600+ Free Email Templates from Email on Acid
A good email template can make or break your marketing, but designing and building a template from scratch can be a very time-intensive process. Instead of creating a template from the ground up, let us save you hours of precious time with free email template resources.
To take advantage of these template catalogs, all you need to do is choose a template, download it and customize it to fit your specific needs. Oh and did we mention… They’re all free!
The following sites offer free email templates or template builders to get your next email campaign up and running in no time. Take a look at what’s out there for free and grab a new template to help your next campaign capture more clicks!
Email on Acid’s Responsive Template Library
Over the years, we’ve been building up a bulletproof selection of templates. Some of the templates we’ve created in-house and some are from excellent email designers and developers. All of these templates are free to use with any Email on Acid account.
We can’t write about free templates without mentioning ZURB’s awesome tool. They offer five different templates, all of which are responsive and well made. The best part is that they’re all totally free. Go to their site for yourself, or check out one of the templates below.
Campaign Monitor provides excellent email services from start to finish, including a super cool template builder. You can use the builder for free (no account required) and it does a bang-up job of making templates for your various email needs. Once you’re done creating, you can import it straight into your Campaign Monitor account or download it and go from there. The folks at Campaign Monitor also run a blog with lots of helpful tips, so go check it out!
The Stripo.email editor boasts 300+ free email templates that are categorized by industry, type of email and season. The template library also includes six interactive email template designs.
Stripo’s drag-and-drop editor is free with no time limits and users have the ability to view the HTML code for the template and save template elements for future use.
ActiveCampaign is a full-service ESP that provides sending services, marketing automation, email templates and an email designer tool. You can access their free template library after creating an account.
To find their templates once logged in, click on the Campaigns tab, then on “Email Templates” on the right side of the screen. Their library includes 52 email templates that range in complexity and design.
BEE stands for “best email editor.” The tool is a standalone email editor as well as a service that’s embedded within other email and SaaS software.
Since email editing is in their blood, BEE provides more than 200 HTML email templates on their site. Some templates are free and some require a BEE Pro account. Users can filter email template designs by type and industry and, once you find one you like, you can jump in and edit it with BEE right away.
99 Designs offers this free template pack on their blog, which includes three templates in four colors. The templates include a newsletter, a promotional email and a notification message. This trio would make a great starter package for a business that’s trying to establish a consistent look.
If you want something more customized, consider taking advantage of 99 Designs’ crowdsourced design contests. You should have no problem finding an amazing design at a good price.
Free Email Templates.com
This site offers 70+ email templates for free, so it shouldn’t be hard to find the right one for you. Use the categories on the right side of the page to browse for the perfect free template. All you have to do is download and customize their readymade email templates for your business.
Benchmark Email offers some free templates with its service, which you can try free for 30 days. They focus on promoting events through email, and have a huge library of more than 400 templates to support this. They categorize their templates by industry, but it only takes a few copy and image changes to convert a template for your specific niche.
If you’re looking for a simple email template with a solid foundation, look no further than Cerberus. Created by Ted Goas, it features a series of responsive, hybrid, and fluid templates that are well-built and accessible.
With any of these resources, it’s easy to personalize the templates with fresh copy and images to ensure your brand shows through the design. In no time you can turn your next email campaign into a lean, mean prospect-converting machine.
But Wait, You Still Need to Test!
After you download your template, make sure to continue to test as you customize the email. A simple tweak in the HTML could cause rendering issues across multiple devices.
Email on Acid offers a free, seven-day trial that includes email testing across the most popular inboxes, so you can thoroughly test as you integrate your new template into your emailing marketing strategy.
This post was updated on February 7, 2019. It was last updated in February 2017 and first published in 2014.
Author: Alex Ilhan
Hailing all the way from England, Alex brings his email development expertise along with an endless stream of cups of tea and British cynicism. Follow him on Twitter: @omgitsonlyalex.