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Set Short Urls (Handles) in Shopify by Using Mr. Arigato Task Automator

If you'd like to automatically set URLs (handles) in Shopify to a short URL, this workflow can help.

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You can now import the ".arigato" workflow file you downloaded into the app.

  1. Open the Mr. Arigato - Task Automator app in your Shopify admin.
  2. Visit the "Import & Export" page within the app.
  3. Scroll to bottom and upload your file to import the workflow.

This example automation fires when a product is created or updated. It checks to see that the URL is not set to our desired handle. If the conditions are met, it sets the handle to the ID of the product. 

This workflow can be customized to use other data points instead of the ID of the product, but ID is always set and is reasonably short.

It's helpful to know that Shopify will automatically handle an URL redirects that are needed when your product's URL changes.

For some helpful tips on creating custom URLs using Mr. Arigato, check out this article.

Setup showing how to set a short URL in Shopify using Mr. Arigato