Tips for Replying To email
Have you ever wondered why it takes so long to get an answer to an email? Is it because you’re accessing information from around the world? Or, is it the process of splitting and reassembling the data that is creating a network overload? I tested the system by sending an email to myself; click and send… It came right back to my inbox. It’s not the system that is slow, then what could it be? Okay, enough of the sarcasm.
It’s common to get a reply 2-3 days after sending an email. What does this tell you about the person or the company? Would you want to work with a company that doesn’t seem to care?
email is one of the greatest benefits of the Internet. Either reply to inquiries in a timely manner or remove your email address from your website, business cards, and the company letterhead because it will result in the same thing; you will lose a lead/customer just as easily by not answering their emails as you would by removing your contact information.
In today’s fast-paced world we expect things to work quickly. Professionalism is emphasized by prompt and accurate replies to email. On average it takes only a minute or two in order to write a simple response and hit reply. If you have thirty emails in your inbox it would only take approximately 30 – 60 minutes if the replies are simple.
What Will Be Accomplished by Answering Email Promptly?
1. It will get you into the habit of keeping your business relations current and active.