MailChimp is an email marketing service used to send out mass emails to subscribers. It can be useful for businesses because it allows them to collect data on their customers, such as email addresses and purchase histories, in order to better target them with future marketing campaigns. MailChimp also provides templates and tools for creating professional-looking emails, as well as ways to track the success of your campaigns.
One way to increase the effectiveness of your email marketing is to integrate it with other tools and services you use. For example, you can connect MailChimp to your WordPress website so that any contact or newsletter forms submitted on your site are automatically added to your MailChimp list.
You can easily use Breakdance to send your contact forms to your MailChimp account which is useful if you want to automate your marketing & lead flow.
Create a MailChimp Account
If you don't already have a MailChimp account, the first step is to create one. You can do this by going to the MailChimp website and clicking on the Sign Up button.
Enter your email address and choose a password, then click on the "Create Account" button.
On the next page, you'll need to enter some more information about your business. This includes your business name, website, address, and time zone.
Once you've entered all the required information, click on the "Save & Continue" button. You'll then be asked to confirm your account via email. Once you do this, your account will be activated.
Set up your Breakdance Contact Form
In Breakdance, create a new page and add a form builder. Scroll down to Actions and select MailChimp as one of the actions after submission. Once you've done this, we'll leave it alone for a few until we get our custom API key.
Find MailChimp API Key
If you want to integrate Breakdance with your MailChimp account, you'll need to generate an API key. An API key is a long string of characters that gives Breakdance the ability to access your MailChimp account and data.
To get your API key, generate it in the API keys section of your MailChimp account. Create a new key and keep it somewhere secure.
Setup Breakdance MailChimp Integration
In our form builder, paste the MailChimp API Key into the custom settings of MailChimp integration. After it validates your key, choose an audience (if you haven't created anything new this should be the name of your business).
In field mapping, this is where you'll want to match up the fields from your form with the merge tags in MailChimp. At least one field is required, but the others are up to you. You can add as many or as few as you like as long as it can match to a field in MailChimp.
Test Submission & Validate with MailChimp
Save your Breakdance page and navigate to it live. Fill out the form completely and submit it. Check your MailChimp account to see if the submission went through. If everything is working properly, you should see the new contact in your audience.
MailChimp is a great tool because it allows businesses to collect data on their customers, such as email addresses and purchase histories, in order to better target them with future marketing campaigns. MailChimp also provides templates and tools for creating professional-looking emails, as well as ways to track the success of your campaigns. Now that you know how to integrate MailChimp with Breakdance, you can start using it to collect data on your website visitors and subscribers. This will help you create more targeted and effective email marketing campaigns. Give it a try to help take your business to the next level!