Loop Notifications

OVERVIEW

Emails sent during the return process are designed to communicate necessary information and keep shoppers informed. Notifications are triggered by specific events such as a return being processed or an item going out of stock. 

On the Loop admin's main Notifications page is a list of all of the email notifications Loop can send, along with a short description of when each one sends. By clicking into a specific email template, merchants can a) review mockup or preview of the email notification that shoppers will receive and b) make edits to the template.


In this article:  


Enabling or disabling notifications

All email notifications are enabled by default. If wanting to disable a notification, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Loop admin > Settings > Notifications.
  2. Select the template being enabled or disabled.
  3. Click Enable or Disable.
  4. Go back to the Notifications view to confirm the template was enabled or disabled.

GIF of disabling notifications.
GIF of disabling notifications.

Customizing email notifications

Merchants have full ability to customize notifications that get emailed to shoppers. Below are a few ways to customize.

Adding a logo

Merchants can add a logo to all email templates at once. If using one, the logo will show as the heading of the message, replacing the brand name text:

  1. Upload an image in Shopify (yourstore.myshopify.com/admin/files).
  2. Copy the hosted URL.
  3. Go to Loop admin > Settings > Notifications > Customize Branding.

    Customize Branding button on Loop admin Notifications page.
    Customize Branding button on Loop admin Notifications page.
  4. Paste the image link into the Logo image URL field.
  5. Click Save.

Note: Loop recommends that the logo image be 400 x 100 pixels for optimal sizing.

Opening Notifications in Loop admin, copying the image URL from Shopify, pasting the image link into Loop admin, then clicking Save.
Opening Notifications in Loop admin, copying the image URL from Shopify, pasting the image link into Loop admin, then clicking Save.

Selecting an accent color

This accent color will apply to all links or buttons within the message: 

  1. Go to Loop admin > Settings > Notifications > Customize Branding.

    Customize Branding button on Loop admin Notifications page.
    Customize Branding button on Loop admin Notifications page.
  2. Click on the Accent Color tile.

    Accent Color tile under Customize Branding.
    Accent Color tile under Customize Branding.
  3. Enter the desired HEX, RGB or HSL values.


    Accent Color tile selected with RGB values showing.
    Accent Color tile selected with RGB values showing.
  4. Click Save.

    Save button in upper right corner of Loop admin Customize Branding page.
    Save button in upper right corner of Loop admin Customize Branding page.

Below is a GIF showing the steps above.

GIF of how to change accent color on Loop admin Customize Branding page.
GIF of how to change accent color on Loop admin Customize Branding page.

Customizing HTML

Upon accessing one of the notification templates in the Loop admin, merchants will see an HTML field and a list of email variables. 

To customize the appearance and body of Loop notification emails:

  1. Go to Loop admin > Settings > Notifications.
  2. Click the email template being edited, then click Download

    Download button within an email template.
    Download button within an email template.

    Important: Loop always recommends download the existing version as a backup before making any edits.

  3. Upload the downloaded file to a code editor.
  4. Edit as needed.
  5. Once edits are made, paste them in the Email Body (HTML) field.

    HTML section within an email template.
    HTML section within an email template.
  6. Click Save.

    Save button in upper right corner of Loop admin Customize Branding page.

    Note: Loop recommends keeping email template layouts relatively simple to ensure that they display properly across all mail applications.

Using custom variables

Custom variables automatically import merchants' unique information from Loop's database according to the return request. Each email has a list of available variables. Each email contains different content, so merchants should review the different variables available with each template. 

Email variables within an email template.
Email variables within an email template.

Editing the template subject

  1. Go to Loop admin > Settings > Notifications.
  2. Click the email template being edited.
  3. In the Email subject field, enter the content to be displayed.

    Email subject field within an email template.
    Email subject field within an email template.

    Tip: Reference the Email Variables list on the right to personalize email content.

  4. Click Save.

Previewing notifications

Previewing multiple templates

To live-preview templates one after another easily:

  1. Go to Loop admin > Settings > Notifications > Customize Branding.
  2. Click the arrows to toggle between templates.

    Arrow buttons within the Customize Branding template view.
    Arrow buttons within the Customize Branding template view.

The email templates include:

    1. Confirmation
      • Gift return request received
      • Return confirmation
      • Happy Returns: return confirmation
      • Instant Exchange: return confirmation
      • Keep item: return confirmation
      • Veho: return confirmation
      • Return confirmation without shipping labels
      • Stripe transaction
    2. Return Updates
      • Deep link created
      • Gift Receipt Email
      • Out-of-stock exchange notice
      • Out-of-stock gift exchange notice
      • Delivered notice
      • Return Delivery Error
      • In transit notice
      • Veho: in transit notice
      • Return modified
      • Return updated
      • Happy Returns drop off notice
      • Shop Later Offer (Shop Now only)
      • Shop Later Offer (Shop Now & Store Credit)
      • Shop Later Offer (Store Credit only)
    3. Expiration
      • Expiration notice
      • Expiration reminder
      • Instant Exchange: 7 day reminder
      • Instant Exchange: 1 day reminder
    4. Resolution
      • Out-of-stock exchange resolved
      • Stripe refund
    5. Exchange Tracking
      • Exchange delivery error
      • Exchange in transit

Previewing templates individually

To live-preview customizations individually:

  1. Go to Loop admin > Settings > Notifications > Customize Branding.
  2. Select a template.
  3. Click the Preview button at the top of the page.

    Preview button within an email template.
    Preview button within an email template.

    Note: Loop recommends testing the preview on both a phone and an email browser to ensure consistent layout across platforms.


Adjusting sender and reply-to email address

Notification emails are sent by Loop, but they use each merchant's contact information. The email sender Name and Reply-to address can be changed at any time:

  1. Go to Loop admin > Settings > General.
  2. Under Email settings, edit the following fields:
    1. Support email: shows in the shopper portal any time Loop shows a support email link.
    2. Email sender name: shows in return emails.
    3. Reply-to email: the email used when a shopper replies to an email notification.
  3. Click Save.

Navigating Email Settings updates.
Navigating Email Settings updates.

FAQ

What service does Loop use to send notifications? Loop uses Mailgun to send out automated notifications.

How can I change my email template back to the original template setting? If at any point you would like to go back to the original email template, simply scroll to the bottom of the template and select Revert to default.  

Note: to quickly toggle between templates, use the arrows at the top right to go back and forth.

Can I use a custom font in the email template? Unfortunately, Loop cannot support the use of custom fonts in email templates at this time. This is due to the fact that not all email clients support custom fonts, therefore the email templates may not appear as intended across all email clients and browsers.

Which email address will receive the test email when I click the "Send Test Email" button? The test email is sent to the email address of whomever is logged in. A popup is also shown on the screen indicating the email address the email was sent to.

Can I resend automated emails? At this time, Loop does not support the ability to resend most email notifications from the admin at this time. However, you can resend the return confirmation when there is a label by going to the return page and selecting Email Shipping Label.

My customer did not receive their return label. Can I resend the label manually? Yes, you can resend the label manually from inside the return request by clicking Email Shipping Label.

My customer did not receive their store credit gift card. How can I resend manually? You'll want to resend it through Shopify:

  1. In Shopify, go to Products > Gift Cards.
  2. Search for the shopper's email address.
  3. Select the Gift Card.
  4. Click Resend gift card to the shopper.

How do I start on a new line when editing HTML? First, decide if you want a line break or a paragraph break. Line breaks start on the next line immediately under the previous thought. To add a line break, type <br> or <br/>. They do not need an ending tag. For example:

We received notice that your exchange was shipped via USPS on 11/10/2023. <br>You can track your package at any time using the link below.

Paragraph breaks begin a new paragraph, usually showing some white space in between the previous thought and the new paragraph. To add a paragraph break, type <p>, then write the paragraph text immediately after, making sure to add the ending tag at the end of the paragraph </p>. For example:

<p>We received notice that your exchange was shipped via USPS on 11/10/2023.</p> <p>You can track your package at any time using the link below.</p>


Please reach out to support@loopreturns.com with any additional questions.

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