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In my Australian Mailchimp classes attendees often complain that the date format in their Mailchimp Audience is incorrect. This results in the date being incorrect when a birthday is added or an appointment date.
In Australia we use the date format dd/mm/yyyy whereas Mailchimp, by default, uses the mm/dd/yyyy format. Because of this, in Australia we’ll add a birthday into Mailchimp like 10/03 (expecting 10th March) however if the date format is incorrect then the birthday will be added to Mailchimp as the 3rd of October.
The instructions below describe how to set the correct date format in your Mailchimp account.
- Go to your Mailchimp account settings.
Login to Mailchimp then click your account name (to the top right of the screen). Then click “Account”.
- Go to your Mailchimp account details
Click “Settings” then “Details”.
- Enter your time zone.
In the “Date/time format” field select the date format for your needs. Then click the the “Save” button.