Salesforce Marketing Cloud - we're in the big league
With Salesforce marketing cloud and optilyz you can completely automate away the work of direct mail and focus on the fun parts - growing your business.
1. MAKING THE CONNECTION
Install the optilyz add-on via the Salesforce AppExchange. You will also need an active optilyz account to connect. If you don’t already have one, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have an account, you can connect optilyz to Salesforce Marketing Cloud by simply logging in to the add-on.
2. CREATE AN AUTOMATION
Before you can use optilyz in your Journey Builder, you will need to configure an automation. Navigate to Automations, or click [Start an Automation]
The automation start screen gives you a quick overview of the automation process, but you will only see this once. So here it is again:
2.1 Give your automation a meaningful name. This will help you keep track of it later.
2.2 Configure the triggers for your automation. You have two options:
(1) On a regular, time basis: Every day or once a week (you decide which day)
(2) After a minimum number of recipients have been collected
2.3 Map your Salesforce Marketing Cloud fields to optilyz fields.
Important: the following data is required for each address:
First Name & Last Name - or - Full Name
Street & House Number - or - Street and house number
You can browse your data extensions for the attributes of interest.
Personalization: You can personalize more than just name and addresses. Learn more about personalization here. If you would like to add personalization fields, map them accordingly to Individualisation 1 through 9
2.4 Tell us what to do with address validation results. Should we include unverified address and suspicious names in the mailing?
2.5 Choose and configure the products you would like to send. Learn more about choosing the right products here.
After selecting your products, review and confirm the individual configurations. Learn more about the available configurations here.
2.6 Upload your design. Learn more about formatting and layout requirements here. Avoid the most common pitfalls by reviewing this.
(1) Upload a PDF of your finalized designs, being sure to leave the personalization and address fields BLANK.
(2) Optionally add voucher codes. See next section for more information.
(3) Upload a so-called “Max Mustermann” example to show us where and how to print personalized data. Learn more here.
2.7 Voucher Codes
IF YOU CAN’T MEASURE IT, YOU CAN’T IMPROVE IT.
Adding voucher codes to your mailings is crucial to tracking your campaign’s performance. optilyz allows you to provide voucher codes from a Salesforce Marketing Cloud data extension