In today’s technological age, we’re each locked in to a myriad of online services, web-based applications and systems of social engagement such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. Consequently, many popular services for business are moving online as well, or have parts of their systems that run on web servers around the world.
Having synergy between these services adds value to each service, be it for personal or professional use. What if you could instantly tweet when you upload a video to your YouTube account? Consequently, what if your new WooCommerce orders could automatically be added to a spreadsheet on your Google Drive, added as items in Freshbooks or sent through to your Help Scout account where you can follow up with the customer and ask questions about their recent purchase experience?
Zapier, a wonderful web-based service, provides exactly this service. When an action occurs within one service, perform an action on another service.
Today, we’re pleased to announce the official WooCommerce integration for Zapier!
A bit about Zapier
Zapier is a small team of talented individuals, all with a common end goal in mind; syncing the web.
Zapier’s «About» page reads: «Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems – you can use Zapier to automate the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis.»
What can I sync from WooCommerce to Zapier?
The WooCommerce Zapier extension includes triggers that can be set up to send new (paid) orders to Zapier or when an order changes status. From there, the possibilities of what can be achieved are virtually limitless, limited only by the number of services available on Zapier at a given time (there are plenty).
The combination of a trigger and an action, on Zapier, is referred to as a «Zap». Each time a zap is triggered, this is referred to as a «Task».
What can WooCommerce and Zapier do together, for me?
With the myriad of services available on Zapier, there are tons of exciting possibilities when using WooCommerce on your Zapier account.
To give everyone a head start, we’ve selected a few Zaps which we feel would be useful to everyone:
Billing & Communication
Customer Communication (SMS)
As a part of today’s launch, and to get everyone off to a flying start with both WooCommerce and Zapier, new Zapier users will receive 100 extra tasks when signing up on Zapier via this URL. That’s a really neat way to truly put the system through it’s paces!
This looks great! Where and when can I buy this extension?
WooCommerce Zapier is available for sale on WooThemes.com, from today, at the introductory price of $59.
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We’d love to hear how WooCommerce and Zapier help you to run your business. If you have use cases you’d like to share with us, and the world, please post them in the comments below.
We’re looking forward to seeing what exciting zaps you can create using WooCommerce and Zapier.