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UK Mail Extension - Mandrill, and others
Steve S
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August 13, 2014 - 3:56 pm
Member Since: October 29, 2013
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Hi Guys,
We have just purchased the UK Mail extension (Decided to use UKMail for both UK & International shipments).
Our website is not fully live yet – still completing it. But here’s a couple of questions:

1: We like the communications that UKMail offers to keep customers informed on the progress of their delivery – will those progress emails from UKMail be directed through our Magento siite (hosted on Simple Servers), or are they sent direct from UKMail?

2: That question leads us to the use of Mandrill. In an effort to keep the number of extensions added to a minimum – do you think we really need to add Mandrill.
Trying to understand why? Is it that Magento ‘transactional emails’ have problems being delivered to customers inbox? Which would be an issue, for sure.

3: We would like to use a (free) extension that enables better formatting/editing of the transactional emails – can you suggest one?

Thanks!

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Dave Furness

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August 18, 2014 - 1:07 pm
Member Since: July 19, 2013
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Hi Steve,

Let me do my best to answer your questions and apologies for the delay.

1. I think the best people to answer this question are either UKMail or the extension providers themselves as they will know the intricacies of how this is handled.

2. Mandrill is an extension for those that want to use their MailChimp account. Magento can handle transactional emails on it’s own so Mandrill isn’t necessary, it is just an alternative for those businesses that want to use their Mailchimp account.

3. Have you tried this one which we have used ourselves and actually have available in the UE store as a free download? It adds a WYSIWYG editor to the email http://urthemes.com/magento-wy…..mails.html

Does that help?

Dave

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Ben-Gear

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September 13, 2014 - 11:38 am
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Mandrill is good for analysing your transactional emails. For instance you can view the exact time a customer received an email and whether it was delivered, opened and the cosponsoring times. It’s free for 1000’s of email per month and if you’re a figures man like me it’s a no brainer.

 

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