The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and your busy time is our busy time. Over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Jilt sent over 120,000 emails that helped stores recover almost half a million dollars! It was intense, but this update isn’t just about telling you how hard our servers worked over BFCM. In addition to helping shops rescue thousands of dollars, we’ve also made some big changes to Jilt that we’re pretty excited about.

To the update!

New email editor

We’ve been teasing this for awhile, and the big day is finally here: our new visual email editor is live for all Jilt users! Setting up email campaigns is the first thing you do when you sign up for Jilt, but until now, editing campaign emails was kind of a drag — it was difficult to add new sections or content, Jilt didn’t have a built-in way to use and save your own images in your emails, and customizing the look and feel of emails meant getting your hands dirty with HTML.

Our new editor simplifies the whole process of designing beautiful emails with Jilt. Adding your logo, updating text, inserting images, including discount codes, and other tweaks are now as easy as dragging and dropping content blocks onto the page. Even better: you’re actually editing a live preview of what the email will look like. What you see is really what you get!

Check out the video below to see the new editor in action.

 

How to enable the new editor

Any new campaigns you start in Jilt will automatically use the new drag-and-drop editor. For existing campaigns, you’ll continue to see the old editor experience, however, if you’d like to port your current campaigns over to the new editor, shoot us an message and we’ll help you out.

Note: If you’ve made extensive customizations to your existing emails, we may not be able to carry over 100% of those changes. However, we do provide a “raw HTML” mode that you and your developer can use to make advanced customizations.

Jilt Rewards

The first 25 monthly customers engaged (MCEs) on Jilt are always totally free, and after that, we only bill you for the customers you actually email during each billing cycle. Now you can earn additional free MCEs using Jilt Rewards! Once earned, those MCEs apply to every month going forward — that means you’ll get more value out of Jilt forever.

Earning rewards is easy. Just visit the “My Rewards” section of the Jilt admin and complete tasks to earn your free MCEs.

Go to My Account > My Rewards:

Once you’ve completed the necessary task to redeem a reward, click “Claim this reward” and send us the required info. We’ll verify your reward and add the MCEs to your account.

Remember, these rewards last forever, so earning MCEs through Jilt Rewards boosts the number of customers you can engage for free each and every month!

Translated email footers

Email footer text, which is required for CAN-SPAM compliance and includes items like where the email comes from and how to opt out, has always been English by default. This was confusing for stores that have customers who speak other languages.

We’ve now translated that text from English to French, Italian, Norwegian, and Dutch, with more languages on the way. The translated footers are automatically used based on your shop’s locale.

Jilt’s team is global and multilingual, so making Jilt easy to use in other languages is near and dear to us. Want to see a translation for your language? Please get in touch with the support team.

About the Author Josh Catone

Josh Catone is the Director of Content at Jilt. He has held lead marketing or editorial roles at Mashable, feedly, ReadWrite, Saent, and DandyID. He is also the founder of The Fluffington Post.

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