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How to Trigger a Countdown using Zapier
How to Trigger a Countdown using Zapier
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Written by Matt
Updated over a week ago

Zapier gives you the ability to connect different apps that do not have an integration.

For this example, we will setup a trigger between Deadline Funnel and Kajabi, so that a countdown timer is started when someone joins a Kajabi list. You can use any email service provider you choose, as long as they integrate with Zapier.

Note: Make sure that you have already integrated your Zapier account with Deadline Funnel and your email service provider (ESP), and that you are logged into your Zapier account before you begin.

Video Tutorial:

Setup the Deadline Funnel trigger with your ESP:

In your Zapier dashboard, select 'Make a Zap' and select your Email Service Provider (We used Kajabi) as the Trigger App:

Choose 'New Form Submission' and click 'Continue':

If your Kajabi account is already connected, go ahead and select it here and click 'Continue':

If you haven't connected your Kajabi account to Zapier yet, click 'Add New Account' and follow Zapier's instructions to connect the two, then click 'Continue'.

Next, select your Kajabi site and the form you want to use to trigger the deadline when submitted, then click 'Continue':

Make sure you have submitted the form at least once so there is data to fetch, then click 'Test Trigger':

Once you see a successful test message, click 'Continue':

Now select Deadline Funnel for your Action App:

Select 'Start Deadline' and click 'Continue':

Select your Deadline Funnel account and click 'Continue':

Choose the Deadline Funnel Campaign/promotion that you want to trigger, select the email address field to capture emails, and click 'Continue':

Note: You can leave the 'First Name' field blank, as it's not necessary for Deadline Funnel.

Click 'Test & Continue' to run a quick test:

Once the test is successful, it will prompt you to turn your Zap on:

Then you can click 'Done Editing' at the bottom, and you're all set:

You can now test that the Zap is working by adding a new subscriber to your list in your email service provider and verifying that the subscriber's email has been added under Analytics > Event Tracking in Deadline Funnel. Please note that there can be a slight delay between Zapier and Deadline Funnel, so if it doesn't show up right away, simply check back in five to ten minutes.

Important Note about Email Links

For the integration to work you MUST use the Deadline Funnel email links in any of your emails that link to a sales page with a countdown timer, or that link to a page in your funnel that links to another page with your countdown timer.

In other words, the API integration requires that your subscribers click one of the Deadline Funnel email links before they reach a page with a countdown. This is necessary in order to make sure each subscriber is assigned the correct deadline.

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