Shopify Flow for Shopify Fulfillment Network

SFN merchants can now use Shopify Flow, a free ecommerce automation platform that enables you to automate tasks and processes within your Shopify store and across your apps. You can install Flow from the Shopify App Store, or contact SFN to receive access.

Setting up workflows

You can automate common tasks done in Shopify by creating workflows in Flow that have triggers, conditions, and actions. To optimize how you use Shopify and SFN, you can set up many common workflows using Flow, such as low inventory notifications.

Due to the way that SFN processes orders, some workflows can cause disruptions between Shopify and SFN. Avoid setting up the following workflows in Flow:

  • Workflows that delay payment capture for orders in Shopify
  • Workflows that modify orders assigned to SFN after fulfillment delay, such as adding items to an order

Creating a Flow workflow for low inventory notifications

Low inventory notification workflows help keep your SFN inventory in stock. When your inventory levels in SFN are starting to run low, this workflow enables you to receive notifications outside of your Shopify admin, such as through Slack or email.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps > Shopify Flow.
  2. Click Create workflow.
  3. Click Browse templates.
  4. Select Inventory and Merch, and then select Get notified when product variant inventory is low.
  5. Click Install.
  6. Optional: If you want the inventory notification to apply only for a specific product, then you can add the product as a criteria.
  7. To start using your workflow, switch the toggle from Off to On.

Add an item as a Flow workflow criteria

  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Apps > Shopify Flow.
  2. Click the workflow that you want to edit.
  3. Click Check if, and then click Add criteria.
  4. Add the criteria that you want to use for selecting your items.

    • If you want to add a single item, click Product Variant, and then click sku. In the Sku box for the criteria that you just created, enter the SKU information.
    • If you want to add a product with variants, click Product, and then click title. In the Title box for the criteria that you just created, enter the product title.
  5. Click anywhere outside of the input to confirm.

  6. Click Apply changes, and then click Apply.

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