Hi, we have an email capture field on our website whereby the visitor is able to give us their email and select which newletter to join....
I understand that to have the visitor directed to join up another email list an API must be created?
The reason for this is because I run two very similar websites, one is in the US and one is in the UK. The UK audience should be directed to email signups that are more relelvant to their needs.
Is this sort of API easy to accomplish?
Thanks for all advice! Lister
If you were looking to have two sign up boxes, each of which automatically registers users to a different list, you would need to create separate sign up boxes using our API. This would basically consist of a form to capture the information you are looking to collect, and then using a script to format the information and submit it through our API.
We do have a list of developers that have expressed interest in working on third party development projects. You can see a list of those developers under Development Resources. While Contant Contact does not have any direct experience with these companies, many of them have comments about their experience. I hope this helps.
I have been in contact with some developers to implement an email sign-up API but I just wanted to confirm that the following scenario is logical for Constant Contact:
Our website sells various products. I would like it so that when a visitor enters their email on a particular page they only receive a confirmation that they have joined that email list for that particular interest. Currently when a visitor enters their email they are asked which email group to join.
In other words, imagine that our website sells fruit. I would like it so that when a visitor is looking at the apples page, when she enters her email, she automatically joins the "apples email list" rather than having to select the correct email list from one long list of email lists.
I have like 7 categories that would require 7 email lists and 7 emails to send.
Is this a logical and possible way to implement an API for CC? Basically what I am proposing is to break-up the email sign-up forms into unique collection lists.
Hope that is all clear!!
This is definitely a logical use of the API. Since each sign up form is basically only one list that the user can check from (their fruit they like), it doesn't make sense to bring them to an interest list page. The API is the best way to do this.
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