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Name / Event Date Sync with MailChimp

SYMPTOMS

When I sync my account with MailChimp, it does not import the customers event date or name. Why?

SOLUTION

You must first configure your list to accept the information that is outputted by our system. Please follow the instructions below:

Setting up a list in MailChimp

* Log in to MailChimp.com using your username and password.
* Click on the lists tab at the top of your dashboard.
* Click on the "Create new List" button on the left side of the screen.
* Fill in the necessary information for your list and click save.
* Locate the newly created list and click on the "list data" link
* In addition to Email Address we want to add three fields (Name, Event Type, and Date)
  o Name and Event Type
  + Click on the "add a field" link at the bottom
  + Click on the "text" button that appears
  + Type in "Name" for field Label and type in "NAME" in the column labeled "Stick this tag in your content"
  + Click Save
  + Repeat these Steps for Event Type using "Event Type" for field label and "EVENTTYPE" for merge field
  o Date
  + Click on the "add a field" link at the bottom
  + Click on the "date" button that appears
  + Type in "Event Date" for field Label and type in "EVENTDATE" in the column labeled "Stick this tag in your content"
  + Click Save

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