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Zapier Integration
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Status: Released 48 Votes
Joel P
Feb 2, 2023 11:24 AM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2009 122 posts

We're pleased to announce that our Zapier integration is now in public beta: https://zapier.com/apps/ownerrez/integrations 

If you missed your invitation before you can get started today. Happy Zapping!

Chris L
Jun 21, 2022 2:42 PM
Joined May, 2017 200 posts

Personally, I'm 100% with you -- I get gobs of marketing emails from companies every day and never pay attention to them (every now and then, I get so frustrated that I start opening every email I received over the last week and hunting for the Unsubscribe link just to try to stem the tide, and I often conduct searches on Priceline/Kayak/Expedia/Airbnb/Vrbo/etc. in Incognito mode just to avoid the ubiquitous "Did you forget to finish booking your Istanbul trip?" emails that come a day later. Marketing emails are largely useless (and occasionally annoying) background noise to me.

But that isn't the case for everyone. In my day job (also travel, but not STR), I oversee our email marketing operations. We send to about 150K subscribers every week. Our open rate ranges from 20-40%, depending on various factors (from season to subject line) and a click rate of between 5-10%. On "newsletter day," our booking volume skyrockets by about 20-30%, largely due to the clicks from the newsletter. We try to put useful content in the newsletter but ultimately it's just a vehicle to kind of "remind" people we exist and to use us as they plan their next trip. And it works! About half the clicks are to the blog articles or other resources we link to in our newsletter, but the other half are just clicks on the header logo or link to our homepage, where people can run a search for our product and make a booking. I'm shocked every week how much the newsletter (sent to the same people 52 times a year) puts us front-of-mind enough to meaningfully drive volume to our site.

My point is that different people process information differently, and the statistics show that email marketing/remarketing DOES objectively work. We (and by that I mean we who operate businesses in the e-commerce sector of all stripes) must be careful not to project our own preferences and tendencies and personalities on our operations and products but rather let the data drive decision-making, and in this case, the data says that email marketing IS not only useful but hugely so.

Chris L
Jun 21, 2022 2:44 PM
Joined May, 2017 200 posts

(My previous message was supposed to be a reply to Ken T -- I apparently forgot to quote his message in my reply, and trying to edit the post now is giving me a "page not found" error.)

Sandra & Gary
Jun 21, 2022 2:49 PM
Joined Mar, 2021 9 posts

Amen Chris.

Jun 21, 2022 3:24 PM
Joined Jun, 2016 1115 posts

I am listed on Vrbo, BDC, local tourism site, GMB, HTG, of course, my own website, FB, IG. 

Do not know what works in Punta Cana. But like most everywhere, here in the Smoky Mountains, we have high seasons and low seasons. But we are year-round destination so properties book albeit at rates corresponding to the season. With 15K+ vacation rentals in the area, and every minor and major property management company, tourist bureau, attraction etc peppering visitors with emails, I just do not see them as effective. 

 besides spending $500/year per listing on vrbo, I no longer pay for any marketing. 

  • FB ads - do not work any longer bc since 2019 FB does not allow "targeting" as it for some reason considers VRs "housing", and thinks that targeting ads to women 35-65 years of age living in certain states is "discrimination" (that is demographic that does most bookings). So no longer spend money on that (never did much).
  • Same for IG, that is completely useless. May be different for people selling cheap costume jewelry but not VRs. 
  • GMB - I make posts/updates. It is free. 
  • Occasional youtube clip - Free. 
  • Local tourism site (pretty robust) - free to list if you pay lodging tax (which of course I do).
  • BDC - free to list.
  • Blog on my website - free and my time. 
  • Posting in FB VR groups - free and my time. 

That's about it. So my marketing budget is $1000+/year. I just do not see where more advert money can be spent with any kind of effect. 



Jun 21, 2022 5:38 PM
Joined Oct, 2018 41 posts

I totally agree with you Sandra.  Email marketing (done right) absolutely, positively works!  

I’m not talking about sending out so many emails that people drown in emails (hey I hate that too) but friendly occasional emails that basically just say hi and remind people a/ you’re still there and b/ you remember them, go down well with people. 

 I have people thank me for my emails and touching base with them.  Emails  allow me a great way to build/continue relationships with guests and if people dont want to get the emails ( whether that’s because they’re not interested any more, receiving the emails annoys them or their inbox is just too full) they can easily and painlessly unsubscribe.  

I have nearly 3000 people on my mailchimp account who are all happy to receive my occasional emails (as a one person operator these get sent out ‘occasionally’ when I have time/remember/have something to let people know/wanting to fill a vacancy/have the brain space above everything else to write one and send out).

One day I’ll get organised enough to send out a regular (monthly?) email to these people above the occasionals I do now too

Oh yes, and a direct integration with zapier would make my business admin much easier and owner Rez a much superior product - allowing me to ‘fill in the gaps’ myself with tweaks OR doesn’t provide.  OR is good now,a zapier integration would make it great.

As a long time user of OR I know Zapier integration has been a feature that has been requested many times and for a long time by OR users. 



Tarkan C
Aug 8, 2022 5:42 AM
Joined May, 2020 65 posts

Integration to Zapier or to a similar tool is really very important. Hope it gets implemented soon.

Paul W
Nov 22, 2022 8:03 AM
OR Team Member Joined Jun, 2009 826 posts

Hey everyone, I wanted to drop a quick note here that Zapier integration is out but invite-only at the moment.  If you'd like to request access, please message the helpdesk (help@) and we'll get you hooked up.  We are not going to fully close out this feature request yet as finished because it's in beta and there is ongoing work before we take it out of invite-only, but those of you that are following this topic may want early access.

PS. We also dropped a couple of other major updates yesterday like Team Access (staff invite and portal) and Descriptions Variations (being able to override specific property descriptions for certain channels/websites).

Arrive and Thriv
Nov 22, 2022 8:26 AM
Joined Aug, 2020 36 posts

Thanks Paul!  Very exciting news!  I’ll send the email now.  Also, I’m very interested in learning more about the updates you mentioned.  They both seem very useful!

Nov 22, 2022 7:15 PM
Joined Oct, 2018 41 posts

Zapier integration - fantastic!   Count me in please :)

Joel P
Feb 2, 2023 11:24 AM
OR Team Member Joined Oct, 2009 122 posts

We're pleased to announce that our Zapier integration is now in public beta: https://zapier.com/apps/ownerrez/integrations 

If you missed your invitation before you can get started today. Happy Zapping!

Dec 9, 2023 10:22 AM
Joined Jun, 2018 118 posts

I just checked out the OR Zapier.

There are only 4 events and these are already handled by the OR Template and Triggers,

When will more fields be added.

If I want to add records to MailChimp I will need more than this I think or am I missing something?


Caleb M
Dec 11, 2023 1:55 PM
OR Team Member Joined Mar, 2022 119 posts



One of the purposes of Zapier is to allow for more actions/integrations than are currently possible strictly within OwnerRez,

For instance if you take a look at this article - https://www.ownerrez.com/support/articles/zapier#zaps

You'll notice there's a lot more different unique actions you can take. The events highlighted in your screenshot are just the starting point for the Zap, once that event occurs an action can be configured to take place, and this is where the power with Zap lies.


As an additional note, if you're new to Zap I'd recommend reading through the following articles:




Zapier also has a learning section of their own worthy of note: