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Hey! We are Raisegiving, a payments platform geared towards helping nonprofits raise money and manage donors. We are looking to give our Users (Admins of nonprofits) the ability to integrate their Raisegiving account with other tools such as Mailchimp and QuickBooks.

Examples of desired use cases:

  • Users should be able to sync Raisegiving audience with their Mailchimp audience, trigger the creation of a new Mailchimp audience based on data from their Raisegiving account.
  • Donations made on our platform should sync with users Quickbooks account.

Does anyone have any helpful insights into the pros and cons of Tray.io vs Zapier?

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Bob Bass
President & Full Stack Enginee at Narro, LLC · | 3 upvotes · 19.1K views
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Tray.io is expensive and only makes sense in a few rare occasions where you need 2-way constant data binding in a 'loop' where Zapier is more like an automation swiss army knife. Tray.io is aimed exclusively at enterprise while Zapier supports businesses of any size. Tray.io is very expensive and Zapier is much more reasonable especially early on before you have massive amounts of zaps.

You may also want to look at Integromat but Zapier would be my choice in this case. I almost don't see Tray.io as being something worth considering for your particular use case unless there's a massive scale behind your product that I'm unaware of (absurd amounts of tasks in the hundreds of thousands).

Zapier also has a great community and an "experts" program in the event that you want to outsource your automation.

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Pros of Buffer
Pros of IFTTT
Pros of Zapier
  • 50
    Super simple to schedule tweets
  • 24
    Buffer from my browser; integrates with my work flow
  • 9
    Awesome UI
  • 6
    Fair pricing
  • 4
    Weekly analytics report email
  • 3
    Re-buffer posts
  • 2
    Mobile App
  • 1
    Schedule tweets via API
  • 1
    Pablo for images
  • 1
    Easy to visualise time line
  • 21
    Lots of integrations
  • 17
    Free
  • 12
    Automates manual tasks
  • 11
    Life automation
  • 7
    Internet of things
  • 2
    Good User Experiance
  • 2
    Mobile Application
  • 45
    Sync cloud services
  • 34
    Easy setup
  • 15
    Scheduled tasks
  • 8
    Great customer support
  • 6
    Integrates with Trello
  • 6
    Gives me updates anytime, anywhere

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Cons of Buffer
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Cons of Zapier
  • 1
    Re-buffering a lot of tweets is pretty painful
  • 1
    Mobile app could use some work
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      What is Buffer?

      Buffer helps you manage multiple social media accounts at once. Quickly schedule content from anywhere on the web, collaborate with team members, and analyze rich statistics on how your posts perform.

      What is IFTTT?

      It helps you connect all of your different apps and devices. You can enable your apps and devices to work together to do specific things they couldn't do otherwise.

      What is Zapier?

      Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems - you can use Zapier to automate the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis.

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