Building a Buyers List in MailChimp


Using T-REX, you can build a list of your buyers in MailChimp. These are the steps.


1) Sign up for a MailChimp account (see MailChimp's support documentation for steps)

2) Create a list in MailChimp (see MailChimp's support documentation for steps)

3) Configure the MailChimp API Key and List ID in T-REX Business Settings. See training here: Obtaining A MailChimp API Key & List ID (video)

4) When a customer makes a purchase, the email address they enter during checkout will be saved to this new MailChimp list.



Adding a MailChimip Opt In Form to Your T-REX Site

NOTE: This is a MailChimp integration with WordPress. The MailChimp optin form does not integrate with the T-REX plugin. For more help, refer to WordPress and MailChimp documentation.


1) In MailChimp, create a new list, such as "MyStore Newsletter" where "MyStore" is the name of your store


2) Create an opt in form in MailChimp from your list (see MailChimp's support documentation for steps). NOTE: After you create a list, you will have the option to create a signup form.


3) Verify your domain if required. MailChimp may send an email to the email you entered as your "send from" address. Follow MailChimp's instructions.


4) Save your List and Campaign Defaults

5) Manage your forms from Lists > Signup forms



6)  Next, you will need to grab the HTML code to embed the signup form on your website. From Lists > Signup Forms, select Embed Forms, Select button


7) Select the opt-in form style and then copy the HTML code


8) In your store WordPress admin, create a new WordPress page.

Name it something like "Newsletter Signup." Click the "Text" option and paste the MailChimp form HTML code. Click "Publish" to save the page.


9) Click the page URL to test the form


10) Enter info to test the form (Use real information so you can verify it works)


11) Check your MailChimp newsletter list and make sure that your test sign-up was successfully added


NOTE: This is a MailChimp integration with WordPress. The MailChimp optin form does not integrate with the T-REX plugin. For more help, refer to WordPress and MailChimp documentation.