I want to talk about the host of new email templates that we have just rolled out that you can immediately use for your own email campaigns, for free.

If you have an eConnect Email account, these templates have been pre-installed for you.  To use them for your campaigns, simply start a new campaign and select the Start From A Template option, and you will see a list of templates to choose from.

For those of you still without an eConnect Email account, don’t fret!  We still want to give you our love.  You can still get your hands on these glossy new templates one of these two ways:

  1. Sign up an account with us and start building your campaigns using the new templates, or
  2. Download the templates and use them on your existing email marketing system

No, you didn’t read that wrong.  We are absolutely giving the templates away free, even to you folks who are not using eConnect Email.  These templates not only work within eConnect Email, but also in other email marketing systems.  But of course, we sincerely hope you will give eConnect Email a try and see for yourself why you should use eConnect Email for your campaigns.

Most of the templates come in three versions (left-column, right-column and one-column) and there are a few ’special’ templates which only come in one version.  They have been tested to display correctly on email clients like Outlook, Lotus Notes 8, Apple Mail and web mail clients like Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail and more.

Without further ado, I present to you (cue drum roll) eConnect Email templates!

Olive, comes in 3 versions, left-column, right-column and one-column.

Novel, comes in 3 versions, left-column, right-column and one-column.  I love this template as the content area is not constrained by borders, therefore giving you the feel of freedom.  I wanted to call this Freedom but Johnny thought Novel (for the literary mood) would be a better name.

Bliss, comes in 3 versions, left-column, right-column and one-column.  Refreshing color and the team at eConnect Email believes this could be a favorite for those looking for a feminine touch to the design.

Aqua, only 1 version, wonderful template for those selling products online.

Newscast, comes in 3 versions, left-column, right-column and one-column.  The cool thing about this template is that you can use the “icandy” area as some sort of table of contents which your recipients can click on to jump to different parts of the newsletter.

Darknight, comes in 3 versions, left-column, right-column and one-column.

Earthly, comes in 3 versions, left-column, right-column and one-column.  Nice background (and it will appear in Gmail too) with nice rounded borders.  The “icandy” area can be some text or an image.

Ribbon, comes in 3 versions, left-column, right-column and one-column.  One of my favorites with a nice gradient background and the ribbon on the left, with a slight drop shadow gives a unique feeling to this template.  By the way, there’s another version of this template for weekly newsletters too.

Arty, comes in one version but you can choose the Monthly or Weekly version.

Finally, ModernGreen, comes in 3 versions, left-column, right-column and one-column.

That’s it.  I hope you will like using these templates.  You can download them and work offline or see the full versions by visiting our templates page.

About James Trumbly:
Director of Business Development for eConnect Email, an email marketing software company. James enjoys spending time at the beach and traveling in his free time. Follow him on twitter @eConnectEmail