Zapier is a powerful "middle-ware" tool that can be used to connect two services that are otherwise not connected. Zapier works as an app that can connect to a wide selection of products on the market. If you need Product A to connect to Product B, and Product A and B do not have a direct integration with each other, Zapier is a tool that can fit in the middle to facilitate the connection as long as both products can connect to Zapier.
- You will need a Zapier account to use this tool with Chime
- Please note that many features on Zapier are free but there are paid plans that are available to increase the overall functionality and sync rate/frequency. Refer to Zapier's pricing pages for more information in this regard.
Connect Chime to Zapier
First, navigate to the following link to find Chime's integration on Zapier: Click Here.
Once there, make sure you are logged in and then search for the app that you would like to connect with Chime:
Zapier will then walk you through the steps to connect the two services.
You will need to grab your Chime API key in order to connect Chime to Zapier. This is the unique identifier for your Chime account and is a requirement when connecting Chime to Zapier. To find your API key, navigate to Settings > Integrations > API > Copy:
- How does Zapier work?
- How do I learn more about definitions used within Zapier?
- Does Zapier support two-way syncing?
- Can I use Zapier to perform any action I want within Chime?
- What are the "actions" that are supported for Chime within Zapier?
- What are the "triggers" that are supported for Chime within Zapier?
- Is Zapier connected to individual user accounts or to the entire team?
- Can I update a pipeline stage in Chime using Zapier?
- What are some of the common reasons why my zaps are not working correctly with Chime?
- The Zapier connection to Chime has failed to confirm the connection, what can I do to fix it?
- How can I best troubleshoot Zapier zaps?
How does Zapier work?
Zapier can be as simple or as complicated as you would like it to be. You are best guided through how to use it by referencing Zapier's documentation. Please see Zapier: How It Works.
How do I learn more about definitions used within Zapier?
See Learn key concepts in Zapier for more information.
Does Zapier support two-way syncing?
No, two-way syncing is not supported via Zapier. For an explanation as to why, please see the following resource at Zapier: Click Here. If you aren't careful, you could accidentally create a "Zap loop" which could cause data issues, constant duplicate information being added to your system, etc. For more information on how to avoid that, Click Here.
If you are interested in a tool that might work for two-way syncing with Chime, please take a look at an alternative product, PieSync, which is also connected to Chime. See PieSync Integration for more information.
Can I use Zapier to perform any action I want within Chime?
No, Chime's Zapier integration is only as powerful as we have built it to be. In other words, we support certain actions and triggers that can be used to
What are the "actions" that are supported for Chime within Zapier?
When Chime is used as the Action in a Zap, the following are the options that are available:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Lead Type
- Subscription - Smart Plan (true/false)
- Subscription - Property Alert (true/false)
- Subscription - Market Report (true/false)
- Min Price (Buyer)
- Max Price (Buyer)
- City (Buyer)
- State (Buyer)
- Zipcode (Buyer)
- Address (Buyer)
- Min Beds (Buyer)
- Min Baths (Buyer)
- Beds (Seller)
- Baths (Seller)
- Price (Seller)
- Address (Seller)
- SqFt (Seller)
- City (Seller)
- State (Seller)
- Zipcode (Seller)
- Send Welcome Email (true/false)
- In order for a "Group" or "Tag" to be pushed into Chime via a zap, they must already exist in Chime and as a Shared Tag. Set these up in Chime prior to bringing in either of these items or else they will not populate once the lead is created in Chime.
- Currently, you can only send ONE "Group" or "Tag" per Zap that is built. Adding in multiple is not supported at the present time.
What are the "triggers" that are supported for Chime within Zapier?
When Chime is used as a Trigger, the following are the fields that can be pulled in and used in the corresponding Action:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Lead Type
- Agent Name
- Agent Email
- Agent Phone
- Location (buyer)
- Address (buyer)
- City (buyer)
- Zipcode (buyer)
- State (buyer)
- Max Price (buyer)
- Min Baths (buyer)
- Min Beds (buyer)
- Min Price (buyer)
- City (seller)
- Address (seller)
- Zipcode (seller)
- State (seller)
- Baths (seller)
- Beds (seller)
- Price (seller)
- Sq Ft (seller)
- Subscription: Market Report (true/false)
- Subscription: Property Alert (true/false)
- Subscription: Smart Plans (true/false)
Is Zapier connected to individual user accounts or to the entire team?
Zapier is integrated into into each account separately and only initiates a Zap (see above for "triggers") if a lead comes in through that account. For example, if a lead comes in via a team member/agent's integration, it would not trigger the Zapier integration at the Team Admin/Owner's level. Also, in that same context, if that lead was then assigned to the Team Admin/Owner via lead routing, etc., it would still not trigger their Zapier integration. The only way to trigger Zapier for a team member/agent is if they have their own Zapier account integrated and zaps set up.
Can I update a pipeline stage in Chime using Zapier?
That specific action is not supported. However, as a workaround, you could have Zapier add a tag which could in turn trigger a Smart Plan that could have an action to change a lead's pipeline stage.
What are some of the common reasons why my zaps are not working correctly with Chime?
First of all, it's important to understand the basic flow of how Zapier works:
Trigger (App A, for example) --> Optional "Helpers" --> Action (App B, for example).
If a problem occurs, it could happen at either of those three spots. Consider the following:
- If you are using Chime as the trigger, check Zapier trigger settings to make sure that the lead in question actually fits into the trigger criteria (for example: it's a new lead, group has changed, pipeline has change).
- One of the most common reasons why an action is not working correctly is because the "Helpers" could be getting in the way. These can consist of filters, etc. It would be good to check any "Helpers" that you have enabled in between the trigger and the action to see if the hold up could be right there.
- Make sure the Zap is actually enabled. There should be a little switch next to it on your Zapier dashboard/zaps list that you can see it is enabled. If not, make sure to have it on.
- The email address for the lead might already exist in Chime which means it can't duplicate.
The Zapier connection to Chime has failed to confirm the connection, what can I do to fix it?
The most common reason for the connection failing to work is due to the test lead sent to Zapier not having the right information. Zapier will capture the first lead in your Chime CRM after the initial set up, when using Chime as a trigger, to make sure it's working. However, it could be possible that the first lead in your CRM does not match the conditions in action fields. For example, some apps need to use the "email" field, but, as you should know, in Chime you can leave the email field blank on a lead record. So, it is possible that the test lead might not have an email address thus resulting in a failed connection test. In other words, the connection is likely working but has failed due to the lack of email address (in this example).
Two solutions to consider:
- "Skip and Continue" if the Zap is already working correctly. Future leads that you add might have the right information that you need thus avoiding this issue.
- Change the test lead until it shows "Test Successful." If there are other leads in your database that match the necessary fields, they might work correctly. You can continue sending tests leads to get it to work in order to confirm t he connection. You can find more information on how to work with test leads in the following Zapier article: Change the test data in your Zap trigger.
How can I best troubleshoot Zapier zaps?
Log into Zapier and click on Task History on the left menu. This will allow you to choose the zap that you want to check and review the history to determine where things might have gone wrong.
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