How To Integrate Paypal With Mailchimp

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Integrating PayPal with Mailchimp can be a highly effective way to manage your online business and email marketing campaigns. In this article, I will walk you through the steps of integrating PayPal with Mailchimp, offering my own insights and tips along the way.

Why integrate PayPal with Mailchimp?

Before diving into the integration process, let’s explore why you might want to integrate these two platforms in the first place. By integrating PayPal with Mailchimp, you can:

  • Automatically add PayPal customers to your Mailchimp email list, allowing you to nurture and engage with them.
  • Send targeted email campaigns to specific segments of your PayPal customer base.
  • Track the success of your email marketing efforts by analyzing the conversion rates and revenue generated from your PayPal customers.

Step 1: Create a PayPal App

The first step in integrating PayPal with Mailchimp is to create a PayPal app. Follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your PayPal Developer account or sign up for a new account if you don’t have one.
  2. Navigate to the My Apps & Credentials section and click on the Create App button.
  3. Fill in the required fields, such as app name and redirect URLs. Make sure to select the necessary permissions and features for your integration.
  4. After creating the app, PayPal will provide you with an API Client ID and Secret, which you will need in the next steps.

Step 2: Connect PayPal with Mailchimp

Now that you have created your PayPal app, it’s time to connect it with Mailchimp. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your Mailchimp account and navigate to the Integrations page.
  2. Search for the PayPal integration and click on the Connect button.
  3. Enter your PayPal API Client ID and Secret in the provided fields.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to authorize the integration and specify the settings according to your needs.

Step 3: Set Up Automation Workflows

After connecting PayPal with Mailchimp, you can start leveraging automation workflows to enhance your email marketing efforts. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Automatically add new PayPal customers to a specific Mailchimp email list.
  • Send a welcome email to new PayPal customers, introducing them to your brand and offering a special discount code.
  • Trigger abandoned cart emails for customers who started the checkout process but didn’t complete the purchase.

Personal Insight: Maximizing Customer Engagement

One strategy that has worked well for me is sending targeted email campaigns to different segments of my PayPal customer base. For example, I create separate email lists for customers who have made a single purchase versus those who are repeat customers. By tailoring my messaging and offers based on customer behavior, I have been able to increase engagement and drive more sales.


Integrating PayPal with Mailchimp can unlock a world of possibilities for your online business. By automating the process of adding PayPal customers to your email list and leveraging automation workflows, you can nurture and engage with your customers in a more personalized and efficient way. Take the time to set up the integration and explore the various strategies available to maximize your customer engagement and revenue.