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Automate Your eCommerce: Creating Shopify Orders from Emails with Zapier

Published on May 17th, 2024


Efficiency is key in the fast-paced world of eCommerce, and Shopify store owners are constantly looking for solutions to streamline their processes. One powerful automation tool that can save time and reduce errors is Zapier, which connects apps and automates workflows. Here’s how you can create Shopify orders from emails using Zapier.

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Zapier with Shopify

Step 1: Set Up Your Zapier Account

If you haven’t already, sign up for a Zapier account at Zapier's website. Choose a plan that fits your business needs and get ready to connect your email service to Shopify.

Step 2: Create a New Zap

Zaps are the workflows that automate tasks between online apps. To get started, click on "Make a Zap!" and choose your email provider from the list of apps. Provide the necessary permissions to integrate with Zapier.

Step 3: Define the Trigger

Set up the trigger that will start the process. For instance, you might select 'New Email in Inbox' if you want to create a Shopify order every time a new order request comes into your inbox. Customize the trigger to your specific needs.

Step 4: Connect to Shopify

Now, select Shopify as the action app. You will need to log in with your Shopify credentials to authorize Zapier to create orders on your behalf.

Step 5: Set Up Order Action

With Shopify selected as the action app, choose 'Create Order' as the action event. Next, match the information from the email (such as product details, customer information, and quantity) to the Shopify order fields.

Step 6: Test and Activate

Before going live, test the Zap to ensure it’s capturing the right information and creating orders correctly. Once confirmed, activate the Zap, and you will have successfully automated order creation from email to Shopify.


Automating order creation from emails can significantly cut down on administrative tasks and improve accuracy. With Zapier, the process is not just possible but relatively straightforward. Streamline your eCommerce business today with this powerful integration.

Remember to review the data mapping regularly and update your Zaps as your store evolves to ensure continued success with your automation.


Q: Do I need a paid Zapier plan to create orders in Shopify??

A: It depends on your workflow complexity and volume. Zapier offers different plans, including a free one, which may suffice for basic automation needs.

Q: Can I customize the orders created via Zapier?

A: Absolutely. You can define the data you pull from emails and map it to the corresponding fields in Shopify, giving you control over order customization.

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