September 3, 2013 by Andrew Minalto - 61 Comments

How to integrate MailChimp with eBay?

Today I’ll be showing you exactly how to build an e-mail list from your eBay customers, using two simple (and free!) tools – a PayPal account and a MailChimp basic account.

To quickly answer the first question of how to connect your eBay account to MailChimp, well you can’t…

Unfortunately there’s no one-step integration possible at the moment. However, you can integrate your PayPal account with MailChimp which is essentially the same thing as most payments on eBay go through your PayPal account.

So to set this up, you need 2 things:

  1. A MailChimp account. The reason I’m recommending MailChimp for eBay start-ups is because the basic account is FREE to use! Yes, MailChimp is completely free for your first 2000 subscribers.
  1. A PayPal Premier or Business Account. Personal accounts won’t do the trick as they don’t have an Instant Payment Notification (IPN) feature enabled.

So once you have successfully opened your MailChimp account, here’s what you need to do: (more…)