[Update] Here's why Mailchimp is no longer in the Shopify App Store

Excursionist
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@Walter_Manning wrote:

Thanks for that Lukas.  I actually just found the app  and was coming here to suggest it to others. Problem solved. 

https://shopsync.io


@Walter_Manning - do you have any automated welcome mail running in MC? I read that one shopowner had all his subscribers receive another round of these automated mails after integrating with shopsync. I'll definitely have to avoid this - and I'm looking for exactly the same as you: A simple way to have the default Shopify subscribers (checkout flow in my shop) synced to my MC list.

Owner @ https://en.authentic.dk
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New Member
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If you use Shopify and Mailchimp is no longer a option. You should try E-goi - Marketing Automation for Everyone.

E-goi is a Multichannel Marketing platform, with free integration with Shopify.

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New Member
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You should check out Automate.io's - Shopify MailChimp Integration

It's also the preferred solution provided by MailChimp - https://mailchimp.com/help/shopify-workarounds/#Connect_Automate.io

 

Try using the free version to see if your current workflows are working fine with it. I'm sure this will work for you.

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Shopify Partner
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@TyW  - would love if you could clarify a few things:

  1. You don't provide any details for existing app users, only that "There are no immediate changes."   Mailchimp's announcement states, "We also asked Shopify to leave the integration on for existing connected users through May 12."  So, what's the deal?  Is that the cutoff date?
  2. Your issue is with Mailchimp's refusal to "synchronize customer data... [back to] merchants, other apps and the partner ecosystem."   So what's the story with all the other apps that integrate with Mailchimp?  Are they also required to bring that same Mailchimp data back into Shopify?  Is your issue with the Mailchimp app specifically or with Mailchimp as a platform?
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Excursionist
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Now I used the ShopSync app to sync subscriptions - but the MAJOR issue is that it has now taken all Shopify subscribers and subscribed them to my MC list - although they were previously unsubscribed within MC :(

 

How can I identify those who have been subscribed by mistake?

 

Owner @ https://en.authentic.dk
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Tourist
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That would be very good info before migrating. Something Shopify, or ShopSync but mostly Shopify, ought to have provided in addition to the annoucement. Shopify I would like more details! 

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Tourist
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It is important for merchants to have ACCURATE and COMPLETE INSIGHT into their businesses and customers. Kevy is all about providing real-time reporting and analytics, combining order history and behavior data to create more PERSONALIZED interactions for every buyer. Personalized Marketing? Kevy's got you. https://apps.shopify.com/kevy-1

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Shopify Partner
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I'm really surprised with all the other vendors jumping on this and stating that you can/should switch to their platform as an alternative.

Personally I think mailchimp is making a fair statement on their website, since the more fundamental problem is that as a Merchant I want to decide myself where data from my customers is collected and stored. 

Merchant should be worried about these kind of changes in the partner agreement.

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New Member
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Yeah it's some major spin doctoring Shopify is using.... they say "refusal to respect our Partner Program Agreement. Our terms require app partners to share all important data back to the merchant using Shopify’s API". So basically mail chimp is crying FOUL at Shopify's attempts to collect our customers data that was obtained independently by Mail Chimp. I've got to agree with Mail Chimp on this one. pretty shady! And now Shopify is trying to plug a hole in the revenue they are losing from Mail Chimp leaving by telling us we have to switch to another provider. 

 

Let's be honest, Mail Chimp coulda agreed to share all of my customers data with shopify and I would have never known the difference. Instead Mail Chimp took the moral high road.

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