Creating workflows

If you can't find a workflow template that fulfills your business needs, then you can create customized workflows to run in your store.

Before you begin

Before you create a workflow, make sure that you're familiar with these guidelines:

  • Workflow guidelines and best practices.

  • When you choose titles for your workflows, be descriptive and consider following a naming convention. Using a convention makes it easier to identify a workflow in a list.

Create a workflow

Example of creating a workflow in Shopify Flow

To create a workflow:

  1. In your Shopify admin, open Shopify Flow.
  2. Click Create workflow.
  3. Click Add trigger and then select the trigger that starts the workflow.
  4. Click Add condition and select the condition that must be met before any actions can be run.
  5. Click Add action and select the action that runs based on the results of the condition.
  6. Click Save and enter a title for your workflow.
  7. Click Preview workflow to test how your workflow runs in your store:
    The preview window where you can test your workflows.
  8. Click Enable to turn on the workflow in your store.


This workflow runs automatically each time the trigger event occurs in your store.

There can be a delay between when a workflow runs and when its results appear in your Shopify admin.

Next steps

View the results of your workflow from the workflow's page:

A workflow summary page that shows details about when the workflow last ran

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