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Enable auto-send to MailChimp, Aweber, etc.

This feature is great: https://support.paper.li/hc/en-us/articles/204106173-Promote-Send-your-Pro-newsletters-via-a-third-party-service

...but, how about a real integration so that we don't have to do the export manually?

Todd Eby

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Doesn't seem to me like this feature has been shipped... Can you please confirm how to trigger a Mailchimp campaign from Paper.li?

Fabrice Cathala 0 votes
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Hi Julia, yes, having just migrated from Paper.li standard emailing system to Mailchimp I was expecting the same daily effort to send the newsletter: none! Instead, I have now deleted all my subscribers and have to connect every night to send the newsletter... Needless to say that this is the end of it!

Fabrice Cathala 1 vote
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Ahhhhrg. Fabrice. I am sorry that you're not happy with the integration. I will pass your feedback and disatisfaction on to the product manager. I am not certain if there are eventual plans to make the integration fully automatic.

My feeling is that those who are using the integration seem to be sending out newsletters less often and including a custom message, so the lack of automation is less of an issue for this group of users.

Julia Yaziji 0 votes
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OK, make sense. Thanks for the clarification! :)
I think the quickest fix would be to highlight the difference between Paper.li and Mailchimp in any "newsletter" communication so that people like me don't jump to conclusion ("Mailchimp = more customisation, same automation"), there's a trade-off...

Fabrice Cathala 0 votes
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Yes I nearly made this mistake. It would be great to have the list management flexibilty of Mailchimp, but not at the expense of having to Manually send every newsletter!

Worcester Film 1 vote
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I know this thread is old, but I thought I would +1 Fabrice Cathala "comment of: I was expecting the same daily effort to send the newsletter: none!"

It would be great to use mailchimp to send daily newsletters, but it is currently not possible. Ideally I wouldn't have to manage two lists (paperli + mailchimp).

Looking how the export of the newsletter works, it would probably be tough. In theory one could export as an email automation template, but then the articles would need to be pulled somehow (RSS feed, iframe, etc). Mailchimp does offer RSS merge tags, but there would probably need to be more customization on their part.  

Created this ticket with better ideas: https://support.paper.li/hc/en-us/community/posts/360000878168-Use-mailchimp-list-group-segment-instead-of-paperli-list-or-auto-send-via-mailchimp-daily

Lunafi 1 vote