Schedule the automatic publishing or removal of products from your store
Schedule the automatic publishing or removal of products from your store.
Schedule product publishing & unpublishing If you need to schedule a product to become available for sale, simply enter a date and time and relax knowing it will happen automatically.
Advanced repeating Set schedules on a repeating basis - from simple repeats such as every week, to complicated schedules such as every Monday and Thursday on the third week of every month.
Why schedule a product? Oftentimes, store owners need to add or remove products from sale. Perhaps for a promotion or a time limited product.
Some store owners will need to do this on a regular basis. For example, stores that are selling tickets to events that occur on a set date and time or have time limited products or promotions.
So what happens if you need to publish or remove a product when you’re not going to be around to do it manually? Maybe you’re going to be on holiday or tucked up in bed. .
Even if you are able to do it manually, it can be a lot more efficient to set a schedule it to happen automatically and you can save a significant amount of time.
How does it work? Auto Schedule is super simple. Simply navigate to the product you wish to schedule in Shopify’s admin area and click ‘Schedule Publishing’ in the ‘More Actions’ menu.
Select a date and time and your product will be published or removed from sale on your webstore, set when and how it should repeat, and click save. The schedule will now be set.
You also get a really easy new admin screen where you will find all of your products listed. You can search for products by name to track them down quickly.
If you select a product to be removed, by default it will simply remove the product from sale, but the product will still remain in Shopify’s admin, so you can bring it back again if you so wish.
You can choose to instead delete the product, which will completely delete the product from the system.
Limitations Unfortunately Shopify will only allow us to remove products from sale on your webstore. So, if you have products for sale on other channels such as Facebook then your product cannot be removed.
Auto Remove can however delete the product which will effectively remove it from sale for all channels, but please do be aware that the product cannot then be brought back.