Installing the AutoSchedule app is incredibly simple and follows the standard Shopify process.
Simply find the app on the Shopify app store and click the ‘Add app’ button.
Opening the app
Once installed, the app can be found in the ‘More Actions’ menu for a product or product listing section of the admin section of Shopify. Alternatively it can be found In Shopify’s apps section - simply click the apps name or icon and it will open.
Finding a product
To find a product and set the date and time for it to be removed from the store, you have two options:
The easiest method is by finding the product in the admin section of Shopify. Then click ‘Schedule Publishing’ in the ‘More Actions’ menu.
Alternatively, navigate to the app in Shopify’s app section and use the search bar. Simply enter the name of the product you wish to find and it will be filtered in the list. Show all the products again by removing the search term from the search bar.
Setting a removal date
First, you need to select the date and time the product should be deleted. Simply click the ‘Removal date & time’ field and a date/time selector will appear. Select the date and time on which you would like the product to be removed from sale. If you wish to make a manual adjustment, then you are free to do this in the field.
Next, you will need to select whether you are removing the product from online store sales channel or completely deleting it.
The difference between these two options is as follows:
Remove from online store sales channel - at the date and time you specify, the product will be removed from the online store sales channel. However, the product will still remain in Shopify but your customers will simply not be able to purchase it. With this option, you can still bring the product back in the future if you wish. Please note, the product will remain for sale on Facebook, buy now button or any other sales channel.
Delete -at the date and time you specify, the product will completely deleted from Shopify. You will not be able to bring it back once it has been deleted.
If you select to delete a product, you will be presented with a popup asking if you are sure you want to delete it.
Once you’re all done, click save.
When the selected date and time is reached, the product will either be removed from the online store sales channel or completely deleted, depending on what you selected.
If you set a removal date in the past then the product will be immediately removed from your store.
Setting the publish date
First, you need to select the date and time the product should be published. Simply click the ‘Publish date & time’ field and a date/time selector will appear. Select the date and time on which you would like the product to be published from sale. If you wish to make a manual adjustment, then you are free to do this in the field.
Just click save and the product will be scheduled to publish on this date and time. If the product was already published, it will become immediately unpublished until the publish date and time is reached.
Bringing a product back for sale
After a product has been removed from sale on the online store sales channel, it is perfectly possible to bring it back.
To bring it back, navigate to the product as you normally would in Shopify’s admin.
Once in the product, click the ‘Manage’ link in the ‘Product availability’ section.
A popup will appear. Simply re-tick the ‘Online store’ option, click Done and then save the product.