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Dynamic Timers To Flows

  • 13 September 2021
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Hi there, 

I want to add a dynamic timer. I am using Sendtric and I need the specific Klaviyo timestamp so that the timer starts from the time the email is sent. One of the examples Sendtric had for another email provider is {{timestamp}}+86400 for 24 hours. Might anyone have an idea of the unique Unix Timestamp for Klaviyo?

Also open to other suggestions on how to add dynamic timers to flows. 

Thank you for all your help ❤️

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Best answer by alex.hong 14 September 2021, 23:27

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Hi Grace, 

 

Not sure about when the email is sent, but here’s a Klaviyo help article on how to do it with CampaignMail once an email is opened:

 

https://help.klaviyo.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000780232-How-to-Add-a-Countdown-Timer-to-Your-Emails-and-Signup-Forms

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Hi @Grace,

 

Hope to offer some info on what you are trying to achieve. I haven't used Sendtric in ages but I believe they are just looking for a unix timestamp of when you want the countdown to finish. I know that customers use this site all the time for current timestamps and timestamp generation: https://www.epochconverter.com/. For those finding this post, there are several third-party countdown timer generators you can use. These services allow you input the parameters of your timer (how long you'd like it to run for, etc.) and produce a snippet of code that you can add to your Klaviyo template. Two popular options are Sendtric and CountdownMail

 

@Mailbox Manny pointed out a good documentation as well! You can follow this guide to add a countdown timer to an email as well. 

 

Here is a process on how to possibly implement what you are doing. But please correct me if I am incorrect.

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After you create your timer, copy the code shown on the right. Then, paste it into the Source area of a text block in your email template.
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You can center you timer by slightly modifying the code snippet that you paste in. Click into the text block where you pasted your timer code. Click the Source button, and add the following snippet to your image element.

style="display: block; margin: 0 auto"

Example of a centered timer from Sendtric:

<img src="http://gen.sendtric.com/countdown/nxzpxc4w44" style="display: block; margin: 0 auto" />

I would be more than happy to submit a feature request so that we can have our developers look into Sendtric as a supported integration within flows as well so we can have dynamic countdown timers native to our app.

 

Hope this helped!

Alex

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