There’s always a ton of work going on behind the scenes to make all of our products better.

And today, we wanted to bring you up to speed on some updates and enhancements that recently went live for our Email Marketing product.

From drag and drop editing to new nonprofit email templates and more, these features are designed to make your editing experience easier, faster, and most importantly, make your business more successful!

Here’s a look at what’s new and improved:

Drag and drop

There’s no way to describe our new drag and drop feature other than “awesome.”  It makes editing emails so fast and easy—you’re going to love it.

Now you can simply drag and drop new blocks into your emails, along with any of the other standard insert options (like inserting a survey link or any of your social media buttons).

Just place your cursor over the block, or option you want to insert, and you’ll notice that you can drag it right into your template.

My favorite feature is how you can now drag and drop an image into your email right from the side panel.  When you click to add or change an image, you’ll notice we’ve added an Images tab between the Insert and Social tabs.  Just click it and you’ll be able to access all of the usual Insert Image options (like MyLibrary, the Stock Gallery, upload, and more) right there:

After you find an image that you want to use, just hover your mouse over it and you’ll notice that you can drag it right into your email (and of course, you can still click to insert your images as well).

Current “Insert Image” option

 

 New “Insert Image” option with side panel and drag and drop

New nonprofit templates

We’ve also released seven brand new, great looking, nonprofit-themed templates.  There are templates for newsletters, saying thank you, encouraging people to donate, asking people to volunteer, and more.

Not a nonprofit?  No worries.  These templates are for you too. They can easily be customized for your industry.  Log in and you’ll notice the templates featured in the template picker, or search for the keyword “nonprofit.”

The best part is that these nonprofit templates are just the first in a group of brand new templates we are currently working on that should be available over the next few months.

Small Business Saturday templates

To accompany our Small Business Saturday toolkit and help B2C retailers attract customers this holiday season, we’ve also just released three Small Business Saturday themed templates.

Just log in and you’ll notice them featured in the template picker as well, or you can search for them under the keywords “Small Business Saturday.”

New Formstack app

Our new Formstack app gives you another great way to grow your contacts. You can easily create a sign-up form and embed it directly on your website, which means no extra clicks for your potential subscribers.

After a contact signs up, they will automatically be added to your Constant Contact mailing list.  For the first time, you can even create multiple sign-up forms to capture different information for different segments of your list, and you get to select which list to use with each form.

This app comes with a free version for all Constant Contact customers, and you can find it within “Contacts” under “Grow My List.”

Learn more about the Formstack app in our MarketPlace.

Many of our improvements are based on your feedback and we want you to keep it coming!  Have a suggestion or idea how we can improve our products? Submit it here!

Let us know what you think about these enhancements in the comment section below!

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