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MailChimp send campaign

Nintex external platform is required for this feature. For details, see Enable Nintex external platform features.

Sends a campaign in MailChimp. This service allows you to send the campaign with the options Send now, Send a test email or Schedule to be sent at a later time. The campaign can be replicated by specifying the replicated campaign name. Scheduling for RSS & A/B Split campaign types are not supported.

Note: This action references the MailChimp user account indicated by the specified API key.

Action settings

Following are the fields and options visible in the configuration settings dialog box for this action.

Field Description

Specify the MailChimp API Key.

Campaign ID

Specify the Campaign ID.

Example campaign ID: "c80aa827b4"

To locate the campaign ID, go to the Campaigns page in MailChimp and then select View Email from the drop-down list for the campaign. The URL indicates the campaign ID by the prefix string "id=".

Replicated campaign name

Specify the campaign name to be used for the replicated campaign. Leave blank to not replicate the campaign.

Send option

Specify the send option. Select one of the following items.

  • Send now
  • Send a test email (supported for RSS, Regular, and Plain-text campaigns)
  • Schedule
Send a test email to

Specify one or more email addresses to which to send a test email. Separate email addresses using commas.

Schedule date and time

Specify the date and/or time to schedule the campaign. To send the campaign immediately, leave this field blank.

Note: MailChimp supports time selections at 15-minute intervals only, such as 1:15 or 3:30. This action fails if the specified time selection is not supported by MailChimp

To manually enter a date, use the regional date format (for example, mm/dd/yyyy) and then select the hour and minutes.

Note: If only the date is specified, the time will default to 12:00AM. If only time is specified, the date will default to today's date.

Schedule time zone

Specify the time zone to schedule the campaign.

Default value: (UTC) Coordinated Universal Time.


Store output for this action using the following selections.

  • Replicated campaign ID: Specify a workflow variable to store the replicated campaign ID. The value will be blank if the campaign was not set to be replicated (replicated campaign name is blank).
  • Campaign send or schedule successful: Specify a Yes/No variable to store whether or not the campaign is sent or scheduled. Returns "Yes" if the campaign was sent or scheduled successfully.