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What Constant Contact Triggers and Actions are Supported?

Supported Triggers#

  • New Email Open - Triggers when a recipient opens an email from a specified campaign.
  • New List - Triggers when a new list is added.
  • New Contact - Triggers when a new contact is added to your account.

Supported Actions#

  • Update Contact - Updates a contact in your account. Only filled will be updated.
  • Create Contact - Creates a contact on a specific list in your account.

Supported Searches#

  • Find Contact - Find Contact by email.

How to Get Started with Constant Contact

The first thing you'll need to do to get started with hooking up Constant Contact with Zapier and hundreds of other services is to add your Constant Contact Account to Zapier. Click to add a Constant Contact account in your Zap.

Connect Constant Contact to Zapier

Next you will give your new Account a name or label, which is just a handy name for you to recognize within Zapier. It doesn't matter what you name it.

Give your Constant Contact account a title

You should then get a pop-up window from Constant Contact asking you to log-in to authorize the connection between that Constant Contact account and Zapier.

Log into your Constant Contact account

Next you will authorize your Constant Contact account.

Authorize your Constant Contact account

Click the golden "Grant Access" button to authorize your Constant Contact account.

Zapier tests your connection

Logging into and authorizing Constant Contact finishes the process! Your Constant Contact account is now connected to Zapier.

Common Problems with Constant Contact

I'm getting an error that a contact already exists in Constant Contact, but it's not in that list!#

Constant Contact identifies duplicates at the account level and not the list level. So if an email address exists in any other lists in your Constant Contact account, you'll need to update the contact rather than creating it. The best workflow to do this would be to start with a Find Contact action that is set up like this:

Then use the Update Contact action to add the contact to the list if it already existed:

I'm getting an error saying "You don't have permission to perform this action"#

Constant Contact requires your account to have the Account Manager role in order to be able to add or edit Contacts via their API. Learn more here by looking at the Constant Contact help guide for this setting.

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