If you want to get—and keep—your customers' attention, email is one of the best ways to do it.
To do that, you'll need a well-designed email newsletter.
But what if you're not confident about your email newsletter design skills? That's where using an email newsletter template can help your emails stand out by looking truly professional.
In this guide, I'll share some of the best email templates to help you achieve that goal. I'll direct you to the best premium Mailchimp newsletter templates. And if you're on a tight budget, I'll share some free Mailchimp templates too.
One of the big advantages of using email newsletter templates is that it's easy to create a stunning email newsletter without any design skills. Plus, if you've prepared your content in advance, newsletter creation is extremely fast.
Using templates gives you access to a wide range of possible designs. That's good because when you've got a unique, creative design, you'll get more attention from your audience and are more likely to build up a database of loyal subscribers.
A great place to find eye-catching email newsletter templates is Envato Elements. There are hundreds of templates available for download, and they've got a great offer you can take advantage of today: download as many Mailchimp newsletter templates (and other design assets) as you want for one low price.
No matter what kind of email newsletter you're planning to create, using a template will help you raise your game by creating something that's visually appealing.
While you may be tempted to download free Mailchimp templates, ultimately your best deal is to invest in a more unique, premium professionally designed template.
Remember, MailChimp newsletter templates downloads are included with your Envato Elements account. Here are some premium MailChimp newsletter templates worth considering.
If you're looking for good Mailchimp examples, the Starburst responsive email newsletter theme is a good place to start. It's easy to customize via its proprietary drag-and-drop builder, which lets you add and remove newsletter modules as required.
It only takes a couple of clicks to change colors, and it's easy to adjust text. This attractive email newsletter template will help you wow your subscribers without needing to learn design skills.
The Minilam responsive email template set has a lot to offer. With more than 100 modules, there are multiple ways to create a professional email newsletter that's uniquely yours.
The template set includes 10 pre-built templates to help you speed up the design process. It's also got its own modules composer. You can export HTML with no tags to use your responsive email template not just in Mailchimp, but in any email marketing software.
You can use the Fritz multipurpose email template in virtually any email marketing software. Changing the layout, colors, images, elements and background takes just a couple of clicks. This is a great template to use if you like a clean and modern design. It includes 20 modules and useful documentation to help with the customization process.
This is another clean, modern email newsletter template design, which makes it easy to create an eye-catching newsletter. It includes full documentation and PSD files, and can be used in Mailchimp, iContact and Campaign Monitor. It'll work well in Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook and Apple Mail.
This responsive email
template set will help you create newsletters for almost any kind of business.
It includes more than 40 modules, with four demo newsletters that you can use
as a starting point for creating your own. It's compatible with all major
browsers and email newsletter providers and is easy to customize, either via
the drag-and-drop builder or using the included documentation.
Remember, when you've got an Envato Elements account, you get access to unlimited free Mailchimp templates, plus templates for other email service providers. That's great if you create multiple newsletters and need a professional design for each one.
However, if you simply need an email newsletter template for a one-off project, check out the Mailchimp examples on ThemeForest. There are thousands of responsive email templates to choose from. Here are a few worth checking out.
If you're planning an event, this is an excellent responsive email newsletter template to use. It's compatible with the StampReady email newsletter builder and works well in both Mailchimp and Campaign Monitor. All major browsers and email clients are supported.
The Candy responsive email template is compatible with Mailchimp and other email marketing software. You can customize it using the StampReady builder, which makes it easy to duplicate or hide modules, and to change colors and background images. The HTML version is compatible with all major email marketing software and this template can be exported without tags.
Whether you're running a small business, an office, an agency, or a big corporate firm, the Neo responsive email template will offer the professional look you need when communicating with your subscribers.
It works with Mailchimp and Campaign Monitor and can be customized via the StampReady email newsletter builder. It's compatible with all major browsers and most major email clients.
The Mars email template works seamlessly with Mailchimp and the StampReady builder. You can use drag-and-drop to create your own unique email newsletter template and export it in a variety of formats. There are also several premade templates you can use as a starting point. With these templates, your background images will show up on all email clients.
5. Fashion - Ecommerce Responsive Email Template with StampReady, Mailster, Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor
If you're interested in e-commerce Mailchimp examples, check out this email newsletter template designed for the fashion industry. This drag-and-drop responsive email template includes 10 layouts, including a specially designed lookbook layout. This works with all major email newsletter software, as well as the StampReady builder. It's easy to edit and has unlimited color variations.
6. Corporate - responsive email newsletter templates with online StampReady & Mailchimp Builders Access
The corporate email newsletter template uses drag-and-drop for easy customization and is compatible with Mailchimp and the StampReady builder. This responsive email template set can be used for multiple purposes and includes eight premade designs. It supports major browsers and email clients, helping you ensure that your newsletter looks attractive no matter what your subscribers are using.
Need to create an email newsletter targeting the baby products sector? Things for Cuties is ideal. The template set includes 21 email newsletter designs and ready to upload Mailchimp zip files. There's also a photoshop template. This email newsletter template set has an e-commerce focus and integrates with matching Zen Cart and OpenCart templates. There's matching corporate stationery as well.
This popular email newsletter template has a clean and minimalistic design, suitable for those who like to keep things simple. It works well with the main browsers and email clients and, because it's responsive, also looks good on mobile devices. The template set includes 12 prebuilt layouts and 11 color schemes. You can easily use the set to give your email newsletter the wow factor that keeps subscribers interested.
This is a modular email newsletter template that you can easily customize by using drag-and-drop and the StampReady builder. It's fully responsive and includes a flexible table builder. All images are automatically compressed for fast loading, and your newsletter will look great in all the major email marketing services.
This template set uses the MailBuilds email newsletter builder. You can use drag-and-drop to create unlimited versions of your email newsletter with as many different color schemes as you want. The text editor is easy to use, and you can easily insert images into your newsletter by uploading them directly or from the cloud. Newsletters created with this template can be exported to Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor or via HTML without tags for use in any email marketing software.
This responsive email newsletter template has been tested on every browser and email client for full compatibility. It uses the popular flat design and enables you to create an email newsletter that'll appeal to subscribers, no matter what browser, device or email software they use. It includes several beautiful backgrounds and can be customized via the included builder.
12. Marquez - Multipurpose Responsive Email: 80+ Sections + StampReady Builder + Mailchimp + Mailster
This professional email newsletter design toolkit is intended for those wanting to create an email marketing campaign with real impact. It's got 18 layouts and 80 sections that you can combine in multiple ways to create your own unique email newsletter. This template works with the StampReady builder and is compatible with Mailchimp and other email marketing software.
This responsive email template also uses the MailBuilds online email newsletter builder. This helps you easily customize the included templates or even use them as a starting point to create your own. There are unlimited colors and you can use drag-and-drop for quick email newsletter creation. Both adding images and text editing are simple so you can still have a newsletter that matches your brand. Once you've created a template, you can save it for use in your chosen email marketing software.
This is a modular responsive email template, which is easy to customize using the StampReady builder. It's responsive, so will look good on mobile email apps, and it's compatible with the major email marketing software. It won't take long for you to get a unique email template, which you can use in Mailchimp or your chosen email marketing app.
This template pack is flexible and modular, helping you to quickly design a unique email newsletter to meet the needs of your business. As well as Mailchimp newsletter templates, it includes templates for campaign monitor and other email marketing software. It's compatible with all email clients and especially designed to load quickly. The pack includes 10 modules and five layout variations to get you started.
If your business is on a tight budget, you might prefer to get a template for Mailchimp free. However, bear in mind that when you get Mailchimp responsive email templates on a free download, you may not get the level of support that you need when creating your email newsletter. Plus, you can't be sure that the creators keep the template up to date with the latest standards, and the designs may not be as unique as with a professional package.
With these considerations in mind, here are some free email newsletter templates for Mailchimp and other providers to consider.
1. Vision Email Newsletter Template. A clean template suitable for product launches.
2. Zurb Responsive Email Template. A customizable template with space for a large hero image.
3. Corporate Email Template. A responsive free HTML email newsletter template.
4. Fabulous Email Newsletter Template. This high contrast template has four color schemes.
5. Coffee Email Newsletter Template. A beautiful email template for restaurant and food businesses.
6. Pook Newsletter Template. A modern free responsive template for MailChimp, Campaign Monitor and more.
7. Blush Email Newsletter Template. This responsive email template has color schemes to rival any makeup palette.
8. Cryptonboarding Email Newsletter Template. A template for use for finance and cryptocurrency newsletters.
9. OnePage Free Email Newsletter Template. A one-page customizable email newsletter design.
10. ColorLib MailChimp Email Newsletter Template. A useful template for fashion and clothing retailers, available on Github.
11. Bella – Free PSD And HTML Email Template. An
easy to read email template for creating a simple, eye-catching newsletter.
12. Email Monks MailChimp Template. This template from Email Monks is completely responsive and free to use.
13. Mooza Free Responsive Email Template for MailChimp. This attractive email template from PixelHint is easy to customize.
14. Campaign Monitor Free Email Template. Use Campaign Monitor's builder to create your own unique template for MailChimp free of charge.
15. Green Village HTML Template. A clean, minimal
HTML email newsletter template.
16. Summer Free MailChimp Template. Email on Acid provides a vibrant email newsletter template, suitable for the summer season.
Want to get more email newsletter tips? Check out the articles below:
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- Email TemplatesA Guide to Selecting Email Templates for eCommerceEric Karkovack
- Email MarketingHow to Quickly Make Newsletters in Mailchimp With Pro Template DesignsSharon Hurley Hall
- AccessibilityA Beginner’s Guide to Email Accessibility (Checklist + Resources)Stig Morten Myre
You just seen dozens of Mailchimp examples as well as examples of other email templates. Now, it's your turn.
Pick one of the templates in our roundup, then get started on creating your own email newsletter. Don't forget; if you use a pro template design, you'll get a more individual newsletter and much better support. Check out the available options on Envato Elements and ThemeForest.