Zapier Integration: Getting Started
ShowClix is now integrated with Zapier, a web-based workflow automation tool. Connecting ShowClix with Zapier will enable you to automate tasks across popular apps like Facebook, Salesforce, MailChimp and hundreds of others, based on specific events that occur within ShowClix. The following information will guide you through setting up your account, and the next article will go over how to create basic and complex workflows (more commonly known as Zaps).
1. Create a Zapier Account:
- First, you'll need to create an account with Zapier.
- There are several pricing plans available, primarily based on the number of concurrent Zaps you wish to run. You may also opt for a free account which allows for up to five concurrent zaps and 100 tasks per month.
(Please note: Premium Zapier apps such as Salesforce, PayPal, and SQL Server require you to have a paid account.)
2. Authenticate your ShowClix seller account:
- First, sign into your Zapier account.
- Zapier is in a beta phase. Click here to use the ShowClix beta integration. If you do not click on this link, you will be unable to find ShowClix and in the Zapier integrations list.
- Visit Settings and then click Connect an App. Now search for the ShowClix app.
- Next, you'll need to locate your ShowClix API key. Sign into ShowClix, hover over Settings in the top right corner and select the first option, My Account. The API key is located at the bottom of this page. Click Generate Token to retrieve your API key.
- Copy and past this key into the API Key field in your Zapier account. Once your account is loaded in your Connected Accounts list, click Test to verify the connection is successful.
Now you're ready to start Zapping!
What is a Zap?
Each Zap is comprised of three basic components:
- First, you will set a trigger to begin the automated workflow. Each trigger occurs within an associated app.
- Then, you can make your trigger more specific by adding filters, or conditional attributes associated with each trigger.
- When conditions for your trigger are met, the action, or corresponding response to a trigger will execute which completes the Zap.
When a Zap is successfully executed, it is considered a task.
Let’s say you wanted to automatically subscribe every attendee who spent above a certain amount on a designated Mailchimp email list. Here is how that workflow would break down in Zapier:
Trigger: The customer places an order for your event on ShowClix
Filter: The order total is at least $XX.XX
Action: Add/Update Subscriber to your Mailchimp account
Make your zaps even more elaborate by defining multiple triggers, actions and filters.
Next: Configuring Zaps
(Please Note: ShowClix provides additional automation capabilities which may be unavailable in Zapier. To automate actions that occur within the ShowClix platform such as adjusting ticket price, consider taking advantage of some of the possibilities available in “Agent”)