February 26, 2011 at 1:18 am #2814derixcMember
Hello. Im new here and I like the plugin very much. it’s easy to use. My issue is about the mailchimp list.
I’m using free reg as an additional step to subscribe. I can see that I have almost 200 members but on mailchimp, it only has 54 subscribers. Why is that?
My site is [http://www.nclexonline.com]February 26, 2011 at 1:40 am #29517amin007Participant
These 200 members signed up to your site using the eMember registration form or were they existing members before you started to use eMember?February 26, 2011 at 2:05 am #29518derixcMember
I’m sorry. apparently mailchimp sends a confirmation email too for subscribing. I was under the impression that the extra step for free reg is also for confirming the subscription for mail chimp.
This probably explains why. Thanks for the immediate response.March 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm #29519dkbrainardMember
I’m noticing a similar problem to derixc. About 20-25% of the people joining as free members are not opting in to MailChimp. Is there a way to make them finish the opt-in process before their membership becomes valid?
Any ideas on this out there? I mean, right now to market to that sizable segment of Free members, I have to go manually compare eMember list with Mail Chimp list, then send a separate email to the members who haven’t opted in.March 12, 2011 at 12:15 am #29520amin007Participant
Opting in is part of the reasons why autoresponders are in business. If they didn’t have that opt-in option (to stop spams) they will loose the high email deliverability as essentially you can just send email to anyone you want. Whats the point of double opt-in if the user is not doing it?
I follow AWeber’s model as they are the one with the highest email delivery guarantee in the industry. I know that in AWeber the user must opt-in themselves because this is the only way to ensure that you do not import a whole bunch of email addresses in your list then start spamming.
I am not fully sure if MailChimp lets you override this option and lets you do the double opt-in without the user opting in. If they do then it is possible to tweak the plugin to do this.March 12, 2011 at 1:43 am #29521dkbrainardMember
Thanks for the thoughtful response. Mail Chimp does let you import subscribers on sort of an “honor code”. So here’s my current workaround:
*Print out my WP eMember list
*Compare recent additions manually by searching for the member in Mail Chimp
*Copy the non-Mail Chimped members into an Excel spreadsheet (First, Last, Email, Membership Level)
*Export the Excel page as a .CSV file
*Import the .CSV file into Mail Chimp
Just FYI for anyone else out there. It’s pretty quick, other than doing the manual comparison between the lists. But I’m sure open to an automated way of doing this.
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