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Forget Inbox Zero: Manage Your Inbox Better with These Smart Email Workflows

Emily Irish / October 25, 2016

Email is the treadmill of the business world: you can never stop or you’ll fall behind. No matter how many emails we answer today, there will always be more waiting in the inbox tomorrow morning.

In order to not fall behind (or fall off the treadmill entirely), many of...

Welcoming Engineers Kishore Nallan, Simon Charette, and David Brownman

Wade Foster / October 21, 2016

A note from Wade Foster, Zapier CEO: Today, please join us in welcoming our newest members to Zapier's engineering team: Kishore Nallan, Simon Charette, and David Brownman, who all bring their own unique experience and expertise to their roles. I'll introduce each of them below, and they'll...

The 20 Best eCommerce Platforms to Start an Online Store

Matthew Guay / October 20, 2016

If you want to start selling things, it's hard to beat selling them online. With over two billion global internet users, your online store can reach vastly more people than a local storefront could. You can run that store from the comforts of your home or office, without a...

From Startup Costs to Business Plans: What You Need to Start Your Own Business

Melanie Pinola / October 18, 2016

"I believe that this is the age of the entrepreneur, and as job security has increasingly become a thing of the past, we have no choice but to become self-reliant. Small business is the foundation of growth in America, and it starts with one person, with one vision." ~ Gary Bredow...

Find Any Email Address in Minutes with These 12 Apps and Tips

Milveen Eke-Allen / October 13, 2016

Imagine you went to a networking event last night and met a potential business partner. You're all set to send a pleasant follow-up note but realize you've forgotten the one thing you need–their email address.

While you can find most people on various social networks–from professional ones like...

3 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Own Business

Melanie Pinola / October 11, 2016

Starting a business might seem intimidating, especially if you're planning on ditching your day job to pursue your passion. But every minute, at least one person starts a new business, joining 28 million current small business owners and sole proprietors—and that's only in the US. You can too...

Introducing Push by Zapier: A Universal Chrome Extension for All Your Apps

Matthew Guay / October 6, 2016

When you use Zapier to integrate your favorite apps, everything runs in the background–a well-oiled automation machine. But what about those workflows that you think of randomly or want to trigger manually? For example, making a quick invoice or adding a task to a new project?

Today, we're excited...

Email Etiquette: How to Ask People for Things and Actually Get a Response

Jocelyn Glei / October 4, 2016

If writing a letter a hundred years ago was the equivalent of sitting down with someone in a quiet room and talking face-to-face, writing an email today is like yelling at someone across a noisy intersection while they’re rushing to an appointment.

Everyone is overloaded and overbusy. We exist...

Welcoming Support Engineer Jacob Blakely

Jacob Blakely / September 30, 2016

A note from Wade Foster, Zapier CEO: If you ask around in the tech industry about "Support Engineers," people will often comment that it's a contradiction. How could you ever find an engineer that likes communicating with and helping customers? Of course, we know that's not impossible because...

How Trello Uses Trello to Collaborate, Plan, and Communicate as a Team

Carlin Sack / September 29, 2016

Trello is a flexible collaboration tool used by over 17 million people in a multitude of ways. Marketers, project managers, software developers, high school teachers, human resources managers, wedding planners, stay-at-home parents, and travel planners, among others, have customized the visual tool to fit their needs.

You can use Trello...