I'm new to Campaign Monitor - having just signed up a few days ago.
Today, I customized my account settings, built a "test" subscriber list, built an HTML email template using the template builder, and sent my first "test" campaign - all in about 1-2 hours, which speaks highly for it's ease of use.
I was most impressed with the template builder, which is fantastic, and perhaps the easiest and most intuitive tool I have ever used. The UI is simple and beautifully designed. Congratulations to the developers and designers for a great job.
As a new member, I'm curious as to how many of you use the PHP (or other) API integrated into your websites? Are you building custom web pages for your clients using the API for subscriber list management? How many of you provide the service to your clients directly (or just) through the send-receive interface? I would appreciate anyone who wishes to comment on how they have implemented Campaign Monitor to their clients to respond.
Also, are there any Campaign Monitor statistics on the various methods of integration and implementation, i.e., usage of the API?
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Hi Jeff, welcome to the forums! A warm welcome as well to our service - we're glad you could get straight into using the template builder.
I'll do a shout out on Twitter and see if any of our customers would be keen on sharing their experiences with the API. We've seen some excellent projects, from an iPad app for signing up new subscribers, to a service for automatically creating customer accounts, complete with templates. I'm sure you'll come up with some pretty original ideas, too!
As for statistics: While we keep track of the calls made to our various API methods, there's no way of really finding out what kinds of things are being built... Without visiting their public pages, of course :) If you have any particular questions about API usage or what can be built, we'd be happy to help out with them.
I agree with Jeff. The Template Builder is excellent. Good job developers. I'm new and this was my first time using the Template Builder and its easy. What really impressed me is how good the templates look. I'm very impressed at how my first email looks. Very professional and great colors.
Hi starfire, welcome to the forums! Thank you so much for your super positive feedback here, I've passed it on to the team and its really brightened our day! We'll be adding a stack of improvements in the app in 2012, so stay tuned - of course, we'd love to get your 2c, both good and bad, on these changes, too. :)
Have a happy new year!