Deadline Funnel can help boost your sales for your marketing campaigns 😎
Each subscriber in your sequence will be automatically assigned their own custom deadline - whether you're doing a webinar... an email sequence... an automated launch... or really ANY type of campaign.
Here's a quick guide on how to get started with Deadline Funnel + SendGrid, so you can build your evergreen funnel.
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1. Create your Deadline Funnel campaign
First things first - you will need to create a campaign in Deadline Funnel before you can set up the integration with SendGrid.
Select SendGrid as your email platform when creating your Deadline Funnel campaign:
When creating your campaign, we recommend selecting the blueprints option and then choosing the "Email Sequence + Special Offer" blueprint:
Then you'll set the deadline length and add the URL(s) for your first page(s). Don't worry too much about those two items - you can change those at any time.
Once you've created your Deadline Funnel campaign, you will be taken to the Quick Start Guide, which is a step by step guide for how to set up your campaign.
We're here to help! Contact us on live chat (bottom right corner of the screen) Monday - Friday, 6am-6pm ET. Or you can shoot us an email any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. 🙂
2. Integrate Deadline Funnel and SendGrid
After you've created your Deadline Funnel campaign, you'll need to set up an integration between SendGrid and Deadline Funnel to control when you start each subscriber's Deadline Funnel tracking as they are going through your funnel.
This a key step when you're using the deadline in your SendGrid emails, as it's what allows us to track each subscriber's email address, which in turn allows us to keep their deadline synced up with your email sequence.
Zapier may be an option for setting up this integration, but if your use case is not supported by Zapier, please review our custom integration as another possibility.
Please feel free to reach out to our team if you have any questions about this. 🙂
3. Add Deadline Funnel email links to your SendGrid emails
The second critical part for Deadline Funnel tracking is to add Deadline Funnel email links to the emails in your automation, wherever you're linking to a page that has a Deadline Funnel timer on it, or any page you have set up to redirect after the deadline expires.
Please note that you cannot integrate Deadline Funnel + SendGrid correctly unless you add the Deadline Funnel links to your emails!
4. Add Deadline Funnel email timers to your SendGrid emails (optional)
You can customize your SendGrid emails with an animated timer. Step-by-step instructions for adding those can be found here.