Tirelessly working on your email marketing campaign for hours, sometimes even days, only for computer errors and phone app glitches to prevent the customer from seeing your email? Our latest new feature is designed to prevent exactly this scenario. You can now insert a web link that allows your subscriber to view the email in their web browser. This means that any issues with the alignment of your email, or with images displaying incorrectly or failing to load, have a potential solution. By viewing the…Continue Reading “Announcing: View in Browser Tag”

If you’re a long-time user of EmailOctopus you’ll likely have copied across our HTML sign up form to your website or used our Zapier/Upscribe integrations to make it easy for users to subscribe to your marketing newsletters. For newer users, however, integrating with another 3rd party service or fiddling around with HTML can be time-consuming and a little daunting. For those users, we’re excited to announce hosted forms. The hosted form option makes it quicker than ever to collect email addresses and begin emailing your list….Continue Reading “Grow your subscriber list with hosted forms”

We’ve just launched a couple of minor updates to the platform to help your email marketing workflow Mobile preview With over 53% of emails now opened on mobile devices, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your mobile works well cross device.All of our inbuilt templates are responsive, meaning they’ll render beautifully when opened on your mobile phone. We’ve made it easier to preview this now, with a desktop and mobile preview for your campaigns. Autosave campaigns There’s nothing worse than spending hours building…Continue Reading “Announcing: Mobile preview and autosave of campaigns”

Upscribe, a service to create embeddable sign-up forms for Medium, has recently released an integration with EmailOctopus. This means that now EmailOctopus users can collect sign-ups on their own Medium articles. Here’s a quick walkthrough of how you can get started: 1. Create your Upscribe form Go to upscri.be to create your Medium embeddable form (here’s how). Upon reaching the integrations page, click the EmailOctopus logo. 2. Find you EmailOctopus API key From your EmailOctopus Dashboard, select API from the left-hand side. Create an API key and click copy…Continue Reading “New Upscribe integration, now you can add sign-up forms to your Medium articles”

We’re excited to announce the launch of our official integration with Zapier! Zapier is the simplest way to connect EmailOctopus with hundreds of web services for thousands of use-cases. Thanks to Zapier, EmailOctopus now has simple integrations with Salesforce, Gmail, Zoho, Paypal, Gravity Forms and a whole lot more. All of these integrations require almost no technical knowledge with no tricky code to write. Using Zapier with EmailOctopus Our integration allows you to receive email addresses from hundreds of applications and add that data to your subscriber list…Continue Reading “Automate your email marketing with Zapier and EmailOctopus”

We know that previously getting your images into EmailOctopus was, quite frankly, a bit of a pain. Today’s update will now allow you to upload any JPEG, GIF, PNG or SVG straight to the EmailOctopus platform when editing a campaign or template. Using the image upload function is easy. Just select the insert image option in the header toolbar. Then just select your image from your computer and it’s all done. You can then resize your image as required, to make it the correct size…Continue Reading “Announcing: Direct image uploads”

EmailOctopus works exclusively with Amazon SES to deliver your marketing emails. By default, Amazon SES sends your email from IP addresses that you share with other SES and EmailOctopus customers.  For some high-volume senders though, you may wish to have more ownership over deliverability. As of today, you can now – for $29 a month – use a dedicated IP address with EmailOctopus and Amazon SES. Why use a dedicated IP? An email’s likelihood of hitting the inbox depends largely on the reputation of the IP…Continue Reading “New – Dedicated IP addresses with EmailOctopus and Amazon SES”

At EmailOctopus, our mission is to help make email marketing more accessible than ever. Today we’re taking another big step towards this, with the launch of our latest feature, Templates. We’ve reworked the campaign creation When creating a campaign in the EmailOctopus platform you’ll now see a multi-step process. The 2nd step of the campaign creation is where you can select the template you wish to use. There are 3 kinds of templates on offer. Basic templates, for the user who wants more creative freedom over the…Continue Reading “Announcing the launch of templates”

You may well have noticed that things are beginning to look a little different when creating a campaign. We’ve recently started rolling out changes to our email creation process, which apply to both campaigns and automation. Improved send-speeds We’ve completed re-worked much of our internal sending process. The impact on you, means that campaigns will be sent even quicker. Under most circumstances we should be very close to matching your Amazon SES pricing send speeds. There are further speed improvements to come. Those improvements will be in speeding…Continue Reading “Recent updates, and upcoming changes to the email creation process”

  Today I’m thrilled to announce the launch of our new feature, Automation. Over the past few months we’ve listened and heard about many of your challenges within email marketing. We heard from many of your that the ability to send relevant messages at the right time to your users, was something which was difficult when using EmailOctopus. Automation is the result of a number of months development by our development team led by Jonathan. It’s been in Beta now for a number of weeks and has…Continue Reading “Introducing Automation”