3dcart’s Zapier Application is currently in the beta testing phase.
Zapier is an automation service that will let you create “trigger & action” processes (called “Zaps”) between two web applications. For example, a “trigger” could be an event like a new customer registering on your 3dcart store while an “action” would be having details of that customer’s record posted to a different web application like SalesForce.
3dcart’s integration with Zapier allows you to create triggers for certain events in your store like New Customer sign ups. In turn, Zapier has many apps that it integrates with in order to provide the actions that will take place on those apps when the trigger occurs. Here’s how to get started:
From your Zapier Account
- Log into your Zapier Account
- Click on the “Make a Zap” button found along the top
- In the “Choose a Trigger App” field, search for 3dcart and select the 3dcart Shopping Cart Trigger
- Select which trigger you would like to use.
- Your choices are:
- New Orders
When a new order is placed on your store
- New Customer
When a new customer registers on your store
- Order Status Change
When the status of an order is changed.
- New Orders
- After selecting your choice, click on the “Save + Continue” button to proceed
At this point, Zapier will provide you with a special webhook URL that will need to be inserted into your 3dcart Online Store Manager. Copy the provided URL and proceed with the next steps
From your 3dcart Online Store Manager
- Log into your 3dcart Online Store Manager
- Using the left-hand navigation menu, go to Modules
- Then, use the search bar at the top of the page to locate “Zapier”
- When the module appears, click on the “Change Settings” link
- Paste the webhook URL into the appropriate field
(In this case, the “Order New” field)
- Click “Test” to confirm the webhook URL is correct.
- Then, mark the “Enabled” checkbox above the Test button and click “Save” at the top right.
Now, go back to your Zapier account and click on the “Continue” button. Test data from your store will be sent via the webhook URL and received by Zapier. You will see a “Test Successful” message in your Zapier page. You will also be presented with a link to the data that is being transmitted from your store so you can see what the various headers will be. For example, in the case of order information, you will see headings such as IP Address, Billing First Name, Billing Last Name and so forth.
By now, your Zapier Trigger is created. Next, you will need to create the “action” for the trigger. As mentioned, there are many apps available on Zapier – each with their own functionality – So continue with the creation steps in your Zapier account to complete creating your Zap!