While seeing your most recent Shopify store orders right in your store’s dashboard is great, there are times when exporting all of your orders is extremely helpful. For example, you may need to send daily order reports to a fulfillment team or suppliers. You might also want a consolidated report for accounting purposes, or to do some analysis on your sales patterns. Instead of manually exporting, try one of these methods to export your Shopify orders automatically.
Use an App to Export Shopify Orders Automatically
Since Shopify is such a popular platform, there’s an app for just about everything you could want to do to enhance your store, from inventory management to reporting. Here are three popular, well-rated apps that can help you with on-the-fly and scheduled exports. You can choose the best one for you based on your needs and pricing.
1. EXPORT OrderPro
7-day, free trial • $14/month
The EXPORT OrderPro app allows you to create custom report templates with an easy drag-and-drop system and 80+ possible data fields. You can export to CSV, Excel, or HTML. You can also send reports by email or FTP to employees, coworkers, or suppliers. Use the scheduling function to set things up once and then have them run automatically to streamline your reporting process.
One 5-star reviewer says, “This app has saved us so much time and made it super easy to prepare our delivery reports. It has been a game changer.”
15-day, free trial • $19/month
Exportify can export your Shopify orders automatically to Excel, CSV, or any text-delimited format. This app has the added benefits of auto-sizing data cells so you don’t have to spend time on formatting. Their system also integrates with Store Pickup + Delivery, BOLD Product Options, Infinite Options, Product Customizer, DHL, and UPS.
One 5-star reviewer says, “Simply the best solution, full stop. The Exportify team have worked with us, in a professional, timely and comprehensive manner to deliver -exactly- our requirements to connect our store to our fulfillments partner.”
3. Data Export – Reports
15-day, free trial • $5-20/month depending on which plan you select
Data Export – Reports is hands down the cheapest app solution for exporting Shopify orders if your reporting needs are pretty light. Five bucks a month will get you one report template with an automated email of Excel or CSV data. You can upgrade to get additional reports, help with setup, and access to additional data formats like Google Sheets.
If data isn’t your thing, their customer support is well liked by their customers, with one saying, “Customer support is great, John was a fantastic help in creating a specific report I needed via online chat functionality. 5 stars!”
Use an Integration Service to Export Shopify Orders Automatically
If you’re handling a high-volume Shopify store with a lot of different products, processes, and systems, an integration service, like Zapier, Integromat, or Automate.io might be worth investing in.
Not only can you automatically export Shopify orders, you can also do things like:
- Generate barcodes and save them to Dropbox
- Send a Slack message for every paid order so your team knows they should prepare it for shipping
- Add new customers to your MailChimp list so you can market effortlessly
Not sure which service to choose? Zapier offers existing integrations between Shopify and 250 apps, and the ability to make your own integration with 1,500 apps, which makes it extremely customizable. However, some people find it challenging to create their own marketing automation processes, or “zaps,” and some report that it can be buggy. But with its small $20/month entry-level price tag, it’s an affordable option for all that it offers.
Automate.io feels a bit slicker, and simpler, but you’ll need to shell out at least $49/month to access Shopify integrations. If you need multiple processes automated, and can save yourself a few hours every month using it, the higher price tag could be worth the extra cash.
Integromat has fewer supported apps and a more complex pricing structure based on the number of “operations” you need and how much data you require. But, you can set up more complicated processes with logic trees, so if you have a dedicated developer or more complex processes it could be a good choice for you.
If you’re finding yourself exporting your orders daily or more often, exporting your Shopify orders automatically with one of these apps or services is something that can save you time and money.
Another way you can use automation to improve your Shopify store’s bottom line?
Sign up for a free trial of BackInStock and automatically notify your customers about product availability. It’s an extremely cost-effective and simple way to boost sales. See our pricing here.