Exporting to Amazon SES
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Design beautiful email templates for Amazon SES
Beefree is all about creating beautiful emails, fast. With the Amazon SES connector, it's easy to push your Beefree designs to Amazon's Simple Email Service.
From transactional emails to mass mailers, now you invoke a Beefree design when using the Amazon SES API.
An email template builder for Amazon Simple Email Service
Amazon SES is one of the most popular, cloud-based email sending tools available today. Applications of all kinds leverage the service to send many types of emails. Needless to say, Amazon SES is a powerful tool as a sending platform. However, it lacks a visual editor to help you create beautiful, responsive designs.
That's where we come in. Whether you're using one of our pre-made templates or a custom design, you can push any email created in Beefree directly to your Amazon SES account.
Setting up a connector does not sync your designs with external services. If you update a design after exporting it, you must re-export to see the updates. The export file will populate as a new design inside your ESP.
How to export an email template to Amazon SES
First of all, you need to connect your Amazon SES and Beefree accounts. Connecting the two applications is very easy, and you can choose to do so in one of two ways:
- Connect your Beefree and Amazon accounts before you start designing (from Settings > Connectors)
- Connect the first time you need to export a specific template to Amazon (from Export)
Follow the steps below.
1. Connect from Workspace Settings
Go to Settings > Connectors and click the Connect button for Amazon SES.
Insert the following information to connect:
- AWS Key and Secret: here there is an article from the AWS documentation on how to get them.
- Region: Read this article from AWS docs to find it.
- Account Name: this isn't mandatory. It is just your account name. If you have more than one, this may help you identify the account that you are exporting to later.
2. Connect from Export
Then click on Push to your sending system.
A new window will display with the list of the available connectors. Select Amazon SES and follow the steps to log in and connect it.
If you have already connected, you will not be asked to do so again.
Beefree will confirm that the email has been successfully exported. You will see it appear in your Amazon SES account, in Email Sending > Email Templates. The name of your design in Beefree will be the same as the name of the Amazon SES template, along with a unique identifier. Here's an example:
Multiple Workspaces / Customers
Do you have different workspaces and need to easily manage all your emails and templates?
No problem! The Enterprise Version of Beefree allows you to set up different workspaces so you can better organize your email creation workflow. Enterprise allows you to specify different connectors for each workspace so you never need to switch accounts.
For example, say you are a digital marketing agency with 10 clients that use Amazon SES. With Enterprise, you will be able to create 10 workspaces in Beefree and connect each of them to their specific account.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.