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First Impressions Matter: How to Create a Killer Welcome Email

In the vast and sometimes overwhelming world of digital marketing, email campaigns reign supreme as a tried and true method to connect with customers and increase brand awareness. However, within email campaigns, crafting a top-notch welcome email is crucial for any successful email marketing strategy.

Let's be real, folks, your welcome email sets the tone for your entire relationship with your subscribers. It's your brand's chance to make a great first impression and establish trust. And who doesn't want to make a good first impression? Especially in the world of email, where you're constantly competing for attention in a crowded inbox.

Why Are Welcome Emails Important?

Studies have shown that welcome emails have an open rate of over 50%, which is pretty darn impressive. So, let's dive into some tips and best practices to ensure your welcome email hits all the right notes.

Tips on How to Draft Better Welcome Emails:

  1. First things first, start with a warm greeting. It's like meeting someone for the first time, you want to make them feel welcome and valued. A little personal touch can go a long way in establishing a connection with your subscribers.
  2. Next up, keep it short and sweet. Nobody wants to read a novel in their inbox. So, get to the point and highlight the key messages you want to convey. Remember, less is more when it comes to email copy.
  3. Providing value is also crucial. We all want to feel like we're getting something out of the deal, right? So, consider offering a special incentive or free download to encourage engagement with your brand. And hey, if you need some inspiration on what to offer, check out our Strategy guide. Shameless plug, we know, but hey, we're experts for a reason!
  4. Don't forget the call to action. A clear direction for subscribers to engage with your brand is essential. This can be achieved through a strong call to action that prompts them to take a specific action, such as visiting your website, following your brand on social media, or making a purchase. A well-crafted CTA can help drive engagement and conversions, so don't skimp on this step.

How to Automate Your Welcome Email with Letterhead

Letterhead's automation tools make it easy to scale your email marketing by sending personalized welcome emails to each new subscriber. With just a few clicks, attractive branded emails can be automatically sent every time someone signs up.

Simply choose a template or design your own email layout. Then set up the automation in 4 steps:

1. Go to "newsletters" on the left sidebar and click on the "automations" tab

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2. Click on "Welcome Subscribers" and type in a title for your welcome email

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4. Choose an existing template or build one from scratch

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5. Click "Save and Activate Later" if you want to make any changes, or toggle “Activate” if you want to use it immediately.

brandbird (60)| Note: Find your welcome newsletter in the templates section and preview before sending

Following these steps will help you create an automated welcome email that makes a great first impression on new subscribers. If you have additional questions please check out our documentation page for more information. 

Build a relationship with your audience

Lastly, remember that the goal of your email marketing strategy isn't just to send out mass emails. It's about building a lasting relationship with your audience. Take the time to craft a welcome email that resonates with your subscribers and sets the tone for your brand's relationship with its customers.

If you're feeling overwhelmed or not sure where to start, fear not! We're here to help. Check out what Letterhead can do for you. Our team of experts can provide guidance and recommendations on how to grow your audience and take your email marketing to the next level. Contact us to learn more and schedule a complimentary consultation today. After all, we're all about the "smarter way to..." do things around here.