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🔊Announcing Automatic Apparel by Zapier, a custom merch line dedicated to the very customers who power Zapier. From now on, anyone will be able to purchase Zapier swag to elevate their workflows and up their cozy. This new swag storefront is a thank you to all of you who have taken Zapier and turned it into something magical. This collection includes: 🔮Wizard-themed bucket hats ⚡Cozy “Zap On” sweat seats 🛍Recycled cotton canvas totes so you can carry your Zap passion wherever you go 💡Automation-inspired thinking “caps” And much more. Explore the complete collection at Automatic Apparel by Zapier here!
Most of the apps at Zapier are built by developers using the Platform UI, which is a visual builder that allows you to get started quickly by connecting to your API and get your app out there to end-users: https://platform.zapier.com/build/add In order to connect any software to the Zapier Platform (and all 5000+ other apps supported by the Platform), that software will need to have a publicly-accessible API which you can use to build your Zapier Integration. For an intro to APIs in general, check out: https://zapier.com/learn/apis/ This guide teaches you how to create an example GitHub integration in 15 minutes or less with Zapier Platform UI. Explore Zapier's core features, learn how to add OAuth v2 authentication, triggers, and actions to an integration, and build a working integration. You'll then be ready to use the Zapier visual builder to make an integration for your own app.Ready to build your example GitHub integration on Zapier? Here’s what you need:A Zapier accountIf you h
We’re so excited to share that ZapConnect is back!⚡On September 28, 2023, from 9:00 a.m.- to 2:30 p.m. PT/12:00- 5:30 p.m. ET, we invite you to join us at our free virtual user conference.Tune in live to ZapConnect for:A keynote address by Sam Altman: Join Sam Altman, CEO at OpenAI, and Wade Foster, CEO and co-founder at Zapier, in a fireside chat that explores the impact of AI and automation on various industries. Through real-world examples, they'll share how people are using this tech to go beyond what was possible before. Build-along Zap workshops: Learn from fellow automators and industry pros. They'll show you how to scale your Zaps so you can automate your way to success. Networking and exploring the tools of the future: Get the scoop straight from innovative thought leaders on how you can use new Zapier products and AI to move forward faster.Join us and together we'll explore how to streamline your processes and scale your sales at ZapConnect!Register today to save your free s
Join us on Tuesday, June 20 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET for Zapier's first-ever Zapathon! 🎉👆That should be an embedded video, but if you don’t see it just click the link. It’s worth the click :) During this live webinar, we'll share innovative and practical ways to integrate AI and Zapier into your daily tasks, solving problems big and small. Here's what you can expect:✨ AI workflows: A demo showcase of dozens of AI + Zapier workflows with Zap builders from across the globe.💡 Inspiring use cases: We’ll cover a variety of ways to leverage AI and Zapier, from simple to advanced, to spark some inspiration for your next workflow!🔧 Tips and tricks: You’ll hear how our expert Zap builders created their latest AI + Zapier workflows and gain helpful tips and tricks for making your own.Can't make it to the live event? No worries! Register today, and we'll send you a recording after the Zapathon ends. How to Get InvolvedWe also want to feature YOU! Have you built an AI-powered workflow you're
The Lookup Table is an amazing tool to dynamically find relevant information.For instance, is app A sending the values “Apple, Banana, Citron”, but we’re actually looking for “123, 456, 789“ in app B? The lookup table can solve that!The only hurdle with the lookup table is that it lives inside a single Zap. Adding content can be tiring, and updating it requires you to manually adjust the lookup table.Good news! We got a solution for that, using Airtable!The setupWe have an Airtable base setup like this, for instance: App A returns the name of the fruit, but we need the IDs!The steps to use:Formatter > Utilities > Line-Item to Text Find Many Records (With Line Item Support) in AirtableNOTE: The object we’re going to use is a line-item or array object. If you have a comma-separated string/text, you’ll need to use a Replace step (Formatter > Text > Replace) and use the same separator as below to replace the commas.The Line-Item to Text step The separator to use:<TriggerValu
IntroductionPrompting is just another word for making a request and it's one of the most common ways to interact with AI. It's a skillset. One that can save you a lot of time and inspire new ideas if you know how to use it.It turns out, with any great relationship, artificial or not, the communication piece is key. What you say and how you say it will determine the quality of the response you get back. Remember, your inputs create your outputs.This comprehensive guide will walk you through the core components of prompting and time-saving tips and tricks along the way. I've personally read and purchased all of the most popular prompting guides currently available and I am summarizing and simplifying the most common approaches and foundational components for you here.Let's dive in!Introduction The Core Components Purpose Parameters Product ConclusionThe Core ComponentsI like to think of prompting in a trifecta of "P's". In order to write a good Prompt, you must include Purpose and Pa
Ever think “Sure would be great to learn and meet up with other folks who are just as enthusiastic about automation as I am...”? Well get ready because Zapier Meet Ups are HAPPENING! ⚡🙌🏽⚡🎉⚡💥⚡The Automation After-Hours Tour kicks off this summer! 🙌🏽Click here to see where we’re heading and to register before seats fill up!
We’re so excited to introduce you all to Erika Satterfield, Sr. Customer Success Manager at Zapier!Erika originally began as a Zapier Customer Champion before joining our Success team as a founding member! She knows the Zapier product in and out with tons of suggestions on how folks can get the most value from their workflows.⚡Oh and she has excellent taste in music too! Check out her workday playlist.🎧
Scenario: Growing your sales team by 400% 🙌🏽 but onboarding them manually.😖Solution: Create a ⚡50-step Zap⚡ to automate the employee journey from interviewing through onboarding to receiving commission. Certified Zapier Expert Mohamed Swellam (Founder of GeekyAir.com) shares how he did just that, helping his client massively scale their sales team and generate more revenue. ----------------------------------------------------Hi Moh! Starting off, why did this client seek your help?They were challenged with their overall employee onboarding process in addition to creating/sending out invoices. It was completely manual and unsustainable. They knew there had to be a better way. Manual steps were causing a lot of costly errors. This particular client had 20+ sales reps working during the summer season but he wanted to scale to 100 employees by end of year. “Can you imagine the headache of obtaining 100 employees’ bank details manually in order to pay folks? Calculating the commission s
Get ready to level up your productivity and simplify your life with some awesome new apps. 🙌 Whether you need a note-taking app, a calendar app, an eCommerce tool, or help with marketing, we've got you covered. These apps are game-changers, so get ready to revolutionize how you work and connect. Let's dive in!Reflect -Reflect is a handy app for taking notes that helps you remember and organize your ideas, favorite books, and important meetings. With Reflect, you can easily jot down your thoughts, attach labels for easy sorting, and connect related notes to form a personal knowledge map. It also allows you to collaborate, share your notes, and stay updated on your development.Zcal - Zcal is a user-friendly calendar app designed to keep you on top of your schedule. It allows you to effortlessly create and handle multiple calendars, personalize calendar links, receive introductions from people, and even include personalized videos. Zcal alleviates the stress of double-booking, again!Elfs
If you’ve been tinkering with the OpenAI Zapier integration, you may have come across the ‘Search embeddings’ action. This article covers the fundamentals of what embeddings are in AI and explains how to set up an OpenAI Search Embedding step in your Zap. In simple terms, embedding in AI compares how similar two (or more) pieces of data are to each other. For example, the word “dog” and “wolf” would both be closely related to the word “canine”, but if the embedding we use is “pet” then dog will be a much closer match. Embedding is commonly used in apps to do things like compare your search question to useful answers or show you products that might be relevant to other things you’ve looked at. If you want to learn more about the theory behind embeddings, I found this video really helpful: Using Embeddings with OpenAI in ZapierIn Zapier, you can add text as the input of an embedding step and ask the action to compare that a list of categories. The input of the action is called the ‘Query
Wondering what you missed for the month of April? No worries, I’ve got you! 👇Product Updates Zapier's newest product features: automation your team can count on Over the past few months, we’ve released numerous highly-requested product features. Many of them enable teams to build and manage Zaps more easily. Look at the new features that empower teams to create, keep track of, and control mission-critical workflows—at scale. Workflows & Workarounds Automate Notion Relations with Zapier This tutorial shows how to use the Notion API with Code by Zapier action as a workaround. It walks through a hypothetical scenario where a contact form sends a webhook to Zapier, which adds the submission to the Submissions database in Notion and relates it to the Countries database. The tutorial explains how to generate a token, create databases, add an integration, and create a Zap. The Zap consists of four steps, including receiving the webhook, creating an item in Submissions, finding the count
Hey automators! I’ve got something special for you today :)This content was originally created by William Nutt, the Notion expert behind Notion VIP and Notion A-to-Z. See the original post, Automate Notion Relations with Zapier, and companion video.With his permission, here’s his blog post. Be sure to check out his blog as well.Zapier is essential to architecting a cohesive and streamlined system with Notion. It powers automations and integrations with other apps. But a persisting limitation is Zapier’s inability to update Relation properties. As a workaround, we can directly access the Notion API with the Code by Zapier action.Let’s walk through the configuration with a hypothetical scenario. Members of Notion A-to-Z enjoy access to the functional demos and Zap template. If you’ve yet to join, we’d love to have you onboard.For this tutorial, you’ll want to have an existing Zapier account and basic familiarity with Zaps, including the Webhooks by Zapier trigger.The ScenarioAs a framewo
It's been a while, Automation Heroes! 👋 We've got some news that we can't wait to share with you. We have plenty to explore, from new apps that have joined our platform to new features that make your favorite integrations more efficient. So, whether you're a long-time Zapier user or just starting, you won't want to miss this. Let's dive in and see what's new! Updates: Buffer - Social Media Marketing Launches: Reflect - NotesZcal - Scheduling & BookingExplodely - eCommerceElfsite - Forms & Surveys Ocoya - Social Media MarketingWebinaris - Webinars Ninetailed - Marketing Automations Want to know more? Check out our recent blog post!
Hey Zapier enthusiasts! 🎉We have some exciting news to share with our incredible community. We've just published new endpoints that you can now access and integrate into your workflows! 🚀To make things even easier for you, we've compiled all the necessary details in this user-friendly Airtable link. It's a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about these fresh additions. 🌟We can't wait to see what amazing things you'll create with these new endpoints. Be sure to share your success stories, and let us know if you have any questions or need assistance. Remember, we're all in this together, and we're here to support each other in our Zapier journey. 💪Happy Zapping, folks! 🤖Best regards,1SaaS Teamhttps://www.1saas.co/
Hey Zapier Community! 👋We've got some exciting news to share with you. Last year, Zapier was nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Webby Awards. We were among the top five nominees out of thousands of entrants, which is a huge accomplishment.But here's the thing: we didn't win. And we want to win this year. That's why we need your help!Voting for the Webby Awards goes until Thursday, April 20th. During this time, we'll be working hard to get the word out and encourage as many people as possible to vote for Zapier.So, what can you do to support Zapier? Start by following us on social media, where we'll share updates and reminders about the Webby Awards and how to vote for us. But we also need your help to spread the word. Please share our posts, tag your friends, and let everyone know that Zapier deserves to win this award.The Webby Awards are all about recognizing excellence on the Internet, and we believe that Zapier is a prime example of this. We're passionate about providing
Zapier's Marketing Operations Appreciation Day is backNominate yourself or your coworkers for our second annual Marketing Operations MVP Awards.Hey Zapier Community, it's that time of year again! 🎉 Marketing Operations Appreciation Day is back and this year we're spreading the love to all operations professionals. Let's give a shoutout to those unsung heroes who keep their teams running smoothly, from Marketing Operations to Revenue Operations.Operations professionals are critical players in any company, handling complex systems and processes, juggling multiple tasks, and collaborating across teams to ensure seamless campaign execution.So let's show our appreciation! Take a moment to thank the operations professionals in your organization and nominate them for Zapier's annual Marketing Operations MVP Award. Nominate yourself or a colleague using this form before May 11. Winners will be featured on the Zapier blog. Cheers to our amazing operations professionals!Finalists will be contac
IMPORTANTThe scheduled transfers function will be deprecated on January 15, 2024. Existing scheduled transfers will continue to run up until that date. To avoid any disruption, active scheduled transfers will be migrated into new Zaps that can perform the same workflow. You can learn more about these changes here. This article will give you a quick overview of Zapier Transfer, and provide some more resources for you to check out.What is Transfer? When to Use Transfer How to Set Up Transfer Which Source Apps Transfer Supports Which Apps Support Update or Create Actions Transfer Resources What is Transfer?If you’ve ever built a Zap, you’ll be familiar with the trigger (the event that starts a Zap) and action(s) (the event(s) your Zap performs). Zapier Transfer, however, is a standalone tool with which you can bulk-move data from one app to another. With Transfer you have control over which data to move, and where you want to move it. During the process you specify which piece of data wil
If the following situation sounds familiar to you, then this article is for you.You have a webform that can send you notification emails that contain all of the details of the form, in a format like this:First name: FredLast name: FlinstoneEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 206-555-1212Company: Rock UWebsite: rubble.comComments: "Please get back to me as soon as you can, I really want to make some money!!!!"But what you need is to get each piece of info from that email into its own field in your app of choice (CRM, eCommerce, etc).Before OpenAIPrior to this technology, we likely would have recommended one of the following:An email parser app (like Email Parser by Zapier, Mailparser, etc) A code step to process the data from your email Multiple Formatter steps to extract what you need (maybe RegEx?)None of these options are anywhere as simple as what I’m about to show you. One of our Zapier Experts, Troy Tessalone, alluded to this method in this post, but I’m going to expand upon it a bit
⚡We’re back with another behind the scenes look at some of our fellow Zapiens!This month we spoke to Hong Chau who is not only a user education mastermind but a wonderful human being to boot! 🎉Hong leads the Zapier User Education team who is behind the shiny new Zapier Learn site. If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to swing by for interactive courses and videos!
Member Spotlight: Rob SchmidtInterview
This month we had the privilege of chatting with Rob Schmidt, an entrepreneur with multiple eight and nine-figure businesses whom specializes in digital marketing.As a Zapier Certified Expert and founding partner of Outliant and Winona, Rob shared with us how Outliant leverages Zapier to stand out from the competition, enabling his team to think outside the box and find unique approaches to build wildly successful companies.Hi Rob! Tell us how you came across Zapier and what you initially began zapping! ⚡I learned about Zapier in 2015, when I was working with Crunchbutton. It was recommended to me by a colleague, Nick Hunter, who had stumbled upon it online.After he sent it to me, I quickly started using it a lot. It was like, “hey, this looks like something that would be useful!” We created a lot of Zaps for marketing automations and operations purposes. We also managed large ambassador programs at universities, automating the process of shipping out swag and marketing material and ke
To keep up with the demand of your growing business and your ever-evolving workflows, you need a rock-solid automation system.That's why we're excited to share a suite of new product features which make it easier than ever to build, manage, and monitor the Zaps that power your business!⚡️Learn how you can unleash the power of automation across your entire team securely—and at scale.Join our webinar with Zapier's product team, where we'll cover:In-depth demos of Zapier's newest features Automation inspiration from a Zapier customer A live Q&A with Zapier product managers Snag your free spot here!Can’t make it to the live call? Go ahead and register and we’ll be sure to send you the recording! 🙌🏾
About Our No-Code Day And that's a wrap on our annual No-Code Day Contest! This day was about recognizing and celebrating the people and businesses using no-code tools to create and automate amazing things without writing a single line of code.We created No-Code Day to help spread the word about the no-code movement and to encourage more businesses and organizations to embrace this powerful approach. It's a game-changer for people who want to turn their ideas into reality quickly and affordably.This year, we received over 200 entries for our four categories: No-Code Transforming Businesses, No-Code Changing the World, No-Code Empowering Small Businesses, and No-Code Featuring AI. Among these entries, 59% were focused on empowering small businesses, 16% on transforming businesses, 14% on changing the world, and 11% on featuring AI. That's a lot of great ideas and creativity coming from our community!So let’s meet the winners!Tori Philips: No-Code Transforming Businesses Tori Phillips is
3 ways to add conditions to ZapsTutorial
A common question we see in the Community is "can I set up a Zap that changes depending on the information from the trigger". This is called ‘conditional logic’, a process or action that changes if specific criteria are met. It's often described as ‘if/then’ or ‘if/else’ logic. In a Zap, conditional logic is useful in lots of situations: Only send a voucher code if the buyer is a new customer If the lead is hot, assign it to the sales team; if it’s cold, assign it to the nurture team. If someone is interested in fostering animals, send them an information leaflet and book an appointment with them, if they are interested in adoption, send them an application form. This article is for you if you know that you need conditional logic in your Zap but are unsure how to do it. We’ll cover different ways to add conditional logic into Zaps and explain the pros and cons of different approaches. The three ways of adding logic into your Zap that we will look at are Lookup Tables, Filters, and