Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier – Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

Google Contacts is Google’s contact management tool that allows users to synchronize their contacts across multiple devices using a single Google Account. Google Contacts can be used by individuals as a part of Gmail, as well as by various companies and organizations as a standalone business-oriented G Suite web app. With Route4Me, you can establish a connection between your Google Contacts and Route4Me accounts via Zapier for contact synchronization. Zapier is a powerful integration platform that works as a translator between different APIs, allowing you to bridge the gap between various web applications and automate tasks across them. Once you established a connection and automated contact synchronization between your Route4Me and Google Contacts accounts, whenever you create a new Google Contact, this contact will be automatically copied into your Route4Me Synced Address Book with the same contact details and even custom data. 

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Thus, you can seamlessly synchronize and use your Google Contacts for planning optimized routesinserting your Google Contacts into the best already planned routes, etc., without having to manually copy the details of each contact and jumping from one software to another. 

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

To integrate your Google Contacts account with your Route4Me account using Zapier, first, log into your Zapier account accordingly. Next, you need to create a Zap that will establish a connection between your Google Contacts and Route4Me accounts. To do so, you can start by selecting Google Contacts and Route4Me in the “What apps do you want to connect today?” section in the Dashboard. Alternatively, click on the “Make a Zap!” button from any screen.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Setting Up the Google Contacts Trigger Event

To integrate your Google Contacts account with your Route4Me account so that every time a new contact is created in your Google Contacts a new contact with the same details is automatically created in your Route4Me Synced Address Book, you need to set up the corresponding Google Contacts Trigger Event and Route4Me Action Event. To set up the Google Contacts trigger event, first, search for and select Google Contacts at the “When this happens …” integration stage at the “Choose App & Event” integration sub-stage. You can also name your Zap in the top left corner of the screen before proceeding.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Next, select “New or Updated Contact” from the “Choose Trigger Event” drop-down list and then click “Continue” to proceed.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

After selecting the preferred trigger event, sign into your Google Contacts account (Google Account) by clicking on the “Sign in to Google Contacts” button. Next, select the account you want to link to this Zap from the “Google Contacts account” list or sign into another Google Contacts account and then click on the “Continue” button to proceed.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Setting Up the Route4Me Synced Address Book Action Event

After setting up the Google Contacts trigger event (“New or Updated Contact”), you need to set up the corresponding action event for your Route4Me Synced Address Book so that every time a new contact is created in your Google Contacts a new contact with the same details is automatically created in your Route4Me Synced Address Book. To do so, first, search for and select Route4Me at the “Do this …” integration stage at the “Choose App & Event” integration sub-stage.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Next, select “Create an Address” from the “Choose Action Event” drop-down list and then click “Continue” to proceed.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

After selecting the preferred Route4Me action event, sign into your Route4Me account (Primary Route4Me Account) by clicking on the “Sign in to Route4Me” button. Next, input your Route4Me API key into the corresponding field and then click on the “Yes, Continue” button to proceed.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

To find and copy your Route4Me API key, first, log into the Route4Me account that you want to integrate with your Google Contacts account. Next, go to “My Account” from the navigation menu and then select “API” from the list (learn more). After that, you can copy your Route4Me API key accordingly.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Specifying Contact Synchronization Data

After establishing a connection between your Google Contacts and Route4Me accounts, you need to specify what data will be synchronized from the new Google Contacts you create (trigger event) into the corresponding automatically created Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts (action event). NOTE: For your convenience, make sure that you have previously created at least one contact in your Google Contacts account so that Zapier can use the data from this contact as an example of what data will be pulled from each new Google Contact you create and copied into the corresponding automatically created Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts. For example, when selecting what “Address” data will be copied from a new Google Contact (trigger event) into the corresponding Route4Me Synced Address Book contact (action event), the right placeholder value to select for this field will be the value that shows the address of your last created Google Contact.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Each field at the “Customize Address” integration sub-stage should contain the data (placeholder(s)) that will be copied from the corresponding fields in your newly created Google Contacts and inserted into the corresponding fields in your automatically created Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts. To automate the synchronization process and make sure that the right data is dynamically pulled from each new Google Contact and copied into the right fields of the corresponding Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts, use placeholders. For your convenience, you can use the data from the last created Google Contact as an example of what data will be dynamically pulled from each new Google Contact you create and copied into the corresponding Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

In the “Address Group” field, you can specify a custom group ID that will be assigned to all contacts that are created on your Google Contacts account and synchronized into your Route4Me Synced Address Book. Thus, when you have hundreds of thousands of contacts in your Route4Me Synced Address Book, you can effortlessly sort all contacts synced from your Google Contacts account by their custom group ID. To learn more about group-coding addresses and using Route4Me’s Advanced Search Groups, visit this page.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

The data fields from your Google Contacts that don’t fit into Route4Me’s reserved attributes/fields (i.e., Job Title, etc.) can be copied from your Google Contacts (trigger event) and inserted into your Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts (action event) as Custom Data. In the “Address Custom Data” section, add one or multiple custom data fields, name these fields and then insert the placeholders that you want to be dynamically copied from your new Google Contacts (trigger event) into your Route4Me Synced Address Book contacts (action event) as custom data. After setting up custom data → Click “Continue” → Review all added data fields → Click on the “Test & Continue” button to finish creating the Zap.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Once the Zap is created and enabled, Zapier will automatically test the new Zap and create a new Route4Me Synced Address Book contact to test the established connection and data synchronization. The created Route4Me Synced Address Book contact must contain the same details as in the examples of the placeholders that were inserted into the corresponding fields of the Zap at the “Customize Address” integration stage.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

After creating the Zap, you can enable and disable it at any time, as well as edit its functionality and fields to your preference:

  1. To learn more about managing your Zaps, visit this Zapier Support Page.
  2. To learn more about troubleshooting your Zaps, visit this Zapier Support Page.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Using the Created Zap (Google Contacts Trigger Event + Route4Me Action Event)

After creating and enabling the Zap, you can start using it for synchronizing your new Google Contacts with your Route4Me Synced Address Book. To create a new contact in your Google Contacts account, first, click on the “Create Contact” button and then fill out the contact’s details accordingly (learn more).

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

Once you create a new contact in your Google Contacts account, Zapier will automatically copy data from this Google Contact and create the corresponding contact in your Route4Me Synced Address Book based on your Zap’s settings and specified fields with placeholders and custom text.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

In the Custom Data Editor, you can view what custom data was copied from the created Google Contact into the corresponding Route4Me Synced Address Book contact.

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

In the “Group” field of the contact synchronized into your Route4Me Synced Address Book from your Google Contacts account, you can view the predefined group ID assigned to this contact by Zapier. Thus, when you have hundreds of thousands of contacts in your Route4Me Synced Address Book, you can effortlessly sort all contacts synced from your Google Contacts account by their custom group ID and hundreds of other parameters using Route4Me’s Advanced Search Groups (learn more).

Google Contacts Integration With Route4Me via Zapier - Synchronizing Google Contacts With the Route4Me Synced Address Book

 

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