There are a lot of people using MailChimp to create, send and track their email newsletters – more than 7 million people in fact! Whether your business is based at home, you manage projects for clients, or you work for a large corporation, MailChimp has features and integrations that will enhance your email marketing needs.

Here are 7 of our favourite MailChimp integrations. B.A.N.A.N.A.S!



1. Facebook

Grab visitors when they stop by your Facebook page.
You get streams of visitors to your Facebook page but no way to know who’s interested in reading even more of what you have to say. If your fans don’t ever have to leave your page to sign up for your newsletter, they’re more likely to take action.

Here’s how: Integrate Facebook with Mailchimp and then add a signup form.


2. SumoMe

Don’t lose homepage visits.
Want to increase subscribers a different way than a call-to-action button? Try an email form popover on your website!

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Here’s how: SumoMe actively offers the signup form at just the right time – when you want it to appear! Once you integrate your Mailchimp account, all info entered will go straight to MailChimp.


3. Etsy

Stay connected with your customers.
If you sell stuff on Etsy, Amazon or eBay, MailChimp has created “AutoConnect Templates” that make it easy to send followers email campaigns.

These templates allow you to pull in your already created graphics and design a custom template for you – no need to learn HTML email coding. MailChimp allows you to build a beautiful email to send to all your customers with one click.

Here’s how: AutoConnect my e-commerce store!


4. Chimpadeedoo

Have people sign up physically, in the real world.
A realtor friend of mine told me about this one. When their company has an open house and potential buyers come to look at the space, they have iPads available for visitors to enter in their info to subscribe to “Snap Stats”, an email with statistics on how homes are selling in the area. All info goes directly to their Mailchimp account.

Here’s how: Collect email addresses locally and offline on your iPad (or Android tablet) with Chimpadeedoo. Integrate Mailchimp and connect the two. Once WiFi is enabled, all new subscribers that were collected will be uploaded to a Mailchimp list.


5. Join By Text

Allow mobile opt-in.
It is predicted that Global smartphone use will reach 2 billion by 2015. So why not allow your readers the ability to sign up for your newsletter by text? Great for conferences, contests or advertisements.

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Here’s how: Sign up with JoinByText. Pick a keyword, like “Signup”. Interested participants will text this word to a 5 digit shortcode to receive a special offer. And in turn, all emails collected will be sent to your Mailchimp email list.


6. Giphy

Animation adds delight to your newsletters.
Your e-commerce store is having a big Halloween sale on costumes. You need to make your email newsletter stand out so subscribers will social share it with their friends. What better way to do it than with a GIF? Aww, it’s a cat dressed up as a witch!

Here’s how: These are the steps to start using GIFs in your next email campaign. Or, you can always create your own custom GIFs.


7. Goodbits

Quickly build beautiful email newsletters.
Okay, we’re a little biased here but seriously folks, Goodbits is the easiest way to build your newsletters. And, guess what? It integrates with Mailchimp.

You will increase your subscriber-total because we make it dead simple to collect sources, like RSS feeds, and your team can then build your newsletter with one of two beautiful templates. Making it this simple will inevitably yield more newsletters full of great curated content, thus, more subscribers interested in what you have to. Sign up here.

Screen capture of Goodbits templates

We encourage you to give any of these integrations a try. We’re sure you’ll see a lift in the amount of subscribers acquired which you may find very, err… appealing.

What have you tried to increase subscribers for your email newsletters?