How to send personalized videos via email with Mandrill by Mailchimp?

How to send personalized videos via email with Mandrill by Mailchimp?

In the following steps, you will learn how to send videos via Moovly to Mandrill a service by Mailchimp.

  • Mailchimp account
  • Mandrill plugin
  • Datasheet with contact information and email details

Step 1: Go to Integrations and click on Add API key:

Step 2: To create an API key you need to add Mandrill to your Mailchimp account first.Log in with your Mailchimp login details:

Step 3: Copy your API key that is located in your Mandrill settings.

Step 4: Enter your API key in Moovly and click Save API Key.

Step 5: Create an email template in Mandrill.

If you want to insert a thumbnail in your video make sure to include {{video_url}} and {{video_thumbnail}}

Here is the HTML code that we used for the example:

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html lang="en">


   <meta charset="UTF-8">




   <p>Insert text {{name}},</p>

   <p>Insert text</p>


<video width="640" height="352" controls="controls" poster="{{video_thumbnail}}" src="{{video_url}}">

    <!-- fallback 1 -->

    <a href="{{video_url}}"><img height="352" src="{{video_thumbnail}}"/>






Step 6: Select your template or a Moovly template and click Import Google Sheet.

Step 7: In the following panel choose Mandrill.  

Step 8: Select the Google sheet that contains your data and contact information of the persons that you’d like to send your personalized videos.

Step 9: Select the Mandrill Template that you just created earlier:

Step 10: Click Skip first row to remove the column names and align the corresponding data with the correct tags:

It should look like this:

Step 11: Click Next and enter your subject line, sender name and email address.

Step 12: Click Send videos to Mandrill to start sending your videos!

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