When an order is placed both orders/create and orders/update webhooks gets sent. It appears there is no need to subscribe to both if you are subscribed to orders/update. Is there a case where orders/create would fire and orders/update will not? The payload for both webhooks is exactly the same at the point of creation.
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There are subtle differences between the orders/create webhook payload on order creation and the orders/update webhook on order creation, but in general these two payload will be almost identical.
From my testing, there are no cases where orders/create would fire and orders/update will not. However if you are only interested in order creation and do not want to be updated every time an order is fulfilled or refunded or updated, it might make more sense to only subscribe to orders/create
Hassain | Developer Support Specialist @ Shopify
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