Setting up Custom Roundups for any integration takes just a few seconds, and requires no coding experience.

What is Roundups? A feature that lets you "sum together" all of a specific type of behavior on your website, into a single notification.

Three individual notifications like:

  • "John just bought ..." // "Sarah just bought..." // "Ryan just bought..."

Become this:

  • "3 people just bought ... in the last XX hours"

You may set up a Roundup for as many integrations as you'd like. This does not affect existing notifications, it simply adds new "aggregate" notifications to your queue.

Step 1 - Create a Destination

Think about what integration you want to combine into a Roundup notification, then navigate to the Templates tab while logged into Fomo.

  1. Create a new template from the Templates tab, ie "Newsletter Signups - Last 24 Hours" that includes a variable {{ count }}.
  2. Example: {{ count }} marketers joined our weekly newsletter in the last 24 hours!

Step 2 - Select a Source and Destination

Navigate to Integrations and scroll down or search for Custom Roundups. Then, click to Connect.

You'll see 2 dropdowns -- select an integration template for each option.

The "Source Template" is information you'd like to show off in aggregate. For example, if you are showing off individual product purchases with Shopify, or email signups through Mailchimp, you would select that template from this dropdown.

The "Destination Template" is what you created in Step 1. If you did not add a variable {{ count }} to that new template, it will not appear in this dropdown.

Fomo's Templates vs Events architecture explains in more detail how templates and variables work.

Step 3 - Choose a time period

By default, Fomo will regenerate a Roundup every 10 minutes for each of your configured Custom Roundups.

In this 3rd field of the configuration screen, however, you may choose which time period is tallied for your {{ count }} variable.

We suggest 24 hours, but you may input up to 168 hours (or, 1 week worth of data).

Step 4 - You're done!

Going forward, Fomo will generate a new Roundup for you every 10 minutes, using your time period (Step 3) value as a "rolling" value. 

For example, if you input 24 hours, we will look back 24 hours, every 10 minutes.

You do not need to manually delete "old" Roundups, Fomo will do this for you automatically.

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