Connect AWeber CRM 

1. Open the OCU app within your Shopify store. Click the "Settings" button from the left-side navigation menu then click "CRMs". Click the green "Connect" button in the Aweber section:

2. Enter your Login Name and Password and then click the green “Allow Access” button.

You'll be redirected back to OCU and your AWeber account is now connected to your OCU app! 

Select CRM lists for emails

Select the desired list(s) from the fields titled:

  • “Cart Abandoned” List
  • “Order Completed” List and/or 
  • "Offer Product Purchased" List 

...by clicking on the drop-down menu and selecting the list.

Once your AWeber lists are connected, OCU's Abandoned Cart feature will automatically collect the following information on checkout users:

The customers who did not complete their orders (“Cart Abandoned” List):

  • Last Abandoned Cart Item1 Names (OCU) (from 1 to 5)
  • Last Abandoned Cart Quantity1 (OCU) (from 1 to 5)
  • Last Abandoned Cart Price1 (OCU) (from 1 to 5)
  • Last Abandoned Cart Image1 URLs (OCU) (from 1 to 5)
  • Last Abandoned Cart Subtotal (OCU)
  • Last Abandoned Cart Date (OCU)
  • Accepts Marketing (OCU)
  • Phone Number (OCU)
  • Last Abandoned Cart Restore URL (OCU) (the link which leads user to the checkout with all abandoned cart contents)

The customers who completed their orders (“Order Completed” List):

  • Last Placed Order Item1 Name (OCU) (from 1 to 5)
  • Last Placed Order Quantity1 (OCU) (from 1 to 5)
  • Last Placed Order Price1 (OCU) (from 1 to 5)
  • Last Placed Order Image1 URLs (OCU) (from 1 to 5)
  • Last Placed Order Cart Subtotal (OCU)
  • Last Placed Order Date (OCU)
  • Accepts Marketing (OCU)
  • Phone Number (OCU)

The customers who completed their orders AND purchased offer item(s) ("Offer Product Purchased" List):

  • Last Purchased Offer Item Name (OCU)
  • Last Purchased Offer Price (OCU)
  • Last Purchased Offer Image URL (OCU)
  • Last Purchased Offer Date (OCU)
  • Accepts Marketing (OCU)
  • Phone Number (OCU)

How to disable Double-Optin

If Double-Optin is not disabled, every customer added to the AWeber list through the API will first receive a confirmation email where they will need to confirm their subscription. Fields will only start to update if the customer first confirms their subscription.

 In order to bypass this double-optin, you'll need to contact the AWeber support to turn off confirmation emails and activate contacts right away instead.
More information about this can be found here: http://viralsweep.com/blog/aweber-single-opt-in/

Set up an Email Campaign in AWeber

1.  Select the list you want to work with from the drop-down menu in the header of the website.

2. Click on the green arrow icon near the "Create a Message" button and select "Drag & Drop Email Builder" from the drop-down menu.

3. This will open a template constructor interface where you can create a personalized template from the pre-built blocks or select a ready-made template from the library and modify it. You can add, edit, replace or delete blocks using the template constructor.

In order to use values from the list's custom fields (OCU imported data), you need to add them into the template first.

Place your cursor in the desired place of the template and select the custom field you need from the "Personalize" drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of the page.

The custom field's title is the construction in brackets like this for example:
{!custom Field Name}

Note: Brackets are part of the field's name and shouldn't be removed when pasting the field into the template. AWeber adds the "custom" prefix for all custom fields and it's a necessary part of the field's name as well.

You can also apply HTML tags on a custom field's value to assign any properties there. Start with switching to "Source mode" like it's shown below:

For example, you can make an image from the custom field appear in the template with a specified width (250px) by using this type of construction:

<img src="{!custom Field_Name_With_Link}" width="250" />

(Assuming that the custom field from the example contains an image's URL)

Below you can see an example of the code for an Abandoned Cart Reminder email:

<h4>Hi {!name_fix }</h4>
<p>{!date} you added some products into your cart:</p>
<div><img src="{!custom Last Abandoned Cart Image1 URLs}" width="250" />
<p>{!custom Last Abandoned Cart Item1 Names (OCU)} x({!custom Last Abandoned Cart Quantity1 (OCU)})</p>
<h2>{!custom Last Abandoned Cart Price1 (OCU)}</h2>
<h3>Click here to complete your order: {!custom Last Abandoned Cart Restore URL (OCU)}</h3>
 </div>

The Editor automatically saves your progress so that you can be sure nothing will be lost. You can also use Undo/Redo controls to correct recent actions if needed.

Additional information on template personalization in AWeber can be found here: https://help.aweber.com/hc/en-us/articles/204029906-What-Can-I-Personalize-In-My-Messages-

When you are finished creating your template, provide the email subject in the field above the constructor.

You can also Preview the created template or even send out an email to ensure it looks/works just like you intend.

When you're finished, click "Save & Exit" in the bottom-right corner.

On the messages page, you will see a created newsletter and tools for copy, delete and copy to another list. In the Send Options drop-down menu, there's an ability to send out a test email, send emails to all customers, or configure a Schedule for mailing and Follow Up Series.

More information on how to create and customize the newsletter in Aweber can be found here: http://www.aweber.com/send-email-newsletters.htm

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