January 18, 2017

We’re excited to announce that Zapier is now available as an integration option for Deadline Funnel users!

What is Zapier?

“Zapier is a tool that allows you to connect apps you use every day to automate tasks and save time. You can connect any of our 750+ integrated apps together to make your own automations. What’s more it’s quick and easy to set up – you don’t need to be a developer, anyone can make a Zap!” — Zapier website

And Zapier has a free plan that will most likely work fine for connecting with Deadline Funnel. 🙂

How can Zapier help me?

Up until now, you’ve been able to connect Deadline Funnel to your email provider either through one of our API integrations (with ActiveCampaign, ConvertKit, Drip, Infusionsoft, MailChimp, or Ontraport), or through an optin form integration.

And so if you weren’t using one of the email providers we offer an API integration with, your ability to trigger a deadline has been limited to triggering a deadline when someone opts in…. which also meant making sure each of your optin page URLs was added to your Deadline Funnel account.

So the good news is that now with Zapier (which supports 500+ apps… most likely including your choice of ESP/CRM), you can integrate your email provider behind the scenes – even if we don’t offer a direct API integration.

Let’s walk through an example…

AWeber is a good example, because Deadline Funnel doesn’t currently have a direct API integration with AWeber.

So typically you would need to use the optin form method to integrate, but now you can trigger a deadline when someone is added to your list through Zapier.

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You’ll choose your email provider (in this case AWeber) as the Trigger app, and then connect your AWeber account to Zapier and choose the specific trigger action:

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Each Zap has one Trigger (i.e. when a new subscriber is added to your AWeber list), and one Action (start the deadline for that contact in Deadline Funnel).

In this case we’ve chosen the “New Subscriber” trigger.

Now it’s time to set up the Action in your Zap, which is Deadline Funnel:

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And that’s it!

Go ahead and save your Zap and publish it live, and then add a new subscriber to your AWeber list so that the Zap is triggered for that contact.

Wait 15-20 minutes for the Zap to run and then check in Deadline Funnel under Stats >> Event Tracking to confirm that the email address is listed there:

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Questions, comments, or feedback? We’d love to hear from you  in the comments below. 🙂