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Auto-tag new orders based on payment method

by Isaac Bowen (

This task checks the payment method for new orders immediately upon order creation, and tags the order accordingly. (If you need to tag the order later on, based on updates or when the order is paid, get in touch!)

Runs when an order is created. Configuration includes payment gateway name and comma separated tags to add.

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when an order is created (shopify/orders/create)
payment gateway name (required), comma separated tags to add (required)
{% assign order_qualifies = false %}
{% if order.payment_gateway_names contains options.payment_gateway_name__required %}
  {% assign order_qualifies = true %}
{% endif %}

{% if event.preview or order_qualifies %}
    "action": {
      "type": "shopify",
      "options": [
          {{ }}
          "tags": {{ options.comma_separated_tags_to_add__required | json }}
{% endif %}

{% if event.preview != true and order_qualifies != true %}
  {% capture log_message %}
    The order did not qualify for auto-tagging. This task is configured to look for {{ options.payment_gateway_name__required | json }}; this order was paid using {{ order.payment_gateway_names | json }}.
  {% endcapture %}

  { "log": {{ log_message | strip | json }} }
{% endif %}
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