How to Integrate Deadline Funnel with Infusionsoft (API)
The API integration with Infusionsoft is the easiest and most flexible way to integrate Deadline Funnel with your Infusionsoft account.
Here's a quick video of how to get started:
1. Click on API Integrations and create a new integration
Once you click on API Integrations in the left menu, select Infusionsoft from the list of email providers or click "I need to create a new API connection."
Note that at the top of the screen you can see which Deadline Funnel campaign you're currently integrating (where it says "you are editing"). Each Deadline Funnel campaign gets its own API integration. :)
2. Connect your Infusionsoft account to Deadline Funnel
You will need to be logged into your Infusionsoft Account before clicking "Integrate with Infusionsoft"
On the next screen click the blue 'Allow' button to connect your InfusionSoft account with your Deadline Funnel account, and you should see a Success! message at the top of the screen once it's complete:
3. Create a custom field to store each contact's deadline
We call this the "deadline text" field, and it's just a field in Infusionsoft that stores each contact's unique deadline.
The good news is that you can create that field from Deadline Funnel while you're setting up the integration.
Go ahead and name it "deadlinetext" if you're not sure what to call it. You can always change it later!
Click on "Create" after you name your field.
4. Copy your Deadline Funnel webhook
5. Set up the webhook in Infusionsoft
Go into your campaign sequence in Infusionsoft and add "Send HTTP Post" to the point of the sequence where you want the deadline to begin.
Double click on Send HTTP Post and paste the webhook into the open field.
Make sure to publish your campaign. And now the deadline will begin for each contact as soon as they reach the HTTP Post in your automation.
6. Test the HTTP Post
You can test by adding a contact to your automation, waiting for the webhook to happen, and then check under Event Tracking in Deadline Funnel to confirm their email address was received by Deadline Funnel.
Important Note about Expiring Links
For the API integration to work you MUST use the Deadline Funnel expiring links in any of your emails that link to a sales page with a countdown timer, or that link to a page in your funnel that links to another page with your countdown timer.
In other words, the API integration requires that your subscribers click one of the Deadline Funnel expiring links before they reach a page with a countdown. This is necessary in order to make sure each subscriber is assigned the correct deadline.
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