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Locate: Manage > Integrations > Emails > Mailchimp
Prerequisites: A Mailchimp account created and accessible!
The purpose of this article is to introduce you to Mailchimp and describe the process of obtaining your Mailchimp API Keys as the first step towards setting up your integration with Checkfront.
About MailchimpBack to top
Looking for an email campaign manager or an existing Mailchimp user? You can now directly integrate Mailchimp with your Checkfront account. Mailchimp is an email marketing service that lets you design, send, and track HTML email campaigns with a simple set of tools.
With Mailchimp integrated with Checkfront, Guests are asked if they'd like to subscribe to your communications at the time of booking. When a Customer opts in via the booking form, Checkfront automatically subscribes them to an Audience (formerly named List) and select booking form information is synced to Mailchimp. We cover this in more detail with the next Mailchimp articles in this series.
For starters, to use this extension, you need a valid Mailchimp account and an API key.
For information on your Mailchimp account and features, please refer to the Mailchimp user guides...
What is an API Key?Back to top
An API (Application Programming Interface) key is a way for applications to connect and work with your account without you having to enter a password. Programs can then work together behind the scenes to get tasks done, such as send out communications to your contacts!
How to Locate Your Mailchimp API KeyBack to top
First, you need to log into your Mailchimp account. After you have successfully logged in, you need to locate your API key within your Mailchimp account.
- Click on your account name at the bottom left of the main menu.
- Select Account from the drop-down menu.
- Open the Extras menu.
- Choose API keys from the drop-down menu.
From the API keys page, you can now generate an API key. Scroll down the page, if needed and click on the Create a Key button.
This takes you to the Create A Mobile Client Key page. From here, you provide a Label and Developer Email to associate with the API keys. Click Create Key to generate your API key.
From the Your Client Key page, click Copy to Clipboard to copy Your Key for use in the next step, the Checkfront stage of the configuration.
It's okay if you have more than one API key in your Mailchimp account. You may have different keys for different applications.