We've all been in the position where we need to send a reminder email.
Whether you are nudging a prospective client or sending a late payment reminder, the way in which you craft your message makes a big difference.
Keep in mind: People forget things... this doesn't always mean they're ignoring you.
So, how long should you wait to send a reminder email?
Well, it depends on the matter... but as a general rule, we've found that the sweet spot is the first day of the delay, or 24hrs after your sent email.
Example to an internal team member:
Example to an existing client:
Example to a prospective client:
General Rules To Keep In Mind:
- Keep it short and direct
- Try to be friendly and polite, while still conveying urgency around the subject
- Avoid saying things like, "hope all is well" or "I apologize for the bother" ... this may come off in-genuine.
Basically: drop the fluff, be polite, and have a clear CTA.
By implementing these general touchpoints, you are much more likely to receive the outcome you desire.