Sales Follow-up Emails:
5 Rules to Follow

Cold email senders tend to devote a lot of time to carefully craft our opening message, but usually don’t spend even half of it on writing sales follow-ups.

Meanwhile, our experience at Woodpecker shows that the majority of prospects reply to the second or the third message from the sequence, and not directly to the first one. So it looks like we should focus on the follow-ups at least as much as we focus on the opening email. Here are 5 crucial rules to keep in mind when it comes to an effective sales follow-up email.

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What Can You Use Cold Emails for in a SaaS Company, besides Outbound Lead Generation?

What to use cold emails for besides prospecting

 

What’s the first thing that comes to our mind when we think of cold emails in a start-up? Prospecting. Lead generation. Finding new customers potentially interested in our product or service. Fair enough. That’s probably the core application of B2B cold emails right now. But we can do more than that. So, what else can you use cold emails for in your SaaS company?

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Value Proposition – How to Tell My Addressee Why You Reached Out to Them? (Updated)

illustration of cold email bringing value

 

The value proposition is probably the most difficult part to craft well in an email. Why? ‘Cause if it sounds even a bit salesy – the prospect may get scared off. Too blurry – the addressee may not get what we want from them and become disinterested. Too personal – it may just seem creepy. So how should it sound so the recipient gets actually intrigued and wants to reply?

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Perfect CTA, or How to Write a Persuasive Cold Email? (Updated)

How to write a perfect cold email CTAWhereas a well-crafted subject is key for boosting our opening rates, the CTA (call to action) is the key to boosting the reply rates. That’s the sentence, or a question, the addressee reads at the end of our message. That’s the part that persuade them to undertake some action – send us a reply, click the provided link, sign up for a trial. If you want to know how to write effective CTAs, keep reading.

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Links in Cold Email: How to Add & Track Them Safely (Updated)

Do you have links in your cold emails? I bet you do. We often feel the need to add a link or two – either in the body of our email or in the signature. Moreover, we usually want to know if someone clicked the link or not. Ideally, we would like to know how many people clicked the link and who it was exactly.

There are many tools that allow us to track clicks on links in emails, but all of them use the same mechanism to do that. Unfortunately, the mechanism is not perfect, and it may cause spam alerts if we set up our links wrong. That’s why it’s important to put in the links properly into our message not to get into spam folder. Here’s how to do that.

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30 Tools & Services for Outbound Prospect List Building (Updated)

Prospect list building is a crucial part of the outbound sales process. The first step is defining your ideal customer profile (ICP). But as soon as you’ve done that, you actually need to find the right accounts, people and their contact details. Here’s a tool stack for step two. A collection of outbound prospect list building tools and services that will help you regularly feed Woodpecker with fresh contacts.

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What Are Email Sending Limits of Various Email Service Providers? (Updated)

email sending limits

You have to know this. Especially if you do email outreach. Each email service provider has its own email sending limits. The limits may be daily, hourly, and sometimes also per minute. If you’re sending cold email campaigns without being aware of your email provider’s limits, your email account may get blocked before you know it. In this blog post, you will find information about sending limits of popular email service providers including Gmail, Office 365, GoDaddy and more.

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Prospect List Building Tools Review Vol. 12: LeadFuze

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And here’s another part of our Prospect List Building Tools Review series. This time we’ve got a big fish. Pioneers in the field, present on the market since 2014, coming from the US and focusing on quality data for years  LeadFuze. It was a real honor for me to talk to Justin McGill, founder and CEO of LeadFuze, and I’m glad he accepted the invitation to our series of reviews. Read his answers to my questions below and see what I’ve found about the prospecting tool he’s built together with his team.

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