Upon product creation, make it available on all sales channels

Mischa1
Shopify Partner
64 0 21

I'd like to automate a process of making a product available on all sales channels upon the product creation (this is a trigger). What's the best way to accomplish it?

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nburton
Shopify Partner
30 1 4

To automate the process of making a product available on all sales channels upon creation, you can use Shopify's API and webhooks. Here's a general outline of the steps involved:

 

1. Set up a webhook: Create a webhook in your Shopify store that triggers when a new product is created. Webhooks allow you to receive real-time notifications when specific events occur in your store.

 

2. Configure your webhook endpoint: Create a server or endpoint that will receive the webhook notifications from Shopify. This server will handle the logic to update the product's availability on all sales channels.

 

3. Receive and process the webhook: When a new product is created, your webhook endpoint will receive the webhook payload from Shopify. Extract the necessary information from the payload, such as the product ID and sales channel information.

 

4. Update the product's sales channels programmatically: Use Shopify's API to update the product and make it available on all sales channels. You can do this by making a POST request to the Product API endpoint (`/admin/api/2021-07/products/{product_id}.json`) and setting the `published_scope` property to `'global'`.

 

Here's an example of the API request:

 

 

POST /admin/api/2021-07/products/{product_id}.json

{

  "product": {

    "id": {product_id},

    "published_scope": "global"

  }

}

 

 

By setting the `published_scope` property to `'global'`, you make the product available on all sales channels.

 

5. Handle any error scenarios: Ensure that your webhook endpoint handles errors gracefully and retries the API request if needed. This will help ensure the product's availability is updated consistently.

 

Remember to test the entire process to ensure it works as expected. You can simulate a new product creation event by manually triggering the webhook or by using a testing tool like ngrok to expose your local server to the internet.

 

Note that implementing the webhook endpoint and handling API requests require programming skills. If you're not comfortable with coding, I can implement this for you.

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Mischa1
Shopify Partner
64 0 21

Thanks, but this is a bit too complex for my level of expertise 🙂 I was trying to solve it with Shopify Flow but can't seem to find appropriate variables/events

ennovative-it
Shopify Partner
87 10 8

You already tried with Shopify Flow?

Mischa1
Shopify Partner
64 0 21

I tried, but can't seem to find appropriate variables

kmac72
Visitor
2 0 0

If someone else comes across this it can be done with flow. You need to set your trigger to product added to store and your action to publish product, then select the channels you want to publish to.