Do you have a website?. If yes, you should definitely be aware of sending confirmation emails. Still not sure about the confirmation mails?. In this article let me explain to you about what is confirmation emails, What are the benefits and How to send Confirmation emails on your WordPress website.
Let’s us get into the topic,
What’s Confirmation E-mail?
Confirmation e-mails are the one you receive when you perform an action on a Website. For example: when you sign up to a newsletter or when you opt-in for a service, you would receive a confirmation mail right after you finish those submit action and that’s what we call as confirmation emails.
You could have heard about a few names like Triggered email, Autoresponder email, Automatic email. These names fall under the same category as Confirmation mails. This is because most of the time it is sent out automatically ( through your email marketing automation) as a response to something that the user does on your website.
Some common types of Confirmation emails are,
- Newsletter subscription email
- Contact form confirmation
- Registration confirmation email
- order confirmation email
- Booking confirmation email
- Thank you email
Benefits of Confirmation Emails
Confirmation Emails are considered to be the first interaction with the user. Sending automated emails is also an important part of email marketing. A confirmation email is the first in the autoresponder series.
Through confirmation emails, you can add additional links to your post so that the user could come across your popular articles on your website. If you hold an e-commerce website an order confirmation email can be a great idea to upsell customers on additional products or related products.
You could really understand what your user wants and which content or product of yours are liked by your users through Confirmation mails. With confirmation emails, you can also track email performance and improve your sender reputation.
Now, Let’s see How to Send Confirmation Emails on your WordPress Website using Formidable Forms. Formidable forms are one of the 3-4 plugins I recommend on my website.
How to Send Confirmation Emails on your WordPress Website
To start sending confirmation emails we would need to create a WordPress form. Let me explain to you with simple steps.
Step 1 – Build your WordPress Form
Create a New form as you do generally with Formidable forms. It can have lots of other form actions like payment collection or addition to a mailing list. You can also choose from one of their form templates. Custom confirmation emails can also be included in your form.
Step 2 – Set up the Confirmation mail
Now on your form settings page, click on the actions and notifications tab. With this, you can build the message to suit your needs.
To set your “TO” address to go to your visitor, Click into the “TO” box, then click on your email field in the sidebar. Now, add your CC or Bcc address if you wish. Complete every step and click on “save all your changes”. You can insert the form into any page by adding a Formidable forms block and choosing the desired WordPress form.
There you go!!!, Now you will automatically receive a confirmation email whenever a user performs an action on your form. It’s that easy. Now you know How to send Confirmation emails on your WordPress website. Formidable forms have both a free version and a pro version. For sending basic confirmation emails on your site a free version is more than enough.
But in case if you need some advanced features like email automation, Conditional logic and integration support for various email platforms, then you would require a Pro version. Formidable forms almost integrate with all of your email marketing platforms. With this information let us also see How to Improve email deliverability.
To Improve Email Deliverability
Although we have configured this properly, some users may face email deliverability issues (i.e) For eg: Even when a user performs the desired action, the user won’t be able to receive a confirmation mail. To fix this issue and to improve the email deliverability all we have to use is a dedicated SMTP server for sending those important transactional emails.
You can connect to any of your favourite services via WP Mail SMTP. It supports almost most of the SMTP services like SendGrid, Mailjet, Mailgun etc..
So, there you go!!!. Install the Formidable forms and start sending your confirmation emails. To see more articles on WordPress, Tech, Travel and more Do sign up to my Newsletter.
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