Adjusting ActiveCampaign Delay Time

ActiveCampaign delay time

We're going to figure out what happens if you change the delay time and contacts already at that delay state.

So let's dive right in.

A lot of times people will put up a 1000 day wait, if they don't want to end and automation, just as a way to hold somebody in that automation. But what if you put somebody into their they're waiting for 1000 days and you want to change it to a day, or even five minutes do they immediately move on because they've already been through for five minutes, or what?

So to start, let's go ahead and check the current time which is, so I'm going to add a person to this automation.

And so they go in at 1253. And they're sitting here waiting. So I will come back in about six minutes at and edit this so that they're in a five minute wait, and then we'll check to see if they move immediately because they've already been in for five minutes or if they wait for five minutes from that going forward.

Okay, let's check the current time was 1153. It's now or sorry now it's 1259. So it's been six minutes so they've been there at least five minutes. Now I'm going to go edit this and change it to five minutes.

Five minutes is the smallest amount of time you can allocate for a delay is still and refresh this doesn't look like anything has happened.

So if it's a five minute wait, but world checked in every minute, current time is 1pm still here current times one on one that's refresh this still their current time is one or two still at the five minute wait times 103 still in the delay still in the delay 105 and has moved on to the next step.

That's what happens when you modify the delay time in an Active Campaign automation.

ConvertBox URL Params

This is a ConvertBox Review about using URL params, what is it and what can we do with it.

ConvertBox Release

So ConvertBox release to feature a little subtle featured allows you to send along information that's collected in the ConvertBox and do whatever you want with it. In this case, I'm going to show you how to display information about the person on the thank you page. And then also pre populate a shopping cart page. For your thank you page I'm assuming of a WordPress site, you're going to want to install the URL parameter plugin. So let's dive right in. So inside your convert Box account you're wanting to create or edit it, ConvertBox go to Customize.

Opt-in Form

And I have the opt in form enabled want to just click on that, instead of showing a thank you message, you want to redirect to a URL pasting where you want on your site for them to go to. And then also take this past form values in URL parameters box that's important.

Redirect URL

That means the information collected here will get sent to this URL, whatever information you're collecting will get sent. And you can do whatever you want with it. And we'll show you what you can.

ConvertBox Display Pages

One other thing I recommend is display showing all pages, no show on specific pages. And I would do add a page rule URL contains and then don't give it this specific page, remove that specific part. But basically the domain itself and then exclude, you're going to want to exclude that exact URL. In other words, it doesn't show up on the thank you page. And then after that, go ahead and save.


And that's it. So that's ready to go. Now, inside your WordPress site, you're going to want to add the URL parameter plugin, there's no configuration for usage whatever page in this case cases we're using, convert box dash Thank you, you're going to want to put in this syntax square bracket URL brand equals and then double quotes first name and then closing bracket with the forward slash.


And then same for email. So when somebody signs up through convert box are going to redirect to this convert box, thank you page. And their information is going to be shown up. Let's try it out. So this is the homepage there it is.


So there's my information. Now this is the very basic use case you can get a lot fancier. Next up, let's try something a little bit different. We're going to send somebody once they sign up to a checkout page, a shopping cart page. So I want to make this a little bit different. I'm going to go to Customize, I'm not going to worry about display. The only thing we want to do here is I want to change this.

Middleman Script

So I'm going to send it to a what I call a middleman script, something that will take the information sent over convert it to what's appropriate for my shopping cart. I'm using ThriveCart, and then we'll pass it along. So let me show you the code. It's actually relatively simple. It's this script here, it's got 16 lines, the only thing you would have to do is put in this link. This is a thrive cart checkout page. Let me just show you what it looks like.


There it is. And I want to populate this these fields with the person's information once they sign up. So what it does is it grabs whatever sin puts it into variable and then redirects to that location with the appropriate parameter variable.

Shopping Cart

So I know that these are appropriate for thrive card for other shopping carts, it's going to be something different. So let's test this one out now.

URL Parameters

So there we pre populated the information that was collected on the Convert box. That's how you use URL parameter with ConvertBox.

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How to update order values in ActiveCampaign

In this video, we're going to talk about how to total the order value of the last five orders, as well as the average value of those last five orders.

Now to do so we're going to need to create some custom fields, we're going to call them current order order, total order average, and then order 123 up to five. And actually, you can have as many or as few as you want. The way this works, it'll work, no matter how many orders you have, we're going to have an automation, that triggers a web hook to your web server, and that web hook is going to do calculations, then update the contact, and the script was listed right there.

So let's go ahead and dive right in.

To start inside your Active Campaign account, you're going to want to create some custom fields. So under list, manage fields, and new custom field, we're going to call one current order order, total order average, and then order one through five. Again, you can have as many years few of these as you want, doesn't matter if they're capitalized or not, no big deal. And then just to show you what the code looks like, and what it does, it's right here.

Here, these two things are these three things that top you're going to want to modifies, you're going to want to have your API key from Active Campaign here, and your API URL right in there. And then how many orders you want to consider. So those are the only things you need to change.

What happens below is the script will catch the person's ID and email address from Active Campaign, it will parse through the results. And then it's going to create a result of orders, it's going to do the math down here, it's basically going to sum up all the orders and give you an order total, it's going to give you an order average. And it's smart enough to realize if you don't have for instance, five values. If you only have two values, it will only do an average on those two values. And then it basically puts that pushes that information back to Active Campaign inside Active Campaign, we're going to have a automation that starts when a field changes.

So for instance, when current order changes, then a web hook is sent to this script on your site. And that will update the contact. So let's do some examples here. So here's an example of a contact, these are the current fields, there's nothing in here right now. So let's say the first order. And my assumption is, you're going to have a way to have this current or value updated. So in other words, your shopping cart might send information and push it into that custom field. Once it does that the automation takes over. So here we go.

So refresh this and show you what the numbers are.

So there it is, current orders 100 totals 100 average orders, and order one is honored. Now I'm going to put in 50, so the order total should go up to 150, they should go to 75, this should go to 50. And this should go to 100. So let's do that.

There it is. So the order totals up 250, 75, 1500.

Now let's make this go up to 300. So I'm going to do 150, the average is going to bump up to 100, and these borders shift down. So let's do 150. Okay, we'll just keep doing a few more examples. Let's do 400. No idea what the order total is going to be. Well, actually, 400 plus 300 should be 700. I don't know what the average will be though.

So now that we got five fields the next time I put something in their order five is going to get pushed off. Like I said, you can have as many or as few as you want. You just need to make sure there's a number of fields and then you've matched that up inside this script on your account.

So let's do 44 inside Active Campaign. That's how we can calculate order values.

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