Is there a way that I can schedule when products move into a collection? At previous companies, we had staging sites where we could merchandise the categories/collections on the staging site and it would go live with that night's deploy. Is there a way I can do this in Shopify? We have a specific collection page that we want to use for the holidays, but only want to feature one type of product at a time and have them change out at midnight every night. How do I do this without having to get up a midnight every night? Also, the products are already live on the site, so I can't schedule the products to go live.
We have an App that let's you schedule when products should be added to or removed from a collection: https://apps.shopify.com/shopify-assistant
To set it up, create a new 'Add to Collection' task and choose the collection and products, then set the time you want it to run.
Shopify now supports 'Future Publishing': https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/productivity-tools/future-publishing
So I think using product tags you could come up with a solution by creating a smart collection (pulls products based on the tag) and then set the publish date.
@heavens2 so far I haven't found a way to automatically deactivate a product. Seems like a pretty straightforward feature to build.
I've been tooling around with a new app that would help schedule (activate/deactivate) products. I think it would fit nicely alongside Theme Scheduler Pro, an app I built for scheduling theme updates (great for promotions).