How do I integrate my store with Mandrill?
Mandrill is a 3rd party SMTP service powered by MailChimp which allows you to have all of your store's transactional emails sent through the same dependable email service as your MailChimp account's newsletters campaigns.
"Transactional emails" refers to all automated email messages coming from your store – whether it's your store's order notifications, receipts, inventory updates or even password resets! Furthermore, since the emails are being delivered through your MailChimp account, you also get to enjoy the same reliable email services available through your MailChimp newsletter campaigns.
Your 3dcart store can be integrated with Mandrill's API very easily by using the following steps.
Sign up/Activate Mandrill
Mandrill's service is available for both MailChimp account holders and as a stand-alone service.
Although it is powered by MailChimp, if you are not currently a MailChimp subscriber, you can still sign up and use the Mandrill service. To begin this, simply navigate to Mandrill's home page and sign up for the service.
Once you are signed up and logged into your new Mandrill account:
Additionally, if you are a current subscriber of MailChimp's service, you can activate your Mandrill service even easier.
Your account is activated instantly.
Adding Mandrill Credentials to your 3dcart Store
Now that you've created your Mandrill account and received your credentials, you can add these to your 3dcart store to have emails sent via Mandrill.
All of your store's emails will now be sent through Mandrill service.
Special Note: Although our integration was developed with Mandrill in mind, the settings page itself can be used for just about any 3rd party SMTP service you might want to use. As long as you can provide a Host, Port, and User name for the SMTP settings on this page, you can effectively re-route your store's outgoing messages through a 3rd party SMTP service as needed.