Here's an example - let's say that we have a list of our subscribers, and each subscriber can have between 1 and 100 product names that they have purchased. The email would display a grid-styled list of all of their items.
There are obvious limitations to this when it comes to the data. Campaign Monitor only allows up to 20 custom fields, so they wouldn't fit. I couldn't combine them into an HTML table before loading the list because of the max length of a custom field.
Is this something that I would be possible to handle via the API?
Hi asanger, due to the limitations you've mentioned, this is a very tricky scenario. I'd be more inclined to leave this heavy lifting to a eCommerce app that also includes an email newsletter component - for example, Goodsie is an example of a storefront app, that also automatically builds grid-style marketing emails for you. Shopify also has plugins for this, to my knowledge.
Sorry about this, asanger - we weren't purpose built for these kind of eCommerce tasks and wouldn't want you to spend hours tinkering on a solution that's not an ideal fit for either of us.