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Pipelines - Mailchimp Connection Amazing

  • 1.  Pipelines - Mailchimp Connection Amazing

    Posted 22 days ago
    I just have to share something, not a question on this one....  I had to use Pipelines yesterday for the first time to build an integration with Mailchimp and it was incredible.  We needed to issue a COVID-19 mass email and our old way of creating a mailchimp distribution was a disaster.  Employees sending in spreadsheets iwth bad data etc.  We have a contact database in QuickBase.  I created a pipeline to load all existing contacts into mail chimp in about 2 minutes, boom all done running within a few minutes later.

    I created a separate pipeline to add all future newly created contacts right into mailchimp.  

    Just an amazing tool so really wanted to share.  We dont use too many other 3rd party software pieces I could see connecting it too but this one was really fantastic.

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    Ivan Weiss
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  • 2.  RE: Pipelines - Mailchimp Connection Amazing

    Posted 22 days ago
    Ivan,

    That is positive news.   

    Do you have anything to prune the lists as well?  This is one of the use cases that I have been hoping to test at a client when Pipeline becomes widely available.   At our clients I always want to make sure that all contacts are properly statused.  I have got a non profit with "Members"  They are using Constant Contact and the email lists are a disaster.  I want to build a Members list in Constant Contact that grows and shrinks based on the status of the records in the Members table.

    Any sense yet that this will be easy?


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    Don Larson
    Paasporter
    Westlake OH
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  • 3.  RE: Pipelines - Mailchimp Connection Amazing

    Posted 22 days ago

    Don,

    They do not currently have a Channel for Constant Contact… So, not at this point for Constant Contact at least.  If Constant Contact has public API's, you may be able to access those through the Quick Base Webhook channel.  Unfortunately, unless Constant Contact has the ability to send their own webhooks, I am not sure if you will be able to trigger on Constant Contact events.  They have a functionality that allows you to "Link a Record", but I have not played with that to see if it works through generic webhooks or if it only works with current active Channels.  I am a bit surprised that Constant Contact is not a channel they have and was not in the planning stages, at least before they removed all the Upcoming Channels for us to view and now just show this... "Disclaimer: We are working to launch these channels, but plans may change and we cannot guarantee specific delivery dates or that we'll ever deliver certain channels at all."



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    Brandon Drake
    JHI Group
    Monroeville OH
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  • 4.  RE: Pipelines - Mailchimp Connection Amazing

    Posted 22 days ago

    You can "unsubscribe" a user based on a trigger from quick base in mailchimp. So yes I would think it is easily doable if using mailchimp. There is no connection to constant contact right now. 


    I also need to update it at some time to let categories carry through if possible. Right now it is one master list. But it would be great to subdivide



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    Ivan Weiss
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