I’m looking to connect Patreon to ConvertKit. ConvertKit has their own integration with Patreon, but it’s been in beta for years now, and when I reached out to their support, they let me know that it was still unreliable.
They recommended that I use Zapier.
I have a few goals with this:
- When someone new pledges, to create a new subscriber with a Patron Active tag or, if that email address already exists, to tag an existing subscriber with Active Patron. I also want to make sure I capture their reward tier as well.
I’m using the New Member Pledge event in Zapier for that.
- When someone deletes their pledge, to remove the Patron Active tag.
I was going to use the Delete Member Pledge event for that.
- When someone updates their pledge to change their reward Tier.
I was going to use the Updated Member Pledge event for that.
But as I got into it, I had some questions.
For example, I noticed that in addition to the Delete Member Pledge event, there is also a Delete Pledge event.
Same for Updated Member Pledge – there is also an Updated Pledge event.
The descriptions don’t really tell me what the difference is. (see attached screenshots) Does anyone know?
Also, I’m hoping to include the reward tiers in the subscriber information, and ultimately create tags in ConvertKit based on that. But instead of seeing any “tier” option, the closest I could find was something called Reward ID that was a six digit number. Does anyone know if that’s the thing I should use?
And finally, in trying to research this issue myself here, I’m now seeing posts like this which say that Patreon doesn’t have the resources to support its API anymore, so I’m wondering if including Patreon in my CK workflow is even a good idea.
So, if anyone has experience with the Patreon Zapier integration, I would really appreciate any help I can get with this. What are you using? And how well is is working for you?