Getting started with ConvertKit

How does it work?

When Coupon Carrier receives a notification that a new subscriber has been added or assigned the tag specified in your configuration it picks one of the available unique codes and either send it out in an email or updates the subscriber's custom field in ConvertKit. You can either import your own codes into a Code List or generate them automatically from supported services. 

Connect your ConvertKit account

In your Code Email configuration, you can choose to connect to your ConvertKit account (or select an existing connection). Your API secret can be found in your Account Settings followed by clicking the Show link to reveal your API secret:

Select when you want your configuration to be triggered

You can choose to trigger the configuration when someone subscribes to your list. But if you want more control over when it should trigger you can also configure it to only trigger when someone subscribes to a specific ConvertKit form or when a Tag is applied.

What should happen when the configuration is triggered?

In many cases, you would like to send out an email containing one of your unique codes when they subscribe to your list or when a tag is applied. In this case, you can choose to have Coupon Carrier send out an email. The code is picked from the  Code List that's selected the code list step of the configuration. You can also choose to let ConvertKit handle this by storing the unique code in a custom field and then optionally trigger a campaign to be sent. Here's how that works:

Custom field

You must choose a custom field to which we should save the unique code to.  Note: Coupon Carrier will overwrite any existing data in the custom field you have selected so if you have more than one active configuration you should define a different custom field for each.  Check this out if you're not certain how to create new custom fields in ConvertKit.

Apply tag

If you wish to, Coupon Carrier may apply a tag to the subscriber. Check the "Apply tag" checkbox and choose the tag in the drop-down menu. Note that if you have chosen to trigger on a certain trigger, that tag will not be available to choose.

Trigger sequence

If you wish to, Coupon Carrier may trigger one of your sequences. Check the "Trigger a sequence for the subscriber" checkbox and choose your sequence in the drop-down menu.

Merge the coupon into your email

Lastly, remember to merge your coupon into the email using ConvertKit merge tags, for example:
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