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Best MailChimp Templates to Level Up Your Business Email Newsletter 2018


People love MailChimp because of its ease-of-use and beautiful designs. The problem is, it’s often cumbersome to try and use your own customized templates if they’re not specifically optimized for MailChimp. Instead, you end up sacrificing either the intuitive interface or the jaw-dropping user experience, neither of which are acceptable.

Fortunately, we’ve once again updated our list of the top MailChimp email newsletter templates that provide simple, drag-and-drop functionality without sacrificing style.  

Most popular Mailchimp templates on Envato Elements
Most popular Mailchimp templates, available on Envato Elements
Best Selling MailChimp templates - available for sale on ThemeForest
Best Selling MailChimp templates, available for sale on ThemeForest

Best MailChimp Templates

Here’s the full list, updated with the newest and best examples, plus a few helpful quick tips at the end to highlight how to use them. 

1. FireMail

2018’s Pantone color of the year is “Ultra Violet” (or PANTONE 18-3838) so how about we kick off with something to celebrate that? FireMail’s demo is seriously violet, though the online builder does allow you to change some of the color scheme. Drag and drop components to your heart’s content, then export to HTML, Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, or Freshmail.

FireMail - Responsive Email
FireMail - Responsive Email

2. Announce

Announce does what you might expect: it announces your presence. It’s perfect as a way to introduce yourself, market a product or service, or send out a CV of some kind. The online builder (as with all these demos) makes constructing the exact email you want straightforward, and you can edit the colors and styling to suit your brand too.

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Announce - 4x Responsive Notification Email

3. Exon

MaestoMail are specialists in the world of email design and marketing, and several of their email templates feature in the top selling list on ThemeForest. Exon is one such example; a stylish responsive email template, and purchasing gives you free access to MaestoMail’s online template editor: Maesto Mail Builder.

Exon - Responsive Email Newsletter Template
Exon - Responsive Email Newsletter Template

4. Kant

Kant is described as being an elegant, professional and focused email template, directed at startups, and you won’t fail to notice that it boasts 50+ template sections for you to mix and match. Its makers, ThemeMountain, offer premium support with each of their products on ThemeForest. Check out this screenshot of Kant’s eCommerce variant:

Kant - Responsive Email for Startups
Kant - Responsive Email for Startups

5. Carol

Carol is a multipurpose email template and comes packaged with a whopping 100+ sections for you to build with. Like many templates on offer through ThemeForest, Carol can be edited and built using Stampready.

Carol  100 Modules - Responsive Email
Carol – Responsive Email

6. Christmas Offers E-Newsletter

Let’s continue with something festive, shall we? “Christmas Offers E-Newsletter” is an atmospheric email template, filled with seasonal goodwill. It’s ideal for any ecommerce enterprise, as a way of promoting those end of year bargains.

Christmas Offers E-Newsletter comes with access to an online builder, and multiple templates in various formats including static HTML, Mailchimp (of course) and Campaign Monitor.

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Christmas Offers E-Newsletter

7. Magma

Magma is a modern and clean template set containing 35 modules to drag-and-drop. The flat design makes for a very simple, elegant email with lots of white space (for those who love minimal designs). Some of the newest modules include “Specs”, “Reviews”, “Blog”, and “Partners’. 

Magma - Email Template  EmailBuilder
Magma - Email Template + EmailBuilder

8. Liana

The very essence of “multipurpose”, Liana comes packaged with a ton of components, ready for you to build your own business, marketing, or eCommerce email campaign. 

Tested with Email on Acid, prepped for MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, and StampReady alike, and completely responsive, there’s enough to keep you busy here for a long time.

Liana - 200 Modules - Responsive Email with Mailchimp Editor  StampReady Builder
Liana - 200+ Modules - Responsive Email with Mailchimp Editor & StampReady Builder

9. Multimail

Multimail is one of the best selling email template sets over the last year for a reason: it comes standard with over ten multi-purpose email templates for a variety of uses. It’s compatible with MailChimp and a number of additional popular email marketing providers. 

But if that’s not enough, it also contains over 179 modules to offer literally thousands of different possibilities—sure to help you stand out from the crowd.

Multimail - Responsive Email Set  MailBuild Online
Multimail - Responsive Email Set + MailBuild Online

10. Kent

Kent comes with over 50 drag-and-drop modules, featuring flat, contemporary design perfect for agencies, eCommerce, and other tech aficionados. 

If you’re looking for a template to customize, Kent is perfect. It comes with templates built out in standard HTML (without pre-formatting tags for MailChimp), so you can easily make edits before sending. 

Kent - Responsive Email  StampReady Builder
Kent - Responsive Email + StampReady Builder

11. Emailio

Emailio contains over ten templates, made up of more than 60 different modules. Beyond some of the more common email templates you’re used to seeing, Emailio contains templates perfect for weddings, restaurants, new product launches and real estate too. 

Emailio also works with the latest version of Outlook (2016), which can be notoriously problematic for many pre-built email newsletter templates.

Emailio - Responsive Multipurpose Email Template
Emailio - Responsive Multipurpose Email Template

12. Moka

Moka is a traditional business-focused email template that contains sections to describe your services at a glance, highlight team members, and even put the spotlight on specific products.

Moka also features unlimited colors and variations to perfectly match your specific company’s brand identity.

Moka - Creative Email and Newsletter Template
Moka - Creative Email and Newsletter Template

13. Supra

Supra contains twenty different email templates to choose from and customize, making it one of the best options for people looking for pre-built templates to use.

In addition to the “standard” business and product-focused templates, Supra also contains ready-made templates for nonprofit organizations, crowdfunding, resumes, and order receipts.

Supra - Pack of 20 Templates  Online Template Builder
Supra - Pack of 20 Templates + Online Template Builder

14. inCorp

The visuals for inCorp say it all: clean, sharp, and very corporate. If you’re after something to communicate professionalism and a no-nonsense attitude this is the template to serve your email campaign.

Initially released in November 2016, inCorp also offers new sections and templates with each update.

inCorp - Corporate Email Newsletter Templates
inCorp - Corporate Email Newsletter Templates

15. Deso

Deso is another business-focused template, brought to you by the same people who created Moka (number 5 above).

The simple-to-use online editor makes it a breeze to drag modules in-and-out depending on your preferred layout. And the ready-made designs mean you can switch out the basics (like color and content) without worrying about messing up the rest of the beautiful email design.

Deso - Email and Newsletter Template
Deso - Email and Newsletter Template

16. Atellar

Atellar is a contemporary business template compatible with the StampReady Builder for painless editing.

Perfect for agencies and other technology companies, Atellar features unique module designs including a chart bar and product pricing tables.

Atellar - Email Newsletter  StampReady Builder
Atellar - Email Newsletter + StampReady Builder

17. Fashion & Ecommerce

Very chic dah-ling; if you’re looking to sell your products and services with a mature, classy aesthetic, look no further. This template boasts, not only 59 different modules to build your campaign, but subscribe to the author’s email list and receive an additional free template every month.

Fashion  Ecommerce - Responsive Email with Mailchimp Editor  StampReady Builder
Fashion & Ecommerce - Responsive Email with Mailchimp Editor & StampReady Builder

18. Breathe

Breathe provides businesses a minimal yet modern email design that can work in a variety of traditional industries. 

The modules feature portfolio spaces to show off your latest work, a “skills” section to highlight service options and a client section with offset background color to make your impressive credentials stand out.

Breathe - Responsive Email  Online Builder
Breathe - Responsive Email + Online Builder

19. Uxmill

A stylish agency newsletter, Uxmill offers clean lines and great default styling, whilst allowing plenty of opportunity to edit and customize the design. Compatible with MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, StampReady, and with a plain ol’ HTML template included to boot, this template is ready to go.

Uxmill - Responsive Email Template
Uxmill. - Responsive Email Template

20. Anne

To finish off, Anne is a little bit different; a strong aesthetic, with bold type and impacting details. Be aware that some email clients might ignore the Google fonts used, but with sound fallbacks that won’t be a problem.

Anne  Responsive Email  StampReady Builder
Anne – Responsive Email + StampReady Builder

3 Emails You Should be Sending (In Addition to Your Regular Newsletter)

Emails are five times more likely to be seen than a message on Facebook or Twitter. And they still, after all this time, produce a better ROI than social media (and almost any other channel).

Chances are, you’re already familiar with sending out a standard email newsletter. A semi-frequent round-up sent weekly (or monthly) to a general audience. These help, but only to a point. 

If you’re only sending a single weekly or month newsletter, the odds are you’re leaving money on the table. Event-triggered messages can boost results 600% according to one study from market research firm Gartner.

Adding these into your regular email marketing workflow can give you tremendous leverage with a tiny amount of effort. Because the best news is that you can automate these messages. Just create and set them up once, and then set them on autopilot.

Here are three quick examples that most companies can (and should) begin sending this week.

1. Welcome Emails

These are simple introductory emails to welcome new people and begin building trust. Typically new contacts need 7 ’touches’ before they start to recognize who you are. So start building familiarity as soon as possible with a welcome email sent immediately to new subscribers or contacts.

2. Post-Purchase Emails

Sending emails to new customers and clients is a smart move to confirm their order and expand on what comes next.

But they’re also a powerful way to continue earning trust, moving quickly to squash any potential buyers remorse before it strikes.

Following up after purchases also presents a new opportunity to capitalize on their interest to upsell, cross-sell, or encourage referrals to friends, family, and colleagues.

3. Past Customer Emails

We’re all going to lose customers or clients at a certain point in time. Unfortunately, that’s a given.

The good news is that you don’t have to completely abandon the relationship. Instead, you can send out emails to win back or recover lost customers and clients by highlighting new or different offerings.

Grab a MailChimp Email Template Now! 

MailChimp is one of the simplest email marketing services to use. 

But when you try to upload a pre-built template that’s not built specifically for them, problems occur.

Difficulty going back to edit images and copy are routine. Compatibility with other email service providers like Gmail or Outlook can be a nightmare. And don’t even bring up responsive for mobile.

Fortunately, the best selling MailChimp email templates listed here are all perfectly compatible with MailChimp, simplifying your life with easy-to-use, drag-and-drop modules. Browse them today to find one that’s perfect for your business.

And they do it without sacrificing beauty or aesthetic, so your email newsletter will look as good when published as it does when you originally edited it. 

Start browsing them today to find one that’s perfect for your business.

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