In 2015, Google announced its new framework, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). In 2019, this framework was extended to revolutionize emails, sparking a huge interest.
The question on many marketers’ minds is: Should you AMP up your email? How much value would it add to the email? Let’s find out here.
First, let’s look at what you get with AMP for email :
What is AMP for email?
AMP’s goal is to speed up page load times on mobile. For email, though, AMP has a different agenda.
AMP for email allows users to interact within the email, just like a website or an app. It makes email more engaging by displaying interactive and dynamic content.
There are many benefits of AMP for emails. Yet, there are a few limitations too. Let’s find out below.
1) Not supported by all email clients
Currently, there are only four AMP supporting email clients. They won’t work on unsupported email clients like Outlook.
However, there’s a way around it. Every AMP email is sent along with a fallback version. This basic HTML version of the email is viewed on unsupported clients.
[Visual on the other side showing logos and names of four AMP supporting email clients – Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Mail.ru, and FairEmail]
2) Integrations and setup required
AMP emails are not like regular emails. Every brand needs to get its domain whitelisted before it can deliver AMP emails. There may be integrations required on the brand side too.
Do note, though, that these are just one-time integrations. Netcore Cloud can execute this process, making it easier for you to roll out AMP for emails.
3) Limited performance tracking
Within AMP emails, the user interacts with the elements and components of the email. Such interactions could extend beyond link clicks. For example, hovering on a section can open a dropdown menu. These AMP email engagements may not be measurable.
However, the interactivity of AMP emails is proven to drive engagement and sales–what ultimately matters for brands is conversions and better ROI.
4) Writing codes with the AMP framework
To avoid such a manual task, brands can use readymade AMP email templates. Netcore Cloud can help you with custom templates for your brand, helping you create AMP emails in minutes.
Here’s how you use AMP for email despite the challenges :
- Unsupported clients receive the fallback HTML email
- One-time integration process with the help of Netcore Cloud
- Use Netcore Cloud’s custom AMP email templates
- Create AMP emails using a drag-and-drop editor
So, are you looking to implement interactive emails ?
Netcore Cloud’s AMP-powered email campaign can uplift your email program and boost your ROI. Our email wizards can help you assess, analyze, strategize, and achieve email marketing goals. Connect with us to understand how you can benefit from our expertise and experience – we send over 17 billion emails a month for businesses across 18 countries.