2 Time-Saving Tools to Automate Your Shopify Plus store

Time-saving tools to automate Shopify Plus store

“Focus on what counts. Automate the rest” Anni Marin eCommerce Growth Hacker & Shopify Plus Merchant

Do you find yourself setting the alarm clock to manage your campaigns, flash sales, or product drops? Then double-checking if you scheduled your events at the right time? 

Running an eCommerce store can get complicated quite fast. Managing multiple product drops, campaigns, and flash sales often leads to caffeine-fueled all-nighters. Not to mention the stress and risk of chargebacks. 

However, there is light at the end of the tunnel for Shopify Plus merchants. With Shopify Flow and Launchpad, you can automate even the most tedious and unreliable tasks (like automatically running a campaign precisely at 12pm). Plus it’s fully free, super-easy to install and use. Here, we’ll show you how you can save time on your day-to-day tasks with Flow and Launchpad. 

Automate every-day tasks with Shopify Flow

How does Flow save you time? 

Flow allows merchants to automate any backend day-to-day tasks. That means: 

  • You no longer have to manually manage high-risk orders. 

Flow can notify you and establish the right workflow on how to deal with it (like preventing payment from being processed or notify a staff member when there is an extremely large order etc).

  • You no longer have to manage inventory or merchandising. 
Flow can tag products when they are out of stock or when they are restocked (add Klaviyo to the mix, and you can notify your customers through email too). 

Instead you can: 

  • Track discount codes and reward loyal customers based on their spending and activity in your store (like leaving a positive review). 
  • Personalize your customer's journey by adding a particular flow(for example, by a personalized thank-you message after a customer’s second order) 
  • Automatically add tags when the customer is created, when they order or cancel their order - and start the right workflow from there. 
  • Automatically tag customers based on characteristics of their current order (i.e. customers who request a large refund).
  • Manage orders much more efficiently. Whenever an order is created or refunded, Shopify flow can notify your logistic team, automatically. 
  • And so much more.

In short, Shopify flow helps you deal with the day-to-day processes, efficiently. That way, you can focus on the things that really matters -  like growing your eCommerce business. 

But, how much time does Shopify Flow actually save?

According to Shopify, the Shopify Flow app has saved 22 million man-hours. 

Let’s put that into perspective.  

More than 7 million man-hours were logged in the construction of The Empire State Building. In short, you could build 3.14 Empire State buildings by implementing this app alone! Just think of all the things you could do for your business.

“You may or may not realize it yet, but how you use or don’t use your time is going to be the best indication of where your future is going to take you.” - Mark Cuban

Automating eCommerce campaigns with Shopify Launchpad

Shopify Flow and Launchpad go together beautifully - hand-in-hand” - Mikko Rekola, Leading Growth Hacker and Shopify Plus merchant

Launchpad is an automation tool that helps merchants automate their to-do lists before a sale, a product release, or any type of campaign. 

In other words: you no longer have to worry about scheduling or managing marketing campaigns, flash sales or product drops - they’re on autopilot. 

Launchpad enables you to schedule, monitor, and manage events that normally require you waking up at night and making adjustments to a live store. In short: a great time-saving app that is especially useful around the holiday season or BFCM

So let’s imagine you would like to organize an Indian summer sale that special sales prices for different products. 

With Launchpad, you can easily:

  • Select specific products to publish for your sale
  • Make temporary adjustments to your product descriptions and inventory levels if needed
  • Temporary change the prices for those products at the exact time to launch. 
  • Schedule the exact time to launch. 
  • Collect real-time performance data about your promotion and make adjustments accordingly.
  • Make temporary adjustments to your product descriptions and inventory levels if needed

You could even temporary switch themes if you wanted. What normally would take the effort of an entire team, can now be fully automated. Read more about the benefits of these two automation tools here.

“Take back your time and foster your growth” - Tahmine Mehr, Woolman

Save time and automate your Shopify Plus store with Flow and Launchpad

With eCommerce automation tools such as Launchpad and Flow, you effectively free up a lot of time. Instead of focusing on the same repetitive tasks, you can now focus on what truly matters: growing your ecommerce business. This is where an experienced partner, like us can help you set up the processes.

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