As of Version 184.108.40.206 Sendy is completely available now in Zapier.
- Sendy is now “global” on Zapier! Anyone can now use Sendy on Zapier without using an invite link. Explore ready to use “Zaps” in the ‘Third party resources & Integrations‘ page!
- Some slight changes to data output for Zapier actions and triggers
- Added new ‘Delete subscriber’ API method to delete a subscriber off a list (in addition to the existing ‘unsubscribe’ method)
With Zapier support, this opens up a whole world of automation! You can now integrate Sendy with over 500 apps available in Zapier’s directory. This also satisfies popular use-cases like the following:
- Notify yourself via email when a new user subscribes to your list
- Send an email to subscribe a user to a list
- Unsubscribe a user from a list when subscribed to another (essentially moving the subscriber between lists)
- Create a draft campaign ready to send when you publish a new post in your blog (RSS to Email)
- Tweet automatically after your campaign is sent
- And many more limited only by your imagination!
As part of Zapier’s process of being listed in their official app directory, Sendy is currently in “Invite-only” mode. That means you’d need to visit this “Invite Link” in order to use Sendy integration in your Zapier account.
Amazon mTurk and Excel or CSV files
I was working with a friend on building a mailing list, but all he had was an Excel Spreadsheet with a column full of Business Names and a need for more information. The question was how do we quickly build out a list of qualified customers without spending … Read more
Source: Building a Mailing List using Excel and Amazon Mechanical Turk – Ryan Taylor
RSS Sendy Email Campaigns
I believe Sendy’s most requested feature is the RSS to email campaign. As someone who maintains a blog (you’re on one of them) I like to keep people updated via email when I update my blogs. My blog has an RSS feed and I also have Sendy. Lucky me, but also lucky you, because I found the following github project for doing exactly that. Download the zip or do a GIT and save the folder somewhere you can access it. I am working on my script locally and you can too.
Sendy File Download After Subscribe
One of the best ways to get visitors to subscribe to your newsletter is to offer them something free when they sign up. You’ve probably read that a couple of hundred times as you were researching the setup of your newsletter and mailing list. Sendy file downloads are very easy to configure.
First, you will need to open the list you are going to be sending the download to. Once you click on the list you will choose the Autoresponders option.
Google Analytics – Sendy
A Sendy App for iOS
The Sendy web UI is responsive and already ready for mobile but an enterprising user has created an iPhone Sendy app for our favorite email marketing campaign tool. This is a review of the Sendy Analytics app. I like apps, because it makes it easy for me, as a power user, to get to the information I need quicker.
Sendy Analytics – Mark Petherbridge is available in the App Store but will require additional setup on your server.
Sendy API for Dashboard Metrics
The documented cases to use the Sendy API are few, but in our case we use it every 5 minutes. In my company we don’t run a bunch of mysql statements to get information from the database. We don’t track our Facebook likes, Twitter followers, or any other important metric with a manual check. Instead we simply write a script and dump that information into Graphite. If you aren’t familiar with Graphite and Grafana, get on board if you like having a dashboard to reference for metrics at a glance.