The following steps should take about five minutes to go through, and will become even faster with practice.
The email templates allow you to input your company details and website links into predefined sections. This is done via the MailChimp interface.
Product images in the email are preinstalled. The only image you need to update is the “Your Logo Here” region. This is easily accomplished in the Mailchimp interface.
Once your email is setup with your company info you can send professional product emails to your customers.
Download the email template zip file. Do not try to open the zip file it needs to be uploaded to Mailchimp as a .zip.
Click the "Templates" link from the top nav bar, then click "Create Template."
The following page will say "Select a starting point for your template" at the top and give three options below: 1. Layouts, 2. Themes, 3. Code Your Own. Click "Code Your Own." The click the "Import Zip" option, which is the last box in the row.
Add a name for your template in the pop up. Click "Browse" to find the .zip file you downloaded. Then click the "Upload" button.
The uploaded email template will load in a new window. A preview of the template will appear on the left, and raw email code will appear on the right. There is no need to make any changes or updates. Click the "Save and Exit" button at the bottom right of the browser window.
You will be brought back to the templates page and your new template will be the top option.
Click the "Campaigns" link from the top nav bar, then click "Create Campaign."
On the following pop up window click "Email."
Stay on the "Regular" email option and name your new campaign and click "Begin."
Now you're in your email campaigns' details. First, click "Add Recipients." Select the email list you want to send the campaign to. Click "Save."
Add a subject to your email and preview text. Click "Save."
Click "Design Email."
You will be brought to the "Select a Template" page.
From the selections below the page title select "Saved Templates" and select the template you uploaded. You will now be in the email editor.
Hover over the teaser text in the top left of the email and click the Edit button. This slides in the editable region WYSIWYG. Select the default text and add your personal preview text for the email. When you're done, click the gray Save & Close button at the bottom left of the editable region. DO NOT hit the blue Save & Close button — this is for when the email is complete.
Hover over the top email image and click "Edit."
In the editable region, click on the image and it will have a blue overlay. It may take two clicks. With the image selected, click the Link button in the first row of the editable region icons. Add your website link in the pop up then click Insert. Click "Insert." When you're done, click the gray Save & Close button at the bottom left of the editable region.
Hover over the Click Here to Download a Flyer button. Select the text in the editable region and click the Link icon. In the pop up window, click the Link To dropdown menu and select "File." The content manager will load into the screen. Select and uplaod the flyer you downloaded from the Keystone MRC. Click on the file and select the blue Insert button at the top right of the screen. When back to the editable region section click the gray Save and Close button at the bottom left of the editable region.
Hover over the copy in the dark gray box below the red button link and click Edit. Select the [Your Company URL] text and change it to your website address. Next, select your website address and click the Link icon. Add your URL into the pop up window and click "Insert." When back to the editable region section click the gray Save & Close button at the bottom left.
Hover over the "Your logo here" image and click the Edit button. In the image region at the right, select the bottom Replace link. In the following page, upload or select your company logo and click "Insert." When back on the previous page, click the gray Save & Close button at the bottom left of the editable region.
Hover over the [Your Company URL] in the bottom light gray box. Follow the same steps as before (refer to step 22) to enter your company URL.
Double check all of the info and links you added. If satisfied, click the blue Save & Close button at the bottom right of the browser.