These 6 Email Campaign Templates Could Boost Your Revenue

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Standing out in crowded inboxes isn’t easy, but today we’re going to share one of the secrets to email marketing success.

Using proven email campaign templates.

In this post, I’ll be sharing six of the best email campaign templates you can start using for your business today, five websites with copy/paste email templates, and how to build your own templates. 

6 Email Campaign Templates Every Business Should Be Using 

1. Welcome Email Template

After a new subscriber has shared their email address, you want them to feel appreciated, and, well… welcome. 

So the welcome email is one of the most important emails your business can send.

It’s your best shot at turning a subscriber into a customer or new subscriber into a loyal reader and an advocate for your brand. 

Simply saying “thanks for subscribing” isn’t enough. Sure, a default “thank you” is better than nothing, but in today’s world, you need to do more. For example, you could:

  • Share how customers can get the most from your business.

  • Give clear instructions on “what’s next” like how often you’ll email them. 

  • Make customers feel a part of your brand and connect them with the people behind your business. 

For example, here’s a great welcome email from Drizly: 

Screenshot of welcome email from Drizly

This email is sent to people after they create an account on Drizly. It’s a great email — and a template you could steal — because it shows the team behind Drizly. It also features a clear “Shop Now” call to action (CTA) to take you back to the shop, explains how Drizly’s online store works, and how long delivery might take. 

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2. Product Update Email Template

With product update emails, you’re trying to build the connection between the reader and your product. To do that you need to have a deep understanding of what the customer wants to get out of your product, so you can encourage them to take action. 

You’re also writing for a different type of person than you are with your welcome email, as Jimmy Daly explains on Vero’s blog:[*]

Product updates should be written for your true fans. That’s not to say that others won’t find them interesting, but information about a product isn’t a lead-gen tool or a sales tactic — it’s fuel for an already burning fire.

Product update emails should be like cheat codes for gamers — help them get that extra edge that boosts their performance and helps them leave others in their dust.

Podia sends awesome product update emails to their customers. Here’s an example:

Screenshot of product update emails from Podia

This one is great because the opening line tells the reader how the new feature benefits them: “increase the size of every single customer order.” It then explains clearly how the feature works and includes GIFs to show it in action. 

The tone of the email is personal and fun too, and as it’s written by the founder, it helps the reader to build a connection with the company. 

Copy and paste the below text into your email editor to swipe this template:

Product Update Email Template

Hey [Name],

[One-sentence benefit of new feature]

[GIF of how the product works]

Here’s how it works:




[Image of the product]

[#1 tip for using the product]

If you have any questions, just reply to this email.

[Name] from [Company]

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3. Blog Update Template

Building an email list for your business is an ongoing process. 

Signing up to your list is just the beginning, and once you have an email address you want to keep that person engaged and moving down your funnel — otherwise, you’re just throwing money away.

And you’re not careless like that, are you? 

A blog update email is a great way to keep in regular contact with your list and make sure your business is always top-of-mind with your subscribers. 

Even if you’re not launching anything new or trying to make a sale, blog updates are a great way to keep in touch with subscribers. For example, Sumo sends out a weekly blog update showcasing our latest content: 

Screenshot of blog update email from Sumo

These emails have *great* open rates — up to 69% sometimes. But that’s not a happy accident. Over time our readers have learned that Sumo content will help them grow their businesses, so they’re often excited to click and dive in. 

Shopify’s Entrepreneur Digest is another great example of a blog update email. 

Screenshot of blog update email from Shopify Entrepreneur Digest

The email provides subscribers with insights into growing their ecommerce businesses. It opens up with a feature story (which often aligns with the email subject line) and then shares a range of popular and latest posts. Shopify subscribers are reminded that the Shopify tool not only helps them manage their business, but also its blog content will give them useful tips and advice. 

Copy and paste the below text into your email editor to swipe this template:

Blog Update Email Template

[Headline]

[Feature image]

[Here’s what you’ll learn from the post: bullet points or short summary]

[Read post CTA]

[Popular post links]

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4. Discount Offer Email Template

If your business has been cooking up some irresistible offers, your email list is one of the best places to promote them.

With a 10% discount offer on purchases over $80, Sumo customer Manly Bands made $24,765.90 in five days.

Screenshot of Manly Bands

But what does a good offer email look like?

An offer email needs to do a few things well: 

  1. Make the offer clear (e.g,. 10% off purchases over $80).

  2. Include a simple CTA to encourage the reader to purchase (e.g., go to mywebsite.com and use the discount code SHOWMETHEMONEY).

Nike does a great job with offer emails. 

Knowing that personalization is an essential part of ecommerce success, Nike sends birthday-centric offer emails to people on its email list. The offer — 25% off — is clear and there is a large “Shop New Arrivals” CTA to drive readers to Nike’s online store:

Screenshot of birthday-centric discount offer email from Nike

Copy and paste the below text into your email editor to swipe this template:

Discount Offer Email Template

Hey [Name],

[One sentence offer]

[GIF or image of the product(s) on offer]

Here’s how it works:

  1. What’s on offer

  2. How to claim the offer

  3. When does the offer expire 

[Product Link]

[Terms and Conditions link]

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5. Prompt To Review Email Template

Reviews are incredibly important to all types of businesses. If you run a service business, a client testimonial can be the difference between landing a new deal and missing out. 

For product businesses, reviews can increase sales and even help convince buyers to jump on your upsell offers.[*]

But few customers will be forthcoming with reviews without a little prompting. Here's the email Chilly’s Bottles sends to prompt a review around two weeks after a buyer has made a purchase:

Screenshot of prompt to review email from Chilly

This email is great because it:

  1. Tells the buyer why Chilly's wants a review.

  2. Encourages participation by offering entry into a prize draw.

  3. Has a big review link to make it obvious where to leave a review. 

These reviews are then featured on Chilly’s homepage to show new visitors that they can trust the brand:

Screenshot of reviews on Chilly

Want to encourage customer reviews like Chilly’s? Copy and paste the below text into your email editor to swipe this template:

Review Prompt Email Template

[Thanks for your purchase]

[Incentive for leaving a review]

[Leave a review CTA]

[Customer service information or FAQs link]

Note: Make sure to check the terms of use of the website you’re incentivizing a review for. Some sites (e.g. Yelp) don’t like users doing this.

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6. Abandoned Cart Email Template

Abandoned cart emails are lifesavers. 

But don’t just take my word for it. Business Insider found that $2.75 trillion of lost ecommerce revenue is recoverable.[*]

And one of the best ways to recover that revenue is… Yep, you guessed it: Abandoned cart emails. 

Scan your inbox and I’m sure you’ll spot a subject line like “Ooops, you forgot this” or “You left your new sneakers behind” — these are no doubt emails sent to bring you back to your basket and complete a purchase. 

Here’s an example from Dyson: 

Scrrenshot of Dyson

This email includes a couple of product images, reminds you of the price, and includes four Dyson selling points at the bottom of the message. 

Want to create abandoned cart emails of your own? Copy and paste the below text into your email editor to swipe this template: 

Abandoned Cart Email Template

[Headline: Did you forget something?/You left something behind]

[Product description and image]

[Continue shopping CTA]

[Reasons to buy from your company]

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5 Websites To Find Email Campaign Templates 

So we’ve shared six email campaigns every business should be sending, plus some neat templates. 

But what if you want to find a design that’s a perfect fit for your brand?

Below I’ve listed five great websites to help you find the perfect email campaign template for your business. 

1. Sumo Mail

Sumo Mail does all your email marketing for you. You simply pick the types of email campaigns you’d like to run, and Sumo Mail sends them for you (with your branding) on autopilot.

Screenshot of Sumo Mail

It’s the only fully automated email marketing solution on the market. The email campaign templates used are based on millions of dollars of testing across Sumo’s most successful customers.

Sumo Mail is free. You only pay a small percentage of the money Sumo Mail makes you.

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2. Envato 

Screenshot of Envato

Envato features more than 230 email campaigns templates. Some come with PSDs so you can edit the designs in Photoshop, whereas others come with responsive HTML templates that you can upload and edit within your email service provider. 

Visit Envato.

3. BEE

Screenshot of BEE

BEE stands for Best Email Editor… and I bet you can guess what its software does. BEE is a drag-and-drop email editor enabling you to create custom email campaign designs in minutes. BEE features over 200 email templates you can use as starting points for a range of campaigns. 

Visit BEE.

4. Stripo 

Screenshot of Stripo

Stripo enables anyone to create responsive email templates without any knowledge of code and HTML. Its template database features over 300 campaign templates that you can use for any occasion or campaign type, like abandoned cart emails, welcome emails, and newsletters. 

Visit Stripo

5. Colorlib

Screenshot of Colorlib

Colorlib is best known for creating WordPress themes, but it also has 31 free email templates that are responsive and mobile-friendly. This collection features a range of templates for newsletters and product focused emails. 

Visit Colorlib.

How To Build Your Own Templates With Sumo 

Sumo Mail has premade templates for ecommerce stores that pull in words and images from your store, then make it 1-click easy to approve and send. But if those don’t fit your needs, here’s how you can create your own custom email templates.

Inside Sumo go to Email from the Sumo navigation bar: 

Screenshot of Email tab on Sumo navigation bar

Next, select Create Email:

Screenshot of Create Email button in Sumo

Now you can design your email layout and add your content. 

Here’s an example Sumo newsletter: 

Screenshot of Sumo newsletter

Now, you can click Save as template and this email will be saved within Sumo for you to use for your campaigns. 

You just need to give it a name: 

Screenshot of forming new template on Sumo

Then next time you want to use it, it’s saved within your Templates folder on Sumo: 

Screenshot of email saved as template on Sumo

So there it is. We’ve covered six email campaigns every business should be sending, and given you some incredible campaign templates you can start using today. 

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