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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 · 12.2K views
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Zapier

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 Zapier
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    Great for collaboration
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 3
    Free
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    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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What is Flow?

Flow is an online collaboration platform that makes it easy for people to create, organize, discuss, and accomplish tasks with anyone, anytime, anywhere. By merging a sleek, intuitive interface with powerful functionality, we're out to revolutionize the way the world's productive teams get things done.

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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Reviews of Flow and Zapier
Review of
Zapier

Hey! I have been using Zapier for a while and I get updates for everything that I do. :D Sports, gmail, and pretty much everything else!

How developers use Flow and Zapier
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Zapier

Zapier is used to catch Webhooks from Shopify to do things like customer follow-up, cart abandonment and other cool things.

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Zapier
  • Trigger Redmine issues.
  • Merge request trigger from Gitlab by webhook.
  • Post messages/alerts to Chatwork to dev team.
Anthony Lee uses
Zapier

This service saves so much time integrating different API services and triggering different cloud apps.

Sail Tactics uses
Zapier

Monitoring new customer sales, keeping MailChimp lists up to date with current subscriber information.

dotmos uses
Zapier

Sends messages to Slack when code is committed in BitBucket or when deploys have launched.

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Flow

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