I know this is more on the facebook site but i hope someone can help me since i am not getting the same data in shopify than i get in facebook for my ad campaigns.
The Facebook Pixel says there is this error on the purchase event:
Any ideas on how to fix this problem and if this is related to my facebook ads data not showing up correctly in the marketing section in my shopify account?
Hey, I have the exact same problem here since the 09/06/2021 and I have looked every where online for this and there is no response online nor from the facebook team. I believe it's a bug from the facebook channel in Shopify. I really hope it will be fixed quickly
Having the same issue here too - just suddenly appeared and using the Facebook integration with Shopify so assuming this is a glitch that they're working to resolve?
Same here! Getting this since yesterday. I'm using the Shopify <> Facebook integration (see screenshots below).
@ Team Shopify, how can I/we resolve this?
Same problem here since 15.06.2021. Integration was fully made through Shopify Partner.
Could some employee from Shopify notify about this general alert which is increasing day by day ?
I'm having the same issue as everyone under the diagnostics tab.
Additionally is anyone else having this "inactive" message showing under the "Connected Partners" section? I have no idea why there are 3 of them too when I only have 1 shopify website connected.
Yes! The inactive part was also in one of my errors, I disconnected and reconnected and it seems to be active now. The pixel errors are still there though.
Hi we are getting the same error from 17/06/2021 too! Infact for us, sales have crashed almost in unison with this pixel problem.
We started the external Id matching and got a subsequent error that server side external Id has errors. Shopify says this is not going to be handled by them ... So just confused and waiting ...
Has anyone experienced the same?
I'm going to send this over to our Plus Representative as well to see if there's anyway to accelerate the process.
Is this still an issue for everyone, or is there a fix?
Server External ID Not Matching to Pixel External ID for PageView Event
Server External ID Not Matching to Pixel External ID for ViewCategory Event
I am having the same issue. I believe it is causing terrible reporting accuracy in Facebook Ads Manager (less than 50% of my purchases that I know are attributed to Facebook are being reported in Ads Manager). This is obviously a catastrophe for our ROAS and ultimately our sales. I hope Shopify presents a solution soon!
Updated! Yesterday I have contacted shopify online chat. They said I might have installed apps from the third party that tracks the data. I used to use trackify and I
uninstalled it 3 months ago. They said they will look into it and fix it for me. There were 7 errors yesterday and today I checked 4 error are fixed but there are still 3 errors left that need to be fixd. I believe
it is a shopify bugs. I urge everyone to contact shopify online chat to get the problem fixed as this seems like everyone is getting it.
Having the same issue. Just reached out to Shopify and got the following response: The screenshots you have provided me with confirm that what you are currently experiencing is an active issue that our developers are currently investigating to see what our default values for this are and if this is expected to be sent from Shopify's integration for conversion API. Once our team confirms this, we will be able to confirm if this falls under Shopify's scope of support. After we close this chat I will loop in our technical support team, and they will reach out to you via email as soon as they can with more information.
I got an update from the support, this is what they say so far. I will keep you updated:
"This is an update with regards the issue with your purchase event data which relates to the facebook error message that you've previously sent to my co-advisor. Our developers are currently investigating what our default values for this are and if this is expected to be sent from Shopify's integration for conversion API. Once they confirm this, they will be able to confirm if this falls under Shopify's scope of support
We've checked on your facebook setup and it was done correctly. In able to help with the investigation, you can confirm with us if you've connected the same Pixel ID to your Shopify and Facebook dashboards. You can confirm by sending us a screenshot of the fb error message showing your Pixel ID as well. If you have any custom code/scripts/Apps that implement the Pixel - it wouldn't part of our scope of support anymore.
About the marketing campaigns done outside your shopify admin, our technical team have confirmed that it's a known behavior as our marketing section would only show campaigns that were created within your shopify admin.
Surely, we'll monitor on your reply here so we can take further action with our developers and do our best to sort things out. :)"
Same issue external id missing 😞 I also did test events through browser and none of the events fired while pixel helper says it was. Could anyone check if it works? Also I noticed that i receive 0 events from website only from server side. So messed up, i really hope Shopify fix it like yesterday
Possible workaround: Last night I switched from Maximum data-sharing to Enhanced, in order to turn off the CAPI.
I won't know until later today if it fixes conversion tracking, but less than half of my sales conversions were being recorded by Facebook, so if using the pixel alone fixes that, it'll be worth the tradeoff of missing a few people with ad blockers. At least until this gets resolved.
Update: 2 pixel Purchase events received: 2 discarded 😞
Updates: I contacted shopify they have fixed the error problem for the first day. On my second day the error came back so basically nothing got fixed. I receive an email
This is a quick note to let you know the issue we spoke about has been sent to our Technical Support Team.
We’re reviewing all of the information and will be in touch. If you have any more details that you would like to add to your original request, you can send it directly to us by replying to this email.
Thanks for your report!
Shopify's Technical Support Team
Hopefully they can fix it soon.
@mediacom 8 events, 5 discarded so far.. Now I'm wondering if Facebook is rejecting these because they've matched the sales to users who have not consented to tracking.. wondering if anonymized conversion data would help. Obviously it'd be worse for optimization if the conversions can't be matched to a user, but certainly would be better than missing half the conversions entirely. Can try to make up for it with lookalike custom audiences from sales..
boys let's keep all the discussion in a single thread, and since reddit has a better UI i recommend visiting this newly made thread below.. dont panic, every single one of us is losing money because of this
I got an email from them saying shopify will send all main events with server side, BUT why not to make a hot fix or something. So freaking stupid when they blame it in each other.
Shopify Plus support communicated that they're looking into the problem. Went into my events manager this morning and the 8 warnings on the events are gone! Almost back to normal!
I was facing same error till day before yesterday. Entire 22-June-2021 I have not received that error. But still sell gone down to 30% of the actual value. The Event matching quality is very low. Not sure when Shopify and Facebook will work on proper fix. Right now very less conversion events are fired.
Yesterday the errors were all fixed. However, when I check today atc error appears again. I find that the sales still down even though things are fixed. Their system is completely messed up now.
I think there is no hope. So need to quickly have to switch to other platform. Almost 10 days with no help. Even though the error is not coming now but no conversion.
I am planning to switch. Practically no hope.
Does anyone use Zipify OCU app? Wondering if that's causing it.
I'm waiting on Shopify as well. We're building out a custom checkout page in the meantime.
Shopify sent me an email today:
"Our developers and the team at Facebook have definitely noticed a large increase in these errors, and it appears to be due to an updated implementation in Facebook's CAPI version 2.
We have heard back from Facebook, and they have noted that these errors will not be impacting Pixel performance on your store. As well - they have notified us that Facebook has removed the new instances of this error related to External ID not matching. Can you please review your Facebook Pixel, and let us know if you're seeing any new instances of this error? The error may still exist historically in the data of your Pixel, but going forward Facebook has mitigated this issue."
Today stats are the same, shitty as they were, no atc, no purchase data, half the view content.
I ignored the errors, will see.
Anyone seeing normal stats? Shopify claims this was fixed but my stats are still really low.
In preparation for this, our developers pushed out some changes and they triggered the Pixel warnings you have seen in your Event Manager. Our developers have confirmed with Facebook that these changes weren't affecting the existing Pixel events that are being sent via browser or the purchase event being sent via server. Facebook has also confirmed that they have prevented these warnings from appearing again so you can dismiss them by clicking Mark as resolved in your Event Manager and the warnings won't reappear.
Do you have MAXIMUM MATCHING on for facebook pixel settings?
Looks like that could be causing the issue since it's new.
I changed the settings to ENHANCED MATCHING to see if that'll make a difference as a temporary solution.
Is there any luck as we are still not getting any sell. Our pixel was 1 year old all setting was done properly it was tracking everything fine prior to 15 th June.
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