So your BombBomb account is all set up, you're ready to start building relationships, but there's only one problem — you don't have any contacts in your account. Let's fix that!
BombBomb offers three different ways to add contacts: adding an individual, adding a contact list, or uploading a .csv file.
Watch this video to learn how or keep reading below!
Need help creating a .csv file? Click here to see an example of the format we suggest for a typical .csv file when uploading an extensive list of contacts.
Here are the step-by-step instructions.
Log into your account and click the Contacts tab. Click "Add People" to begin adding contacts.
You have three options to choose from when adding contacts to your account:
- Add one person: This is best when you only have a few contacts to add or you'd like to take time to fill in personal information on an individual contact.
- Add many people: This is good if you have a list of 250 or fewer contact emails to add. (You are not able to bring in contact details using this method.)
- Upload a .csv file: This is the best option when you have an extensive list of contacts with details to upload all at once.
To upload a .csv file, click the "Browse" button and select your .csv file from your files. If you'd like an example of a .csv file to help you with formatting, you can click the link to the right of the "Browse" button.
Select a list to add your contacts to from the dropdown. Then, select whether you received implied permission or express permission from these contacts regarding their contact information. Once you're finished, click the "Add Contacts" button.
When your list imports, you'll need to ensure the labels in the list are associated correctly. Our system will automatically detect common labels you've entered in your .csv file. Here, you can scroll over and ensure the labels you entered in your .csv file match with the labels BombBomb has associated them with. If you'd like to change any of these labels, you can do so by clicking the dropdown above the column and changing it.
You can also create a new label from the dropdown if needed. This ensures that if you need to add a new label, you can do it after a list is uploaded instead of having to do it prior.
Once you're finished, click the "Upload" button in the middle of the screen. You will get a pop-up once your contacts have been added. When you're all done, click the "Close" button.
To add an individual contact, click the "Add Individual" tab. Add their name, email address and what list you'd like them added to. We suggest you choose a list. Keeping them in "All Contacts" is not recommended because this is not a list you can email to. If you'd like to add more information about your contact, click the "More Details" button.
If you'd like to add a group of up to 250 contacts, click the "Copy/Paste" button. In the empty field, you can type in email addresses individually or copy and paste a list of email addresses. Make sure the emails are separated by commas, semicolons, or there is one email address per line. Select which list you'd like to add this group of emails to so you can send to them right away.
Refresh your page, and you will see your number of contacts will change.