- Blocklist vs. Allowlist
- Listings Setup
- Types of Listings
- CSV Upload
Blocklist vs. Allowlist
- A customer email address
- An order number
- A specific product
Allowlisting lets you make an exception for a specific order or customer email address. This feature allows you to override ineligibility within Loop and lets the customer make a return request through the portal normally. Examples on when your team may decide to offer exceptions are:
- Final Sale products
- Exchange Only products (Allowlist will allow for refunds to the original payment method)
- Orders outside of your Return Window
- Customers, orders or products that were previously added to the Blocklist
- To create a listing, navigate to Loop Admin > Listings
- Select Create Listing and follow the prompts to create the necessary listing
- Once you have a listing created, your Listings dashboard will appear. You will be able to view the item, the date it was added and the type of listing.
- You will also have the option to remove listings when necessary
- To remove a listing, navigate to Loop Admin > Listings
- Select the trash can icon to the right of the listing you would like to remove
- The Blocklist and Allowlist tabs will allow you to switch between your existing Listings
Types of Listings
When adding listings, you can add something to the Blocklist or Allowlist by order number, email address or on the product level.
- Adding an order to the Blocklist will make all products in the order ineligible for return
- Adding an order to the Allowlist will make all products in the order eligible for return
- This overrides any existing blocklist entry, products tagged as Final Sale, or the order’s return window
Best Practice: If you’d like to ensure the customer returns the appropriate product for the outcome you approved, Loop recommends adding the order to the Allowlist, submitting the return request on the customer’s behalf, then immediately removing the allowlist entry after the request is submitted. The customer will still receive a Return Confirmation email and a shipping label for their return request.
- Blocklisting an email will make all products purchased by that customer ineligible for return.
- Allowlisting an email will make all products purchased by that customer eligible for return, regardless of existing blocklisting entry, products marked as Final Sale or return window
Best Practice: Loop recommends leveraging the order functionality for allowlist entries vs. email, when possible
- Blocklisting a product will make that product ineligible to be returned for any order
- Blocklisting a product within an order will make that product ineligible to be returned within that order only
You can upload a CSV file for Blocklists. Use the structure below to ensure your spreadsheet will import correctly.
Note: words in Column A should not include capital letters. No header needed.
Blocklist Specific Orders
To add specific orders to the Blocklist, create a two column spreadsheet made up of the following:
- Enter “order” in Column A (each row)
- Enter the Shopify Order Name in Column B (each row)
Blocklist by Product, All Orders
To add specific products, in all orders, to the Blocklist, create a two column spreadsheet made up of the following:
- Enter “product” in Column A (each row)
- Enter one of the following associated with the products you wish to update in Column B (each row):
- Shopify SKUs
- Product IDs
- Variant IDs
- This will blocklist that product for all past and future orders
Blocklist by Product, Specific Orders
To add specific products, within specific orders, to the Blocklist, create a three column spreadsheet made up of the following:
- Enter “product” in Column A (each row)
- Add the Product ID, SKU or Variant ID in Column B
- Add the Shopify Order Name in Column C
When a customer has a return that has been on the Blocklist, they will receive a message stating that their order or the product is not available for return (the message is the same for blocked emails and orders). At that point, they can contact your support team email address in the footer of the returns portal.
We’ve Blocklisted a customer’s email address, but would like them to be able to return on a specific order, do we need to remove their email address from the Blocklist? No. Allowlisting the customer’s order number will trump the Blocklist record and allow the customer to return on their order.
Should I leave an Allowlist record in place forever? While your team has full control over how Allowlists are managed, Loop recommends setting up Allowlists for temporary purposes only. Many merchants will Allowlist an Order they are attempting to provide an exception for and submit the return request on behalf of their customer, immediately removing the Allowlist after the request is submitted.
Can I put an order on the allowlist but restrict the outcomes available?
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
How does adding an order to the Allowlist impact Workflows I have set up? Depending on the specific Workflow action, it may or may not be impacted when the order is on an Allowlist. More information on which actions are impacted can be found within our Workflows: Use Cases and Limitations article.