Connect or Disconnect MailChimp for Magento

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MailChimp for Magento is a free integration that adds your customers and their order information to your MailChimp list. Use Magento purchase data to send targeted campaigns with product recommendations, and turn on e-commerce tracking to measure campaign ROI.

In this article, you’ll learn how to connect or disconnect MailChimp for Magento.

 

Before You Start

Here are some things to know before you begin this process.

  • This is an advanced feature that requires experience editing Magento’s root directory. Contact your Magento expert or developer for assistance.

  • Back up your server files and database before you install this integration. We also recommend you install it on a test server first.

  • MailChimp for Magento is compatible with these versions of Magento: CE v1.7.x, CE v1.8.x, CE v1.9.x, EE v1.10.x, EE v1.11.x, EE v1.12.x, EE v1.13.x, and EE v1.14.x.

  • We collaborated with ebizmarts to develop this free integration. To download it, you need to create an ebizmarts.com account.

  • Version 1.06 of MailChimp for Magento supports our Abandoned Cart Automation workflow. If you want to use this feature, install or update to version 1.06.

Task Roadmap

Here’s a brief overview of the multi-step installation process.

Access and Download MailChimp for Magento

  • Download MailChimp for Magento’s ZIP file repository from ebizmarts.com.

Install MailChimp for Magento

  • Paste the repository into your root directory, and flush the Magento cache.

Configure and Connect

  • Configure MailChimp for Magento, and connect to your MailChimp account.

Access and Download MailChimp for Magento

To access the free ZIP file for MailChimp for Magento, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to the MailChimp for Magento page.

  2. Input your store’s URL in the Magento URL field.

  3. Click the Magento version drop-down menu, and choose your version.

  4. Click Proceed to Checkout.

  5. Input your ebizmarts account login credentials into the form fields, and click Login.

  6. Continue through the Billing Information and Payment Information sections. You won’t need to make a payment.

  7. In the Order Review section, click Place Order.

After you place the order, you’re ready to download the installation file.

Download the Installation File

To download the installation file, follow these steps.

  1. In your ebizmarts account, go to My Downloadable Products.

  2. Next to MailChimp for Magento, click the version number to download the ZIP installation file.

The ZIP file will automatically download to your computer. Next, you’ll use it to install MailChimp for Magento.

Install MailChimp for Magento

To install this file in Magento, you’ll clone the ZIP repository to your root directory, and flush the Magento cache. If you need help with this, contact your developer or Magento expert.

Paste Files into Folders

Refer to this chart to see where the ZIP download files should go in your Magento root directory.

Folder Name Corresponding Directory Folder
MailChimpForMagento/app Root directory/app
MailChimpForMagento/js   Root directory/js
MailChimpForMagento/lib Root directory/lib
MailChimpForMagento/media  Root directory/media

 

After you update the root directory, flush the Magento cache.

Flush Magento Cache

To flush your Magento Cache, follow these steps.

  1. In your Magento Admin Panel, click the System menu, and choose Cache Management.

  2. Click Flush Magento Cache.

Almost there! Next, you’ll configure your MailChimp for Magento settings, and complete this process.

Configure and Connect

To wrap up, you’ll configure your MailChimp for Magento settings, like how and where to sync your customers to MailChimp.

To configure and connect to MailChimp, follow these steps.

  1. In your Magento Admin Panel, click the System menu, and choose Configuration.

  2. Click MailChimp Configuration in the left navigation pane.

  3. Leave the form fields blank for now, and click Get API credentials.

  4. In the pop-up window, input your MailChimp login credentials and click Log In.

  5. In the pop-up window, highlight the API key and copy it to a text editor or your clipboard, so you can paste it to Magento.

  6. Close the pop-up window to return to the configuration screen.

  7. Paste your MailChimp API key in the API Key field.

  8. Click Save Config.

  9. When the page reloads, click the General Subscription drop-down menu and choose the MailChimp list to sync with Magento.

  10. Input your choices for the rest of the configuration fields.

  11. In the Ecommerce section, click Yes to enable MailChimp's e-commerce features.

    This is available for paid Mailchimp accounts only.

  12. In the Abandoned Cart section, click Yes to enable MailChimp's Abandoned Cart Automation feature.

    This is available for paid MailChimp accounts only.

  13. In the First date field of the Abandoned Cart section, choose the date that you want to begin targeting abandoned carts.

  14. Click Save Config again.

  15. To finalize the sync between MailChimp and Magento, you’ll need to set up cron job tasks. If you need help, contact your developer or Magento expert.  

MailChimp and Magento are now connected. Magento customers will be added your list, and e-commerce data will be added to MailChimp’s subscriber profiles. Guest checkouts will be added to the Transactional section of your list.

Products, customers, and orders will be sent to MailChimp approximately every five minutes via a cron job.

Next Steps

After you connect, you can do a lot with the the data you collect, like build segments, send Automation workflows, track purchases, make product recommendations, and view results.

Find out everything MailChimp has to offer in these guides.  
How to Use MailChimp for E-Commerce

About Product Recommendations

About Abandoned Cart Workflows

Segment a List by Purchase Activity

 

Troubleshooting

For help with the MailChimp for Magento data sync, visit ebizmarts’ MailChimp for Magento support forum.

If you need assistance with MailChimp, visit our Knowledge Base or contact Support.

Disconnect MailChimp for Magento

If you need to disconnect the integration at any time, you can uninstall it in Magento.

To disconnect the integration, follow these steps.

  1. In your Magento Admin Panel, click the System menu, and choose Configuration.
  2. Click MailChimp Configuration in the left navigation pane.
  3. Click the Enabled drop-down menu, and choose No.
  4. Click Save Config.

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