You want a stellar looking email newsletter, but starting from scratch sure can be tough. Thankfully you don’t have to go at it alone – there are plenty of high-quality, free email marketing templates that can help get you on your way to a classy, customized email newsletter that clients and customers will love!
We’re bringing you seven sources of great free email newsletter templates. Which one will you fall in love with?
99 Designs offers three free email templates (a newsletter template, a promotional template, and an email notifications template). Each template comes in four different colors: green, blue, orange, or grey.
To use these free email marketing templates, just download, unzip, and import the template files into a email marketing tool like Mail Chimp. From there, you can use the tool’s email editor to add a logo, edit text, add links, etc. Easy peasy!
Campaign Monitor offers a colorful collection of 30+ free email marketing templates for you to download and use as you see fit. Don’t see anything you like? Try Campaign Monitor’s free template builder to create your own!
Some of my favorite templates from Campaign Monitor include….
As one of the most popular email marketing services, Mail Chimp offers tons of snazzy looking email newsletter templates to use with their emails service.
There are plenty of quality pre-designed templates to choose from.
Mail Chimp (which is free BTW) also makes it easy to use code in order customize and tweak templates with their email template reference as a guide. Give it a shot - you may know more code than you think! And there’s no beating complete customization.
Free PSD Files offers four email template packages, each containing three high-quality email templates that are clean, crisp, and colorful.
Naturally you’ll need Photoshop in order to work with these templates.
Litmus (email testing and analytics) and Stamplia (offering a massive assortment of paid email templates) team up to bring you 7 free gorgeous responsive email templates that can be downloaded. No worries about clients – these templates are tried and tested to work in Gmail, Outlook, and others. Plus, these templates come with PSD source files so you can customize as you see fit.
The package includes this lovely Tempo template, along with six others.
Check them all out and download them here.
Free Responsive Email Templates: For More Advanced Users
These templates require some coding knowledge, but many of these sources provide guides and learning aides along with the newsletter templates, so you’re in good hands!
Zurb offers five free responsive email newsletter templates with several different layout options. Choose from various sidebar designs, image orientations and more! Zurb templates provide a fluid layout and separate CSS and HTML files for each template. If you’re adding images, you’ll have to create a separate image folder and compress it with the CSS stylesheet.
Zurb templates are optimized for just about all the major email clients, minus Outlook 2007, 2010, and 2013.
With these templates, you can’t just paste the HTML code in any old spot – you’ll need an email campaign tool like Campaign Monitor or Mail Chimp. These tools will format the email with your HTML code and will automatically move the CSS inline so it will render with most clients.
Antwort is another great source of free email marketing templates that give you a base to work with as you customize your own look and design.
Antwort templates fit and adapt to client widths, so you know your newsletter will always look its best, no matter what kind of device your recipients are using. Use templates with one, two, or three columns.
Note: Some CSS and HTML knowledge needed to customize, but Antwort provides style guides and troubleshooting FAQs to help you out.
These great free email newsletter templates should be all you need to get started crafting your own inbox-dominating newsletter. May your open rates be plentiful and your click-through rates soar!