Newsletters

Sending newsletters in Zen Cart

Sending large numbers of emails (newsletters or other marketing content) using the Send Email feature or the Newsletters screen (or any other facility on your own hosting account) is not recommended, because most likely your server and hosting account don’t allow for mass quantities of broadcast emails, and doing so could treat all your emails as spam.

Instead, we recommend that you use an Email Service Provider to handle your bulk emailing needs.

Exporting Email Addresses

To export email addresses, use the Email Address Exporter plugin and use it to feed the emails into a 3rd-party provider.

MailChimp

There are several alternatives for sending newsletters and mass marketing messages. The best known service that has a free pricing level is MailChimp. With them you can send emails, generate reports, do automation and more. They offer a few pre-built templates and their free service is sufficient for most small sites. They also have paid features and now position themselves as a full marketing platform.

A MailChimp Integration plugin is available for Zen Cart.

Other Alternatives

Other providers exist as well but have very limited free features or can be expensive, or may not have integrations for Zen Cart. Constant Contact is a popular one.

If you want to look for other options, do a web search for “newsletter provider service.”




Still have questions? No problem! Just head over to the Zen Cart support forum and ask there in the appropriate subforum. In your post, please include your Zen Cart and PHP versions, and a link to your site.

Is there an error or omission on this page? Please post to General Questions on the support forum. Or, if you'd like to open a pull request, just review the guidelines and get started. You can even PR right here.



Last modified March 27, 2020 by Chris Brown (53fa814).