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Using Beefree with Basin


We are excited to introduce our partnership with Beefree, a leading email template builder. With Beefree, you can create stunning email templates with ease and then export them into Basin for further customization. This guide will walk you through the process of building an email template in Beefree, exporting it, and importing it into Basin.

Step 1: Create an Account with Beefree

First, sign up for a Beefree account using our affiliate link. The free plan will be sufficient for most Basin users.

Step 2: Designing Your Template

  1. Log in to Beefree: Once you have created an account, log in to Beefree.
  2. Create a New Template: Click on the "New Template" button to start designing your email.
  3. Use the Drag-and-Drop Editor: Beefree provides a user-friendly drag-and-drop editor that allows you to add and customize various elements such as text, images, buttons, and more.
  4. Customize Your Template: Use Beefree's wide variety of blocks and components to design your email template to suit your needs.

Tips for Designing Your Template

  • Consistency: Use consistent fonts, colors, and styles to maintain a professional look.
  • Readability: Ensure that your text is easy to read by using appropriate font sizes and colors.
  • Images: Use high-quality images that are relevant to your message.
  • Call-to-Action: Make sure your call-to-action buttons are clear and stand out.

Step 3: Exporting Your Template

  1. Export as HTML: Once you are satisfied with your design, click on the "Export" button.
  2. Choose HTML Export: Select the option to export your template as HTML. Beefree will generate an HTML file for you to download.

Step 4: Importing into Basin

  1. Log in to Basin: Log in to your Basin account and navigate to your project.
  2. Go to Email Templates: In your project, go to the "Email Templates" section.
  3. Create a New Template: Click on the "New Template" button.
  4. Paste the HTML: Open the HTML file you exported from Beefree and paste its contents into the Basin email template editor.

Step 5: Adjusting Merge Tags

  1. Identify Merge Tags: In the Basin editor, identify the merge tags (placeholders for dynamic content) within your template.
  2. Adjust as Needed: Adjust the merge tags to fit your needs. Basin uses Handlebars for templating, so you can use Handlebars syntax to customize the tags.

For more details on merge tags, visit our detailed guide on merge tags.


By leveraging Beefree's powerful design tools and Basin's robust form handling capabilities, you can create and manage beautiful, effective transactional emails with ease. Start designing with Beefree today and take your email templates to the next level!


Why should I use Beefree with Basin?

Beefree's intuitive drag-and-drop editor makes it easy to create professional email templates without any coding skills. Once you have designed your template, you can export it to Basin and use our advanced customization features to tailor the template to your specific needs.

Is the Beefree free plan enough for me?

For most Basin users, the Beefree free plan provides all the necessary features to create stunning email templates. However, if you require advanced features, you may consider upgrading to a premium plan.

How do I customize merge tags in Basin?

Basin uses Handlebars for templating, which allows you to use dynamic placeholders (merge tags) in your email templates. You can customize these tags directly in the Basin editor to fit your needs. For more details, visit our detailed guide on merge tags.

We are proud to be an affiliate of Beefree. Use our affiliate link to get started today!