Migrating an e-mail listing from one service to a different is not so simple as it appears. You want be very cautious of sure elements to make sure that you don’t miss something.
A number of days again I talked about this new e-mail advertising service (EMS) referred to as ConvertKit & instructed you that I’m presently altering my EMS from Aweber to Convertkit.
A lot of our common readers requested us to doc the entire course of in order that it could be simpler for them too to do the identical. Properly, right here it’s.
I’m now sharing with you the full course of of methods to transfer your complete e-mail listing from Aweber to ConvertKit.
I’ve additionally made a video that may make it easier to perceive the method higher.
- The video is embedded on the backside of this tutorial.
Shifting E-mail Listing from Aweber to ConvertKit:
If in case you have heard of Aweber however are nonetheless new to ConvertKit, I like to recommend you first learn this publish to provide you with an thought of how ConvertKit can enhance your e-mail advertising.
Right here is an overview of the required steps:
- Export the e-mail listing in .csv format on Aweber
- Create a brand new tag with the identical listing identify on ConvertKit
- Import the listing to ConvertKit & map the rows
Relying upon the scale of your e-mail listing, it would take a while (doubtlessly hours) to finish the complete course of.
Firstly, login to your Aweber dashboard & click on on “Handle Lists” on the high. Then, click on on the listing that you simply want to export.
On the subsequent web page, click on on Subscribers > Handle Subscribers.
You can begin proper away exporting your listing from right here.
However earlier than you do this, I counsel you clear your e-mail listing. Take away these subscribers who haven’t interacted along with your emails within the previous few months. In case you are sending out emails frequently, take away individuals with over 5-6 months of inactivity.
- I’ve defined the method of cleansing & shared some data about why to take away inactive customers within the above video. Do watch it, as it would make it easier to take advantage of out of your e-mail advertising methods.
After you have cleaned up your listing, click on on “Filters” on the left aspect & choose “At present Subscribed”.
It will carry up your refined listing & it solely contains subscribers who’ve confirmed their e-mail addresses. On the backside, you will discover the choice to “Export CSV,” click on on it & your e-mail listing can be exported.
However earlier than you begin importing your e-mail listing to ConvertKit, you’ll want to clear up the “undesirable columns”. These columns are issues like “final follow-up”, “date added”, “advert monitoring”, and plenty of others area that you simply don’t require. So eliminate them.
The one factor left to do is delete that listing on Aweber.
- IMPORTANT: It is best to do this solely after efficiently importing your listing to ConvertKit.
This step will full the Aweber portion of this tutorial.
Now, login to your new ConvertKit dashboard & observe the steps talked about under.
Importing E-mail Listing to ConvertKit
One frequent query that you’ll have is, “Ought to I take advantage of segments, kinds, or tags to import the listing?” Properly, that is the place ConvertKit will get attention-grabbing & many individuals make errors on this a part of the transition.
You ought to use tags to import an inventory. This manner, will probably be simpler so that you can handle & add advertising automation. I’ll clarify this course of within the subsequent information, however for now, let’s end importing.
Click on on Subscribers > Create Tag.
Give the tag a significant identify. One thing that lets you simply establish your listing.
Click on on “Save”.
Subsequent, click on on “Import Subscribers” on the proper column, choose the tags that you simply simply created & drop your .csv file within the drop space.
The final step is to map the Columns to Fields.
After you have achieved that, click on on “Import Subscribers” on the backside & the ConvertKit Importer will maintain the remainder.
You’re going to get an e-mail as soon as the import is finished. In my case, it solely took about one minute.
Now you possibly can confirm 1-2 customers by going to “Subscribers” & seek for 1-2 emails or names that you’ve got in exported your .csv file. That is simply to make sure that your listing has been migrated correctly. (I do know this step is not so vital, however actually, I’m little paranoid relating to the integrity of my information.)
This is identical course of when you’re importing an inventory from another e-mail providers like GetResponse, InfusionSoft, or another. One factor that you simply also needs to do is import your sequence from Aweber to ConvertKit. I’ll share a information on “Sequence in ConvertKit” in an upcoming publish.
As I talked about earlier than, right here is the video tutorial:
Are you planning emigrate your e-mail listing to ConvertKit? Have you ever already began? Do share your expertise & any suggestions you want to add in regards to the course of. I stay up for your feedback!