How to backup/download your 1ShoppingCart mailing lists

So you want to backup or download all of your contacts stored on your 1shoppingcart account? You are in luck. In this article I will give you the step by step way to download a csv files containing your contacts’ information such as the very important name and email address.

First I’ll show you how to download all of your prospects and all of your customers, either separately or all together. I suggest you download them separately if it is important for you to know what list each name and email is associated with.

Then I’ll show you how to download all contacts on a specific autoresponder list (or you can choose multiple autoresponder lists if you don’t need to know what specific list they were on). For eample, I had an autoresponder set up for my affiliates that I downloaded and a few autoresponders for those who bought my book, that I downloaded all together.

Backup/download your Prospects and Customers
  1. Log into 1sc
  2. Go to Contacts -> Search, Edit, Add
  3. Scroll down to Specific Search Options, change Contact Type to Prospects or Customers
    • You can leave it set to “All” if you don’t need to have these lists separated.
    • Customers are contacts who have purchased something from you.
    • Prospects are contacts who have signed up for a mailing list but may also be customers.
  4. Click search
  5. Scroll down to “Hitlist Action” and choose “Export List to CSV”
  6. Verify/change the email address
  7. Change the job label to “Prospects” or “Customers”. The label will be the “subject” of the email that is sent to you.
  8. Click submit
  9. A download link will be emailed to you. Be sure to download and save that file right away.
Backup/Download Autoresponder Lists
  1. Log into 1sc
  2. Go to Contacts -> Search, Edit, Add
  3. Scroll down to “Autoresponder or Newsletter:” and select the autoresponder you need to save (do one at a time as the csv file does not distinguish which contacts go with which autoresponder).
  4. Click search
  5. Scroll down to “Hitlist Action” and choose “Export List to CSV”
  6. Verify/change the email address
  7. Change the job label to the name of the autoresponder or something that else that is more helpful to you. The label will be the “subject” of the email that is sent to you.
  8. Click submit
  9. A download link will be emailed to you. Be sure to download and save that file right away.

Now with these lists you have to be careful not to break CAN-SPAM laws. I’m not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, so please don’t ask me for any legal advice. 🙂  I will say this: if someone did not sign up for your newsletter, ie. they signed up as an affiliate only, do not add them to your new newsletter list. That’s just not cool, nor is it legal.

You can import your contact lists into other newsletter systems like AWeber and MailChimp. Just let them know that the contacts gave you permission to email them from your original system, they might ask for proof and they might ask them to double opt-in no matter where you got the list.

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Comments

  1. And now for the bad news. These instructions are correct and well-written. But the feature is buggy as heck. I must’ve filed a dozen tickets over the last 24 months because the jobs just get stuck and never finish. As I write this, there are 40 jobs in that condition. Lately, I can’t get a full export to work ever–I have to do them piecemeal using date ranges.

    That’s a real bummer since I use those lists to activate trials of my software that I sell via 1SC.

    I sure wish they’d fix it.

    Best,

    BW