Quick Subscribe provides an easy way to add and update members to your mailing list from a web sign up form. Quick Subscribe does a simple HTTP post in order to add or edit your member data. Using the QS process ensures that web forms maintain the brand image and the flow of your website while providing a simple method to grow your member database.
The Fishbowl API allows for the syncing of your database with Fishbowl for better list and campaign management. The API allows you to create, retrieve, update, and delete many different types of data within the Fishbowl system. Many of the tasks that can be accomplished manually through the Enterprise web user interface can also be accomplished programmatically through the API: importing and exporting Member data; creating and deploying Mailings; managing Campaigns and Lists; tracking opens, clicks, and bounces; tagging Members to target in subsequent mailings; even aggregating statistical data to produce reports.
Quick Subscribe Vs. API
The Quick Subscribe (QS) feature set provides an easy method for web developers to add or edit member data in the Fishbowl database. It allows for the continuous and seamless brand experience across all web pages. The QS functionality is limited in scope. The API provides a more robust and in depth feature set in order to execute some more complex functions available through our web interface. It does require additional coding efforts in order to access the feature set.
Below is a simple comparison of features that can be accessed using the two methods.
|Add a Member||✔||✔|
|Update a Member||✔||✔|
|Unsubscribe a Member||✔||✔|
|Get Member Demographic Data||✔||✔|
|Get Subscribers Lists||✔|
|Add / Edit Subscriber Lists||✔|
|Get Brand Info||✔|
|Get Member Store Information||✔|