Moving To Gist From ConvertKit
By Jitta Rao
updated about 2 months ago
Ready to leave ConvertKit and bring your business to Gist?
Great! We’d love to build your business!
When you join Gist, you will have access to the features you use the most at ConvertKit. You will also have access to a lot more features that are only available with Gist!
Easily import your ConvertKit data to Gist.
When you switch from ConvertKit to Gist, you have the ability to import your ‘contacts’ from ConvertKit to Gist. This is done by exporting from ConvertKit and then uploading a simple CSV file to Gist. You can import the details of your contacts, including their name, email address, job title, company, location and more.
To export your contacts from ConvertKit, click select the data you want to export from your user's page, click on "Bulk Actions" and then click on "Export". ConvertKit will email you your CSV file.
Next, import your contacts to Gist.
Once you’ve downloaded your CSV file, you need to import that file into Gist.
Here's a simple comparison between Gist and ConvertKit, including the differences in features and experience.
1. You’ll be getting more. For Less.
One of the main benefits of moving to Gist is your lower monthly bill. For many, the savings are substantial. You will also have an entire suite of marketing tools with Gist that ConvertKit does not offer.
For a more complete comparison please check out our comparison page here.
2. Gist lets you talk to your customers live.
Your customers are on your website right now and they want to talk to you. Gist lets you and your entire team talk to visitors and customers in real-time, answer their questions, send them targeted discount offers, and convert them into subscribers and paying customers.
There's no way ConvertKit can help you with that. You will have to invest in separate live-chat software. On the other hand, Gist gives you everything on one platform, including live-chat, and integrates live chat and email marketing together so your messages will be consistent and your user experience uniform.
3. Gist auto-tracks every user action.
Understanding user actions helps you build better content, better products, and better businesses. ConvertKit does not track events at all, and it would require you to set up a third party event tracking tool and integrate it with ConvertKit in order to understand how your users behave. You will then have to import this data into ConvertKit every time in order to create email campaigns. Without this cumbersome effort, it is not possible to know what actions your users are taking on your website or app and send them relevant and personalized messages.
On the other hand, Gist tracks every user action automatically, from day one, even if you do not define any events manually. If you forget to define an important event, you can still get all retroactive data from day one, just by defining the event now. Gist does all of this without the need to touch any code. You can use the Gist Event Visualizer Tool and define conversion events by performing the action yourself. Gist takes care of the rest.
4. Gist is an all-in-one platform for your business.
Gist is an all-in-one customer communication and marketing automation platform. Gist helps you grow your business and engage with your customers across their lifecycle. It is a complete marketing and growth stack for your business. Gist offers Live Chat, Email Marketing, Automation, Event tracking, Lead Generation Forms and more.
If you have any questions about moving your business to Gist, please start a Live Chat in the lower right corner!