Do you need to send your catalogs via email, but you’re not sure how? Or maybe you just aren’t aware of your options? Today, we’re going to solve that issue and go over all the ways that you can send your catalogs via email.
Keep in mind that for any email sharing options, your catalog will have to be published first.
How to send emails through Flipsnack
If you want to send your catalog to a single email address, it’s easy. First, go to My Flipbooks, then click on Share out to the right of your desired flipbook. Finally, select Email.
Now that you’re here, you can edit some aspects of the email. The personalization level allowed is based on the subscription you have. If you want to be able to customize everything from subject line, title, description, button label, logo, colors and footer description, you'll need the Enterprise plan.
If you are an Enterprise user, you can also insert your email list or upload it as CSV file and send the email via Flipsnack. You can add up to 100 email addresses with an Enterprise plan. With any other plan, you can send it via Flipsnack to one email only.
Here'a a neat trick
If you want to send your email to a longer list or if you don't want the email to be sent from noreply@flipsnack, you can send the email to yourself first, and the forward it to your email list from your own email adress. Just make sure you remove the fwd email info at the top of the email (Begin forwarded message, From, Subject, Date, To)
How to share email through Yahoo and Gmail
Sharing your catalog with multiple people is very easy with Flipsnack. Since Yahoo mail and Gmail do not support HTML code integration, you can to share your publication by following the steps described above as a neat trick. Send it to your Gmail/ Yahoo mail first, and then forward it from there to your email list!
Another way would be to download the GIF and use that in your email. Make sure you add a hyperlink over the GIF, to make it clickable, and to link it to your flipbook's public URL. We like this option because it is a more interactive email, even though it won't look as polished as our ready-made email template.
How to send the catalog email using your own email provider
First, go to: My Flipbooks, choose the catalog you want and click on send email.
You will find the embed code in the left corner box. Right after the customization and personalization options. You can simply click the copy button to get the code.
How to share email through Thunderbird
First, compose a new email and go to Insert. Here choose HTML:
After that, enter the embed code from Flipsnack (described above) and click Insert.
You will automatically see the snippet in your email, a sign that your email is ready to be sent!
How to send your branded email through Mailchimp
The first step is to Sign in or Sign up and start an email campaign.
After you add recipients and set up your email, you’re asked to select a template.
You can choose a template or click to code your own. For the latter, you need to have a premium plan.
However, if choosing a template, in the blocks section, you will have the option of dragging and dropping the code block.
After you dragged it wherever you want in the template, you will paste the code on the right.
Important: make sure the text box is empty when you paste your embed code.
When you are done, click Save and close. Send your email.
If you’re using other email platforms to send email newsletters, just make sure it supports HTML code.
Learn more about how to email your catalog with Flipsnack in this video.