Create A New MailChimp List

How to set up and create new lists in MailChimp

Once you have set up your MailChimp account it’s time to create a list so that you can start sending email campaigns.

You may already have data to add to the list, or you might need to create an empty list so that you can begin collecting data via your website, either way you need a list to attach to your campaigns before you broadcast them.

The process of setting up a mailing list in MailChimp is very simple, just follow the steps in the tutorial below.

1. Login to your MailChimp account and from the menu on the left select ‘Lists’ or select ‘Create List’ from the main screen

2. Click on the ‘Create List’ button

3. Fill in the list details as follows –

List Name – give in something meaningful

Default ‘from’ email – This is the email address that your campaigns will be sent from and also the address that people will reply too.

Default ‘from’ name – Who the email will be sent from and how it will appear in the inbox. So this might be your company name, the name of the person writing the emails or a combination of them both.

You now need to fill in a short reminder of how people were added to your list – This will appear in the footer of your email campaigns. It will be used to remind people how that subscribed to your newsletter.

Once you have done this you can choose to receive notifications when people subscribe to your newsletter.

Once your happy click ‘Save’

That’s it! You’ve created your MailChimp list.

MailChimp Lists

Select ‘Create List’ from the main content area



Phil Monk

I am a email marketing consultant with over 10 years experience running B2C, B2B and eCommerce campaigns. I’ve also run and managed SEO and PPC campaigns

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