The following is a guest post by Thomas Evans from EmailOctopus.
Just downloaded your email templates from HTMLEmail.io? Looking for a way to get them into your customers’ inboxes? EmailOctopus can help.
EmailOctopus is a simple-to-use email marketing platform which sends your emails at a vastly reduced rate.
By focussing on the core features of email marketing, such as automation, template management and open/click analytics, EmailOctopus can save you up to 75% on your email marketing – without sacrificing customer service, or deliverability.
This walkthrough will help you get set up and sending emails in minutes.
Adding your new templates into EmailOctopus is simple – it just takes three steps:
Copy all the HTML from the inline version of the HTML email you want to add into EmailOctopus. You can do this by opening it in Notepad or your Text Editor of choice and copying all the content.
In your EmailOctopus dashboard, visit the Templates section.
Click Create – when you get to the WYSWIG editor, select the Code View option.
EmailOctopus allows you to add and store up to ten custom attributes against a contact. Things like first name, address or date of birth are regularly stored here. These attributes can be added to your templates.
Ensure your custom fields are set up and you have data against your contacts. To add a new custom field to a list, just visit the List page and then click Fields.
With the fields created, you can now use these in your templates with the use of Merge Tags. Merge tags are used to personalise the campaign.
Switch your email into edit view by clicking the same button you used for code view. Move your mouse cursor to where you want to add your personalisation and then click the merge tags button on the right.
With your template created and personalisation added, you’re ready to start sending. Simply visit the Campaign screen and hit Create. Name your campaign as required and set your subject line 🔥🔥🔥.
Once your subject line and campaign settings have been updated, you’ll be taken to a Templates screen where you can select one of EmailOctopus’s templates, or one you created earlier. Select Yours to find the template you created earlier.
HTML Email readers receive 50% off EmailOctopus prices for the first 3 months when you use code HTMLEMAIL.
We’re always on hand if you need any help. Feel free to reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter using @emailoctopus
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