14 Powerful Email Closing Lines in Sales Letters

14 Powerful Email Closing Lines


08 / 2016


Категории: Language of Business, Sales Letter

В продолжение темы «Sales letters» сегодня Business English Academy разберет такой немаловажный аспект, как заключительные строки. Не для кого не секрет, что лучше всего читатель запоминает посыл, заложенный в начале письма,

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а также в его завершении. Тем самым последние строки получают одну из сильнейших позиций в тексте.

Условно заключительные ремарки мы разделили на 3 группы: «предложение, от которого не возможно отказаться», «заставляют задуматься» и «прямой призыв к действию». Рассмотрим их более детально:

Can’t-Resist Questions

A well-chosen question can turn a one-way exchange into a dialogue — and talking with your prospect is always better than talking at them.

To kickstart an initial exchange or engage a prospect that’s gone silent, extend an offer he won’t be able to refuse. You’ll simultaneously add value and incentivize him to answer. Here are a couple examples:

  • “After analyzing your site, I’ve found a couple places to improve design accessibility. Should I write up my results?”
  • “I’ve got a great checklist on hiring interns. Want me to send it your way?”
  • “Have you tried any of those strategies? I have a couple more ideas for how we could help.”

Ending with an interesting question is also valuable for learning more about prospects. Check out these sample ones:

  • “Is it currently a priority to improve customer wait times?”
  • “How did you maintain hiring quality as you scaled? Did you ever try an employee referral program or social recruiting strategy?”
  • “Did the ebook you downloaded change the way you think about prefab methods?”

When you’re trying to educate the prospect on your product’s value, consider ending with, “Did you know [surprising fact about product]?” Here are some ideas:

  • “Did you know most senior managers have never undergone leadership training?”

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Thought-Provoking Statements

Getting people to slow down enough to actually absorb your emails is challenging. That’s where a surprising or thought-provoking statement comes in: Not only will it grab your prospect’s attention in the moment, but it’ll leave your message on her mind the rest of the day.

Did you already mention a customer who saw success with your product? Use your final line to deliver a bonus tidbit about their results, like so:

  • “By the way, the art program they designed with our help ended up winning two national awards.”
  • “Two years later, that company was acquired for $30 million.”

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Clear Calls-to-Action

Never leave your prospect without a clear idea of what to do next. Including a simple, specific call-to-action at the end of your email will drive the sales process forward.

The operative words? “Simple” and “specific.” Too much choice can be overwhelming — so if you want prospects to immediately take action, give them one or two concrete options. Take a look at these hypothetical CTAs:

  • “Are you ready to discuss pricing, or would you like me to hop on the phone with your legal team?»
  • “Looking forward to walking you through our POS tool. Are you available on Wednesday 3 p.m. or Thursday at noon?”

Aaron Ross, author of Predictable Revenue, swears by these closing lines:

  • “Please let me know by [date] if you are ready to [next step].”
  • “Email me by [date] to confirm [next step].”
  • “I’ll send you a calendar invite/reminder about finalizing that paperwork on [date]. Sound good?”

No one wants to write emails prospects will forget in five minutes. With these powerful closing lines, your message will linger.

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Written by Aja Frost

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