How do I bulk upload people and email addresses?

The fastest way to invite your email list to your upcoming group trips.

If you need to invite people to a Trip from a spreadsheet or downloaded from another system, then BULK UPLOAD is the fastest way to do that.

Take Note: Bulk Uploads CANNOT be undone. Be sure to review the preview carefully and your data prior to clicking CONFIRM.

OTHER OPTION: Perhaps you connect a zap? 

*be sure to check the packages available to you by clicking UPGRADE in YouLi. 

How To Bulk Upload from Manage People

1. From your Dashboard, click on any Group Trip

2. Click on 'Manage People'

3. Click on 'Bulk Upload'


4. In the pop-up add your list of invitees by uploading your csv file 



Data Formatting Rules: 

You have two options to upload your data:

1. Paste or type into the box provided

2. Upload a file 


Either way, the formatting requirement is the same, each row must have 3 comma-separated fields:

First Name,Last Name,Email,Phone

Take Note: Be sure that there are no spaces before or after the commas. If there are spaces, the upload will NOT go through. 


First Name and Last Name must NOT be merged

This was changed in release 1.110

VALID: Name as TWO fields:



Full Name,Email,Phone

Email is required

Email address is the only required field, but all three fields must exist, see last row in the sample.


There can be no duplicate emails in your list.

WARNING: Email is used as a key to do updates, so if the email is in the file twice, the upload will fail.

TIP: If you use a ESP like MailChimp or Campaign Monitor, you can load a list there and then it will de-duplicate for you and you can download from there to load into YouLi

No header row needed

Do not include a header row, it will cause the entire upload to fail.

If your other system has added it automatically, open the file and delete it before uploading into YouLi.


Sample File

In this same file we have

  1. Row with First and Last name, email, but no phone number
  2. Row with First and Last name, email, and phone number including country code
  3. Row with First and Last name, email, and phone number
  4. Row with First name only, email, and no phone number
  5. Row with no name, email, and no phone number

Updating in Bulk

If you already have people added, you can download them by clicking "Download sample file", then edit them and upload the changes.

TIP: Email address is used as the matching field to apply updates. This is helpful if you need to make changes to names and phone numbers.

NOTE: Changes to email address will result in a NEW invitee being added. You can either delete the other one, or, instead of uploading the new email, change the email address of the existing invitee directly by clicking 'EDIT' from the table.

NOTE: Blank phone numbers and names with matching email addresses will delete the phone number and name for that email. Be careful not to upload blank data if that is not the intended result.

Trip Status & Automated emails

Take Note: When a file of new people is successfully uploaded, NO automatic email is sent because they are in the "INVITED" state. This also means that no payment or task reminders will be sent until they accept from the Trip Page or you change their status from Manage People.

If you want to send an automatic email to all of the people so they can click to register on the trip:

1. Click into 'Manage People'

2. Then, select the new invitees

3. Click 'Send Invite'

If you want to change their status or invitation groups in bulk:

Only people with status of REGISTERED will get automatic reminders for payments and tasks.

You can change them quickly by using Bulk Edit.

Learn More about how Trip Registration works in YouLi.



Not a fan of manual data manipulation? Make a Zap instead

Use this sample zap to get started:



Seeing an error on preview screen? 

If you're not able to upload because of an unknown error, check your email addresses and make sure they do not have spaces or other invalid data.

Email addresses should be like: name@domain.tld 

Where name is unique, domain does not contain special characters and includes a TLD (Top Level Domain) like ".com" or "" or ".travel"

Invalid addresses look like:

Can't see the bulk upload button? 

If the bulk upload button is missing, try on a larger screen.

Why is my excel not uploading? 

Make sure you are following the data formatting rules. You need to have an email & if you do not have name or phone number, make sure there is still a comma included in place of the blank space on your csv. 


Tip: If you have a super long list of uploads, it can be easier to break it into just 50 invitees per csv uploads. This can be an easier way to ensure you are following the formatting rules. 


Need to merge or combine two YouLi trips together? 

Right now, the best way to combine two trips on YouLi is to download one trip's registered travelers and the bulk upload those into the trip you want to keep.