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Email someone when a certain variant is purchased

by Ken Parelius (

This task allows you to send an email to someone when a certain variant is purchased. Requires the variant ID.

Runs when an order is paid. Configuration includes email address, email subject, email body, reply to email address, and variant.

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This task requires that you enter the variant ID. You can find the variant id using this method:

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when an order is paid (shopify/orders/paid)
email address (required), email subject (required), email body (multiline, required), reply to email address, variant (number, required)
{% capture email_action %}
    "action": {
      "type": "email",
      "options": {
        "to": {{ options.email_address__required | json }},
        "subject": {{ options.email_subject__required | json }},
        "body": {{ options.email_body__multiline_required | strip | newline_to_br | json }},
        "reply_to": {{ options.reply_to_email_address | json }},
        "from_display_name": {{ | json }}
{% endcapture %}

{% if event.preview %}
  {{ email_action }}
{% else %}
  {% for line_item in order.line_items %}
    {% if line_item.variant_id == options.variant_id__number_required %}
      {{ email_action }}
      {% break %}
    {% endif %}
  {% endfor %}
{% endif %}
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