Now we all know that Webflow is amazing however its eCommerce functionality is limited especially when you compare it to other such eCommerce platforms like Shopify. However, connecting your webflow eCommerce site to an Airtable base will give your site a lot of added functionality that even Shopify would struggle to handle.
Well if you’re new to airtable, this new platform could be tricky to handle at first but given time and maybe watching a few of these awesome tutorials and walkthroughs by Automate All the Things, you will see the awesome potential of Airtable and the advantages of using it to manage your eCommerce platform. Some of these advantages are:
Unfortunately, Webflow eCommerce API isn’t connected directly to Zapier which is, and I don’t say this lightly because I love both these systems, a nightmare. However, this can be achieved with a webhook it just takes a bit of time and some knowledge. So what is a webhook? A webhook is a call to another systems API that allows it to provide the other applications, in this case, Webflow ECommerce, with information. These can be tricky at first to set up but once you have a grasp of how to do this and what information is needed it gets a lot more routine. Below is an example of my webhook i have made for a new eCommerce course on nocoded.
Now, this may look like a lot of code and information but it is pretty clear when you know what you are looking for. As you can see down the left, the field names are directly connected to the field names in your webflow product list, and as long as you format it correctly and don’t miss any commas or brackets (ahh code is so bloody frustrating) the webhook should work great.
Now there is not a great deal of documentation of how to carry this out either in webflow or in airtable but NoCoded is releasing a course tomorrow which goes over this in detail and how to connect your product with a customer review form. Sign up now on www.nocoded.co.uk - pro membership is only $5 dollars this month with discount code - BirthdaySurprise!
Hope to see you all there
When I was introduced to CrowdTek by its creator and founder Art West from Nocodedevs, and he stated that the tool was a one-platform system to manage all your business’s online presence, I was skeptical, to say the least. These were bold claims, very bold claims but I have to say, after a brief walkthrough (filmed here) I was sold.
Automation is becoming a huge business. Zapier recently announced that they have gone from a weekend side project to $50 million ARR with over 3 million customers. But Zapier has been one of the first to capitalize on this market but they are certainly not the last and others like parabola and integromat offer a slightly different take in a clearly very profitable market.