SaaS Email Template - Onboarding
Need a template for a SaaS or B2B onboarding email? Here’s one to get you started!
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What is a SaaS onboarding email?
Onboarding emails are the messages you send to free trial users with the ultimate goal of converting them to a paid plan. If you want to dive deeper, I’ve got blog posts about:
Onboarding / Free Trial Email Template
Below is a writing prompt for a SaaS onboarding email. Use the pointers to get those ideas flowing!
Day 1 - Welcome
Pointer: This first email should have the name of the tool they signed up for. It’s also useful to have your company name, not the name of an employee, as the sender.
Prompt: There’s no need to be cute or creative here - use a straightforward subject line that includes the name they’re familiar with.
Pointer: There are a few key elements you’ll want to include in your welcome email. Your company’s mission or values. This could also be your value proposition. You want to set the stage for who you are and, more importantly, why they should care. Set expectations. These can be about both tone and content. If you’re going to be sending helpful tips, let them know with a simple "Tip 1/4." Use momentum to present the first step. Checklists are your friend here. What small step can a new user do next? It can be a quick win or to just follow you on social/connect to the community.
Prompt: What would be the most impactful next step for a new trial user to take? Both for them and you.