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How to use Zapier to automatically merge sign ups to multiple lists

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There will come a time when you will notice that your mail chimp lists will grow but your subscribers will come from different sources. Some may result from a website signup, others in response to a survey. Whatever the case may be you may end up with several lists. So, what happens when you want to send an email campaign to all your subscribers? Zapier helps you merge everyone into one list:

  • A subscriber is added to your MailChimp list.
  • Zapier automatically copies the subscriber to the other list.

You will need a Zapier account, in addition to your Mailchimp account.

Step 1: Navigate to and log in

Step 2: Click on “Make a Zap”

Step 3: Choose MailChimp

Step 4: Select “New Subscriber” and click “Save + Continue”

Step 5: Connect your MailChimp account

Do this by clicking on “Connect a new account”

Step 6: Save your selection

Once you’ve connected your account you will be prompted to “Save + Continue”

Step 7: Select the list you want to create a trigger for

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the first list you want to work with. This is, the List you want to create a trigger for to move every new subscriber to your mail distribution list. Click “Continue”

Step 8: Click “Fetch + Continue”

Step 9: Once the Test is marked “Successful” Click “Continue”

Step 10: Select an Action App. You will select MailChimp once again

Step 11: Select “Add/Update Subscriber” and click “Save + Continue”

On the next screen. make sure your MailChimp account is selected and click “Save + Continue”

Click the drop down arrow and select your Main Distribution List. Continue to fill out this form.

You will need to repeat steps 7 through 13 with each distribution list you have so that all new members are merged to your main list.

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