Nov 12, 2008

Automatic Email Designer

Users often tell us that one of the biggest obstacles to sending their first email campaign is building their  template.  With v3.4, we’ve made it even easier to get started using MailChimp by adding an Automagic Eaze Whiz feature!  Here’s the play-by-play with screen shots.

Step 1. After you’ve created your list and are ready to design your first template, the first step is to create a new campaign.  This will work for any of our campaign types, but for beginners, just select "regular ol’ campaign."

Step 2. Select the list you’d like to send your campaign to.

Remember when you set up your list and entered information like your name, phone number and the website address where people can opt-int?  Eaze Whiz pulls the information for your template from your website, finding things like your logo, color palette and even some sample content.

Step 3. Simply select "new email" and choose the layout you want to use.

AND THEN, SHAZAAAM!

Note: MailChimp will pull in things like your logo as well as colors from your CSS or HTML file.  While not perfect, this should give you an excellent starting point for customizing your emails.  And at this point your template is still fully customizable– you can even change the basic layout (one column, two column, etc).  If you want to start over from scratch, you can do that too.  Just click the "no likey" link at the top of the page and we’ll replace your Eaze Whiz template with the plain ol’ starter design.