When people send you money through PayPal, you can have them automatically added to your MailChimp list.

Connect PayPal

  1. Click your profile name to open the Account Panel and choose Account.
    account panel
  2. Click the Integrations option.
    Integrations option.
  3. Click PayPal to open the PayPal details.
    Paypal integration
  4. Choose a list from the drop-down menu. This is the list that your buyers will be added to and instructions will appear with specific information related to this list.
  5. Review the information below that will be transmitted to this list. If you need to modify your list fields to match with PayPal, instructions can be found here.
  6. Copy the notification URL provided.
    Copy URL from notification field
  7. Log in to your PayPal Business or Premier account.
  8. Click Profile to be taken to the profile overview.
    Paypal notification settings
  9. Click My selling tools.
  10. Click Update next to Instant Payment Notifications.
  11. If you don't currently have IPN settings for your PayPal account, you'll be prompted to choose your settings; if you already have an IPN set up for the account, you'll have the option to update the settings.
  12. Paste your notification URL in the Notification URL box, and be sure that IPN messages are enabled.
  13. Click save once you've entered the notification URL and enabled IPN messages.

As people send you money through PayPal, their transaction data will be sent to MailChimp. There's nothing more you need to do!

Note

When you check the Connection Status for one of your lists, it will show "Not connected," until a successful transaction has been submitted through PayPal. At this time, connection tests require live data and financial information.

If you've set up a shopping cart system that processes transactions through PayPal, our integration may not be the best choice for adding buyers to your list. Each PayPal transaction can have only one notification URL, and most shopping cart systems send a transaction-specific URL to PayPal so you can track payments in the shopping cart program. This overrides the MailChimp IPN needed for the PayPal account.

Check out our Connect Directory to find an integration that can work with your shopping cart system, if it's not something you can change.

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