How to Add or Create a Contact List in Mailchimp – Quick and Easy (Example)

Nowadays it has become necessary to have an Internet Marketing provider. Because of this many have created an account in Mailchimp. This has become a key tool for all those who want to carry out an email marketing strategy. In this article we will show you how cans create a contact list to your Mailchimp quickly and easily.

With the import function you can add contacts to Mailchimp and update them automatically. You need to create a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel or Google spreadsheets. It must be saved or exported as a CSV file.

There are several options to import, create or add contacts to Mailchimp, however, the most popular method used by most users is to upload a file. For prepare your file to import you must follow the steps that you will read below:

  1. Open the blank worksheet in the spreadsheet program you’ll be working on.
  2. Create and label a column for the email address.
  3. Next to the column you programmed in the previous step, create and label columns for «Name and surname».
  4. Enter the data respectively.
  5. Save the file in CSV format on your computer.

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In this way, you will have your contact list ready to import into Mailchimp. In the spreadsheet you are working on, you can add other details or fields such as phone number, language, address or country. It is important that you must convert the file into CSV format in Excel because otherwise it will not be processed.

To achieve this you must go in the document menu to «File» and select the option «Export as .CSV» (export as .CSV) or «Download as .CSV» (download as .CSV).

Next, we will show you the following guidelines, of what you must do to create or add your contact list in Mailchimp. You will see how easy it will be to achieve it with:

  • Go to the «Audience» tab.
  • Select the option «Manage Audience» and press «Import contacts « (Import contacts).
  • Click on «CVS or tab-delimited text file».
  • Select «Continue to setup».
  • Click on the «Browse» button and choose the file from your computer.
  • Click «Continue to match». This way you will match the columns of the imported file with the «Public» fields that you have in Mailchimp.
  • Organize your files assigning labels to imported contacts. Press the ¨ + ¨ icon in the «Tag all contacts» section and choose or create the tags you want.
  • In the «Choose status of these contacts» section, choose the type of contact you are going to import. The available options are: Subscribed, unsubscribed, non-subscribed, and cleaned.
  • To confirm the import options press «Continue to review « (Continue with the review).
  • Click «Import». Subsequently ryou will receive a notification of Mailchimp once you finish creating the list of contacts in question.

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With Mailchimp you will have a email marketing strategy effective and practical. Thanks to this tool you will be able to keep up to date with the social media that your services attract. Also, by creating and sending email campaigns with Mailchimp you will attract marketing effectively.

Increase your income greatly by contacting potential clients, and make known to all the services you provide in your company by making lists of your best contacts in Mailchimp.

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