The integration between Hospitable.com and Mailchimp allows you use Mailchimp's excellent features for marketing campaigns to your previous guests. To integrate your account with Mailchimp, you will need to follow the steps below:
You need to have a functioning Mailchimp account. It is free to signup.
You need to have at least one mailing-list on Mailchimp. If you haven't, you should create a list on Mailchimp before integrating with Hospitable.com.
This list should include the Merge Fields below. MailChimp only pre-creates some of these by default for new mailing lists; you will need to add the rest as required:
FNAME, text field, first name of the guest
LNAME, text field, last name of the guest
PHONE, text field, phone number of the guest, if provided.
LISTING, text field, listing name on Airbnb
ADDRESS, text field, the full address of the Airbnb listing
CHECKIN, date field, formatted MM/DD/YYY, the check-in date.
CHECKOUT, date field, formatted MM/DD/YYY, the check-out date.
Hospitable.com will automatically populate those fields for your new guests' contacts so that you can adapt your messages. Only created merge fields will be populated. Hospitable.com can also populate metadata (such as location and timezone of your guests, and preferred language).
Please note that any error in the type of those merge fields will result in the failure to add email addresses to your mailing list on our end.
After completing the steps above, you can integrate your list with Hospitable.com and have it populated on the fly for new messages containing email addresses.
Go to Apps
Click on Mailchimp
Click on Connect with Mailchimp
You will be prompted to login on your account and authorize our application to have access to your account data.
Select the mailing list from the dropdown.
Setting up your campaigns on Mailchimp
From here, you need to create your marketing campaign with Mailchimp. Here are some instructions to get you started:
On Mailchimp, click on Campaign
Click on "Create Campaign"
Enter the name of your campaign
Click on "Automated", then "Date based", and select "Specific date".
Click on "Single email" or "Email series" depending on your use case.
You can set up your campaign from there, design your emails, and schedule them depending on the date you have selected (either