How do I embed a form inside a Mailchimp email template?

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    cmedens
    Asked on April 05, 2019 at 10:08 AM

    I would like to embed my form, 2019 Order Form, into a mailchimp email. Can somebody help me figure out how to do this?


    Thanks!

    Chas

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    Jim_R
    Answered on April 05, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Hey Chas - You can embed an actual form inside an email, but it's never really a good practice to do so. Please take the following into consideration:

    1. Formatting may look different depending on the email client used

    2. Functionality may differ depending on the email client

    3. Security warnings depending on the email client

    4. Client-sided checks may or may not work depending on the email client

    For a more detailed look on what I'm referring to, read this article. Quoting one of the lines on that page:

    Given the sporadic support for forms in emails, we recommend linking to a form on a website rather than embedding it in the email. This is the safest, most reliable solution to pairing an email message with a form. More people will see it and be able to use it, and as a result participation will increase.

    I'm also citing another source, straight from Mailchimp's help article:

    After reviewing these resources and you still want to go with embedding the form directly inside a Mailchimp email template, you can grab your form's entire source code then paste it inside your email template.

    Complete guide: How-to-get-the-Full-Source-Code-of-your-Form

    Going back, I implore you to take into consideration that email client support varies when it comes to HTML-based emails. So, I highly recommend you just use the direct link to your form instead. Just place the link inside your email template and that should do it. Your visitors can click the link to the form and it will open on a new tab where they can fill it out.

    Related guide: Where-to-Find-My-Form-URL