How the SlickText Zapier Integration Works

How the SlickText Zapier Integration Works

 SlickText Zapier Integration

Updated June 3, 2020

Ever wanted to use two softwares together that don’t necessarily know how to talk to each other? There’s a really simple way to do it, as long as each technology you’re trying to use integrates with Zapier. SlickText is proud to say we’ve offered a Zapier integration since 2018. Here’s everything you need to know about how it works — trust us, it can make your life a lot easier.

What is Zapier?

Zapier is a flexible and powerful integration service that connects popular apps together. Think of it like the connector between SlickText and the other apps you want to use. Zapier works as a go-between and helps the two softwares talk to each other. You can use it without any coding experience. Doing this allows you to automate recurring tasks and streamline your processes. It takes just minutes to use and can open the door to many possibilities for your organization to keep track of data and reach your contacts.

How do Zapier and SlickText work together?

With the official SlickText Zapier integration you can now connect your other platforms so that they work seamlessly with our mass texting service. This launch was huge step forward for us and all of our users when we announced it back in 2018 and today, in 2020, it’s still one of our most popular features. With over 2,000 existing app integrations, Zapier will allow you to supercharge your SMS marketing and mass text messaging programs by enabling you to do things such as:

  • Subscribe new people to your text programs when they are added to your CRM
  • Subscribe new people to your SMS marketing list through chat bots
  • Initiate a series of SMS drip campaigns when a lead is captured on a web form
  • Send one of messages and text blasts when events take place in other software suites
  • Collect emails via SMS and pass that data back to your CRM
  • Capture user-specific data via text message and funnel it back to other software suites

That’s not the whole list of capabilities but it does give you a good idea of where you can get started.

Text message marketing with Zapier

If the platforms you use for your other business activities are compatible with Zapier then you’ll find it’s very easy to start text message marketing with Zapier by connecting your platforms with SlickText. Here are the steps.

1. Select your Zapier trigger

Your “trigger” in Zapier is the action one one platform that will initiate the response from Zapier to “speak to” SlickText so that a secondary action can be performed. Let’s say you have a scheduling platform connected to Zapier. If “rescheduling” is a trigger, when a client reschedules, that will initiate an automatic response from the SlickText platform. Simply put, your trigger is the event in an integrated app that will start what Zapier calls the “Zap.”

2. Choose your SlickText action

Your “action” in SlickText is the response that will be initiated after your Zapier trigger fires. Your action takes the data from the initial app to complete the command. Using the above example, someone reschedules their appointment you’ll probably want your action to be that you send a message to the contact asking them when they’d like to reschedule.

3. Connect the two platforms

This is as simple as pressing the connect button inside of Zapier. It requires no coding experience and you can have both platforms connected in seconds. It securely connects the two apps so informatio can transfer between them.

Zapier offers plenty of flexible pricing plans including a free tier to help you test the platform before committing to it. To get the ball rolling, you can visit our SlickText integration page, view some popular Zap templates that others are using and set up your first integration today.

Is Zapier free?

If you’re just looking to get started with Zapier and aren’t going to use the technology heavily, you might be able to get by with using the free version, which has a limit of 100 tasks per month — you can also only use single step Zaps on this plan (as of June, 2020). There are four additional pricing levels from there, with the lowest tier costing $19.99 and the highest costing $599. Keep in mind, these numbers are accurate as of June, 2020.

What happens if I need support with the Zapier integration?

The SlickText and Zapier integration is very easy to use, so chances are you’ll be able to manage it by yourself, even if you have no technical or coding knowledge. However, if you do need customer support at any time, our team at SlickText is ready to help you figure out what the problem is and suggest ideas on how to solve it. You don’t have to be a technology whiz to make the SlickText and Zapier integration work, we’re here to hold your hand and help you get to the bottom of any problems.

What are other apps that integrate with Zapier?

Zapier has a growing list of over 2,000 apps that integrate with Zapier. Here are some popular examples.

  • Google Docs
  • Salesforce
  • Evernote
  • Slack
  • Hubspot
  • Asana
  • Stripe
  • DocuSign
  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce

Those are just a few examples out of the thousands that can work seamlessly with Zapier. You can review a full list of Zapier integrations on their website to get updated information on what you can truly do through automating your processes.