by Lightward

Workflow Automation & Custom Development Platform.

5.0 of 5 stars(79 reviews)

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 merchants.

Speed up your workflow with automation. Draw from our library of 280+ automations, 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 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 280 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
  • Send a customer signup email
  • Auto-tag customers when they purchase a matching product
  • Hide out-of-stock products
  • Auto-tag new customers
  • Auto-invite customers after an order
  • Auto-tag orders by product collections
  • 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. :)

Integrates with

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

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Pricing 15-day free trial

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Basic Shopify


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



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

Advanced Shopify


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

Shopify Plus


  • Pay what feels good — see 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.

5.0 of 5 stars

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Most recent reviews

The Cultivate Shop

Truly amazing app! To have access to Shopify's API without having to host an app ourselves is truly a gamechanger!

Aurora Plasma Design

It's rare that I feel passionate about a Shopify App, let alone any app at all. Mechanic however—I'm in love ❤️. Shopify has incredible API support, but it can be challenging to make use of the APIs to their fullest, even for a seasoned developer. Even if you have the skills, you still need to build your own application to make use of the APIs, worry about choosing a build environment, hosting, deployment, maintenance, downtime, and all the other stuff that comes with a custom solution. Alternatively, you can use an automator/integrator like Zapier, but then you're limited to the functionality that the automator platform chooses to expose. ¶ Mechanic removes all that, and give you access to the full power of Shopify's API's, all using the familiar language of liquid that so many of us developers work with day in and day out. It used to be that if I needed a small custom solution for one of our shops, I would spend days trying to remember how to set up a Ruby environment, get it hosted on Heroku, get webhooks working, and then have a barely working application that did just that one thing and nothing else. ¶ Since using Mechanic for the past half-year, I honestly don't think I'll ever build a custom Shopify application again. Mechanic has empowered to me to create all kinds of solutions for our business that I never even considered attempting in the past—the barrier to entry was just too high. With Mechanic, I can just write a task to do whatever I want, and best of all, *have fun doing it.*

Allike Store Raffles

When I first came across this app I did not realize it’s full potential. It has helped us to create very powerful tasks which otherwise would have been either very expensive to develop or would have required multiple other apps. Mechanic combines it all and does so with an extremely easy and adaptive interface. But the best part is the community. It is super easy to find great help and post jobs if you’re stuck on a task. Mechanic must be the best app on this App Store.