Burner + Zapier =
automated tasks and communication
Zapier is a tool that allows you to connect apps you use every day to automate tasks and save time. An automation between two or more of your apps is called a Zap.
For example, you can create a push button in Zapier that turns your Burner's ringer on or off with a mouse click in your browser. Or you can hook Burner up to a Google Sheet for a variety of automations.
You can make simple Zaps or complex ones—don't be afraid to be creative! Visit Burner in the Zapbook, or follow these steps to get started.
How to Use Burner + Zapier
- Sign up or Log in to Zapier.
Click the "Make a Zap" button at the top of your Dashboard.
In the box under "Choose a Trigger App", search for the app you want to use as the Trigger. (This would be the event that you want to watch, such as a new Trello card, the start of a calendar event in Google Calendar, changes to a Google Sheet, etc.)
Authorize the app you chose as the Trigger, if you haven't already done so.
In the next step, "Choose an Action App", search for and then click on Burner.
Authorize with Burner.
Choose "Configure Burner" or "Create Outbound Text", the two actions available through Burner's Zapier app.
If you chose "Configure Burner," you would first choose the Burner number you want to use for this Action. You can control the ringer, notifications, and auto-reply to texts.
If you chose "Create Outbound Text," you would first choose the Burner, and then pick a number, text, and optional image of the outbound text you will be sending for this Zap
Send Welcome Text to New Hubspot Contact
If you are using HubSpot as your CRM, you can use Zapier to have Burner send new contacts a customized welcome message when they are added to a list.
This could be a welcome message to a new client, for instance, “Welcome to Our Awesome Agency! It’s great to have you as a client, and we appreciate your business.”
Or it could be a welcome message to someone you met at a networking event. For instance, “Hey [name], this is Bob from Awesome Agency, and it was great to meet you at the event! Now you have my direct number, feel free to call or text me back.”
Since the message comes from your direct number, any responses they send will go straight to your phone in the Burner app.
One Click Do Not Disturb
Using the Zapier Chrome plugin, you can add one-push actions to Burner. For example, with one click you can turn off the ringer and notifications, and turn on your auto-reply with a pre-set message. With another click, you can turn the ringer and notifications back on and turn off the auto-reply. You could also set up a Zap with a custom auto-reply message.
RSVP to Wedding Zap
If you’re like many people using a website builder to create your wedding site, you probably have your RSVP page hooked into a Google Sheet. Now you can hook Google Sheets up to a Burner outgoing text message and be notified as soon as someone RSVP’s. You can even customize the message based on the fields in the Sheet.
For example, this is the guest’s name and the RSVP status:
There are a great many ways to use Burner with Zapier. Get creative, and yield the productivity results.