Newsletter Signup Form Setup (Big Cartel)

To set up your newsletter (or mailing list) signup form (ex. the signup form in your footer), first, you'll need to have a  Mailchimp account.

After  getting started with Mailchimp, you'll need to connect your Mailchimp account to your Big Cartel shop's newsletter form. To do this:

  1. Click the 'List' link in your Mailchimp account.
  2. Locate the list you want to connect to the newsletter form. Click the arrow tab to the far right and select 'Signup forms'.
  3. On the 'Signup forms' page, select 'Embedded forms'.
  4. On the 'Embedded forms' page, scroll down to the field that says 'Copy/paste onto your site'. However, instead of copying/pasting onto your site, you'll copy and paste the code in a blank Notepad / Textedit document on your computer
  5. In the document, locate the section of code that starts with 'form action= '. It will looks something like this:

    <form action="//" method="post" id="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" name="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" target="_blank" novalidate>

The text in the quotation marks after 'form action=' is your ' MailChimp_Form_Action_URL': //

  1. Go back to the 'Layout' edit page in your Big Cartel shop admin and search for the following controls:
  2. {% assign: MailChimp_Form_Action_URL = "//" %}
    replace the ' Mailchimp_Form_Action_URL' with your on form action url. So the control will look something like this:

    {% assign: MailChimp_Form_Action_URL = "//" %}

Now your Mailchimp account is connected to your  newsletter signup form.

Newsletter Configuration Service

Rather have us configure the newsletter form for you? Purchase our newsletter configuration service

Our service includes:

  • Connecting your Mailchimp account to your Big Cartel shop's newsletter form.
  • Newsletter form configured within 1-2 business days

Note: You will be responsible for creating, editing or filtering a list in your newsletter provider account.

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