SUBMITTING YOUR DATABASE TO FROM YOUR FRIENDS
To upload a database into your account, simply log in, select the "Database" tab and click on "Upload New Database."
To be uploaded, your database must be submitted in either a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or a standardized comma or tab delimited format (.csv or .txt). We cannot accept databases on printed labels, Microsoft Word labels or handwritten labels.
Your database should contain the following fields ONLY! If you submit a database with additional fields they will be excluded from the upload.
- NAME (First and Last Name in the same field)
- ADDRESS (Street Number, Street Name and any Apartment Number or Suite in the same field)
- CITY (No abbreviations, please)
- STATE (Abbreviated to the two letter postal code in all caps)
- ZIP (5 digit Zip only)
- PHONE (Optional)
- EMAIL (Optional)
- COMPANY (Optional)
If you submit your database in a format that does not match these specifications, we will attempt to reformat it to fit the required specs. We make every effort to prepare your database as comprehensively as possible, but changes are often necessary if the database is not submitted correctly. For example, if your database contains separate fields for first name and last name, occasionally only the last name will print in the address block. To ensure your names and addresses print correctly, please proofread your data carefully once it is uploaded to your From Your Friends account. Once you submit a database for your account, it can take up to 72 hours before you can view and edit your database online. You will receive an email informing you when your database is ready to view or edit online.
Remember, our postcard offers are only valid for the city/area in which you are located. You may wish to remove any out-of-area addresses from your list. Even if there is a location of a particular restaurant or partner in your recipient's area, the postcard offer will not be valid at that location.
If you are having trouble, don't worry! Just call a customer service representative at (719) 235-5084 and they will assist you.
If you are using a contact management software such as Outlook, Agent Office or Top Producer, you will need to EXPORT your database to a standardized, comma or tab delimited format (.csv or .txt) or in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (.xls). Below are instructions for exporting your data from a variety of popular programs.
EXPORT INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOP PRODUCER
Click HERE to visit their website and see step-by-step visual instructions for exporting from Top Producer.
EXPORT INSTRUCTIONS FOR SHARPER AGENT
Click HERE to download a PDF file with step-by-step visual instructions for exporting from Sharper Agent.
EXPORT INSTRUCTIONS FOR MICROSOFT OUTLOOK
Click HERE to print a PDF of instructions on how to export from Outlook 2010.
EXPORT INSTRUCTIONS FOR GMAIL CONTACTS
- Sign in to Gmail.
- Click Gmail at the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts.
- From the More actions drop-down menu, select Export....
- Choose whether to export all contacts or only one group.
- Select the Outlook CSV format in which you'd like to export your contacts' information.
- Click Export.
- Choose Save to Disk then click OK.
Select a location to save your file, and click OK
EXPORT INSTRUCTIONS FOR ZAP
Click HERE to download a PDF file with step-by-step visual instructions for exporting from Zap.