How to add a countdown timer in SendPulse?

SendPulse with MailTimers:

In this post, we will demonstrate how easy it is to integrate MailTimers countdown timers with SendPulse.
If you're reading this post you are likely to have some experience using SendPulse. If not, please see their Learning Center.

Adding a MailTimers timer to your SendPulse email campaigns is straightforward.
All you have to do is follow a few simple steps.


Create a MailTimers countdown timer

Use the MailTimers timer builder to create a new countdown timer that fits nicely into the design of your email.

MailTimers Countdown Timer

Copy embed source code that is generated like this:

MailTimers Countdown Timer

Log in to your SendPulse account and go to Email Builder

Choose a template or use your own.
Add a Custom Text Block. Just select the appropriate button from the left-hand toolbar and drag it to the section of your email template where you want to drop it in.

MailTimers Countdown Timer

Open HTML Editor

Select the added text block, in the editor menu click on the advanced settings button.

MailTimers Countdown Timer

Open the HTML Editor, to do this, click on the "Source code" button.

MailTimers Countdown Timer

Paste countdown timer code & Save

Remove default block content and paste previously copied countdown timer code.
Click "OK" button to save the result.

MailTimers Countdown Timer

Send your email with a countdown timer

MailTimers Countdown Timer

Have fun creating great looking SendPulse email templates enhanced with your customized email countdown timers!!

The countdown timer—what is it?

A countdown timer is used to create a sense of urgency and to persuade a customer to take immediate action. By giving the impression of scarcity and setting a deadline for your customers, they’re more likely to take action.

You’ve seen countdown timers used in marketing schemes before, maybe without even realizing it. They appear on landing pages and websites during sales or events and are often used on television (like shopping networks). Countdown timers are typically placed front and center but are often quite subtle.

Time-based scarcity as a method of marketing psychology is incredibly effective. By adding countdown timers to your email marketing strategy, you’ll instill a sense of urgency and scarcity (FOMO) through highly targeted content, delivered directly to your ideal customer.