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Switching to Rekko from Mailchimp

We say everything is easy. But that’s because it really is easy with Rekko. Watch this video on how you can easily switch your mailing lists from Mailchimp to Rekko, or read on below for steps and screenshots.

You’ll first start off in your Mailchimp account. Go to Lists and then select the list from which you’d like to start your export. Once inside, you’ll see an option to Export List. Click on it, and you’ll be taken to a page where clicking Export as CSV will start the download.

Locate the file you’ve downloaded on your computer and open it up in a spreadsheet editor. From here, we’ll look at two methods in which you can import your subscribers into Rekko.

Method 1: Copying and Pasting Subscribers into Rekko

This is best if you have smaller lists, or if you’re just adding a few at a time. Open your CSV file in a spreadsheet editor like Excel or Numbers. Next, copy the columns for email, first name, and last name, EXCLUDING the header row.

In your Rekko Mailing List editor, click on Manage Subscribers and select the option for Add Subscribers. Since we’ve copied the three columns for email, first name and last name, we’ll use the respective option.

Paste the values here. Be sure that each value is comma separated; e.g. email, first name, last name. See the screenshot below.

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Next, Click the Save and you’ll see a green notification of how many email addresses we’re imported and how many were invalid if any.

Method 2: Importing a CSV file

Pro-Tip: You no longer need to alter the headers as indicated in the video. Rekko now supports “email address,” “first name,” and “last name” as header names.

Open your CSV file in a spreadsheet editor like Excel or Numbers, then delete all of the columns after “last name.” Save your CSV file.

In your Rekko Mailing List editor, click on the Manage Subscribers and select the option for Import Subscribers. This will allow you to select your newly saved CSV file from your computer. Once selected, you’ll then click to Import File.

If you have a large file, it may take some moments before the import is finished. In this case, you’ll know it’s finished once you receive an email notification from Rekko. It’ll indicate how many email addresses were successfully imported from your file.