews a week after order fulfillment
  • Send a customer signup email
  • Auto-tag customers when they purchase a matching product
  • Hide out-of-stock products
  • Auto-tag new customers
  • Email customer when their order is paid
  • Auto-invite customers after an order
  • Auto-tag orders by product collections
  • Auto-fulfill items that don't require shipping

Much has been done; there is much to do.

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

Integrates with

  • ifttt,
  • webhook,
  • zapier,
  • ftp,
  • email,
  • sms

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Basic Shopify

$9/month

  • Suggested price for merchants using the Basic Shopify ($29/mo) plan.

Shopify

$29/month

  • Suggested price for merchants using the Shopify ($79/mo) plan.

Advanced Shopify

$99/month

  • Suggested price for merchants using the Advanced Shopify ($299/mo) plan.

Shopify Plus

$199/month

  • 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.

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Most recent reviews

Joon+Co.

I love this developer-friendly powerful app. It does exactly what it says, and automates things based on specific logical conditions. I'm using this for managing customer tags, auto-fulfilling certain orders, handling the membership approval and removal of my site, and it hasn't let me down yet. In fact, looking at the catalogue of possible automations is quite the fun rabbit hole to get distracted playing with. The flexibility and reliability are exactly what I was hoping for. The customer support is AMAZING. I am seriously impressed with the developer's commitment to support their software in a personable, humble, and reliable way. I can't say enough great things about this app and the developer. I'm using locksmith (also from this developer), mechanic, and a membership payment processing app (from a different developer), so if this developer were to make one of the latter, I'd switch over in a heartbeat.

Investable Oceans

This is an extremely well designed app that gives you tremendous functionality. Some of the extensions they have added to Liquid to help you write tasks are so valuable - hash, array, cache, parse_jason - I wish they would be added to core Shopify Liquid! The documentation is extensive and Isaac is extremely responsive. Tasks that I expected I would have to automate outside Shopify using serverless AWS are now all implemented inside Mechanic - making my life much easier.

Leesi B.

Hands down the #1 most useful app I have ever installed. If you're a developer I guarantee you're especially going to love this app because you can literally write your own automated tasks to do whatever you want to do - in liquid-style code - how cool! No need to install 30 different apps to perform a bunch of automated tasks - you can write your own tasks or use many of the ones the Mechanic team provides! Worth every penny. There is no other app of its kind on the app store that I've seen. There's a lot of functionality in this app - I highly recommend spending time playing around with the tasks included with Mechanic and using them as templates to create your own tasks. Documentation is great and the support we've gotten from Isaac's is absolutely amazing. 1000x thank you for creating this app!