So you realized why following-up your prospects is crucial for the effectiveness of your campaign – good for you. But what should an actual sales follow-up email be like? How to tell your prospects ‘hey, I’m still here waiting for you to reply’ without being creepy, or annoying… or both?
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.
You put a lot of hard work into preparing your cold email campaign, yet you get poor results. Hardly anyone opens your emails or very few people reply. You start wondering if your efforts actually make any sense. Sounds familiar? Don’t give up just yet, though. I have some solutions to the most common cold email problems you may face.
Sales articles are full of advice on how to skilfully ask questions during sales interview. That’s not surprising. Questions are the exact thing that helps us move potential leads through the sales funnel. Cold callers use them during discovery calls and those who prospect might use questions while looking for the ICPs. But how to apply it to cold email senders who have just begun the conversation? Here I gathered 3 resources that will help you learn how to perfect the art of asking questions.
Cold outreach needs a lot of experimentation before you get it right. You can tinker with cold email copy, subject line, CTA, and other elements to optimize your cold email. However, how do you know what to focus on?
Most cold email senders craft their campaigns with a view to acquiring new business relations. They commit all their efforts to planning a new cold email campaign. They spend a long time on precise targeting, perfecting their email copy and taking care of impeccable deliverability.
In the end, they do indeed achieve a very high open rate of their email campaign, one that would amaze even a well-seasoned cold email sender. Yet the reply rate to their campaigns is very poor. How is that possible?
Over the span of 2 years, Woodpecker has grown a lot faster than we’ve predicted. We have 1000+ customers on board who come from 52 different countries. But what’s more important for today’s blog post, Woodpecker has sent way more than 20 million cold emails throughout all this time.
If you’re sending cold emails, you know that sometimes your messages work amazingly well, sometimes they work OK, and sometimes they don’t work at all. And whether your outreach works great, or it hardly works at all, there’s always a reason for that. Actually, in most cases, there’s a whole collection of reasons for that. Here’s a list of 10 factors that you may want to check to discover the cause of your campaign’s success or failure, and to improve the effectiveness of your emails in general.
The issue of different time zones complicates the definition of optimal email delivery time. What is 7 AM to our prospect in California is 4 PM for us in Poland. Many companies like ours have been prospecting overseas by sending cold emails. In such a case, should we aim at the optimal time on our prospects’ clock? Or should we consider our own office hours, so that we can react quickly if someone responds to our message?
Time matters. Sending emails on particular days of the week and at specific times of the day may influence the open rates and response rates. That’s what has been proven by many studies. However, a major part of the research considers the best delivery time for email newsletters. Newsletters and cold emails are not the same, so can we apply those newsletter studies to cold emails as well? What is the best time to send email campaign?