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How do Zapier Triggers work in Cardtapp integrations?
How do Zapier Triggers work in Cardtapp integrations?

Deep dive on Zapier triggers

Updated over a week ago


Zapier triggers are the foundation upon which all Zaps are built. They serve as the ignition for your automated processes, setting everything in motion. By clearly comprehending how triggers work, users can take full advantage of Zapier's vast automation capabilities.

What Exactly are Zapier Triggers?

At its essence, a Zapier trigger is an event in one app that kickstarts a sequence of automated tasks. The trigger constantly scans its designated app for specific occurrences or changes. Once identified, it sets the corresponding Zap into action.

Examples of Common Triggers

  1. New Contact in a CRM: The addition of a new contact in a CRM system, like Cardtapp, could serve as a trigger. This could then set off a Zap that sends a welcome email to the new contact.

  2. Form Submission: When a visitor fills out a form on your website, this can act as a trigger. The subsequent action could be the addition of this visitor's details into your email marketing list.

  3. New File in a Folder: If a new file is uploaded to a cloud storage platform like Dropbox, this can act as a trigger. The action might be to copy this file to another cloud storage platform or send a notification about the new upload.

Setting Up Triggers in Zapier

  1. Choose the App: Begin by selecting the app you want to monitor for the trigger event.

  2. Define the Trigger: Specify what event in the app will serve as the trigger. This could be anything from a new email in your inbox to a new task in a project management tool.

  3. Test the Trigger: Before finalizing, it's crucial to test the trigger to ensure it's working as expected. Zapier provides a testing environment to make this step straightforward.

Why Correct Trigger Setup is Vital

  • Accuracy: Setting up triggers correctly ensures that the right data is captured and sent to the next step of the Zap. This ensures that the automation process runs smoothly without hitches.

  • Efficiency: Correctly configured triggers ensure that Zaps only run when they're supposed to, conserving resources and avoiding unnecessary actions.

  • Reliability: When triggers are set up with precision, it builds user confidence in the automation process, knowing that they can rely on it to perform consistently.

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