How can I set up regular imports to my lists?

You can integrate your GetResponse account with other applications to add contacts to your account on a continuous basis. This is known as cyclical imports and allows contacts to be added to your list in regular intervalsevery day, every 3 days, or every 7 days.

Cyclical imports give you the ability to regularly add new contacts or automatically update contact information. When you set up the integrations, you specify the list you want to add contacts to. Optionally, you can add the contacts to an autoresponder cycle. You also choose how often you’d like contacts to be added to the list. As one of the steps, you can assign custom fields to additional contact information that is imported.

If you decide to set up cyclical imports, you should remember that:

  • You may exceed the subscriber limit allowed by your plan when adding contacts this way. When you exceed the limit, you’ll be charged the List Extension Fee.
  • Each scheduled import can’t exceed 10,000 contacts.

You can view the available integrations on the Integrations page. To get there, log into your GetResponse account, click on your Profile icon and select Integrations & API.

What integrations can I use to add contacts to my list?

We have a number of integrations you can set up as cyclical imports. Some integrations will require you to you to copy information (for example, API keys, OAuth tokens, store URLs, etc.) from the account you’d like to connect. You then paste it in your GetResponse account. The apps you can connect this way are:

  • Magento
  • Zoho
  • Shopify
  • Sugar
  • Vtiger
  • BigCommerce

When connecting your Salesforce account, all you need is to be logged into it.

On the Integrations and API page, find the application you’d like to integrate with your GetResponse account. Click on the application name to expand the details and enter the information required to connect the accounts, then click the Connect to button.

Where do I set up how often I want to import contacts?

You set up the import intervals and other details for the import on the Configure cyclical imports page. You reach this page as soon as you enter the authorization details and click Connect to on the Integrations and API page.

Choose how often (every 7 days, 3 days, or 1 day) you’d like for the contacts to be added.

The Configure cyclical imports page also lets you:

  • select the list you want to add contacts to (required)
  • add the contacts to an autoresponder cycle (optional)
  • choose a group (contacts or leads) and source (required)
  • specify the criteria for adding contacts (add and update existing, add new contacts only, or update information for existing contacts only; required)
  • confirm you have permission to add the contacts to your list (required)

How can I assign custom fields in cyclical imports?

You map additional contact information onto your GetResponse custom fields on the Assign custom fields page. You get there automatically, once you’ve configured the basic details for your import. Custom fields from the application you’re connecting (bottom line) and the options for matching them to the GetResponse custom fields (top line) are displayed in columns.

Our system can automatically recognize name and email fields. Note: Email information is required.

For the remaining fields, match the custom fields in your GetResponse account to the fields that contain contact information from the account you’re connecting. To do this, use one of the following options:

  • Click on Assign field and choose one of your existing custom fields.
  • Select the Skip column marked with “?” box to proceed without mapping custom fields.

Move the mouse pointer over the grid and scroll right to access and configure all the fields. When you’re done, click Import.

Note: Even though we don’t show any specific contact information (custom field values) in the custom fields columns, these values do get imported.

Can I set up cyclical imports to more than one list?

It’s possible to set up an integration with one app for multiple lists. Return to the Integrations page and click on the application name. This will expand the details for the integration and show you the Configure imports button. Click the button and repeat the setup steps for another list.

How can I stop or edit cyclical imports?

To stop imports to a specific list, click on the More actions menu and select Stop imports. To disable the entire integration and disconnect your accounts, click the Disconnect from button.

To edit the integration details, click on the More actions menu and select Edit settings. Select Import now if you don’t want to wait for the next scheduled import to add or update contact information.

Are plugin imports different from cyclical imports?

There’s a possibility to import contacts into GetResponse from other services through plugins. Unlike cyclical imports, plugins give you options to import new contacts or update their information based on specific triggers. Those triggers can include:

  • sign-ups at registration
- sign-ups through GetResponse forms

  • page visits 

  • purchases 

  • abandoned carts

Plugin imports are especially convenient for ecommerce users who own online stores and want to keep their contact base updated whenever their customers buy their products. Pro and Max customers can integrate them with ecommerce features in GetResponse, such as:

- product recommendations

- abandoned cart follow-ups
Marketing Automation and the Purchase, Abandoned Cart, and Visited URL conditions

This way you can keep track of your customers and send them personalized emails. There’s no limit on how many contacts you can export into GetResponse through the plugins.

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