Once you create a list and customize your signup form, you probably want to get that form into the hands (or screens) of your fans and customers. MailChimp forms are mobile responsive, so no matter how you choose to share your signup form, potential subscribers can easily view and submit their information through your form from a smart phone or other mobile device.
- Finding the sharing options for your list
- Share your form using the signup form URL
- Share your form on Facebook
- Share your form on Twitter
- Share your form using a QR code
- Other sharing options
Finding the sharing options for your list
- Navigate to the Lists page.
- Click the drop down menu for the list whose forms you want to work with and choose Signup forms.
- Click the Select button under the General forms option.
Once you're on the General forms page you'll be see these options above the form designer. We'll go over each of these options further in this article.
Signup form URL
This is a direct URL to your signup form found in a form's sharing options. You can copy and paste to use in your email signature, in an email that you send to your friends or customers, on social networking sites, or on your website or blog. When someone clicks your Signup form URL, they'll be taken to the hosted version of your form designed in MailChimp.
Share your form on Facebook
Sharing your form to Facebook will make a post on your Facebook wall with a link to the hosted version of the form you designed in MailChimp. If you'd like to embed your signup form on your Facebook page, take a look at the article about our Facebook integration. To share your form on Facebook, follow the steps below.
- Click the Facebook button in the sharing options on the General forms page.
- If you're not already signed into Facebook, you'll be prompted to log in. Otherwise, you'll be taken directly to a page that allows you to choose how and where to share the link to your signup form.
- Choose where you want to share the link from the drop down menu at the top.
- Choose your friend, group, or page, if you've selected one of those options.
- Add a message if you'd like along with a thumbnail image.
- Click Share Link to share the link with the options you've chosen!
Share your form on Twitter
Sharing your form on Twitter will allow you to tweet the direct link to your form you designed in MailChimp. If you want to add a sign up form to your Twitter account, check out our article on using Twitter's Lead Generation Card.
- Click the Twitter button in the sharing options on the General forms page.
- If you're not already signed into Twitter, you'll be prompted to log in. Otherwise, you'll be taken directly to a page to create a tweet, pre-filled with your signup form link included.
- Edit the tweet to your liking, and click tweet to post it.
Subscribe form QR code
QR codes resemble bar codes on products you buy, but instead of tracking an item or it's price they can be used to quickly send people to a website, such as your signup form. We automatically generate a QR code for each list's signup form so you can easily place a QR code image in your printed materials. People who have smartphones with a QR code app can scan the code and automatically be directed to your signup form. Just click the QR option in the sharing options on the General forms page, then choose the size QR image you want to download to your computer.
Place the QR code anywhere you'd like to encourage people to scan it and sign up.
Other sharing options
Include signup form in link a campaign
We make it easy to add a signup form link to your campaigns using merge tags. Including a subscribe link in your campaign will makes it easy for people to join your list from a forwarded campaign or from the archive version of your campaign. Check out this article on how to add a signup form link to your campaign.
Embed a form on your website
In addition to the fancy form you designed, MailChimp also provides code to create a small form that can be embedded on your website. You can find more detailed information about the embedded form options here.
What to do next
Now that you've shared your signup form and are actively collecting subscribers, it's time to create a campaign to send to them. If you're already familiar with the basic steps for building a campaign, follow our tips and best practices for editing your campaign.