Aweber designs their system where everything starts with a list. You create a list and name it, and this is what all of your email campaigns will go into for each particular list. Think of the list as your file folder. It helps you stay organized for you to have multiple lists and campaigns going at once. All of your opt in traffic and new subscribers will always fall into your list. When you do your other software integrations with Aweber, you will always be choosing a list to connect that software to Aweber with.
AWeber customers pay monthly subscription fees based on the size of their email audience. This is a surprisingly simple and refreshing formula, especially in a culture when many competitors offer extra tools, extra templates and extra support only for those at the higher service levels. This “pay more/get more” approach also encourages the “bare bones” customers to consider upgrading so they can better access full premium services. But with AWeber, everyone gets access to everything, although the total amount of tools available is fewer than some competitors.
And then under global text snippets this is more an advanced feature and if you’re going to be making a lot of changes to something from your business like if you have different hours or different offers, this is something you might want to incorporate. But if you’re just going to have a basic autoresponder sequence with helpful information, this isn’t something that you want to do. Then click on save settings…
Mailchimp is better if you’re just starting out, and looking to setup an email list without committing a budget to it. They focus more on user-friendly designs and options, so apart from their sign-up form HTML requirement you don’t need to be tech-savvy to get started with the service. Mailchimp also offers multiple integrations, so you can import contacts in from different services. However, the service is probably not a good option if you have any plans of including affiliate links in your email marketing.
Synchronises customer data of your newsletter subscribers to the AWeber list you select. * Stores relevant customer data in your AWeber subscriber list. Not only the name and email of your customers are stored in your AWeber account, but also their address data and customer information like the amount of orders in your webshop and the total amount they spent. This greatly increases your segmentation options. * Synchronises your customer data to your AWeber list every 15 minutes. This means your AWeber subscriber list remains up-to-date and you can optimize your autoresponder strategy by sending new customers emails within a few days. * Note that opt in emails are sent to your customers by default. If you don't want this to happen, you can disable them in the List Options page on the tab 'Confirmed Opt-In'. You can switch off option 'Send a confirmed opt-in email for Imports'.