Moving an existing system to Mailchimp

Email marketing works, and there are multiple tools you can use to make it work for you. However, there are times when you realise that the system you’re using isn’t able to do the things you want, or that you’re paying over the odds for what you actually need.

If you’re considering switching to Mailchimp, then we can help manage the transition smoothly. Whether you want to add new elements that aren’t available in your current system, or want a more cost effective solution, Chimp Answers can move your system across, maintaining it’s effectiveness, but potentially adding new elements and reducing your overall costs.

Three things to know…

If you’re considering moving your email system to Mailchimp, here are answers to the top 3 questions we get asked about this service, to help you understand how it can help your business.

Can Mailchimp do what I want it to do?

Every system we transfer is completely reviewed prior to moving over to ensure that it can be completely replicated in Mailchimp. If there are any potential issues in the transfer, we’ll be clear before we start any work so you’re fully informed 

Do I need to learn Mailchimp?

When moving to a new system, you’ll need some familiarity moving forward to manage it, which is why every transfer we do has a session at the end where we handover the system to you, but also train you on how to use it moving forward

Is it worth it?

Without understanding your existing system, we can’t guarantee it’s worth moving, but through transparent discussion we’ll be able to cover every aspect of the process and let you know the pro’s and cons of moving over – it needs to be right for you

Change is hard, but some times it’s necessary

Making a change to a new email marketing system from one that you’ve put time and money into building is not an easy decision to make. Your system has performed the way you need it to, but there’s always the question – is the grass greener? Are you missing anything? Is there a better or cheaper way?

It’s natural to think this and for many, the fear of change and the worry that you’ll mess up a perfectly good system will stop you taking the step into the unknown. However, if you’re positive that there is a better way, then finding an expert who can handle the transition smoothly, but also look at how it could potentially be improved is essential.

Chimp Answers have had years of experience in helping businesses get the most from Mailchimp. Because we know Mailchimp intimately, it means we can ensure that your system is duplicated across as closely to your existing as possible – and it also means that we’ll be able to tell you if there’s anything that can’t be done when you move over.

We pride ourselves on transparency, so knowing what Mailchimp can, but also can’t do means you either get the system you want on Mailchimp or the knowledge of the pitfalls so you can find another system which might be more appropriate (although we like to believe we can do most things in Mailchimp!).

If you’re looking at moving over to Mailchimp, then please book a discovery call so we can review the options and give you the clear and unvarnished truth on how it could work – and even get some ideas on how to make it even better!

Robins' presentation over 6 hours was full of energy, facts, practical help and advice, points on legality, pitfalls to avoid, set up and use of mailchimp services, importing databases, time-saving tips, and hints on using mailchimp as part of an integrated marketing system. During the session we got chance to import and sort a database, work out a campaign email, design and send them to the contacts we wanted to engage. Anyone who is thinking about email marketing, but doesn't know where to start would really benefit from this course. Thank you for your invaluable help Robin,

Chris Atkins

Owner, Honey Blossom Farm

I "found my way" around MailChimp a couple of years ago and thought I did ok.
However, I thought taking a training course might be a good idea.
I was wrong.
It was an excellent idea!!!
I learnt so much in just one day that I now cannot wait to attend the advanced training course. *smiles*

John Parnell

The Hoop Guy, Owner

Why Choose Chimp Answers?


We're Approved Mailchimp Pro Partners, so you can be assured we know our stuff



This is not about vanity, this is about results. Our projects deliver every time


We've glowing reviews and feedback from all of our clients on their experience.

How it works

When you contact us to discuss your needs we take comprehensive notes and ask lots of questions to make sure that we understand your specific requirements and the best way to meet them.

We’ll then come back to you with a specific proposal on how to move forward, along with some initial costs and then, subject to approval we complete a 4 step process to prepare, plan, develop and implement your new system:



Through discussion we understand about your business, your customers and your existing system. This, combined with our in-depth knowledge of Mailchimp and years of marketing expertise, allows us to get all the information we need to move your system to Mailchimp.

Mailchimp Blueprint


Taking all the information available, we then develop a detailed blueprint of the system, covering all the necessary elements involved, such as data capture, automations, design and structure. This is pulled into a proposal which becomes a blueprint for the implementation.


Once the blueprint has been agreed, we move into delivery mode, turning a plan into reality, and building everything in the system to meet the initial objectives. We work with you to help generate any content required, editing your words into powerful communications.
Mailchimp Handover & Training

Handover & Training

Once the system is ready, we then go through a handover and training process, ensuring you know how it works, what you need to do keep it running and help you with some of the key things you need to know about Mailchimp.

Pricing & Timing Guidelines

To give you a guide for the potential timings and costs involved in a new build, the preparation, development & planning stage usually takes up to 2-3 weeks and depending on the scope of the project can cost between $750 (£550) and $1,250 (£925).

Once the plan is agreed we can then start the implementation stage. Again costs and timings are completely variable depending on the scope of the project, but the minimum cost is usually $500 (£350) and we’ve worked on projects up to a total cost of $3,000 (£2,100).  Of course, this will be fully costed out in the plan so you’ll be clear up front what the actual cost will be. Timings are variable, but usually a project will take between 2 and 4 weeks to complete.

"...they do what they say they're going to do in a timely and jargon free way"

We originally used Chimp Answers to replace an old email system which was costing us a lot of money.  We wanted to ensure GDPR compliance and also clean our mailing list but struggled to get the opt out/in process working properly ourselves so were happy to hand it over to the experts.

We slashed our mailing list by 90% but increased our open rates from 15-20% to 40-50% and improved our click through rate as well.

Chimp Answers are cost effective, fun to work with and their experience goes beyond the technicalities of Mailchimp and into the depths of how and why to engage with your target market.  It's saved us time and money in the long run.

Alix Reeves

Marketing Manager, Hotel Chain

Book A Discovery Call Today

If you are thinking about moving to Mailchimp and you want to have a chat with us about how we could do this, then why not book a discovery call with us to see how we can help you.

Just pick a date and time and we can spend 30 minutes discussing your challenges and how we can help.

Not based in the UK? read this…

Chimp Answers are based in the United Kingdom, but we help Mailchimp users all around the world. To avoid any confusion or disappointment, please make sure you adjust the time zone setting to your own time zone before making the appointment. This ensures the appointment is valid and we can get straight into things…

Any Questions?

We've tried to cover every base regarding Mailchimp systems, but if we've missed something or you want to know more before taking the next step, why not get in touch.

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