Welcome emails are the best way to welcome new subscribers to your store, get them familiar with your brand and show off your best products. With Workflows you can setup multi-step automations with multiple emails in your series.
Watch the video or follow the steps below to create a welcome series for your store.
Step 1: Navigate to Workflows and Create a New Workflow
To get started creating a flow navigate to the Automations page and the Workflows (Beta) tab. Click the New Workflow button.
Next give your Automated flow a name.
Step 2: Configure your Trigger Settings
For a welcome email you'll want to create a list-triggered flow, create a new flow and then select a list from the dropdown on the lefthand side of the flow editor. The most common welcome series would select All Subscribers.
You can also choose to exclude subscribers who are in another list or segment.
Note that once you select a list and save, you can no longer change the list that triggers the flow.
Step 3: Add an Email
For this welcome series I'm going to trigger my first email immediately after subscribers join my list, so I'll place an email directly under the trigger. However if I wanted to add a delay before sending my email I would add a Time Delay.
Once you drag your email into the flow. You can give it a name for your own records and a subject line. Then click Edit to design your email.
You'll be directed to our email composer where you can add content and create your campaign. Once you're done, click Enable and you'll be directed back to your workflow in progress.
The design of this email is up to you, but typically in your first email you simply want to thank your new subscribers for signing up.
Step 4: Add a Time Delay
Next before we add another email, we will schedule it by using a Time Delay.
Time delays add a delay between actions in your workflow. To add a Time Delay, drag it into your flow.
From there set the time you'd like to delay the next action until.
Step 5: Add another email
After the time delay is added we're now able to add another email. Again you can drag the email under your Time Delay. Once you've done that, design and enable your email.
Step 6: Repeat steps 4 & 5 (Optional)
If you'd like to add another email to your series. Simply repeat steps 4 and 5 by placing another Time Delay and Email under your last Email placed.
Step 7: Enable Workflow
Now that all your emails are in place. Click Enable at the top right of the screen. You'll be promoted to confirm that you'd like to enable your welcome series.
That's it. You're done! Congrats on creating your welcome series with SmartrMail 🎉