Email Popup: A Complete Guide with 40 Examples

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Email popups sometimes called email capture popups or opt-in popup forms, are a great tool to use to capture email addresses from your website visitors so you can continue to communicate with them via email.

To be effective they need to be well designed, which is why we’ve put together this extensive guide showing you 40 great email pop up examples.

What is an email popup?

An email popup is a form that pops up to ask a website visitor to enter their email address and other information such as their name, gender, age, location, etc. The form can pop up as soon as the customer visits your site or be timed to pop up at a predetermined time after they land on your website.
Many variables go into creating effective popup forms, which we’re going to show you in the examples below.

Hopefully, one or more of these email pop up examples will inspire you to create a highly effective email popup for your own website.

1. The Iconic

The Iconic

 

The Iconic is a large clothing e-commerce site based in Australia. When you visit their website, an email popup immediately shows up on the right-hand side of the screen. It’s an unobtrusive popup that offers the customer an immediate benefit of signing up to their email list in the form of a 20% discount. They also ask the website visitor to enter their content preference based on their gender. This is a good way to learn the subscriber’s gender so you’re able to send targeted and relevant content to them.

2. Bean Box

Bean Box

Bean Box is a coffee subscription service. Their email signup pop up form offers new subscribers a free $5 voucher to spend on coffee if they sign up, instead of a percentage discount. This email pop up form is well designed and makes it easy for the website visitor to understand the benefits of signing up. Bean Bag also mentions in the text in the form that subscribing makes the subscriber part of the “community,” which makes them feel as though they’re part of a like-minded group rather than just a subscriber to a website.

3. Big Tree Farms

Big Tree Farms

Big Tree Farms uses the chance to win a prize to entice potential customers to subscribe. For new brands, this can be a much more cost-effective way to get new email signups than having to offer discounts, which can eat into their margins. What we also love about their popup form is that they emphasize the benefits of their products (certified non-GMO, USDA organic, etc.) to customers who are highly likely to care about that information.

4. Sunglasses Hut

Sunglasses Hut

 

Sunglasses Hut, as the name suggests, sells sunglasses. Their email signup popup form appears on the right-hand side of their web page and can be closed by website visitors if they don’t want to subscribe. What we like about this email pop up example is how the company has used an upcoming event (in this case Valentine’s Day) to entice potential customers to subscribe. It’s a very simple form that highlights the benefits of joining their email list.

5. Chubbies

Chubbies

Clothing retailer Chubbies keeps their email popup super simple. When a customer lands on their website, the email popup appears and offers them a 15% discount to use on their order. Given that customers are likely to be visiting the website intending to make a purchase, or at least thinking about it, offering a discount encourages the customer to make a purchase. This is a great example of a simple, well-designed email popup that offers a clear benefit to the website visitor.

6. FashionNova

FashionNova

The email popup form on FashionNova appears as soon as a customer lands on the homepage. Subscribers are asked to provide an email address, choose which content they’re interested in, and permit the company to send them emails by ticking a box. In return for subscribing, the customer is offered a 10% discount to apply to their order. This is a good email pop up example of emphasizing a simple benefit in exchange for subscribing, which tends to work best. We also love how they have labelled their button “I love saving money” instead of using “enter” or “subscribe”.

7. Bensons for Beds

Bensons for Beds

The Bensons for Beds website has an email popup that’s displayed after about 30 seconds from when the customer lands on the homepage. This allows the customer to have a glance at the website to be sure they’re in the right place before requesting they sign up for their email newsletter. The company offers subscribers a 5% discount on their order if they sign up, which is a little on the light side. But for high-price products like beds, this could be enough to entice customers to subscribe.

8. Manscaped

Manscaped

The email popup on Manscaped.com showcases their brand by having the main title “15% discount just for you” set above a photo of their products. The text uses humour to make the website visitor feel at ease while at the same time explaining the benefits of subscribing. This popup form appears in the centre of the page, with the background blackened out so the form is front and centre. This makes the potential subscribers focus on the form as they’re not distracted by images in the background.

9. The Kombucha Shop

The Kombucha Shop

The Kombucha Shop email popup is another example of a slick and simple form that only requests an email address from the website visitor and in exchange gives them a $5 discount off their next order. By using bright and beautiful images of their product within the form, the company also highlights their products and brand, which helps reinforce to the customer why they should sign up.

10. MNML

MNML

MNML is a hip fashion brand for men. This email popup form is super simple and appears in the centre of the website to ensure the visitor is focused on it. The company offers a 10% discount to entice people to subscribe, which is known to boost subscriber numbers. We like how the form is branded using the same colours and fonts as the rest of the website, which results in a slick design that isn’t distracting.

11. Bodega

Bodega

Bodega has a super-simple email popup form that displays their products at the top and then explains why the customer should subscribe (to get their newsletter and a 10% discount off their next order). We like how this form is kept simple and doesn’t distract the website visitor – signing up is the main focus.

12. Rachael Hartley Nutrition

Rachael Hartley Nutrition

Rachael Hartley Nutrition is a lifestyle website that combines content with e-commerce functionality. This email newsletter popup example emphasizes joining a community with membership giving website visitors the benefit of access to exclusive content. Using the term “community” makes the subscriber feel part of a group more so than just being a subscriber to a company’s email newsletter.

13. Ridge Wallet

Ridge Wallet

RidgeWallet keeps it simple. The title in the popup lets the reader know the benefit of signing up (a 10% discount) and the text underneath the title (“Time to ditch the bulky wallet”) reminds the website visitor of the benefit of their product. This helps reinforce why they should subscribe as they’re most likely on the website because they’re interested in buying the product.

14. Bulletproof

Bulletproof

Bulletproof sells a range of health supplements. When you visit their website, this email popup form is displayed after about 30 seconds. It offers the visitor a 15% discount on their first order in exchange for subscribing. We like how the form is branded in the same colours and fonts as the rest of the website, and the use of “Activate my savings” for the button reinforces the benefit of subscribing.

15. Black Tailor

Black Tailor

The email popup on Black Tailor appears on the lower right-hand side of the web page, which makes it unobtrusive so the visitor can continue browsing the website without having to close the form first. We like how the text at the top of the form clearly states the benefits of signing up and the color scheme of the form is in line with the website as a whole so it looks professional.

16. FanJoy

FanJoy

The email popup on Fanjoy states all of the benefits of signing up to their email list, from receiving information about new products and promotions to offering a 10% discount. After reading all of the benefits, the website visitor is going to be more motivated to subscribe. We also love that the signup button reinforces the discount by being named “Get 10% off”.

17. Haven

Haven

Instead of offering discounts, Haven offers subscribers free shipping as a reward for subscribing. In addition to the offer, they make clear the benefits of subscribing, such as receiving alerts when they stock new products and learning about promotions.

18. Heatonist

Heatonist

The email popup you’re presented with on Heatonist is a great newsletter popup example of a well-designed form that appears in the centre of the website as soon as a potential customer lands on the homepage. By showing the sign with “New York’s hottest club” on the left-hand side of the form, they’re reinforcing to subscribers that they’re joining a club/community and not just an email list.

19. UnTuckIt

UnTuckit

The UnTuckIt example above is another email sign-up pop-up form that uses discounts to entice subscribers to enter their email addresses. It’s a super simple form that keeps the process of subscribing easy. We like the use of “No thanks, I’ll pay full price” as the text for customers to click if they decline to subscribe as it reinforces the benefit of subscribing.

20. Lack of Color

Lack of Color

Lack of Color takes a different approach to the usual middle of the page popup form, instead of showing customers a popup at the bottom of the page, which can be closed if they’re not interested. The company offers a discount to subscribe and they keep the form very simple.

21. Monto

Monto

Monto doesn’t offer potential subscribers any discounts to sign up to their email list. Instead, they entice the subscriber by offering first access to new products and upcoming events. This makes the subscriber feel special by having access that others don’t have.

22. King Ice

King Ice

King Ice offers new subscribers a large 20% discount to subscribe to their email list. We like the simplicity of their popup form and how they state that subscribers can “opt out anytime” on it. This tells potential subscribers that if they don’t like the emails they receive from the company they’ll be able to easily unsubscribe at any time.

23. Super Natural Kitchen

SuperNatural

Supernatural Kitchen produces a range of food products. Not only do customers get a 10% discount for signing up, but they’re also promised exclusive access to recipes. This is a good example of using relevant content for branding (in this case food) as an enticement to subscribe. We like that the popup doesn’t block out the whole website so the visitor can still see the products in the background.

24. UpNature

UpNature

Essential oils e-commerce site UpNature offers potential subscribers the chance to win free stuff as opposed to being offered discounts. The company also offers the subscriber the ability to receive news of new promotions. We like how this email pop up form clearly states the benefits of signing up and that it has a minimalist layout.

25. Sous Chef

Sous Chef

Sous Chef is a UK-based website that combines content with an e-commerce shop that sells cookware and other kitchen utensils. In their email signup pop up form, they offer all new subscribers a chance to win a prize (a food hamper), which for smaller retailers can be a less expensive alternative to offering all new subscribers a discount.

26. Tsubi Soup

Tsubi Soup

Tsubi Soup offers a range of vegan soups that are sold online in the USA. In their email popup form, they give the subscriber a deal code to use without making them subscribe first. This builds trust with the subscribers and makes them more likely to subscribe to get future deals.

27. Cap Beauty

Cap Beauty

The email popup on Cap Beauty’s website is another example of an unobtrusive popup form that appears in the lower right-hand corner of the web page as soon as a visitor lands on their homepage. If website visitors aren’t interested, they can easily close the form and get on with browsing the website.

28. Natori

Natori

The popup on Natori.com is another excellent example of a simple yet powerful email popup form. They clearly state the benefit of subscribing (10% discount) and reinforce this by using “Enjoy my 10% off” on the subscribe button. Underneath the button, it says “Decline 10% off,” which makes the website visitor think twice about closing the popup without subscribing.

29. Tommie Copper

Tommie Copper

Health and performance clothing retailer Tommie Copper offers email subscribers 25% off their first order. We like the simplicity of this email popup form and how it clearly states the benefit to the subscriber of subscribing. The use of “Activate offer” as the button text is a great way to reinforce to the customer that they are receiving a benefit by signing up.

30. Body Bliss

Body Bliss

Body Bliss focuses on promoting free shipping in their popup form as opposed to offering big discounts or the chance to win a prize. This form is another example of a simple, straight-to-the-point popup form that clearly states the benefits of subscribing.

31. Black Diamond Equipment

Body Bliss

Black Diamond Equipment has decided to get more in-depth information from website visitors. They ask for the visitors’ gender, content preferences, and even ask the visitor to select some of their interests related to the types of products the company sells. This means the company receives more detailed information about each subscriber so they can better target their prospects.

32. Burrow

Burrow

Burrow uses a promotion around a specific event (the President’s Day holiday in the USA) to entice website visitors to sign up for their email newsletter. The time-limited offer creates a sense of urgency for the potential customer to sign up.

33. Revelry

Revelry

 

Revelry is an e-commerce store for brides to find the perfect wedding dress and dresses for bridesmaids. What we like about this popup form is the way they can capture the intention of the website visitor, whether they be a bride, bridesmaid, or other. This means they can send out more targeted email communications.

34. Sugarboo & Co.

Sugarboo & Co.

Sugarboo & Co. offer subscribers access to special deals as well as “sneak peaks” at new products. This provides clear benefits for the website visitor to sign up. We love the use of “Unlock 20% off” as the button text to reinforce to customers the main benefit of subscribing.

35. Molton Brown

Molton Brown

Molton Brown asks subscribers for their full name, their email address, and for them to agree to receive emails by ticking a box. Depending on what products you sell, it can sometimes make more sense to get more information from the subscriber upfront even if it risks fewer customers signing up.

36. Anchor & Crew

Anchor & Crew

The email popup on the Anchor & Crew website clearly lets the potential customer know the benefits of subscribing (5% discount) and also takes advantage of having the attention of the customer to highlight some important information about their brand.

37. Autograph Foliages

Autograph Foliages

Autograph Foliages’ popup is another email pop up example of a simple and noninvasive form. It clearly states the benefits of signing up (staying informed about new products, sales, and events) and gives visitors the option to politely decline the invitation with a “No thanks” button. Having a less aggressive approach when attempting to capture subscribers might not be the best approach for all e-commerce stores, but it works quite well for the types of specialty products that Autograph Foliages offers.

38. Gubi

Gubi

The email popup on Gubi’s website appears at the bottom of the webpage as soon as website visitors land on their homepage. Instead of offering discounts and freebies, the company emphasizes access to exclusive offers and content to entice the subscriber to join. It’s a great example of a simple and sleek form that isn’t intrusive.

39. US Mattress

US Mattress

The email popup form on US Mattress’s webpage is perhaps the simplest on our list. But sometimes simple works best so we thought we’d include this one. When you visit their website, this form appears on the bottom of the webpage within 60 seconds. It offers subscribers the ability to receive exclusive deals in exchange for subscribing.

40. Goldbelly

Gold Belly

Goldbelly is a marketplace for chef-made meal kits. What we like about this email popup is the simplicity and how it offers a clear benefit in the form of a $15 voucher in exchange for the website visitor’s email address. The use of “Claim your $15 off” as the button text is a great way to reinforce the benefit that the subscriber is receiving if they sign up.

The bottom line

Email popup forms are a great way to collect the email addresses of current and prospective customers so you can start communicating with them directly with news, offers, and more. To get the best signup rate, you usually need a well-designed form that highlights the benefit of subscribing to customers although as you saw above, there are some exceptions to this rule. Hopefully, these 40 email pop up examples has given you some inspiration for how you’ll display your company’s popup email form!

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About Author

Chris sent his first email campaign in 1995. He’s worked directly with Fortune 500 companies, retail giants, nonprofits, SMBs and government agencies in all facets of their email marketing and marketing automation programs. He’s also a BIG baseball fan, loves a good steak, and is mildly obsessed with zombie movies.

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