Tutorial: How to Use the BEE Mailchimp Connector

Email geeks, we have exciting news! You can now export any email you design in BEE Pro to MailChimp with just a couple of clicks. So it’s now easier than ever to design emails with the flexible BEE editor and then export them to MailChimp for sending and tracking. The new BEE MailChimp connector is ready for you to use immediately—and for free!

Why use BEE and MailChimp together?

Over 20% of email marketers who use BEE Pro to design emails also use MailChimp to send emails. It makes sense that it’s a large percentage of BEE Pro customers because – with more than 15 million users – MailChimp is one of the most popular email marketing platforms in the world. Among its features is a very good email editor. So why are MailChimp users adopting BEE to design their emails instead of using the built-in editor?

We were curious, and so we asked many of them. What we heard is that a key factor was the additional design flexibility that they found in the BEE editor with regard to the structure of the message. For example, in BEE when you edit an email you can easily add new rows of content that contain a different number of columns.

Design flexibility in BEE


We built BEE in a way that gives marketers total control when it comes to bringing their email design to life. We believe this is what makes BEE such a great design tool. And now it goes together with MailChimp perfectly, like peanut butter and jelly!

Let’s walk through the simple two-step process.

Step-by-Step Guide: Exporting your email to MailChimp

Any email designed in BEE can be exported to MailChimp, including ones you build from scratch and ones created from our customizable templates. Watch our video below for the simplest way to get your email from BEE to MailChimp; then, follow our clear written guide.

Step 1: Connect to MailChimp in BEE

First, log into your BEE Pro account and go to the Settings menu.

BEE Mailchimp Connector

Scroll down to the Connectors section, and click to install the MailChimp connection. (Note: You can also connect to Gmail, and we’ll walk through those capabilities in a separate post soon!)

Once you select Install, a window will appear where you can enable the connector by entering your MailChimp account credentials.

BEE Mailchimp Connector

That’s it! Now, you’re connected. The blue button indicates the connector is installed.

BEE Mailchimp Connector

Step 2: Export your email to MailChimp

Now that BEE Pro can communicate with your MailChimp account, navigate to your Projects, view the list of messages within any project, select the email you’d like to push to MailChimp, and click on View details.

BEE Mailchimp Connector

On the Message details page, click on the Export to ESP drop-down menu and select MailChimp.

BEE Mailchimp Connector

Press Continue to confirm that you wish to push the selected email to MailChimp.

BEE Mailchimp Connector

After that, it will be a matter of seconds before your BEE email design shows up in your MailChimp account!

BEE Mailchimp Connector

Step 3: Access your email in MailChimp Templates and send

Head over to MailChimp and log into your account if you haven’t already. Your BEE email will appear in the Templates folder. (Note: The thumbnail may not be displayed for a couple of minutes while MailChimp creates the image for you)

BEE Mailchimp Connector

And there you have it! With your BEE-designed email in MailChimp, you can now treat it like any other MailChimp template, create a campaign from it, send and track as you like.

Go Pro and send any BEE email with MailChimp!

If you’re not already using BEE, sign-up for a BEE Pro free trial to check it out and enjoy the new MailChimp connector. We hope you enjoy it! If you have any questions, let us know, and to read more about the BEE Connector feature, check out more details in the help section.

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