How our customers save time using Zapier

How our customers save time using Zapier

You’ve likely heard the phrase “work smarter, not harder” thrown around at some point in your career. It sounds great, but how do you make it work? You’ve also probably heard that there are numerous benefits to having integrations in the workplace that help save you time and improve your workflow—you just may not know where to start. This is why we’d like to introduce you to Zapier.

What is Zapier?

Zapier is a popular web integration tool that allows you to connect with product apps to create workflows that automate your everyday tasks. There are over 3,000 apps that can connect via Zapier and its easy for a beginner to implement too.

Zapier works through ‘trigger’ and ‘action’ commands, i.e, once you connect to an app, you tell Zapier ‘when this occurs, do this’. You only need to set up your account and build your triggers and actions with their simple step-by-step instructions.

Here are the top three Burst SMS and Zapier integrations that are helping our customers save time every day.

1. Instant Unsubscribe Hard Bounce

Those pesky “hard bounce” recipients don’t need to clutter up your campaign lists. Time is better spent building up your mobile database than filtering out dead contacts. Zapier can take care of the manual list cleansing for you. You can use Zapier to automate the deletion of hard bounces from your sender list and transferring them to your Global Opt-Out list.

To make your workflow even simpler, we’ve already implemented a number of automated online SMS features in our online SMS service. These features include automatically formatting your numbers, removing your duplicates, and minimising your bounces. These handy features will save you time and money whilst improving your reporting.

Ready to try it? Our step-by-step instructions can be found here.

It may be that you have a contact who wishes to opt out of one campaign but not others, such as a gym member who wishes to opt out of daily health tips but continue to receive other alerts from your business. In this case, you would only want to lose them from your health tips list, not all lists. Our tracked links feature can easily help you manage this and keep your campaign lists clean.

Tracked links are what set Burst SMS aside from other online SMS services. Setting a “Link Hit” trigger tells Zapier to perform actions when a recipient clicks on a specific link.

If this is something you’d like to do, you can find our instructions in the Burst SMS support portal.

3. Message Rebroadcast

Message rebroadcast automation is an efficient way to send a blast SMS to a specific list. Perhaps your university administration needs to send an alert to all new students, or you’re responsible for a large casual staff workforce and need to issue a call-out for workers to fill available shifts on the fly. With this integration, you can send a message to one of your dedicated virtual numbers and have that message broadcasted to a specific list. Simply put, SMS makes blast communication easy with just a few simple clicks.

Check out these easy to follow instructions to implement message rebroadcasting.

We hope these ideas have given you inspiration to work smarter, not harder, and increase efficiency in your everyday tasks with Zapier. If you’re a Burst SMS customer, we’ve got 3,000+ integrations at your fingertips and are happy to assist. You can reach us via our Support Portal for help in setting up your automations.

Try our Burst SMS and Zapier integrations