- How to install the AWeber Connector App
- How to use the AWeber Connector App
How to install AWeber Connector App
Step 1a) Create a AWeber account
In order to connect your AWeber account to your Shopify store you need to create a AWeber account first (create account here).
Already using AWeber? Great! Continue step 2.
Step 1b) Create a Shopify account
No Shopify account yet? You can easily create an account here.
Step 2) Install the app from the Shopify app store
Visit the AWeber app in the Shopify app store here and click on the green GET button.
Step 3) Installation page
Your now forwarded to the install page. Click the blue button 'INSTALL APP'.
Step 4) Configure the app
A) Export existing customers
You may already have customers and subscribers and want to export them to AWeber. Use this step to export existing data.
Unfortunately we can't let you automatically import all your Shopify customers in AWeber, because AWeber is going to send out an opt-in mail to all subscribers and we believe that isn't desirable. This is AWeber policy as you can read here: https://help.aweber.com/hc/en-us/articles/204029206-Why-Was-A-Confirmation-Message-Sent-When-Confirmation-Was-Disabled-
Also, you can put in a request to have your subscribers bypass the confirmation step if they are being added through our API. Please feel free to contact AWeber with these requests.
PLEASE NOTE: make sure your confirmation message is turned off for the list you're importing your contacts in!
Go to Manage lists > List options > List settings and search for this setting:
After turning off the confirmation message you can import your Shopify customers into AWeber manually. To do so follow these steps:
- Go to your Shopify backend and go to customers
- Export all customers to plain CSV (upper right side op the page) and save the file somewhere on your desktop
- Go to AWeber and go to Subscribers
- Hit the green button 'Add subscribers' and select 'Import More Than 10 Subscribers'
- Go to 'Import Subscribers From A File' and select the file you've just saved
- Map your field and import the subscribers
B) Configuration for Subscription submitted -> use our URL (only for non-sectioned themes)
The steps for this tutorial differ depending on whether you are using a sectioned or a non-sectioned theme. To figure out whether your theme supports sections, go to the theme's Edit HTML/CSS page. If there are files in the Sections directory, you are using a sectioned theme. Non-sectioned themes were released before October 2016, and do not have files in the Sections directory.
If you are using a sectioned theme, new contact who subscribed through your section signup form will automatically add to your Shopify customer section. If you are using non-sectioned theme, then you can use this URL as a custom Form Action URL in case your Shopify theme only supports Mailchimp integration (Non-sectioned theme).
You can paste this URL in Shopify in the Mailchimp form action URL field when editing your theme's footer.
C) Connect you AWeber account.
Click the orange button to connect your AWeber account.
Fill in your AWeber credentials (email + password) and login. When you're already logged in you'll see this autorisation screen. Hit 'Allow' and you'll go back to the contfiguration page.
You'll see a success message:
When the credentials are incorrect, we'll show this message:
D) Configure your list(s)
When you already use lists in AWeber you can select a mailing list for subscribers and customers. No lists yet? Just create one for subscribers and/or customers, refresh the dropdown list in this step and it will appear new in the dropdown list.
Step 5) Enter your email address
Please enter your email address so we can send you a message if problems occur with your integration. Then press the orange button 'FINISH INSTALL'.
We're now connecting your Shopify store to AWeber. When the installation has succeeded we're showing this message:
Do I need to pay for AWeber?
- Yes, you can find you email marketing pricing plans here.
Can I Disable Confirmed Opt-In?
- Unfortunately, double optin for subscriptions added via the AWeber API cannot be disabled. This is AWeber policy as you can read here: https://help.aweber.com/hc/en-us/articles/204029206-Why-Was-A-Confirmation-Message-Sent-When-Confirmation-Was-Disabled-
- You can contact AWeber support here to have it disabled for you.
How do I use Signup Forms?
There are two options:
Add a Shopify newsletter signup
This signup form has the same look and feel as your Shopify website. Easy to use, easy to install.
PLEASE NOTE: The steps for this tutorial differ depending on whether you are using a sectioned or a non-sectioned theme. To figure out whether your theme supports sections, go to the theme's Edit HTML/CSS page. If there are files in the Sections directory, you are using a sectioned theme. Non-sectioned themes were released before October 2016, and do not have files in the Sections directory.
If you are using a sectioned theme, then click the Sectioned themes button and follow the instructions. If you are using non-sectioned theme, then click the Non-sectioned themes button and follow the instructions.
When you're using a non-sectioned theme, please use the Combidesk AWeber subscription URL we're providing during the app installation flow. You can paste this URL into the MailChimp subscription URL and the connector wil sync subscribers to your selected AWeber list.
Add a custom HTML signup form
If you are familiar with HTML, you can add a Custom HTML section to your store's home page. Custom HTML lets you create content without having to follow the formats used in other section types.
Adding an opt in form to pages on your website is a great way to improve your newsletter or autoresponder campaign. Follow these 2 steps in order to add a custom HTML section on your Shopify store. First create an AWeber form, copy the custom HTML code, create a HTML section in Shopify and paste the AWeber code in this section.
Add custom HTML content to your home page (Shopify how to)
How do I create an AWeber form for my website? (AWeber video how to)