Connect Rentle with your Google Calendar

How to automatically create Google Calendar Events from your Rentle bookings

This guide will help you connect your Rentle account to your Google Calendar to automatically create calendar events from your Rentle bookings. An easy way to visualize your bookings in a calendar view. 

This will take approximately 10 minutes and you won't need any technical skills to create the connection! 

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How does this automation work?

What is needed to get started

Step by step guide to creating the connection

How does this automation work?

This guide will help you connect Rentle to your Google Calendar with an automation tool called Make. Make is free to get started with and this guide will provide you with a free template so you won't need to learn how Make works. 

The connection between your Rentle account and your Google Calendar will: 

  • Automatically create new Google Calendar events for your new Rentle orders. 
  • Automatically update the Google Calendar event for a specific event you modify in Rentle. 
  • Automatically delete the Google Calendar event if you cancel your order in Rentle. 

Tip: You can later modify and customize the automation in Make to suite your specific needs. 


 

What is needed to get started

Step by step guide to creating the connection

  1. Create a new Calendar for your Google Account to display your Rentle orders. How to create a new Google calendar. 
  2. Create a free Make account. Make is an automation tool to help connect Rentle with your Google Calendar. 
  3. Log into your Make account and open the following Make template: Create Google Calendar events from your Rentle bookings
  4. Click on “Create new scenario from Template”. 
  5. Create a new webhook by clicking “Add”.
  6. Give the webhook a name. For example “Rentle bookings” and click Save.



  7. Copy the webhook address by clicking “Copy address to clipboard” and leave this window open.

  8. Next, open your Rentle Admin App integrations page: https://my.rentle.shop/account/integrations
  9. Under the Webhooks section click “Add webhook” 

     
  10. For the “Triggers on” dropdown, select “Order updated” and click Next. 
  11. Paste the webhook address you copied in step 7 into the URL field. Click “Add” and click “Next”.
  12. Click “Send test request”.



  13. The webhook status on your Make scenario’s webhook should change to "Success"



  14. If it does not change to "Success" go back to step 7 and ensure you copied the correct URL. 
  15. In you Rentle Admin App, click Next.
  16. Give your Rentle webhook a name. For example “Send Rentle orders to my Google Calendar” and click “Create webhook”.  
  17. Open your Make scenario and click “Continue”. 
  18. Add your Google Account (your google email address) under Connection and under Calendar ID add the Google calendar you created in step 1. Click “Continue”.
  19. Make will show you the following error which you can ignore by clicking "Close". 


  20. Next, we need to add your Google Account details to the modules highlighted below.

    The instructions will review each module in the order highlighted in the image: 

  21. Click on the first Google Calendar module. 
  22. Under the Calendar ID section, toggle-off the “Map” field and then add your Google Calendar from the dropdown

  23. Next, under the Event ID section, toggle-on the “Map” field. Click on the field and select “Event ID” from the list that appears.  

  24. Click “Ok” from the bottom. 
  25. Next, click on the second Google Calendar module and select your Google account.
  26. Ensure you have the same Google Calendar selected under the “Calendar ID” dropdown as in the previous steps. Click OK. 



  27. Next, click on the third Google Calendar module and select your Google account. 
  28. Again, make sure that under the Calendar ID field you have the same Google Calendar selected.
  29. For the Event ID field, select Event ID from the list. Click OK.



  30. Great! Lastly save your scenario and toggle it on. 



  31. You can now begin creating new orders from your Rentle account and watch them appear in your Google Calendar.
  32. You can also test modifying your orders and the changes will automatically update in your Google Calendar.  

Note: This automation will not migrate your existing orders to your Google Calendar.