Digital marketers know that email design can make or break your relationship with your customers.
66% of people (especially millennials) prefer visually appealing html designs vs. plain text emails. So a well-designed email can improve engagement and lead to higher click-through rates and more sales.
But creating amazing email templates is often really time consuming. And we know small ecommerce brands don’t have a lot of extra time on their hands.
Luckily the incredible team from Essence of Email, a full service email marketing agency for ecommerce brands, built 12 brand new templates to help you take your email campaigns to another level without having to spend hours and hours to create them yourself.
Here are the templates from this article so you can skip ahead of you want:
- Flash Sale Email Template
- Weekly Newsletter
- Product Spotlight Email
- Featured Products Email
- New Product Announcement Email
- Product Reviews Email
- Brand Awareness Email
- Customer Testimonial Email
- Order Confirmation Email
- Purchase Follow Up & Upsell Email
- Cart Abandonment Email
- Complete Your Purchase Email
These ready-to-use email templates for newsletters, purchase follow ups, and abandoned carts were built to help you drive more sales for your ecommerce store.
*These templates are free for Privy email customers.
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Before we dive into the templates, let's go through the types of emails that you can include in your email marketing campaigns to drive sales for ecommerce businesses.
The 6 Types Of Emails To Include In Your Ecommerce Email Marketing Strategy
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to drive sales with your email marketing strategy. Understanding your customer segments and how your product addresses their needs are key to identifying which emails types to use in your campaign.
Make your new customers feel special with a good welcome email that reaffirms the reason they decided to follow your brand by making their first purchase. Welcome emails are a great place to set the tone of your exciting new relationship!
One of your most reliable tools for driving new sales is email newsletters because it builds up your brand authority in your niche. With newsletters, the key is to be consistent in your message, cadence, and CTA (calls to action). This will build expectations and habits for your customers.
Referral emails are great for tapping into your customer’s network and gaining new subscribers to your brand. Chances are, your customers will have friends who will also enjoy your online store and this is your best asset for growing your email list and driving new sales.
Emails are an awesome channel to promote your products. You can get really creative with this type of email and run campaigns like flash sales, special offers for VIP members, and special occasions like Black Friday. This is also a really fun opportunity to get creative with your subject line!
Abandoned Shopping Cart Emails
On average, over 70% of ecommerce shopping carts are abandoned at checkout. But brands with abandoned cart emails can turn approximately 4% of abandoned carts into sales with every email they send. Think about how you can emphasize the value of your product and increase your conversion rate.
Upsell & Cross-sell Emails
Transactional emails like shipping confirmation and order confirmation emails are an underrated opportunity to upsell and cross-sell to customers. When used correctly, they can be a very effective way to keep your customers engaged and turn first-time buyers into repeat customers. Spruce up your boring confirmation email by adding value and help your ecommerce business stand out!
12 Email Templates To Level Up Your Ecommerce Sales
Now that we’ve covered the types of emails, let’s get into these email templates are free for Privy Email customers. The following templates will serve all of your basic ecommerce email marketing needs and are customizable to fit your brand needs.
#1 Flash Sale Email Template
#2 Weekly Newsletter Template (with social & blog images)
#3 Product Spotlight Email Template (with Instagram pictures)
#4 Featured Products Email Template
#6 Product Reviews Email Template
#7 Brand Awareness Email Template
#8 Customer Testimonial Email Template
#9 Order Confirmation Email Template
#10 Purchase Follow Up & Upsell Email Template
#11 Cart Abandonment Email Template
#12 Complete Your Purchase Email Template
Ecommerce Email Template FAQs
What types of ecommerce emails are there?
Generally speaking, there are 7 types of ecommerce marketing emails to target different stages of the customer journey. They are welcome emails, referral emails, re-engagement emails, promotional emails, abandoned cart emails, up-sell emails, and cross-sell emails.
How do I make an email template?
To make an email template, you will need an email marketing tool. Then, identify the format and key pieces you want to include in your email template such as: brand logo, relevant content blocks, and calls to action. You can make the template as simple or as complex as you need it to be depending on the purpose of the email.
Where can I find the best free email templates?
Free email templates are available from many email design websites and email marketing tools. Privy Email includes all 12 email templates in this article for free when you sign up.
How can I create a professional email template?
When creating professional email templates, don’t start from scratch! Key things to consider are to clearly define your brand voice, purpose of the email, design with web and mobile in mind, and include relevant calls to action.