Mechanic

Mechanic

by Lightward

A development platform. Make everything better.

5.0 of 5 stars(66 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 275+ 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 275 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.

When you need something new, ask the nearest developer. Because our 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:

  • 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

  • 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.

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Most recent reviews

PhotoLounge

Bar none, the best app for Shopify! Mechanic has been the single most important app that has allowed us to diversity our product and service offering, monitor order progress, communicate with customers and shift our business to a more online and COVID conscious platform all while saving us money! Mechanic has allowed us to clean up our apps by consolidating entire suites and eliminating multiple single focused apps. Mechanic has greatly improved our communication with customers and facilitated delivery of digital services to customers. Mechanic gives us the ability to tag and therefore track orders, customer behavior and products automatically. Mechanic also helps enormously with internal communication with automatic emails that have fully customizable templates using liquid variables. These are only a few of the amazing features of Mechanic, but are enough to make it more than worth it. Mechanic is so powerful and helpful, and I believe we have only begun to scratch the surface. It is very easy to use and very intuitive but also allows for much, much deeper customization with a little bit of coding knowledge. I recommend Mechanic for any store and highly recommend that it be the first app that is installed. I only wish we had discovered it sooner. Mechanic is the kind of app that takes advantage of the Shopify platform fully. A store can and should build itself around Mechanic. Lightward has been great supporting us and our store and a team that you can feel really good about supporting!

fansvite

This is inarguably one of the best apps in Shopify app-store. I used it to do all tasks for my store. It performs beyond well; it exceeded my expectation. Not that my expectation was low, but I didn't think it would do so much, so well. Isaac is a STAR. Thank you so much for everything you have done; it's not forgotten. I don't usually write reviews, but this app deserves one. The sheer of existing task (there's a task for almost everything), the app's performance, the customer service team will blow your socks off. It's more than impressive. Everyone who has a Shopify store should install Mechanic. Enough said! Just install the app; you'll thank me later.

Rad & Happy

This app can take the place of dozens of other apps as well as solutions that would normally require a custom built app. Can save you literally thousands of dollars. I'm using it to auto-tag customers for various reasons, like on a purchase or on account creation, and also auto-fulfill digital orders, but it can do so much more.