There are a couple of options to import private contacts and add them to your targeted lists. You can add bulk import them from a .csv file or add them one by one.
Adding contacts through Bulk Import:
Agility’s import tool makes it easy to work with lists created outside of the platform, whether you have been maintaining them yourself outside the system or you are moving them from a different service.
Preparing the Excel data file
The Excel file MUST contain the three mandatory columns of First name, Last name, and Email address in order for the import to process successfully. Other columns can also be included (e.g. Telephone no., Outlet name, Social handles, etc.) but are not mandatory.
NOTE: If you do not have the first name and last name, then you can put in dummy data under these fields i.e. First name 1, First name 2, Last name 1, Last name 2, etc.
Save the excel spreadsheet as a CSV UTF-8 (Comma delimited) (.csv) file.
The import process
Step 1. Go to Discover > Private Contacts > Import Contact then follow the prompt.
Step 2. Once uploaded, the system will try to map the header information in your CSV file and give you a data preview for your review.
Then on the right-hand panel of your screen is where you can decide whether to:
upload more lists (you can upload up to 10 CSV files in one go)
under Import Options, select which lists you want these contacts added to
and enter an email address to send your import reporting to (the system takes the username by default as the send-to email address for this process)
Click "Import" at the bottom of the form and you're done!
Adding contacts One-by-one:
To add your own private contact to Agility, please follow the two easy steps below:
Step 1. Go to Discover>Private Contacts>Create Contact:
Step 2. Add the contact's first name, last name, and email. Please note these three fields are required. Scroll down the form and supply other contact information, if you have them.
Please note that when the system detects a possible match against the full name or email address of the contact you are trying to add, you will be prompted with a matching contact on the right-hand panel. Click expand at the bottom-right corner to preview the contact details or the person icon to add the contact to a list.
Towards the end of the form, you can choose to directly add the contact to a new or existing list if you wish to.
Click 'Create Contact' and you're done!
Please reach out to us via the chat service or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you require assistance.