So has anyone ever done this before? The documentation is so long and Im more of a visual person. Does anyone have video tutorials on how to link mailchimp with my current DB? Please advise and thanks!!
I knew there is an API for the mailchimp. Try to use the webviewer to pass the contents to it.
Please visit the following link for details!
Are you a programmer? If not please hire a programmer as the MailChimps said.
Have you seen this post: http://hbase.net/2010/07/10/mailchimp-integration-with-filemaker-pro/
What part of MailChimp are planning to sync with FileMaker?
If it's the uploading of a mailing list then Doug Alder's example that Kantala has shown will be useful. But I'd caution you against uploading a list of email addresses. If you want a list that is responsive to the emailed messages that you'll send, then it is much better to institute a Double Opt-In procedure.
If you dig amongst MailChimp's Blog articles you should find their comparison of stats on lists with a Double Opt-in versus the Single Opt-in.
We now folllow the Double Opt-In process for all of our subscribers and regularly get 60% opens for our weekly message, compared with an industry average of 5%.
Like you, I was intimidated by the API descriptions but If you need more info on our clutsy way of linking the MailChimp data with our Customer table then please ask.
We have experience integrating MailChimp and FileMaker on a couple of projects. If you're looking for assistance at some point, you can contact us.
Tim that would be much appreciated. We should be integrating in the next month. Right now we are just trying to figure the whole process out. Can you send me your contact iinfo? Thanks
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