Is there any quick send endpoint for API V3

RuhsarK
Campaign Contributor

Hi,

Is there any quick send endpoint for API V3?

 

 

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John__B
Moderator
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Hello RuhsarK,

 

Thank you for reaching out to Constant Contact API Developer Support. My team is here to assist outside software developers with questions about building into Constant Contact's API.

 

Our V3 API doesn’t currently offer an endpoint for the QuickSend feature available in the Website UI, however, there are certain ways that you could work around this by using the V3 API in combination with an HTML Custom Code email template sent to a specific list on a schedule using custom contact fields. 

 

You can use the same html used to create the initial email (though you would need to give it a different unique campaign name) and use the same process below to send an email with the same content to the same recipient.

 

I’ll list some steps below showing how you might configure something like that:

 

In the following example, you’d take that contact data and use the API to add those contacts to a designated list. 

 

Step 1: Create the HTML code for your Custom Code email template.

 

[Designing HTML for Custom Code Emails]

 

https://v3.developer.constantcontact.com/api_guide/design_code_emails.html

 

Step 2: Use your template code to create an email draft.

 

[Create an Email Campaign]

 

https://v3.developer.constantcontact.com/api_guide/email_campaign_create.html

 

Step 3: Create a list for use with your integration.

 

[Create a List]

 

https://v3.developer.constantcontact.com/api_guide/lists_overview.html

 

Step 4: Add the desired contact to the list you created

 

[Bulk Activities - Import Contacts]

 

https://v3.developer.constantcontact.com/api_guide/import_contacts.html

 

Step 5: Send your email to the list we created.

 

[Schedule an Email Campaign]

 

https://v3.developer.constantcontact.com/api_guide/email_campaign_create_schedule.html

 

Step 6: After the email has sent, clear the list so it can be used again for the next send.

 

[Remove Contacts from Lists Bulk Activity]

 

https://v3.developer.constantcontact.com/api_guide/remove_list_membership.html

 

Step 9: Repeat steps 4-9 to send out your individual emails as needed.

 

Additionally, you can utilize our API Reference Page to find body schemas & values, as well as test the functionality of our available endpoints to see how they will work once programmed within your application:

 

https://v3.developer.constantcontact.com/api_reference/index.html

 

Please have a look and let us know if you have any other questions!

 

Regards,


John B.
API Support Specialist
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NahilN
Rookie
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Good evening John, is there any update on the Quick Send as an end point?, your code may work, but... if we have a campaign for people to receive certain links to documents or a welcome email and everything was already sent to the first list of contacts and we just need to continue sending such email to new contacts that would be great, instead of your code, its easier to just add the new contact, quick send to him/her the desired campaign instead of working twice: 1. creating a campaign for current contacts and 2. creating an html for the new ones. Please add it to the API we need it. Thanks in advance.

John__B
Moderator
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Hello NahilN,

 

Thank you for reaching out to Constant Contact API Developer Support. My team is here to assist outside software developers with questions about building into Constant Contact's API. I apologize for the delay in our reply.

 

We still do not have an endpoint for the QuickSend feature at this time, however, we greatly appreciate your feedback. It has been submitted for review and consideration by our engineering team. Your feedback and experience with this request is essential to improving our product, so thank you for reaching out to us regarding this matter.

 

Please let us know if you have any other questions!

 

Regards,


John B.
API Support Specialist
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