Beaconstac's Zapier integration enables you to automate QR Code workflows, allowing you to create, execute and analyze QR Code campaigns quickly and effectively.
Note - Beaconstac's Zapier integration is available on the Pro, Plus and Enterprise plans.
What is Zapier?
Zapier is an online automation tool that connects over 1,500 apps. You can create custom workflows that automate task based on 'trigger events' in your favourite apps. All this without any coding or relying on developers.
How to start creating Beaconstac automation on Zapier
Before you start connecting your Beaconstac account to your apps from your workflow, you'll need to setup Beaconstac on Zapier. Here's how:
Step 1: Select Beaconstac on Zapier
Select the ‘Add connection’ button. Search for Beaconstac in the field that appears and select the Beaconstac app.
In the window that appears, enter your Developer Token and Organization ID.
(You can find this information under ‘My Account’ on the Beaconstac dashboard.)
And, you’re done! Now you can start creating Zaps.
What can you do with the Zapier integration?
Beaconstac's Zapier integration opens doors for QR Code automation, allowing you to take your redirect your attention from menial, repetitive tasks to focus more on objectives that require a human touch. Here are a few automation workflows that you can be accomplished with Zapier:
1. Get notified every time a user scans your QR Code
It's important to know just how effective newly placed QR Codes are in real time. Knowing how often a QR Code is scanned helps you understand the effectiveness of it's placement and figure out if there are any shortcomings that can be resolved.
You could use the Beaconstac Analytics page to keep an eye out for QR Code scans.
Or, you can use Zapier to send your team a notification everytime a QR Code is scanned - directly on email or on a relevant Slack channel.
Set up this Zap
Click on ‘Create Zap’ on the dashboard
STEP 1: Setup the trigger event
Choose App & Event
Search for Beaconstac in the list of apps.
Select your Beaconstac account and click on Continue
Zapier tests if they are able to find data from your account. If you have created and scanned a QR Code, Zapier will pull in sample data.
STEP 2: Setup the Action
Choose App & Event
Search for the app you want to connect. Let’s say you want to connect Gmail. Search for and select Gmail.
Now, Choose the Action Event. You can choose from a bunch of options – send an email, create a draft, or search for an email. For this particular Zap, choose ‘Send an Email’
Connect your Gmail account by signing in.
Only 2 fields are mandatory here – the body and the subject. To trigger emails to your account, enter the email address in the ‘TO’ field.
Again, Zapier will test this integration to see an email can be successfully sent. Turn on your Zap to make it live.
2. Automate repetitive data entry
Instead of sending notifications on email or Slack, you can also trigger the creation of a new row with data in a Google Sheet.
This can help you gather data effectively and present it to help you create a robust marketing strategy.
Set it up
Follow Step 1 as mentioned above.
STEP 2: DO THIS
Choose App & Event
Search for Google Sheets and select it.
For the Action Event, select ‘Create Spreadsheet Row’.
Connect your Google account by signing in if you haven’t already.
Customize Spreadsheet Row
The mandatory fields here are ‘Worksheet’ and ‘Spreadsheet’ so that you can create a new row in the right file.
Click on ‘Test & Continue’ to allow Zapier to test this integration to see a new row is created.
Turn on your Zap!
What more can you do with Zapier?
You can change the Trigger Event to ‘New Form Response’ and send leads an email when they leave their email address in a lead generation or feedback form. Realtors, retailers, SMBs can use this to send leads or customers a welcome email, their latest newsletter, use their email to start a drip campaign using MailChimp.
Instead of creating a one-step integration, you can also create multi-step Zaps to connect more apps.
Related to this article: Collaborate on QR Code campaigns with Beaconstac's Slack integration | Automate QR Code generation with the Google Sheets plugin | Bulk uploading dynamic QR codes using Zapier