Essential Ingredients to Create a Welcome Email Campaign
Welcome emails are an essential first step in creating the relationship between you and your customer. They help a new subscriber to understand what is coming next and what benefits they will gain.
According to research carried out by Hive, welcome emails have a 91.43% open rate. One welcome email is an excellent place to start, and a welcome email series is even better. A good rule of thumb is to consider a welcome email sequence of around 3-5 emails in length. This allows you to welcome a new subscriber properly, share your story, and set expectations for what is to come. You can also include a pitch for your products or services.
Set up an email sequence using automation via your email service provider (ESP) as follows:
- Welcome & Intro: This email welcomes the new subscriber and thanks them for joining your email list. You'll set some initial expectations here such as when and how often you'll be sending emails to them.
- About You / Your Business: This is an excellent opportunity to talk about your business and share your own story. Let your subscribers know why you do what you do.
- Pain Point: This email will be about a specific pain point that you help your customers to solve. For example, if you were a dentist that offered teeth whitening services, you could talk about the benefits of a confident smile.
- Case Study/Testimonials: In this email, you can share a short case study from one of your customers or a handful of reviews if you prefer. You're showing your subscriber the results that real people have had when purchasing your products or services.
- Pitch: In the last email, you're going to send a pitch for your products or services. This email will tap into the pain point mentioned above. Offer a limited-time discount code here to encourage someone to take immediate action.
Welcome Email Campaign Check List
The welcome email is the perfect chance to reinforce the benefits of a product or service that you offer. As the campaign is created, keep in mind these elements whether you have a single send or multiple send welcome email:
- Does the email set expectations?
- Does the email make a great first impression as a memorable brand?
- Does the welcome email deliver instant value to the person reading it? What value is that?
- Does the email have a call to action (CTA)?
- Are your product or services benefits reinforced?
Take time to make a first great impression using a welcome email campaign. Your efforts will be rewarded with a loyal customer and word of mouth advertising.
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