Using connectors in Beefree
BEE Pro becomes Beefree
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This article applies to all plans.
Easily Export your Emails to your Preferred Sending Platforms
Beefree is about improving the email design process by making it faster and more enjoyable. As part of that mission, we are committed to reducing the steps you need to take to export your finished email to the sending platform where your emails will eventually be sent.
That's why we continue to invest in connectors to the most popular sending platforms. Today you can easily export the emails you've designed with Beefree by connecting your Beefree account to the following email service providers (ESPs), marketing automation systems, or other email sending applications:
- Active Campaign
- Amazon SES
- Campaign Monitor
- Constant Contact
- Salesforce Marketing Cloud
- Brevo (former Sendinblue)
- Veeva Vault (Beta)
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We also recently introduced our first Pages connector! You can now easily push your pages to HubSpot.
Activating and Using Connectors
You can activate a new connector before you start designing - from Workspace Settings - or when you're done designing and you are ready to export a specific email to your favorite sending platform. Let's look at these two options.
1. From Workspace Settings
Go to Settings > Connectors.
Click the Connect button for the application you want to connect to.
Then follow the instructions on the screen to log into your account and authorize Beefree to connect to it. Your application credentials are not stored in Beefree, but rather only temporarily used to retrieve an anonymous key that is then leveraged to connect the two accounts.
2. From Email details or the Design list
You can also activate a new connector at the time you are ready to export a design.
There are two places where you can export an email. First, you can do so by clicking on the Export button on the Email Details page.
Alternatively, you can access the same feature by selecting Export in the actions menu for your email.
In both cases, you will be presented with a window that gives you various email export options. To use a connector, click on Push to your sending system.
A new window will be displayed with a list of the available connectors: select the application that you wish to export to, and follow the instructions on the screen to log in and connect. As mentioned earlier in this document, your application credentials are not stored in Beefree
The next time you use the Export feature with the same connector, you will not be asked to activate the connection again. Instead, you will be able to push the email to your favorite sending platform in just one click. Enjoy!
Storing Connections for Multiple Workspaces or Customers
Are you a consultant or a digital marketing agency that deal with many separate customers, potentially using the same sending platforms? Or do you have different workspaces or business units within your company that use different accounts within the same sending system?
No problem! The Enterprise version of Beefree allows you to set up different workspaces so you can better organize your emails, control user access, and specify different connectors for each workspace, without switching accounts before exporting!
For example, if you are a digital marketing agency with 10 clients that all use HubSpot, you will be able to create 10 workspaces in Beefree and connect each of them to their specific HubSpot account, using the HubSpot connector.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.