How to create an email campaign using Custobar

The Overview

Here you can now see different keypoints according to the chosen audience. By default its calculated by ALL your customers in Custobar.

Dashboard

The Campaign page

This is where you can find all your campaigns as well as the general statistics for all campaigns sent in the chosen time window seen on the upper right corner.

campaign statistics

As you can see, this is where you will create, organize and compare all your Actions. What’s more, the Actions are all visible in the section below, as well as their current status:

actions

The folders

The UI has been designed to allow easy and quick organization of all the actions. They can be arranged in folders using a simple drag and drop motion which allows you to organize and structure your campaigns in the most efficient way for you. To create a new folder, just hit the button and use your mouse to move it where you need it. If an action or a folder is inside a folder and you want to take it out, just click and drag it to the folder picture in the upper left as shown by the red arrow:

Folders

Creating a new action

We will now look into how to create a new Action:

The first step is to hit Create action. A new window opens:

This is where we will name the action and choose a type:

campaign type

Next. we are prompted to choose a fold for the action.. In our example, we created a Weekly Newsletter folder, which we will now pick for this New action we are creating.

choosing folder

Next, we will decide if we would like to use one of the audiences we have saved, or choose the audience for the campaign later:

choosing audience

Then, we will decide whether we want to create a message from scratch, or copy an existing one.

choose new or existing template

We choose to copy an existing one, which will prompt a window to define which message we will copy. Again, the folder system allows us to easily find the message we want and when we are ready, we can hit the Create button!

choosing template to copy

From this point on, we have three steps to finalize the Action:

  1. Build the message
  2. Define the Audience if you chose to define later
  3. Define the Delivery settings.

You will be taken to the content view to review and edit the content of the message, using modules and pictures Drag-and-Drop and simple text editing. In the example, I already copied the message from a previous action, if you would have chosen to start from scratch you would now have a empty template to build using the modules.

Editing the message

Then to continue onto choosing the audience for this campaign, I click on the Save and exit button in the upper right corner. This will take me to the activation page but in the lower left corner I can choose the audience for this campaign:

activation page

In this campaign I use the bought a product search that is one of the many default searches in Custobar to target customers who has bough the comics category within the last week and click on Save action audience.

audience

I am now ready to activate my campaign but first I choose how I want to send the action, for example I want to send the action immediately and with a delay of 1 minute between bundles of 1000 emails to not make too much and fast traffic to my online store. When ready, I will save the action which will allow me to activate it. And I will also choose to only track the sales for this specific campaign for 7 days after activating it.

activation

When activated, the Action will fire in a few seconds and customers will start to receive the email. Statistics will be updated real time and you will be able to compare actions with each other. Very easy!