This Guide will walk you through how to set-up MailChimp for your Cart. MailChimp is an email marketing service provider, founded in 2001. It has 6 million users that collectively send over 10 billion emails through the service each month. Wikipedia 

With MailChimp you will be able to set up monthly news letters or weekly if you would like. This is accomplished by creating a Campaign.

You can also create Templates save them for another time or always have them on hand for use.

You will also be able to export your customer email lists from the cart to the Mail Chimp client to make it easier to send out those Newsletters.

If you’re using Outlook you can integrate Mail Chimp as well to make it easier for you to send and receive.

Applies to Version(s): 3.8.0 to Current

How to access Mailchimp In PinnacleCart

You will first log into your Adminstrator Dashboard for your cart

Use the Apps Option on the Left hand side.

If necessary, select App Center in the top Right.

Locate and select Details located under the Mailchimp App

Select Sign up for a Mailchimp account

>How to Set up Your Mailchimp Account

Select Sign Up Free in the top Right.

Fill in your Email, Username, and Password.

You will receive an account creation confirmation screen. Check the email account your registered with and follow the instructions which will link you back to Mailchimp.

Once directed back to Mailchimp, verify you're Human by following the prompts.

The following screen will have you go into further detail on setting up your account.

Next choose to Upload a Photo or Take a Photo for your Avatar. Select Save and Get Started once a photo has been selected.

Next you will need the API information to add to your PinnacleCart. Click on your Account Name in the Top Right, then select Account.

On the next screen, click Extras. Next, select API Keys.

Scroll down and select Create A Key

Your API Key will be displayed on the next screen.

Adding your Mailchimp Account to PinnacleCart

It would be best to then open another tab on your browser and navigate to the Admin Dashboard of your cart once again. Once there, go back into the Mailchimp app as described above. Select Enable in the Top Right.

Use the Username and Password you set up Mailchimp with as well as the API Key provided.

Provided the information entered into your PinnacleCart is correct, your Mailchimp Account is now activated. For further information on managing Mailchimp from their interface please refer to their Help Center


How to Export your Mailing List

From the Admin Dashboard Select Customers. Then Select Export Subscribers.

This will export a CSV that you can upload into Mailchimp for your mailing list. For information on uploading to Mailchimp please refer to this article .

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If you didn't get your question answered, please contact the Pinnacle Cart Support Team. To submit a ticket, go to the My Account drop-down menu at the top right of the admin area and select Support