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Integrate ClickSend with Zapier

Zapier allows you to connect a variety of web applications to ClickSend.

Connect your ClickSend account with Zapier

If you don’t already have a Zapier account, start by creating one here.  

If you also don't already have a ClickSend account, create one here too. 

If you already have a Zapier account, start by logging in here.  

Once logged into your account, your first step is to connect your ClickSend account with Zapier.


To connect your ClickSend account with Zapier

Click Connected Accounts at the top part of the screen



Search for "ClickSend SMS" in the dropdown



You will then be asked for your ClickSend API credentials, which is available on the ClickSend dashboard.

Enter your credentials and click "Yes, continue" and ClickSend will now be connected to Zapier!


Create a Zap with ClickSend as the Trigger app

In this type of zap, a trigger that happens in ClickSend will perform an action in another app. In this instance, we will use an Incoming SMS as a trigger item.

Back on the main page, click on the "Make a Zap!" button.

ClickSend should now be listed under "Your Apps" section.  Select ClickSend, and you will see the trigger action available for use.  Click Save + Continue.  Be sure to test if the SMS is seen successfully, and Continue again. You may now proceed with selecting an Action for this trigger.


Next up is where the magic happens.  

Create a Zap with ClickSend as the Action app


In this type of zap, a trigger that happens in another app will perform an action in ClickSend.

Some possible actions you can have your zap perform in ClickSend include:

Send an SMS Message
Send a Voice Message
Send a Fax Message
Create a Contact


In this example, we'll setup a highly popular collaboration app, Trello, as a trigger app to partner with ClickSend as the Action app.  

What we aim to do is: Upon receiving a creation of a new Trello card ->  Send an SMS message


Like before, we will first connect Trello to Zapier.


Select Trello as a Trigger app


Authorize Zapier to connect to Trello



Select which board should be monitored for new Cards.  Any new card created will trigger a new SMS to be sent via ClickSend.


Select ClickSend as an Action app

Choose Action - This is what will fire when a trigger occurs.  Click Save + Continue.


The next Edit Template screen offers flexibility.  It is upto you how to format and display your messages, as they are sent to the target number.  Clicking on the dropdowns will give you options, which are based on data that the Trigger application supplies. Feel free to experiment with the fields.


Edit Template screen.  Customize your layout.


Test and we're done!

And that's it - all you have to do is make sure the zap is enabled.  From now on, every Trello card created will send an SMS to the dedicated number.


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