Triggers & Actions

Triggers are the starting point for automations. These triggers the automation to run. These triggers can stem from your Shopify store or a third party software.  

Actions are steps that run after a trigger fires. These can involve manipulating the automation or completing the automation. You can string many actions together in a single automation. 

To illustrate this, let's imagine an automation that adds a default image to all new products (this is useful if you want to have all new products start out with a placeholder image). This automation looks like this:

Here, the Shopify: Product Created is the Trigger. The Transform connector and Shopify: Create Product Image are Actions.