What is Zapier?
Let me briefly explain what Zapier is for the ones who are not familiar with this brilliant service.
Zapier is an automation tool that connects multiple services. Throw data from one source to another without writing a single line of code.
For example, you can translate all your incoming DMs in a social network to a CRM. Or send a notification in Slack when you get a new email.
You can create tricky multi-step combinations with all their 1500 integration options and turn your forms into a powerful marketing machine.
Pair this with the sweetest landing page builder in the world and you will become unstoppable! 😈
So how to pair Zapier with Unicorn Platform?
In this guide, you will learn how to collect visitors’ emails with beautiful Unicorn Platform forms and send them to a Google Sheet via Zapier.
Please sign up in Zapier if you have not already done that and let’s get started! 😁
Step 1: Make a new Zap
A combination of data automation is called a Zap. Hit “Make a Zap!”.
Step 2: Pick data source
We will use Zapier webhook as a data source. Unicorn Platform will send your visitors’ emails to this webhook.
Type “webhook” and pick “Webhooks by Zapier”:
Then pick “Catch Hook” and press “Continue”:
Ah-h, here it is! The webhook URL that we need to start collecting emails. Please copy it and let’s go to your Unicorn Platform website:
Step 3: Add a form integration
Navigate to your Unicorn Platform website page. Start editing a component with a form. Press “Connect new integration”:
Connect a new integration to a Unicorn Platform form.
Then pick “Zapier”:
And paste the previous copied Zapier Webhook URL and hit “Save”.
Good job! You are almost finished.
Step 4: Throw some test data
Now we need to fire the form one time to meed the Zapier Webhook. We will throw a data sample by submitting our Unicorn Platform form.
Save the website changes, publish page if needed and open it.
Save Unicorn Platform landing page changes.
Open your website page in a new tab and submit the form one time:
Now let’s get back to Zapier. Hit “Continue”:
The hit “Test & continue”:
Zapier will now get the previously sent sample data.
Final step: 5 Add email destination
Now we need to somehow process our emails which are coming from a Unicorn Platform form. In this guide, I will collect emails in a Google Sheet, but you can add any other integration.
Pick “Google Sheets”:
Navigate to the Google Sheet service and create a new sheet with a header. Like this:
Please note that line pull movement I did. It is needed to create a table headers row. Zapier requires a headers row so be a good %your_gender% and please do not miss this important step.
Settings up the Google Sheets integration in a Zap requires numerous simple steps. Here is the demonstration:
That is it!
Do not forget to activate your zap! This little thingy must be green:
Activate your Zap!
If you was careful and did everything right, you will get this:
That is all!
Q: It doesn’t work! 😞
Zapier is a complicated service so it’s totally OK if you face a problem.
So let’s fix it!
First, please make sure your Zap is ON. That little lad sometimes goes offline when you change its settings. It made me crazy so many times. You do not need to get crazy because I warned you.
Still failing? Let’s dig deeper!
Navigate to the task history by clicking here:
Zap task history button.
Here in the task history page, you can check if a Unicorn Platform form really sends an email to Zapier:
If you can find an item sent from your form, then the form works well and the problem is in the Google Sheets setting up step. Make sure you picked a right sheet and create a row header (see Step 5).
If there is no data coming from Unicorn Platform, then please make you have chosen the right integration and saved the website after edition. Do not forget also to refresh a browser tab with the page with a form after making any changes.
Q: It still doesn’t work! 😖
Just tell us your problem and we will help!