Automatically adding subscribers to an email list is a Storefront feature only. This feature is not available on the Cratejoy Marketplace. 

If you do not have an audience list created within you're MailChimp Account, you'll want to do this before getting started. See MailChimps  guide here.

You can easily create a list of subscribers that stays continuously up-to-date for e-mail marketing (e.g. newsletters, upsells, or special deals) 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 button on the MailChimp app.

In the MailChimp permission dialog enter your MailChimp username and password.

Step 2: 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 Export Customers button.

After clicking Export Customers, you'll be given the option to export all existing customers to your MailChimp list. If you opt not to do this, only future customers will be added to your list.

You'll see a notification pop up that Cratejoy's export from Cratejoy to MailChimp is in progress. Once it's been completed, all your data will be in MailChimp. If you'd like, you can view the Cratejoy MailChimp CSV to see exactly what was exported from MailChimp to Cratejoy. This is a helpful way to see if there were any errors, or to confirm what merge fields were sent over from Cratejoy to MailChimp.

Step 3: Use your list in MailChimp

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.