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How to set up MailChimp account. MailChimp Audience ID and API key

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Learn how to create MailChimp account and find out your API key to use MailChimp with JetElements and JetPopup plugins.

The main purpose of any business is to spark interest in your services. You need to engage your audience with newsletters, special offers announcements and the latest news. All you need is to organize the process of the subscription in a convenient way.

The MailChimp service is considered to be one of the most used ones for managing the subscription.

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create and set up a MailChimp account in order to integrate it to your site, especially when it comes to JetElements Subscribe widget and JetPopup MailChimp widget.

The first steps to creating a MailChimp account

Step 1 — First of all, go to the MailChimp website and click the Sign Up Free button.

MailChimp integration

Step 2 — Type in your email, username, and password. Then click the Get Started button.

sign up to mailchimp account

Step 3 — Check your email and click Activate Account button in the letter that was sent from the MailChimp Client Services.

MailChimp Client Services

Step 4 — Enter the information you need to fill in and answer the suggested questions in order for the MailChimp team to understand who you are and what kind of business you provide.

MailChimp fields

Congrats! You’ve just created your MailChimp account!

Creating MailChimp API Key

Basically, the most necessary things which you have to do is to generate the API key and get your Audience ID number. When you want to connect your MailChimp audiences with your website, these are the two things you’d need.

Step 1 — Navigate to Account by clicking an arrow in the top right corner of the browser’s window. Select the Account option from the drop-down list.

MailChimp Account

Step 2 — In the menu find the Extras section, click the arrow and go to the API keys block.

MailChimp overview

Step 3 — Scroll down and click the Create A Key button.

MailChimp API keys

Step 4 — Right-click the API key and copy it to the clipboard. Now you’ve got the key to use on your site.

MailChimp API keys

Finding out the MailChimp Audience ID

Step 1 — To find out the MailChimp Audience ID navigate to the Audience page in the toolbar.

audience block

Step 2 — Click the arrow near Stats option next to the audience you want to work with, and choose the Settings option from the dropdown.

,ailchimp audience

Step 3 — Scroll down to find the unique id for audience field. The string of letters and numbers is the audience ID.

Another way to get to know the audience ID is to click the Audience name & defaults option.

audience name and defaults

Here you can find the ID and copy it.

audience name

So now you have everything to connect your MailChimp audiences with your site or blog!