New Feature: Google Drive Uploader

Is there an easy way for my clients and customers to upload files through my marketing automation platform?

Will I be able to trigger automation if they upload a file?

And will I be limited by the number of files I can have uploaded or how big the file is?

With Google Drive Uploader, you’re able to create an easy process for your customers to upload files to your Google Drive using your marketing automation platform. We’ve included a number of additional features that make this feature flexible to handle a wide variety of circumstances any small business could face.

Google Drive Uploader allows you or your contacts to…

  • Upload multiple files at once
  • Upload larger files up to 5TB in size
  • Rename files automatically to fit your naming conventions
  • Easily find specific files for any contact

The PlusThis file upload wizard makes it easy to build a step by step process based on the number of files you need uploaded by the contact:

In this fashion, it’s easy to walk your customers or prospects through the necessary steps required to obtain the files you need. As you can see, renaming files in this process is straightforward, even giving you the option to use merge fields.

 

Next, we store a link to the Google Drive folder on the contact record in a custom field.

 

This makes it easy for you to track down any files your contacts have uploaded.

Next, we give you the html code to put on your site or other places. This is where you’ll send someone to upload their files.

Lastly, you just need to send people to this page using the url PlusThis gives you.

Your files now show up on your Drive under the PlusThis folder.

You can also find the file by clicking the link in the contact record’s custom field.

And that’s it. Super simple and efficient.

We hope this helps make the file uploading process less of a chore. Happy to answer any questions in the comments below.

Bryce is the head of marketing for PlusThis. When he's not busy sharing what he's learning with the rest of the PlusThis community...you can find him playing boardgames, nerding out on Marvel movies or wrangling his house of pets.

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6 thoughts on “New Feature: Google Drive Uploader”

  1. Eric Ducoff says:

    Great feature! How do you handle instances where a client is asked upload multiple files at once? Does the link in the custom field only display for the last uploaded file?

    1. Bryce Christiansen says:

      Great question. Each contact has a folder created in Google Drive under the main “PlusThis” one. For example, PlusThis/Eric.Ducoff. The link in the custom field will go to that contact’s folder. Once you’ve collected the file, you’re able to store the file in your preferred permanent location.

      1. Eric Ducoff says:

        Thanks Bryce! That’s great…to the link goes to their individual folder, which will store all files uploaded. Correct?

        1. Bryce Christiansen says:

          You got it.

  2. Naias Kabir says:

    Yaa hooo!!
    Its great feature

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