Zapier is a program that allows you to link the web apps you use to run your business. Whether it's automating tasks or just exporting data, Zapier offers a lot of great options.
Cloudbeds' connection with Zapier currently only sends information out, and does not import anything from the apps Zapier connects with. While we may expand this in the future, Zapier is currently a one-way integration.
- Zapier has a free plan. It does have some limitations, but they usually aren't a problem for most of our clients. The free plan includes up to 5 different Zaps, 100 tasks and each Zap runs every 15 minutes.
- If you need more connections or you need the data moved faster than that, they have paid plans available as well. You can see more at https://zapier.com/app/billing/plans
Go to Zapier's knowledge base and read through their tutorials. You'll want to make sure you have a good grasp of the fundamentals and options available to you. Check our templates here.
Before going further, make sure that you are first logged into both your Cloudbeds and Zapier accounts. Otherwise you'll be ask to log in during.
If using Zapier for the first time learn here how to create a Zap.
When creating a Zap for the first time Cloudbeds will require you to authorize Zapier. Click Approve to proceed.
We've created some quick templates for our most common Zaps.
For questions regarding general Zapier use, please contact Zapier's support team. If you have a development related question or feedback, however, you can absolutely let us know.
Should something undesirable occur due to a Zapier configuration, while we will attempt to do our best to resolve everything possible on our end, the property user is the one ultimately responsible. This isn't something that you'll likely need to worry about, but we do need to mention it.
We're looking forward to seeing what you create with Zapier and Cloudbeds! Be sure to give us updates on zap templates you create so we can include them in a resource base for future users.