Imagine for a moment that you could spend most of your time doing only the things that have the biggest impact on your business.
Most entrepreneurs and marketers we know dread the idea of doing the same things over and over again. They’d rather do more profound and creative things instead. And automate all the essential but repetitive tasks.
They’re all about efficiency. And so are we.
That’s why today, we’re super excited to let you know that we’ve updated the GetResponse Zapier integration, which will make your work with the platform even more efficient.
For those of you who don’t know what Zapier is and what it does, we’ll go over the details further down in this article.
Here’s what’s most important:
- GetResponse Zapier integration is now free. That means you can use it even if you’re on Zapier’s free plan, and it won’t count toward your premium zaps if you’re on one of the paid plans.
- The integration is built into your GetResponse dashboard. That means you can easily connect the different platforms you’re using and automatically sync your data without leaving your GetResponse account.
Thanks to these, you’ll save time by ditching the manual tasks (goodbye forever copy & paste!), your email list will always be up-to-date, and you’ll eliminate the risk of losing leads through ineffective processes.
Here’s a short video explaining how the GetResponse + Zapier integration works.
Now we’ll elaborate on what Zapier is, what it does, and how it can help you run your business more efficiently.
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What is Zapier and how does it work
Zapier is an online automation tool that connects your favorite apps, such as Google Sheets, Facebook Lead Ads, GetResponse, and many more.
You can connect two or more apps and automate repetitive tasks, like adding new contacts to your lists.
You can connect Google Sheets with GetResponse, so that every time you add a new row into your Google Sheets spreadsheet, a new contact will automatically be created inside your GetResponse account.
The connection between the two apps is what you call a “Zap”.
And every time Zapier needs to send data from one platform to the other, it needs to perform a so-called “task”. This task, of course, is done automatically, after you’ve created and made your Zap live.
How much does Zapier cost
Zapier offers several plans (based on the number of tasks you want to perform or features you want to have access to), but the basic one is free forever, and it includes 100 tasks per month.
What does it mean? Let’s use another example this time.
Let’s say you’ve got a website that lets potential customers schedule a consultation with you using the Calendly app. Every time someone schedules a meeting with you, you can send their data over to GetResponse as a new contact. And since you’ve got 100 tasks in the Zapier free plan, this means the automation can run up to 100 times per month.
There’s one more thing to keep in mind. Earlier in this post, we’ve mentioned that the integration between GetResponse and Zapier is free. The same isn’t the case for every app that you may want to use.
Some platforms, like Facebook Lead Ads, are considered “premium.” That means if you want to connect with them, you’ll need to upgrade to one of Zapier’s paid plans.
How to connect Zapier with GetResponse
Let’s go over how you can connect GetResponse with Zapier.
Step 1. Log into your GetResponse account and click on Integrations and API from the main menu in the top left corner of your screen.
Step 2. Once you’re there, click on the Integrations by Zapier tab. Then, click on the blue button that says, “Connect Zapier.” This will take you to the Zapier login page, where you’ll be able to log in or create a new account.
Step 3. After you’ve successfully logged into your Zapier account, you’ll be asked to authorize GetResponse to access to your list of Zaps and their statuses.
Step 4. After you’ve clicked the Authorize button, you’ll be returned to your GetResponse account. There, you’ll be able to see the list of Zaps linked with GetResponse that you’ve previously created. Also, you’ll see Zap templates you can use to start creating your new automated connections.
How to create your first Zap
Let’s now build your first Zap.
If you haven’t created one in the past, you’ll want to start by typing the name of the app you want to connect with GetResponse into the search field in the Zap templates section.
If you can’t find the app or a template you’re looking for, there may be two reasons for this:
- The app you’re searching for is not connected through Zapier,
- There’s no premade template for this Zap.
In the first scenario, we can’t do much but suggest that you check whether we have an API-based integration on our Integrations page.
In the second scenario, you’ll have to go to Zapier’s page directly and create the Zap there.
Additionally, you can ask us to create this Zap template so that you – and our other users – will be able to use it in the future.
Please note: We’ll be continuously adding new Zap templates, based on requests from our users. If you’d like to help us shape this integration and suggest your favorite apps and scenarios, please do so either inside of the platform or by leaving a comment under this article 🙂
OK, let’s go with the scenario that you’ve found a template that you want to use. We’ll go with the Google Forms > Zapier connection you can see in the screenshot above.
Step 1. Hover over the Zap template and click configure. You’ll be taken to the Zap creation process you may already be familiar with if you’ve used Zapier before. There, select the Google Forms account you want to connect and click Continue.
Step 2. Next, select the survey and worksheet you want to pull data from. Then click Continue.
Note: If you’ve recently created a survey and can’t find it on the list, click Refresh Fields and you should be able to see it there.
Step 3. Test and review your Zap. Thanks to this, you can see whether Zapier will pull the right data before it’s being sent to GetResponse. When you’re happy with the Zap test results, scroll down, and click on Create Contact in GetResponse.
Step 4. If it’s the first time you’re creating a Zap with GetResponse, you’ll need to connect your accounts first. Click on Sign in to GetResponse and a form will appear where you’ll need to paste in your GetResponse API key (You can find it in Integrations and API > API).
Then, select the GetResponse account you want to connect and click Continue.
Step 5. Next, you’ll need to specify what list your new contacts should be added to, and what data you want to send (e.g., email address, respondent’s name, tag with the campaign’s name).
Once you’ve done that, scroll down to the bottom of the page and test your Zap. When you’re happy with the results, click Done Editing, and make your Zap live.
And that’s it!
You can now go back to your list of Zaps and start adding new ones to improve your workflow.
For more details on how to manage your Zaps in GetResponse, read our FAQ page.
Here are some of the most popular Zaps to inspire you
If you’re still unsure how you could use Zapier to improve your efficiency, here are some of the most popular Zaps used by GetResponse users.
- Google Sheets + GetResponse
Are you storing your contact list in Google Sheets and then manually exporting them to GetResponse? With this integration, you can automate this process. This Zap will let you create new GetResponse contacts whenever there’s a new row added in your Google Sheets spreadsheet.
- Typeform + GetResponse
Do you use Typeform to collect email signups that you then upload to GetResponse? With this Zap, you can create new contacts every time a new contact fills out your form.
- Wufoo + GetResponse
Or maybe you’re using Wufoo instead? This automation will create new GetResponse contacts every time someone fills out your form.
- Uscreen + GetResponse
Are you a content creator selling videos through Uscreen? You can now add your new customers into GetResponse and nurture them with email campaigns, Facebook ads, and more!
- SurveyGizmo + GetResponse
Are you using SurveyGizmo to conduct surveys? Provided that you’re also collecting email addresses, you can send them over to GetResponse automatically with this Zap.
- Paypal + GetResponse
Using PayPal to sell your services? With this Zap you can create new GetResponse contacts from your PayPal sales.
- Facebook Lead Ads + GetResponse
Do you use Facebook Lead Ads to promote your lead magnets and build your email list? Then connect them with GetResponse through this Zap and have all your new leads transferred automatically!
- Calendly + GetResponse
With this Zap, you can schedule consultations through Calendly and automatically add them to your GetResponse account and your email drip campaigns.
Have your say and suggest new Zap templates
Before you go and start adding new automated tasks in your account, we’d like to ask you for one simple thing.
Leave a comment below and let us know what apps (and use-cases) you’d like us to create Zap templates for.
What would help you and your business the most?
Have your say and help us make your experience with the platform even better 🙂