Run Tasks in the Background

It's efficient to run some tasks simultaneously and in an automated manner. You can perform such tasks in the background and can also set a schedule when you want those tasks to run automatically. To run tasks in the background, two modes are supported:

  • Manually triggered tasks are scheduled immediately via Job Queue Entries.
  • Recurring tasks are scheduled in Job Queue Entries.

Run tasks in the background for a specific shop

  1. Choose the Lightbulb that opens the Tell Me feature. icon, enter Shopify Shop, and choose the related link.
  2. Select the shop for which you want to run synchronization in background to open the Shopify Shop Card page.
  3. Turn on the Allow Background Syncs toggle.

Now, when the sync action is triggered, instead of a task running in the foreground, it will ask you to wait. When it's completed, you can proceed to the next action. The task is created as a Job Queue Entry and starts immediately.

To schedule recurring tasks

You can schedule the following recurring activities to be performed in an automated manner. Learn more about scheduling tasks at Job Queue.

Task Object
Sync orders from Shopify Report 30104 Sync orders from Shopify
Process Shopify orders Report 30103 Shopify create sales orders
Sync shipments to Shopify Report 30109 Sync shipment to Shopify
Sync products and/or prices Report 30108 Shopify sync products
Sync inventory Report 30102 Sync stock to Shopify
Sync images Report 30107 Shopify sync images
Sync customers Report 30100 Shopify sync customers
Sync payments Report 30105 Shopify sync payments


Some elements might be updated by several tasks, for example when you import orders, depending on the setting in the Shopify Shop Card, the system may also import and update customer and/or product data. Remember to use the same job queue category to avoid conflicts.

Other tasks that can be helpful to automate further processing of sales documents:

  • report 297 Batch Post Sales Invoices
  • report 296 Batch Post Sales Orders

You can use the Shopify Order No. field to identify sales documents that were imported from Shopify.

To learn more about posting sales orders in a batch, go to To create a job queue entry for batch posting of sales orders.

See also

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