Booking Manager enables you to send Newsletters directly from Booking Manager by integrating it with Mailchimp. MailChimp helps you design email newsletters and track your results. It's like your own personal publishing platform.
You can create Group of agents to whom you want to send Newsletter in two ways
- Setting up the mailing lists in Mailchimp
- Setting up the mailing lists in Booking Manager
1. Setting up the mailing lists in Mailchimp
After you signed up to Mailchimp and connected Booking Manager with Mailchimp
Next step is to setup mailing list in your Mailchimp account.
Easiest way is to click on Audience (1.) from the Dashboard, and then Create Audience (2.)
Once in setup, fill in the required fields and press Save (3.) to complete setting up the mailing list.
When the list is complete there is no need to further do anything on Mailchimp.
In this example Audience name is Agents (4)
Connecting Mailchimp Audience to the Booking Manager Address book
Go to Booking Manager and add Contacts to group Agents you wish to send Newletter to.
Open Work > Addressbook. Select contact for Newsletters (1) Go to tab Access Rights (2) Add Group (3) select Group which has the same name as in Mailchimp (4) and then Choose (5).
After that open Preferences > User groups.
- Now select the group
- Mark it as Newsletter group
- Close the window.
System will automatically send all contacts to Mailchimp Audience (9) and you're ready to send newsletters.
2. Setting up the Mailing list in Booking Manager
If you don't have any Group (Audience) in Mailchimp, Booking Manager will create it for you after you've finished Mailchimp Integration
Open Booking Manager, go to Preferences >User Groups
Select Group with e-mail contacts to you wish to send Newsletter to (1), for Example Agents and mark checkbox Newsletter group (2). Booking Manager will ask you to confirm adding a Group with the same name in Mailchimp. Select Yes to confirm (3)
After you open Mailchimp you will see that Booking Manager has created new Audience for you and inserted contacts (4).
According to Mailchimp Pricing plan you can have one group for free with up to 2000 contacts.