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Countdown Timer Custom Operation in AccessAlly

Custom Operation Countdown Timer in AccessAlly

Add a countdown timer to your site – gives a sense of urgency on your order forms, and 1-click upsell pages.

1. Countdown Timer Custom Operation

Go to: AccessAlly → Settings → Custom Operations → Click “+ NEW OPERATION”

  • Name your operation by clicking the pencil icon.
  • Select “Show countdown timer”

Custom Operation Countdown Timer

2. Select Timer Settings

There are three options to select from:

  1. Contact-specific countdown timer – logged in visitors only, set desired number of hours
  2. Global countdown to a fixed time – all page visitors, starts countdown timer upon page visit
  3. Countdown timer when a coupon expires – all visitors to the page with a CRM activated promo code or from the Generate CRM activated coupon (custom operation)

Option 1: Contact-specific countdown timer

The countdown reference determines when or how the countdown timer starts.

  • select a custom field to store reference time
  • set hours until the countdown timer expires (you can also add .5 for half-hour)
  • set options like “assign now” when a contact visits the page for the first time.

Contact-specific countdown timer

If you need to create a custom field, see this article, the custom field type is below.

  • Keap/Infusionsoft: Date/Time custom field
  • Ontraport: Date custom field
  • ActiveCampaign: Date or Text custom field
  • ConvertKit: custom field
  • Drip: custom field
  • AccessAlly Managed: text custom field

Option 2: Global Countdown Timer

This countdown timer shows to anyone that visits a page, no login required! With this timer, you determine the exact date and time the countdown expires.

Global countdown timer in AccessAlly

Option 3: Countdown timer when a coupon expires

This countdown timer counts down based on a unique coupon code and is used with:

Countdown timer reference point in AccessAlly

Select the promo dropdown

Use this option if the promo coupon is generated in your CRM automations.

Countdown coupon expires in AccessAlly

Select the run a custom operation first

Use this option if the promo coupon is generated in your AccessAlly site.

Custom operation countdown in AccessAlly

3. Configure the Countdown Timer Display

You can use the following codes inside your countdown timer display, along with any text you would like.

Before countdown expires options:

  • {{countdown}} used to show the timer – you can customize the wording before and after if you’d like.
  • {{coupon}} used to display unique coupon code when using “Countdown timer when a coupon expires”

Countdown timer example.

Fancy Countdown Timer

Countdown timer when a coupon expires example.

Advanced countdown timer display in AccessAlly

Select the design style for your countdown timer from the dropdown.

Design Countdown timer in AccessAlly

4. Copy To Clipboard

Use the button to copy the shortcode.

Copy Link Countdown Timer in AccessAlly

5. Save

Scroll to the top of your custom operations tab, click the “SAVE” button.

6. Add Countdown Timer

On the page you would like to display your countdown timer paste your shortcode.

Countdown timer when a coupon expires example.

Completed example countdown timer in AccessAlly


Updated on April 19, 2024
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