Scheduling Collection Changes

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New Member
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Hi,

 

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.

 

Thanks!

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Shopify Partner
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Hi,

 

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. 

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Thanks, Gavin.

www.bookthatapp.com
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New Member
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Hi Gavin,

 

Thanks so much for your recommendation - I will look into this! Would we be able to schedule for a product to change the product type as well?

 

Thanks!

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Shopify Partner
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Would we be able to schedule for a product to change the product type as well?

Yes, this is also supported in the App.

www.bookthatapp.com
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New Member
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Hi Gavin,

 

I know that this app is going away soon - do you have a recommendation on another app I could use?

 

Thanks!

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Shopify Partner
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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.

 

HTH, Gavin.

 

www.bookthatapp.com
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Future publishing works great! But is there a way to have products end automatically without having to manually deactivate them? For example, we sell cross stitch charts and often retire a few at set times during the year. How do we set up a product to no longer show as available on a particular date/time?
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Excursionist
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@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). 

Alex Daro | Founder/Developer @ newclick.io
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