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Lesson 4 – Part 8 – Test Customer Autoresponder Settings

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We’ve created products in WP eStore and linked them to an AWeber email list but we haven’t tested out the system yet. So what we’re going to do is go to products in WP eStore, come down to instruction and buy WordPress instruction.

Add Product to Cart

And we’re going to add the WordPress video tour cart. We have to take out the $0 product because that’s just going to fail which is why you want to use that button redirection for free products. And then we’re going to checkout with PayPal and sign in. We’re going to pay now.

Check Emails Received

And what’s going to happen is we’re going to be automatically added to that list. Let’s come back over and take a look at that here in Gmail. I guess I’m in estore2 inbox. So here’s the welcome email that I got, “Welcome to the Genesis WP eStore Club. I’m glad you’ve joined us. If you haven’t already done so, you can download your free copy of our ebook here.” So there we go, we’ve got that done.

And then we want to just make sure, here is that email. One minute ago… “Thank you for your purchase.” And here’s the download link and we should be getting one more new promotion. Ricktest2, confirm your subscription. And there it is, “Thank you for purchasing from Genesis eStore. We’d like to send you emails periodically but before we do so…” And then you click on this and now I’m automatically added to that list. And here I am in the store.

Check Subscribers in AWeber Lists

Let’s come back over now to the AWeber lists, refresh this and go to our subscribers. And in Gen eStore for all, Ricktest2 is there and byfreeproducts test 2 and test3 is there. And you can see this one says, “Confirmation pending” because I haven’t opened up my test 3 email account to get that email.

So we now have fully completed the autoresponder set up. From now on, whenever anybody buys a product, they’re going to automatically be added to the email list. Although what really will happen is they’ll get a confirmation email to add themselves to the list. And if they add themselves then that system works.

And if somebody wants to get a free download, they can click on the link and once they confirm their subscription, they’ll get the free download. And that’s how that whole system works.

Next week, we are going to be talking about customizing the appearance of WP eStore and we’re going to be doing it both in Genesis and in Thesis. So customizing the store to make it look the way you want it to look.

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