For those who aren’t familiar with Zapier, it is a cloud-based integration platform that works to create integrations between apps. It pushes data from one app to another based on a system of triggers and actions, which you define in order to form a “zap.”
A 'trigger' is the first event that alerts Zapier that it’s time to send an action. The trigger might be receiving a new email, or sending off an invoice, or perhaps a new member has checked in to your space.
An 'action' is the result of your trigger. So perhaps you’re using Slack to organize all of your notifications in one place, or scheduling something in your Google calendar. Your action might be “create a slackbot message to my coworker,” or to “send an email to HR department.”
Once you've set a trigger and an action, give your new zap a test and you’re all set! As a bonus, you can toggle your individual zaps on or off at any time so you can create specific zaps to automate for you while you’re on vacation, or when you work from home.