If you already have a list of subscribers from your previous Email Service Provider (ESP), you'll want to import those existing subscribers into Springbot so you can continue emailing them.
Create a New List
To view your subscriber list and create a new list, head to Campaigns > Lists.
Click on Create List and then name your Email List. Click on Add Contacts to complete the list creation.
Here you'll see that there are 4 different ways for adding contacts to your email list:
Manually add subscribers one-by-one by entering their email, first name and last name. If you only know their email address but not their name, you can leave the first and last name sections blank.
When you're finished, click Submit.
If you already have a list of subscribers, you can upload them all at once. Please note that your CSV must be properly formatted before it can be uploaded (see example screenshot below).
Import via API
If you were previously using MailChimp or Constant Contact, you have the ability to import your previously created lists directly from your provider to Springbot.
Select which provider to import from and which lists you would like synced into your Springbot Email List.
When finished, click Submit,
If you'd like to create a list based on a specific segment you have created in Springbot, you can choose to add everyone in the segment to your list.
Note -- Some people in the segment may not have directly opted-in to your email list, so be cautious when choosing this option as this will add them to your list even if they have not opted-in.
Confirming Authorization to Add Subscribers to your Email List
If you send emails to people who have not given you permission, you are much more likely to have your email marked as spam, which can affect your reputation as a store.
If your emails have a high spam rate, your account can even be shut down and you will not legally be able to send emails anymore. We don't want that to happen!
What about my contacts who have previously unsubscribed from my email list?
You'll want to upload these contacts separately so we continue to respect their preferences and they remain unsubscribed.
This article will walk you through how to unsubscribe someone from your Springbot Email Lists: How do I Unsubscribe Someone From My Email List?