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 and automatically create calendar events from your new 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 in detail. 

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, log in, and open the Make template: Create Google Calendar events from your Rentle bookings
  3. Click on Create new scenario from Template
  4. Create a new webhook by clicking Add.
  5. Give the webhook a name. For example “Rentle bookings” and click Save.

  6. Copy the webhook address by clicking Copy address to clipboard and leave this window open.

  7. Open your Rentle Admin App integrations page via Account > Integrations
  8. Scroll down to the Webhooks section and click Add webhook and apply the following

    8.1 From the Triggers on dropdown, select Order updated and click Next. 
    8.2 Paste the address you copied in step 6 into the URL field. Click Add and then Next.
    8.3 Test your webhook by clicking Send test request -> The status should turn to Success, then click Next.

    Also verify the webhook status in your Make scenario’s webhook changes to Success.

    8.4 Create a descriptive label / name for your Rentle webhook a name. For example “Send Rentle orders to my Google Calendar” and click Create webhook.  
  9. Go back to your open Make scenario and click Continue
  10. 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.
  11. Make will show you the following error which you can ignore by clicking Close. 

  12. Next, you need to add your Google Account details to the three modules highlighted below.
    The instructions will review each module in the order highlighted in the image: 

  13. Click on the first Google Calendar module and apply the following: 
    13.1 Under the Calendar ID section, toggle-off the “Map” field and then add your Google Calendar from the dropdown

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

    13.2 Click OK from the bottom. 
  14. Click on the second Google Calendar module and apply the following:
    14.1 Select your Google account.
    14.2 Ensure you have the same Google Calendar selected under the “Calendar ID” dropdown as in the previous steps. Click OK. 

  15. Click on the third Google Calendar module and apply the following:
    15.1 select your Google account.
    15.2 Again, make sure that under "Calendar ID" you have the same Google Calendar selected.
    51.3 In the Event ID field, select Event ID from the list. Click OK.

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

All newly created orders will from now on appear in your Google Calendar within mere seconds. Modifications and changes to your orders will automatically update in your Google Calendar as well.

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


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