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cooper
Starting Member

15 Posts

Posted - April 15 2003 :  09:27:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can I send out a message to all my customers from the shopping cart admin area?

I know the cart has the ability to allow someone to sign up for a site's mailing list, but how do you then send a message out to the masses?

bconley
Starting Member

USA
19 Posts

Posted - April 15 2003 :  12:24:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From the admin section:
Click on EDIT CUSTOMERS
Click on MAIL SET UP (link up to the left)
Enter your information
Create your message
Click CONTINUE
You should now have another field named MAIL
Tic the people you want to send the email to or SELECT ALL
Click one of the MAIL buttons.

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Superal
VP-ASP Expert

Canada
542 Posts

Posted - April 15 2003 :  13:34:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You must have the option pak.

See Section 5 of the OptionDesign Guide

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cooper
Starting Member

15 Posts

Posted - April 15 2003 :  17:10:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OK... I just did a mailing. How do I look up just the folks that wanted to be on the mailing list? When I select "MAILLIST" and enter TRUE, ON, 1, or YES, it comes back with no records. I have over 200 customers so I don't want to have to go through all 10 pages to check off who wanted an email every time.

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Peter
VP-ASP New User

125 Posts

Posted - April 24 2003 :  01:15:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:

OK... I just did a mailing. How do I look up just the folks that wanted to be on the mailing list? When I select "MAILLIST" and enter TRUE, ON, 1, or YES, it comes back with no records. I have over 200 customers so I don't want to have to go through all 10 pages to check off who wanted an email every time.


I am having this difficulty also. How do other organise their maillist mailouts?

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Cam
VP-ASP Super User

Australia
361 Posts

Posted - April 24 2003 :  10:27:07  Show Profile  Visit Cam's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We have some tips on how to use the bulk mailing feature in our forum under VPASP Tips and Tricks:

http://www.yourvirtualstore.net/rocksalt_v.5/forum/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=3&TopicID=147&PagePosition=1

Cheers,
Cam

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YourVirtualStore Sales
e-mail: http://www.vpasp.com/sales/shopcustcontact.asp
web: http://www.yourvirtualstore.net

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Peter
VP-ASP New User

125 Posts

Posted - April 25 2003 :  02:01:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Cam, looks quite useful.

It doesn’t solve the problem we are having though. Surely someone has a method of simply mailing all customers with maillist set to true without manually selecting them all.

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cooper
Starting Member

15 Posts

Posted - April 28 2003 :  15:29:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anyone know how to select just the folks who want the mailing without manually looking through each and every customer record?

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searley
VP-ASP New User

169 Posts

Posted - April 29 2003 :  02:52:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have about 20,000 customers in the DB, most want news updates

the only easy way i have found is to expoet addresses and any other details required to a text file then use a prober bulk mailer tosend the mail.

most bulk mailers allow the use of html, soit is possible to create very goodlooking mails

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Cam
VP-ASP Super User

Australia
361 Posts

Posted - April 30 2003 :  08:33:31  Show Profile  Visit Cam's Homepage  Reply with Quote
When we send out bulk emails we have xcheckmaillist set to Yes and then just simply select Mail All Records.

The Pac then automatically only sends to those with Mail List set to true.

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Cam Flanigan
YourVirtualStore Sales
e-mail: http://www.vpasp.com/sales/shopcustcontact.asp
web: http://www.yourvirtualstore.net

Build you own YourVirtualStore!!!
www.yourvirtualstore.net
*************************************
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Peter
VP-ASP New User

125 Posts

Posted - May 04 2003 :  23:50:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Cam, works perfectly.

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Paul Andringa
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United Kingdom
6 Posts

Posted - May 05 2003 :  17:25:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does nobody experience ASP Script Timeout when doing mailings?

I increased timeout to 10 minutes but even with just 250 addresses it timed out?

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

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carolinagirl
Starting Member

USA
11 Posts

Posted - May 13 2003 :  21:33:45  Show Profile  Visit carolinagirl's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Where did you increase the timeout at? I am having problems on the productsconvert.asp and having it time out on me. Please help

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MiniMe
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24 Posts

Posted - May 12 2005 :  14:51:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe you can change the timeouts in the file shopa_mail.asp

around line 139 (in version 5.5) locate the line:
Server.scripttimeout=500

Change the 500 to however many seconds you think is enough. We use 7200 so that the script can run for 2 hours without timing out.

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