How to Integrate Your Pixelpop Popups with MailChimp

Connecting an Email Signup popup to your MailChimp account is easy. To start, all you’ll need is a Pixelpop account and access to a MailChimp account.

Step One: Create a list in MailChimp

Log in to MailChimp (or create an account here) and click Lists in the top menu. If you already have a list you’d like to use, great! You can skip to Step Two. If not, click Create List in the top right corner. Name your list, indicate the email address and name that your campaign will send from, and write a summary to remind people why they’re on your list. Select your notification preferences and click Save.

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Step Two: Create a newsletter popup

Log in to your Pixelpop account from your Apps page. You can either connect MailChimp to an existing Email Signup popup, or click the purple New Popup button to create and connect to a new one. To create a new popup, follow the instructions here, choosing Email Signup from the New Popup screen.

Step Three: Connect your popup to MailChimp

You can connect your popup to MailChimp either from your Pixelpop dashboard or within the popup editor.

Connecting from the dashboard:

After you’ve created an Email Signup popup, you can connect it to a MailChimp list by clicking the purple Select mailing list button right below your popup.

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This button will appear if your popup has not yet been integrated with MailChimp—it doesn’t matter if it’s published or not. Once you’ve clicked it, an Email Collection window will pop up to customize the connection.

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Toggle “Sync [popup name] with MailChimp or Conversio” on, choose MailChimp, and click the black Sync emails button. This will prompt you to select a Mailing list from the dropdown and specify whether or not you want to Require double opt-in for new signups. If activated, this will require recipients to opt-in to your mailing list via a confirmation email from MailChimp before they are subscribed to your list.

Click Save changes and you're done! Now, anyone who gives you their email via this popup will automatically be added to this list in MailChimp.

Note: Pixelpop connects emails to MailChimp at regular intervals, so it may take a few minutes to appear in your MailChimp List.

Connecting from the popup editor:

If you’re creating a new popup or editing an existing Email Signup popup, you can enable email syncing from within the editor. Under Options, click the green Connect link under the Sync emails heading at the top.

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This brings up the same Email Collection dialog as connecting through the dashboard. Follow the steps above to toggle the connection on, choose MailChimp, select your list, and enable or disable double opt-in authorization. Click the green Save and close button. To edit your connection preferences at any time, click on the green Emails link from your dashboard.