It may also be called a “triggered” email because they include any email that is triggered by a customer’s interaction with your store (think of a purchase receipt). In this case, these are Shopify’s Notification emails.
You can toggle the placeholder text by using the "Toggle Placeholder" feature in the top right of the template builder to get a more accurate preview of how it will look live, or you can see a mobile preview by using the buttons in the lower left corner of the template builder.
Another way to preview your template is to send yourself a test email from Shopify.
Recommended Products are populated automatically and dynamically. We select two products to recommend from within the same collection as a customer's cart items. For a product to be considered, it must be in stock, and not already be a cart item.
You can add the URLs for your social icons in the Company Settings of your dashboard. You can also click the social component in the template builder and and click Edit in the Settings on the right to toggle on/off the icons you want to display.
Yes, you can use the “Replicate” feature after you save a template to include the same design and style elements in all of your templates. You can then continue to edit, save, and export your other templates once you’re happy with them.
Spently specializes in transactional emails and automated follow-up emails, whereas MailChimp specializes in bulk emails such as newsletters. Transactional emails are opened 4-5x more than newsletters. You can use both apps simultaneously.