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Best MailChimp Templates to Level Up Your Business Email Newsletter 2018

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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 what you want.

Happily, 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. Jaynix

Jaynix is built by DynamicXX, email specialists, and makers of 20 more email templates on Envato Elements. Like all their templates, Jaynix has a huge range of modules to choose from and customize, making it a great option for people looking for versatility in their templates.

Tested with Litmus, Jaynix is compatible with MailChimp and Campaign Monitor, as well as iContact, Constant Contact, and Aweber. 

Jaynix - Responsive Corporate Portfolio Email
Jaynix - Responsive Corporate Portfolio Email

2. Shop

Shop is (unsurprisingly) an eCommerce email template which is ideal for any online or physical store newsletter. It has a wide array of modules to arrange how you like with CastelLab Builder, plus it’s compatible with MailChimp, CampaignMonitor, and Freshmail.

Shop - Responsive Email  Online Template Builder
Shop - Responsive Email + Online Template Builder

3. Retro

Retro is something a little bit different–at least nowadays. It’s a hark back to the days of texture and detail in design, though its clean lines and whitespace give it just enough of a modern feel. Retro also features some neat CSS animation, which isn’t something seen in many email newsletter templates.

If orange isn’t your thing, you can easily change it (along with all the other colors) using the controls in Themebuilder.

Retro - Responsive Email  Themebuilder Access
Retro - Responsive Email + Themebuilder Access

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. 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

7. 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

8. 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

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. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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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