In this article, we'll cover each option for bringing contacts into Carts Guru. You can:
- Import contacts from a .csv file
- Sync contacts with your E-commerce Platform
- Add contacts with the API
1. Import contacts from a .csv file
You may have a .csv file of contacts you've exported from another provider. To bring those contacts into Carts Guru, click “Import” (on the contacts page).
Your file will be processed and you'll be redirected to a screen where you can map columns of data to specific fields in Carts Guru.
On the left, you'll see a preview of your data from the .csv file, and on the right you'll see a dropdown menu to select the corresponding field. For each data value, select the field that matches. If there is data you do not want to import, select “Do not import this field” from the dropdown menu.
Note that you can map data to custom fields. If there isn't a default field for data you want to import, leave the import process and create custom fields to capture all the data you want to import.
After you've mapped the data in your .csv file to the relevant fields in your account, select the list(s) you want to add your contacts to, input any tags you want them to have, and make sure that “Import as Contact” is selected.
Finally, click “Import Now” to start the import process. The length of time it takes to import contacts will depend on the size of the .csv file. Most files will be imported in less than 10 minutes.
2. Sync contacts with your E-commerce Platform
Go to your website menu and select "Sync" under the integration menu.
3. Add contacts with the API
We have a robust and well-documented open API that developers can use to add contacts and perform a variety of other actions.