Integrating Route4Me with Zapier

What is Zapier?

Zapier is a powerful integration platform that launched in 2011. It works like a translator between different APIs, allowing you to bridge the gap between web applications and automate tasks across them.

Features and Usage Examples

For example, you could set Zapier up to send you an alert on Slack every time a file is uploaded to a Dropbox folder you’re sharing with someone.

It’s all based on what Zapier calls triggers and actions. In the previous example, uploading a file on Dropbox was the trigger, and sending an alert on Slack was the action. The trigger and the action together are known as a Zap.

The best part is that Zapier’s Scripting API allows developers to modify pretty much everything, so you can design all kinds of different Zaps with the 750+ apps that are compatible with Zapier.

Route4Me on Zapier

There are many different ways to use Zapier with Route4Me.

You can use Zapier to take customer addresses from your CRM solution and pin them to your map in Route4Me. You can use it to save orders from your eCommerce solution and schedule them for specific dates on Route4Me. You can also use it to automatically publish reports on Facebook pages every time a driver finished a route.

Those three examples are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Route4Me + Zapier’s capabilities. The possibilities are endless.

At this time, Route4Me is in the invite-only stage. The invite-only URL is: https://zapier.com/developer/invite/50952/39d5556d0306efe982213036bfbbc685/

How Route4Me Sends and Receives Data

New Activity Trigger (Polling)

This trigger scans your Route4Me account every 15 minutes to check for new activities and data. It supports filter by activity type.

To set a New Activity Trigger (Polling), create a Zap, then select “Route4Me” in the “Choose a Trigger App” menu.


Next, select “New Activity – Triggers when there is a new activity”


Select your Route4Me account, if it has been set up prior to creating the Zap, or create a new account by clicking “Connect to a New Account”. Click “Continue” when you’re done.


Type in your Route4Me API key, then click “Yes, continue”.


Next, select the activity type from the available options.


Click “Continue”.


Finally, test the step and click “Continue” when you’re done.


New Activity Trigger (Webhook)

This trigger also gets new activities from Route4Me and supports a filter by activity type but the difference from the above trigger is that it is instant as long as user has put the webhook URL generated by Zapier in their Route4Me account, under “Settings” → “Activity Feed Settings” → “Callback URL”.

First, select the Route4Me app.


Next, select “New Activity – Triggers a new activity instantly”


Select your Route4Me account, if it has been set up prior to creating the Zap, or create a new account by clicking “Connect to a New Account”. Click “Continue” when you’re done.


Type in your Route4Me API key, then click “Yes, continue”.


Copy the webhook URL generated by Zapier.


Open your Route4Me account, then go to “My account” → “Settings” and paste the URL in the “Callback URL” field. Make sure the “Callback Method” is set to “POST”.


Switch back to your Zapier account and select the acivity type, then click “Continue”.


Finally, test the step and click “Continue” when you’re done.


Create an Address

This action takes data from third-party app triggers and uses that information to create new addresses in Route4Me. It supports geocoding and unlimited custom data.

To get started, add an action to your Zap and select the Route4Me app.


Next, select “Create an Address”.


Select your Route4Me account, if it has been set up prior to creating the Zap, or create a new account by clicking “Connect to a New Account”. Click “Continue” when you’re done.


Type in your Route4Me API key, then click “Yes, continue”.


Set up your address’ fixed attribute fields (Address, Address Alias, First Name, Last Name, E-mail, Phone, Address Group) by selecting the corresponding fields from the third-party app. You can also define an unlimited number of custom fields.


Finally, test the step and click “Continue” when you’re done.


Create an Order

This action takes data from third-party app triggers and uses that information to create new orders in Route4Me. It also supports geocoding and unlimited custom data.

To get started, add an action to your Zap and select the Route4Me app.


Next, select “Create an Order”.


Select your Route4Me account, if it has been set up prior to creating the Zap, or create a new account by clicking “Connect to a New Account”. Click “Continue” when you’re done.


Type in your Route4Me API key, then click “Yes, continue”.


Set up your address’ fixed attribute fields (Address, Address Alias, First Name, Last Name, E-mail, Phone, Schedule Date) by selecting the corresponding fields from the third-party app. You can also define an unlimited number of custom fields.


Finally, test the step and click “Add a step” to add more steps or “Finished” if you’re done.


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