Moving To Gist From Aweber
By Jitta Rao
updated about 2 months ago
Ready to leave Aweber 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 Aweber. You will also have access to more features that are only available with Gist.
Easily import your Aweber customer data to Gist.
When you switch from Aweber to Gist, you have the ability to import your ‘contacts’ from Aweber to Gist. This is done by exporting from Aweber 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 Aweber, login to your Aweber account, go to ‘Manage Lists’ section and select the lists to be exported. You may have more than one list, and you should export each list separately.
You can use the name of the list as a tag in Gist, and the subscribers in that list will be attached with the same tag. Depending on how many lists a subscriber is listed in, you can add as many tags.
Go to the Subscribers tab in your Aweber dashboard, and select ‘Manage Subscribers’.
In the ‘Manage Subscribers’ screen, select the ‘Currently Subscribed’ button on the top left, to filter only those subscribers that are currently active in your list.
Scroll to the bottom of the subscriber list and click on the ‘Export CSV’ button.
You’ve now exported your CSV successfully. Repeat these steps for each of the lists in your Aweber account and keep all the CSV files in one place.
Next, import your contacts to Gist.
Once you’ve downloaded your CSV file, you need to import that file into Gist.
What to expect when you make the switch to Gist.
For a more complete comparison please check out our comparison page here.
1. Gist Offers More Advanced Marketing Automation.
Aweber offers some automation, mainly based on triggers surrounding the emails you send via their tool.
With Aweber, you can:
Setup up basic campaigns
Connect them to signup forms
Apply simple tags based on interactions with emails
Gist’s Marketing Automation offers a more dynamic approach, including:
The ability to tag site visitors, app users and email subscribers based on virtually any possible event
Create new events and tags to further segment visitors, users, and contacts
Set triggers based on events and tags for endless possibilities.
2. Live Chat on Your Website.
Chatting with visitors on your website while they are there is one of the fastest growing communication channels for businesses.
Gist’s Live Chat will help you:
Collect contact data, like emails
Get more leads on the phone (with our meeting tool)
Turn client problems around with little to no time
Aweber doesn’t offer live chat as one of their services.
3. 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, start a Live Chat in the lower right corner!