What are Triggers & Actions?

Triggers are the starting point of a workflow. These triggers the workflow to run. These triggers can stem from your Shopify store or a third party service.

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

To illustrate this, let's take a look at this workflow that exports Shopify orders to Google Sheets. This workflow is called Send orders to Google Sheets.

Here, the Shopify Order Created is the Trigger. The Loop over each product in the order and Google Sheets Create Row are Actions.