If you want to make a mailing campaign, for example to notify your customers of the new rates of your business, a change in your legal / use conditions, ... or any type of notification, you can do it.
One of the most used tools for mailing is MailChimp. It's free and allows you to configure cool emails from pre-configured templates in a very simple way.
For this reason, we have incorporated the Export for Mailchimp option with which you can upload your contacts directly to Mailchimp. We have created a manual for you, to explain how to load your contacts in this tool.
* The free account has some limitations, if you wish, you can also improve the account by making it premium, more info on Mailchimp website
As you know, all commercial communications must have been previously requested or expressly consented by the recipient (the user), unless there is a prior commercial relationship or has been obtained from public sources freely accessible.
Follow these steps:
STEP 1 - Access Mailchimp with your Mailchimp account. If you do not have, you can create one for free.
If you have an account : Click on Log in to access by typing your email and password
If you do not have an account , click on Sign Up free to create a
Enter your email address, username and password
Click on the Get Started button
You will receive a confirmation link in your email to finish creating your account
It will ask for some basic personal data and after filling them, you will access the Administration Panel or Mailchimp Dashboard
At the top you have the main options:
List: Lists with your contacts
Campaigns: Mailing campaigns
Templates: The templates to design the emails
Reports: The results reports
STEP 2 - If you want, you can create different lists to separate your contacts. In this case, we are going to create, for example, the CUSTOMER list.
When adding new contacts, you must select to which list you want to add them.
Click on the Create List option
Fill in the information on your list with the information you prefer
Click on the Save button to save the list
STEP 3 -Add the contacts to the Lists. Usually you have to prepare the information of your contacts, and then upload it to Mailchimp.
If you use Gespet, you do not have to prepare the information, Gespet does it for you and adapt it to the Mailchimp format. You just have to paste it, nothing more.
Access to Tools > Mailing - Mailchimp option
Copy the list of your contacts already adapted to the mailchimp format
Access to List option
Click on the drop-down menu next to the list you want to work with and select Import
Select the second option: Copy/paste from file
In the center box, paste the information you have copied into Gespet
Click on the button in the lower right corner NEXT
In the first box press SAVE and in the second box, press SAVE again
The summary appears. Press again on the NEXT button
STEP 4 - We have already created the list and made the initial upload of all the contacts. You can repeat this process as often as you want to include the new contacts.
For example, have passed 6 months since you last used Mailchimp to make a mailing, in your business you have added new clients and you want to include them in Mailchimp, it is very simple, just repeat the same steps:
In Gespet: Copy the contact list of the Tools > Mailing - Mailchimp option
In Mailchimp: Schoose the list you want, for example Customers
Copy/paste from file
Now that you have Gespet contacts in your Mailchimp contact list, you can do your mailing campaigns comfortably.
STEP 5 - Templates. Design of the email you want to send. You can select a template from the available ones or create the email without templates.
STEP 6 - Campaigns. Campaign of sending emails. You can send the email to all the contacts in your list or just to a sector of contacts, for example, to those that I just added, which are my new contacts.
STEP 7 - Reports. You can see the results reports of each campaign (the number of users who have opened the email, the number of emails returned or bounced, etc.).