Do you ever wonder who’s opened your emails? With Wise Agent’s MailChimp integration, that’s just one of the things you’re now able to do. This integration brings to you the great analytical tools included with a MailChimp account, right within your Wise Agent. You can still send bulk emails from Wise Agent without it, but here are some options that are now available should you choose to utilize this feature:

  • See who opened your emails
  • Track whether those recipients clicked any links within your email, or even forwarded your email to a friend
  • Automate unsubscribe requests and the removal of bad email addresses (email failures)

Setup is easy – just follow the steps below. You only have to complete the setup process once, and if you have any trouble, you can always reach out to our support team for help with the process.

First, in MailChimp:

  1. Set up a MailChimp account by going here
  2. Create a List. Click the “Lists” button at the top of the page, then “Create New List”, then follow the prompts.**NOTE: We recommend that you create one list, and then if you want to break up that list you can use Segments. More on Segments below**
  3. Make sure to confirm your “Senders Email” (MailChimp will send you an email with a link – just follow the prompts)
  4. Copy your API key here

Next, in Wise Agent:

  1. Mouse over Email and click on MailChimp. Paste your API key (from step #4 above) into the space provided and click Save.
  2. Click on Contacts to go to your Client List.
  3. You are now going to add your contacts to MailChimp.  You may choose a certain category if you wish. Click Select All to place checkmarks in front of each contacts’ name.
  4. From the Actions drop-down menu at the top of the page, select “Add to MailChimp”.
  5. Type in a “segment” name if desired (Note: a segment is like a category)
  6. Click Add to List and wait until you receive a notification that it has finished adding. This may take several moments.
  7. Repeat steps 3 – 6 for any additional groups, and that’s it!

You’re now ready to create your email “campaigns” and track your email analytics! This useful tool is completely free for a database of up to 2,000 email addresses, as long as you plan to send less than 12,000 emails a month. There are also paid versions for larger databases, check MailChimp’s pricing for details.

Let us know what you think! We make updates to the program based on requests straight from our members – we’re always listening!