Are Handwritten Notes Better Than Email?

Dave Schaaf
Dave Schaaf

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a business owner, it can be difficult to navigate the exact ways you would like to communicate with your customers. The email has kind of taken the place of handwritten notes in most business transactions. However, this is not to say that email should have replaced handwritten notes. Let’s take a look at why handwritten notes can help bring you some new customers or help you retain the ones that you already have.


Why Handwritten Notes and Email Should Be Part of Your Business Communications

When you get an email, does it make you feel the same way as when you get a handwritten note? Are there times when you need to communicate something to a customer or a client, and it needs to be delivered immediately?

As you might have suspected, there is a time and a place for both emails and handwritten notes.

To run a successful business, you need to know when to send an email and when a handwritten note can help. We know that emails have become popular because of how easy they are, but this has left some businesses an opportunity to capitalize on sending handwritten notes to their customers.


When Should Handwritten Notes Be Sent? 

Handwritten notes are personal. They make customers and even business associates feel as though you care about them and, most importantly, that you have time for them.

Handwritten notes do not lack the warmth that an electronic message does.

The handwritten note is quite effective for special occasions, showing appreciation, or conveying your message most appropriately. The downfall, of course, is the time it takes to create handwritten notes; that is where Yellow Letters Complete comes into play.


When To Send Emails? 

Emails are a part of business, and they are not going anywhere. Emails are incredibly efficient, and they can reach a large group of people simultaneously. For daily transactions and basics, email is a great choice to consider.

In professional settings, many people prefer email as it is easy to send, and they have the time to send it in just a few minutes. Time-sensitive is a common term you hear in business, and emails are set up perfectly for this.

However, you must also make sure you are combining emails and handwritten notes to properly represent yourself and your business.


How To Decide Between Email and Handwritten Notes?

As you can see, both email and handwritten notes can be effective. However, you have to find the match for your business at the time. Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding between handwritten notes or emails:

  • What is the nature of the message?
  • Who is receiving the message, what will the audience appreciate more, and what do they need?
  • What is the impact you want the email or handwritten note to have?

Considering these things before sending will ultimately lead you to your decision.


Final Thoughts

At Yellow Letters Complete, we work with many business owners who have found great success in both email and handwritten notes. In fact, the combination of the two seems to be the solution that will most effectively translate your message to the customers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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