Moosend provides you with all the necessary tools to get started down your email marketing path. To get up and running, you can start by creating your account. The platform then prompts you to get started on these initial steps:
A. Adding a sender
A sender is the name and email address that your recipients see in the From field of their inbox when they receive your newsletter. The default sender for your account is the email address you registered with Moosend. You can add as many senders to your account as you want.
B. Creating your first email list
An email list is a list of your subscribers. You can start by creating an empty email list and then filling it up with your subscribers. It is a good idea to create custom fields for inputting data that you collect on your subscribers, which you can later use inside your newsletters for personalization. Custom fields are also used in your segmentation filtering to divide your lists in creative ways. We recommend that you create a subscription form and embed it on your website so that your site visitors can register to your email list.
C. Filling up your email list
To fill up your email list, you can import your subscribers from an external source using CSV or TXT files, or you can just copy and paste their data. You must map the columns of data from your source to the available fields, including any custom fields you have created.
D. Creating your first email marketing campaign
To get started with your first email marketing campaign, you must select a campaign type and enter the subject. Select a sender for the campaign, and the email list you want to receive it. Then, write the content of the campaign, and send it to your subscribers. You can either send it right away or schedule it for a later time. It is a good idea to send a test campaign to yourself and some colleagues before sending it to the entire email list, so you can see what it looks like. When your campaign is sent, you can view its statistics in the Reports tab.
E. Connecting a website to your account
The website connection script lets you record the actions your users perform on your website and connect those with the campaigns you send. You can also connect the forms in your account to your website pages and fine-tune when they appear and to who they appear to.