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Marketer’s Toolbox: MailChimp
Email tools are a dime a dozen, but many are complicated and make the process more difficult and time consuming than just Bcc’ing a list of contacts (Please don’t ever do this).
MailChimp makes sending personalized automated messages, marketing emails, and targeted email campaigns quick and easy. With an emphasis on data and gathering information, MailChimp offers built-in signup forms for emails or for use through Facebook, Wordpress, or Twitter. With a plethora of templates to choose from and a drag and drop designer, email campaigns can be as simple or personalized as desired.
Automated email connected to an eCommerce store can help to recoup customers that were lost along the path to purchase or remain front of mind with past customer. Automated follow-ups, product recommendations, or targeted campaigns that are based on past purchases are great ways to drive a customer to a purchase. MailChimp eCommerce integrations include: Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, or WooCommerce.
*Pro requires additional $199 subscription
- Built in signup forms
- Customize templates
- Free reports and data insight
All features of free plan plus:
- Automate your email
- Connect your database (CRM)
- Segmentation and targeting
- Connect to Google Analytics and MailChimp Mobile
All features of Growing Business plan plus:
- Track and target using eCommerce data
- Multivariate testing
- Comparative reports
- Flexible automation
- Mandrill - transactional email API
- Front of the line for support
Thanks to MailChimp, a large list of contacts should never be sent a mass Bcc email ever again. Using visually appealing templates, simple contact importing, and real time tracking, MailChimp is the marketer’s best friend.
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