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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10 Tips to Write a Cold Sales Email From a Copywriter

10 Tips to Write a Cold Sales Email From a Copywriter

Cold email copy can make or break your email campaign. A perfectly targeted prospect base won’t guarantee success if your message doesn’t catch their interest. Unfortunately, many cold emails fail to do that.

The most common problems with cold email copy that I’ve come across are the lack of clarity, impersonality, unnecessary wordiness and egocentrism. These things make prospects delete the message without even reading it till the end.

In this blog post, I want to share with you some copywriting tips that will help you write more prospect-oriented, valuable and engaging sales emails that will get opened, read and replied to.

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15 Best Sales Email Subject Lines We’ve Come Across (Updated)

15 Best Sales Email Subject Lines We've Come Across

We always say that a cold email subject line is like a key to a door. Today, I present to you examples of attention-grabbing subject lines that will work like the right key to the right door and open up a conversation with your prospect.

We analyzed the best sales email subject lines at Woodpecker and uncovered a really interesting thing that may help you.

Keep on reading to find out what it is.

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Value Proposition – How to Tell Your 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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Best Signatures for Sales Emails: Let’s Analyze What Makes Them Effective

cold email signature template visualization

Email signature may seem like no big deal. After all, there are plenty of signature templates to choose from. You could just pick the one you like, customize it and paste into your email, right?

This could be enough in the case of a regular business email signature. A signature for a sales email, however, requires a bit more attention as it serves an extra purpose — it should increase your credibility in the eyes of your prospects and encourage them to reply to you.

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