WishList Member includes an integration with MailChimp. You can set specific automation to occur based on rules you set up. This can include adding users to a new Email List when they join a new membership level. Or removing them from an Email List if they are removed from the level. You can also add or remove users from Groups based on actions like being added to or removed from a level. The integration with MailChimp opens up a lot of possibilities for you and your members.
These are just a few examples. More details are explained below (including a Tutorial Video).
Enable MailChimp Integration
First, you can select and enable the MailChimp option in the Setup > Integrations > Email Providers section of WishList Member.
The Settings tab will appear and the API Status will show as “Not Configured”. This is because WishList Member and MailChimp need to be connected using the MailChimp API Key provided by MailChimp. This is a quick process (more details below).
The MailChimp API Key can be found in the Account > Extras > API Keys section of the MailChimp site when logged into the site.
The process of connecting WishList Member and MailChimp is explained in more detail in the Tutorial Video below.
It also walks through the Next Steps in the process of adding users to Email Lists and Groups in MailChimp based on set actions.
As a note, there is an option to “Disable Double Opt-in” in the popup that appears when you click the Configure button. This option is disabled by default but you can enable it if you would like. This would result in double opt-in not being necessary for your users. Please keep in mind, disabling double opt-in for MailChimp might result in your account being suspended if they feel this is being abused.
The option to integrate with MailChimp is available. The video below runs through the steps to set up the integration.
The following is explained in the Tutorial Video above and is included here for quick reference.
You can set if users should be Added to a List and Group(s) in MailChimp when they join or are added to a Level in WishList Member.
You can also select an Action to occur if a user is removed from a Level.
Action if Removed from Level:
Do Nothing. No further Action will take place if the user is removed from the Level.
Unsubscribe from List. The user will be Unsubscribed from the List if they are Removed from the Level.
Move to Group. The user will be Moved into the selected Group(s) if they are Removed from the Level. Note: Moving into selected Group(s) will Remove the user from the previous Group(s).
Add to Group. The user will be Added into the selected Group(s) if they are Removed from the Level. Note: Adding into selected Group(s) will keep the user in the previous Group(s).