You can easily create a list of subscribers that stays continuously up-to-date for e-mail marketing (e.g. newsletter) using our Mailchimp integration. This article assumes you already have an existing Mailchimp account with at least one e-mail list created you'd like to market to.
Step 1: Connect your Mailchimp account to Cratejoy
Now you need to actually give Cratejoy permission to add members to your Mailchimp lists. Start by opening up the App Store and clicking the "Install" on the MailChimp app.
In the Mailchimp permission dialog enter your Mailchimp username and password.
Step 3: Choose the destination Mailchimp list
Now you have to tell Cratejoy which e-mail list you'd like to add new subscribers to. Click the Mailchimp settings button to access the Cratejoy Mailchimp settings pane.
When you first view the Mailchimp settings pane you'll see that no Mailchimp list is set up. Choose the Mailchimp list you'd like new subscribers to go to in in the dropdown and then click the "Save" button.
When you choose your list, you'll be given the option to import all existing customers. If you opt not to do this, only future customers will be added to your list.
If you initially chose not to import, but later change your mind, you can re-trigger an import by switching to a different list and then switching back.
Step 5: Use Your List
When you log in to MailChimp and view your list, you'll see there's a "Subscription Status" column, as well as a "Date Cancelled" column. These columns will update as customers subscribe, cancel, expire, and so on. Customers who do not have subscriptions, such as those that have only purchased non-subscription products from your shop, will have a blank status.
You can use MailChimp to create list segments. For example, you can set a segment for all customers with a Subscription Status of "Cancelled".
There's more information on our MailChimp integration in our MailChimp FAQ.
Want to add a Subscriber Pop Up Form to your site? Read how to here.