Automations are a compelling way of automating various tasks in Webshipper. It can be configured to solve lots of different issues. Automations are found in your Webshipper account under Settings => Automations.
In short, automations can be divided into a trigger, a condition and one or more actions. Basicly, the trigger is the condition which must be satisfied before an automation executes, the condition further specifies different rules that need to apply, and the action determines what will be done.
The trigger consists of a trigger model, which currently can be when an order, a shipment or a report is created or updated.
These are a list of rules (or conditions) that needs to be fulfilled for the automation to proceed.
This can be useful if you only want the automation to apply to a specific order channel or only for orders in a particular country.
Actions specify the actual operations which are to be executed based on the trigger. Actions could, for example, be creating a shipment, a return label, updating data for any given model etc. To get an overview of possible actions, please refer to the Webshipper interface - or other articles under the Automation section.
Tons of possibilities
As we described at the beginning of this article, there are tons of options with automations.
We've made a few use-cases for you to take a look at in the Automation Section of our forum.
If you don't find what you are looking for, it should give you a better idea of how to set things up correctly.
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As always, our trusted support will be happy to help if you run into any issues.