This tutorial demonstrates how to build an app that allows a seller to send mass emails to their current members.

You could use it to:

  • Send weekly updates on sports picks
  • Send announcements to members

This app uses:


Before we can start building, we need to create an app on Whop. If you haven’t already, head to the Developer Settings page and create a new app.

As this app is a Business-facing app, it will not be shown to the customer, so we will only need to set the seller path in our app settings.

  • Seller Path: /seller-view/$companyId

Project Setup

Resend Setup

To send emails, we will be using Resend. The app will need an API key to use the Resend SDK, so head to the Resend Dashboard and create a new API key.

Next.js Setup

Now that we have got our Resend API key, we can move on to the app itself. This tutorial will use Next.js with the App Directory

  1. Initialize a new project
  1. Install the dependencies
  1. Set up Environment Variables

To ensure that we don’t leave any sensitive information in our code, we are going to use environment variables to store our API keys.

Create a .env.local file in the root of your project and add the following:

  • WHOP_API_KEY is your Whop API key. You can find this in your app’s settings.
  • NEXT_PUBLIC_WHOP_APP_ID is your Whop App ID. You can find this in your app’s settings.
  • RESEND_API_KEY is the API key we created earlier.

Building the app

This section will walk you through building the app.

Structuring the project

Before we start building, we need to set up the project structure. We will:

  • Create the path for our seller page
  • Create a lib folder for our server-side logic
  • Create a components folder for our UI components
  • Setup Frosted UI

Creating the Seller page

Create a new path inside of the app folder:


This will be the page that the seller sees when they open the app.

Creating the miscellaneous folders

To use Frosted UI, we need to edit our layout.tsx and tailwind.config.ts files.

import type { Config } from "tailwindcss";
import preset from "@whop/frosted-ui/dist/preset";

const config = preset({
  content: [
export default config;

Now, create a folder in the app directory called layout.client.tsx. This is where we will define our client layout.

"use client"; // this line is important
import { FC, PropsWithChildren } from "react";
import { TooltipProvider, Toaster } from "@whop/frosted-ui";

export const ClientLayout: FC<PropsWithChildren> = ({ children }) => {
  return (
      <Toaster />

Finally, we need to edit the layout.tsx file to use our new layout.

import { ClientLayout } from "./layout.client";
import "./globals.css";

export default function RootLayout({
}: {
  children: React.ReactNode;
}) {
  return (
    <html lang="en">

Finally, head to globals.css and remove all the content except the 3 @tailwind imports, like so:

@tailwind base;
@tailwind components;
@tailwind utilities;

Developing locally

To develop locally and see our changes on the Whop site, we need to use the whop-proxy command. To do this, run the following command in your terminal:

To find out more about the whop-proxy command, check out the documentation.

Creating the Seller page

Now that we have our project setup, we can start building the app. We will start by creating the seller page.

In this file we will:

  • Verify that the user is allowed to access the page
  • Fetch all the products for the company
  • Render the form to send emails
import {
} from "@whop-apps/sdk";
import Form from "@/components/Form";
import { headers } from "next/headers";

export default async function SellerView({
}: {
  params: { companyId: string };
}) {
  const { userId } = await validateToken({ headers });

  const access = await hasAccess({
    to: authorizedUserOn(params.companyId),

  if (!access) return <p>no access</p>;

  const products = await"/app/products", {
    params: {
      query: {
        company_id: params.companyId,

  if (! return <p>no products</p>;

  return (
      <Form companyId={params.companyId} products={} />

Creating the form

In this form, the seller will be able to select a specific product or all of them, and then input the email content, such as the subject and body.

"use client";
import { useState, useEffect } from "react";
import {
} from "@whop/frosted-ui";
import SendEmail from "@/lib/actions"; // We will create this later
import { useFormState, useFormStatus } from "react-dom";

const initialState = {
  error: false,
  message: "",

export default function Form({
}: {
  companyId: string;
  products: { name: string; id: string }[];
}) {
  const [selectedProduct, setSelectedProduct] = useState<string>("all"); // Default to all products
  const [state, formAction] = useFormState(SendEmail, initialState);
  const { pending } = useFormStatus();

  useEffect(() => { // Show a toast when the response of the form action changes
    if (state.message) {
      if (state.error === false) {
      } else {
  }, [state.error, state.message]);

  return (
    <div className="flex justify-center items-center h-screen bg-gradient-to-r from-gray-200 via-gray-300 to-gray-200">
      <div className="bg-white w-[600px] p-8 rounded-lg shadow-lg">
        <h1 className="text-lg text-center font-semibold mb-4">Send emails</h1>
        <form action={formAction}>
          <input type="hidden" name="companyId" value={companyId} />
          <div className="space-y-3">
                  textValue: "All products",
                  value: "all",
       => ({
              onValueChange={(value) => setSelectedProduct(value)}
              placeholder="Select a product"
            <Input name="title" placeholder="Title" size="md" required />
          <Button isLoading={pending} className="w-full" type="submit">
      <Toaster />

Creating the server action

Now that we have created our form, we need to create the server action that will be triggered when the form is submitted. Create a new file called actions.ts in the lib folder.

In this file we will:

  • Retrieve the email of each user for the selected product
  • Send the emails using Resend
  • Return a success/error message
"use server";
import { Resend } from "resend";
import { WhopAPI } from "@whop-apps/sdk";

const resend = new Resend(process.env.RESEND_API_KEY);

async function retrieveEmail(userId: string) {
  // Retrieve the email of a user
  const response = await"/app/users/{id}", {
    params: {
      path: {
        id: userId,

  if (! {
    return null;

  return ? : null;

export default async function SendEmail(prevState: any, formData: FormData) {
  const companyId = formData.get("companyId") as string; // Parse all the data from the form
  const productId = formData.get("productId") as string;
  const title = formData.get("title") as string;
  const body = formData.get("body") as string;

  const memberships = await"/app/memberships", {
    // Retrieve all memberships for the product
    params: {
      query: {
        company_id: companyId,
        product_id: productId === "all" ? undefined : productId, // If the product ID is "all", then don't filter by product ID
        valid: true,
        per: 50,

  if (! {
    return { error: true, message: "No memberships found" }; // Return an error if there were no memberships found

  let emailList = [] as string[];

  for (const membership of {
    // Loop through all the memberships and fetch the email of the user
    if (membership.user_id) {
      const email = await retrieveEmail(membership.user_id);
      if (email) {
        // If the email exists, add it to the list

  const data = await resend.emails.send({
    from: "Acme <>", // TODO: Change this to your own email
    to: emailList,
    subject: title,
    text: body,

  if (data.error) {
    return { error: true, message: data.error.message }; // Return an error if there was an error sending the emails

  return { error: false, message: "Emails sent successfully" }; // Return a success message if the emails were sent successfully

Next Steps

If you have made it this far, congratulations! You have successfully built an app.

If you want to view the source code for this app, you can find it on GitHub