New Zapier Support Connects DPD to 500+ Apps and Services

  • Jason@DPD
  • March 21, 2016
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zapier-logo-blogWe’re happy to announce our new beta app for Zapier that allows you to pass your DPD sales data to the 500+ apps that Zapier supports. Zapier is a 3rd party service that serves as a “middleman” and connects web apps using an easy point and click interface. Zapier has both free and paid plans based on the number of integrations you set up and the frequency that they’re checked for updates.

Because this is a new app and in beta you’ll need to follow the link below to add the DPD app to your Zapier account:

Add DPD App to Zapier

What can you do with Zapier and DPD?

Zapier supports over 500 popular CRM, Accounting, communication, and task management tools. You can pass your customer and sales data to any one of these apps using an easy point and click interface, harnessing the power of the DPD API without having to write a single line of code.

Zapier CRM Apps

You can pass your customer data to popular CRM apps like Salesforce, Infusionsoft, or Highrise.

You can pass your sales data to accounting apps like Quickbooks Online, Xero, or Freshbooks.

Send your customers contact info to email marketing services such as Unbounce, Mad Mimi, or even Gmail.

You can even use built in Zapier tools like Webhooks, SMS, and RSS to build custom notifications and connect to your own custom apps on your website.

Setting up Zapier with DPD

First, add the DPD beta app to your Zapier account by following this invite link.

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Once you’ve added it, you can use it as a trigger app to create new zaps that connect to 3rd party services.

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After you select the DPD app as your trigger you’ll need to connect to DPD using the API connection info in your vendor profile. To get your API connection info log in to your DPD vendor account, go to the user menu in the top right of the page, and select vendor profile. Your API credentials are at the bottom of the page.

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From there you can select which DPD store’s sales data you want this zap to use, select which customer or purchase fields will be passed, and then select which 3rd party app you want to connect the data to. Its all point-and-click and no programming knowledge is required.

We welcome your feedback on the new Zapier support for DPD. We’re pretty excited because it lets you connect your DPD account to hundreds of external apps and we hope you are too!

DPD Is Now Integrated with ConvertKit

  • Jason@DPD
  • November 17, 2015
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ConvertKitWe’re happy to announce that DPD is now integrated with ConvertKit, a powerful email marketing platform for bloggers, eBook marketing, and eLearning / courseware.

ConvertKit has unique automation features to send series of drip emails based on powerful automation rules, as well as support for sending one-off broadcasts to subscribers on demand. They also have a series of pre-made automation blueprints with sample automation flows to get you started quickly.

ConvertKit Automation

DPD will automatically send your store’s customers to ConvertKit upon completion of checkout and tag the subscriber with your ConvertKit tag of choice. This lets you follow up on your sales with a series of marketing, training, or support information.

Add The ConvertKit integration to your store:

1. Log in to DPD and go to Integrations in the left menu
2. Add the ConvertKit integration to your store
3. Log in to ConvertKit and go to your Account page. Copy and paste the API key from ConvertKit to DPD.
4. Select the existing ConvertKit tag you want to attach to all DPD customers sent to ConvertKit and save.

For detailed instructions and screenshots please see our Integrating with ConvertKit KB article.

All future sales through DPD will automatically send your customer’s information to ConvertKit with the tag you selected. These subscribers can then be used for automation rules, broadcasts, or courses in ConvertKit.

We’re really impressed with the ConvertKit system and look forward to working with them!

Other Changes in this Update:

  • Fixed Upsell feature image height alignment issues
  • Fixed a text display issue with span tags in the Upsell feature
  • Fixed a display issue related to daylight savings time and the dashboard graphs
  • Updated invoice template to always show customer name / email provided in the cart
  • Added user selectable test mode to card based payment methods
  • Internal tool and script updates for customer service

New ActiveCampaign Integration

  • Jason@DPD
  • April 28, 2015
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ac_symbol_transDPD now integrates with ActiveCampaign and passes customer info from your DPD store to the ActiveCampaign list of your choice when a purchase is made.

Setup only takes a couple minutes and works through ActiveCampaign’s API method for reliability and ease of use.

Other (minor) Changes in this update:

  • Fixed a sort order bug affecting the country list on older carts
  • Moved subtotal above the discount in v3 carts
  • Fixed formatting on user/support page.
  • Added select-to-text input on billing state inputs

DPD Update: Send to Dropbox

  • Jason@DPD
  • April 16, 2015
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In this week’s update we have a new feature for customers- they can now send their downloads directly to their Dropbox account instead of downloading.

This new option, which can be disabled on a per-store basis by the vendor under Store Preferences, adds a “Send to Dropbox” button for each downloadable file on the delivery page:

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Clicking the Send To Dropbox button will open a dialog that lets the customer log in to their Dropbox account and decide which folder the item should be placed in:

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Once the buyer tells Dropbox where to save the file thats it! Dropbox will copy the file directly from DPD to the buyer’s Dropbox folder and sync with their desktop and devices.

We think this will be great for all customers, letting them reliably download files even when they have a poor connection, but Vendors can disable the Send to Dropbox option on a per-store basis by going to Store Preferences in the left menu and unchecking the “Enable Send to Dropbox” option.

Other bug fixes in this release:

  • Fixed a cart issue when a country that does not use states / provinces still displayed a state selection.
  • Fixed invoice translations being applied and made invoice use standard language translation pulldown.
  • Fixed buttontext and buttonhoverbg colors not applying to the checkout button in the cart.
  • Fixed not being able to uncheck the “Show once per sale” option on conversion tracking integration.

DPD Now Supports Groups in Mailchimp Lists

  • Jason@DPD
  • September 17, 2014
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Freddie_winkWe’re happy to announce that this morning we released another often requested feature- group support for Mailchimp integrations.

As always, vendors can select which mailing list they want to send buyers from a store to. Now, you can also optionally specify group options for subscribers based on store or product.

Store Group

If you want to use the same mailing list across multiple stores, DPD now lets you put all purchases from a specific store into a Mailchimp group.

By using a store group you’ll be able to segment sending to your list shared across multiple stores by the store they purchased from.

Product Groups

We’ve also added the ability to assign a group to the purchase of specific products.

This will allow you to laser focus your campaigns to a specific product or products purchased.

Mailchimp Group Support

Using Mailchimp Groups with DPD:

1. Set up your groups in Mailchimp.

2. Log in to DPD and go to Integrations in the left menu of DPD.

3. Add a new Mailchimp integration, or edit your existing integration.

4. Once you have entered your Mailchimp API key and selected your list DPD will automatically pull in the groups for the selected mailing list.

5. Simply assign which group you would like all purchases in the store to be assigned to under Store Group and/or add product specific rules below by selecting the product and then selecting which group we should tag the subscriber with.

You can use any combination of the store group and product specific groups (or just one or the other) at once.

You can now integrate DPD with Drip Email Marketing

  • Jason@DPD
  • September 4, 2014
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Drip Email Marketing AutomationThe fine folks at Drip, an email marketing automation company, have written integration instructions for DPD using our notification URL feature. Now without writing a line of code you can now trigger almost any action in Drip when someone makes a purchase through DPD.

What makes Drip special? From Drip’s website:

Most email service providers (ESPs) are built to send email newsletters to a static list of subscribers. Drip can do this as well, but our main differentiation from traditional ESPs is our email automation. This makes it dead simple to move people into and out of multiple autoresponder sequences based on things they do: click certain links, open certain emails, express interest in a topic, etc…

Drip is not focused solely on a specific phase of email sending such as marketing or customer retention. We have invested heavily to support the following five stages of email sending: marketing, lead nurturing, trial lifecycle, customer retention/lifecycle, and post-cancellation.

We are laser-focused on serving the unique needs of SaaS applications and sellers of digital goods such as software, ebooks and online courses.

Their Drip integration instructions for DPD are straightforward and easy to understand- its essentially copy and paste a URL from Drip in to the DPD notification URL integration and then tell Drip what you want to do with the buyers.

We’ve been in contact with the Drip team and we’ll do our best to get help for any DPD vendors that need assistance with integrating the two services!

DPD Update: Use your own S3 File Fulfillment, UI Updates, Bug Fixes

  • Jason@DPD
  • August 13, 2014
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Today we released a new purchase action that allows you to deliver a file from your own S3 bucket. This is an often requested feature for advanced users only.

This is an advanced feature that will cost you money.

Have no illusions about this feature–

Its complicated to set up, requires that you generate and enter your AWS credentials and file URLs, and will cost you money in addition to your DPD monthly fee. This is only for advanced users only.

You are responsible for all storage and bandwidth/delivery fees incurred through Amazon S3 for files delivered from your S3 account.

The vast majority of users will use DPD’s built in file storage and delivery by using a simple “Deliver File..” action. This uses the storage space included with your DPD plan and does not charge any additional fees for storage or bandwidth. With a deliver file action all you need to do is upload a file to DPD and that is it.

Other changes in this update:

  • Updated the UI on DPD Admin list views (purchase actions, payment processors, shipping, etc.)
  • Tweaked the way we handle duplicate PayPal IPNs to prevent transaction errors.
  • Fixed an issue where empty 3rd party conversion tracking integrations would cause checkout failure
  • Removed a restriction that would cause hard coded “continue shopping” URLs in the button code to not work as expected
  • Updated UPS integration to assume all addresses are residential
  • Required javascript enabled to complete checkout where tax is collected, eliminating a way to avoid taxes.
  • Added new graphics and logos throughout the DPD admin
  • Removed unused legacy admin plugins to improve performance

New Google Analytics: Universal Analytics Integration

  • Jason@DPD
  • June 10, 2014
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Today we released a completely new Google Analytics: Universal Analytics integration for all-in-one tracking of your entire sales process and checkout flow with DPD.

The new integration replaces the old Google Analytics eCommerce integration and manually placing code in the Tracking HTML field of your store preferences.

The old Analytics Ecommerce integration should be disabled and all Analytics tracking code removed from the Tracking HTML field under store Preferences for accurate tracking results.

The new Universal Analytics integration is available for all v2 stores in DPD under the Integrations menu.

Note: Uses Universal Analytics

This integration uses Universal Analytics using analytics.js, not the old “classic” analytics javascript. The new Universal Analytics updates faster, tracks better, and loads faster on your website.

If you are using Classic analytics code on your website you must update your tracking code to use this new integration. New code is provided by the integration for use on your website.

The New Universal Analytics Integration Will:

1. Place the appropriate tracking code on each page of your cart and checkout.
2. Optionally display the eCommerce tracking fields on the delivery page once for accurate conversion tracking.
3. Allow you to accurately track referrals, traffic sources, and campaigns.
4. Allow you to accurately track and visualize your goal funnel.
5. Provide you with the necessary Universal Analytics tracking code for you to place on every page of your website to enable cross-domain linking and accurate tracking.

Complete instructions, including how to create goal tracking funnels and more, are in the Knowledgebase entry for Google Analytics: Universal Analytics Integration

Other minor updates / bug fixes in this release:

  • Fixed bug with cancel url to paypal integration
  • Pass through any hoplink params to the target url
  • Fixed support desk code when unauthenticated / passing of registered emails/usernames
  • Improved product caching for speed improvements and space management
  • Fixed validation on purchase refund form
  • Updated cart lightbox code to new responsive version