What is this?
MailChimp is an email platform we have integrated into our site to allow organisers to send updates, mass emails and important information to a large group of registrants.
How do I set this up?
1. Create a free MailChimp account at www.mailchimp.com
2. Navigate to the "List" tab in the top left of your screen.
3. Once here, select the "Create a List" button on the right side of your screen
3a. The "List" is what will populate with the registrant's names and emails when added to CCN.
4. On the List creation page, there are a number of fields and options to consider. A few important ones highlighted below.
This is very crucial. The name needs to be exactly how you want it when adding the list to CCN you will need to input the list name exactly as you created it on MailChimp.
The lets people know how they signed up for your email list. Less crucial than the above but allows for better retention of your customer base.
How do I add this to my CCN page?
1. Login to your MailChimp account www.login.mailchimp.com/
2. Select your account name in the top right of your screen then click on "Account".
3. Under the "Extras Tab" select "API KEYS"
3a. An API key is a unique key that gives a third party limited access to your MailChimp account. These can be deleted and re-generated as many times as you want. In CCN's case, we only need access to the "List" which is explained below.
4. Near the middle of the page on the left, you will want to select "Create API key".
4a. One the API KEY is generated you will want to copy and paste it from the above table.
5. Login to CCN www.ccnbikes.com/#!/login
6. On your organizer dashboard find the Club/Event you would like to create a mailing list for.
Note: You must create a new API key for every list you create
7. Once you have found the Club/Event select it to bring up the "Dashboard Home".
8. Once on the "Dashboard Home" navigate to the "Configure Tab"
8a. Select MailChimp Setup
8b. Select the "I am going to add onto an existing list" tab
9. Input your API key into the box and select the list you would like to populate from the dropdown. Once you have specified what list and any other options click submit.
10. That's it you have successfully created and integrated a mailing list!
For how to create emails and send them please refer to the "Campaigns" section of the MailChimp home page.
If for any reason you get stuck or need assistance please contact CCN support at 1.866.534.2453