Integrating countdown timer in your email is a great way to create sense of urgency that can trigger your email recipients to act quickly. This works particularly well for last-minute deal, event sign up or special promotions. Technically the countdown timer is an animated GIF that can be inserted to your email.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to add a countdown timer in your email.
Step 1: Create countdown timer using Sendtric
There are several countdown timer tools that you could use in your email - typically these services don't require coding knowledge and are really quick to use. In here, we'll show how to do it using Sendtric.
At Sendtric, creating countdown timer is easy. First, select the timezone and your ends datetime. Then, choose the background color as well as the font colors.
After that, just press Generate button, Sendtric will give us the HTML code that is ready to use! Copy only the URL from the source code - similar as below:
Step 2: Add timer in your email
In the email editor, add one image block to the email template. Simply insert an image to the email first. After that, select the image you just insert, and paste the URL you copied above to URL input.
Once done, your timer will be visible in the email.
Countdown timers are fantastic, but do note that it is not every email client support animated GIFs. Outlook 2007 - 2016 won't show the animation. Instead, they will show the first frame of the image.