Do you hate the phrase “please find attached”? So do we! That’s why we’ve put together a list of 15 less annoying alternatives that you can use in your sales emails. By using these phrases, you’ll make your sales emails more engaging and interesting to read. And who knows? You may even see an increase in sales as a result!
But the phrase is falling out of use. Below, we’ll cover the best “please find attached” alternatives.
Why “Please Find Attached” No Longer Works
Should we use Please find attached?
This sentence is not well-suited for sales and marketing emails because of its passive voice.
When you use passive voice, the subject of the sentence (in this case, “the sales email”) is acted upon by the verb (“is sent”). This construction can make your writing sound stuffy or formal.
It was great meeting you and your team today. I enjoyed getting to know everyone and look forward to putting your financial services at the top of automation.
Please find attached the cost breakdown for your yearly subscription to InvestGlass. Are you available next week for a ten-minute call?
In this example, the phrase “please find attached” is polite but formal. It doesn’t sound sales -y or engaging.
A better alternative might be using the following :
1. Attach the file with no explanation
2. The attached file includes
3. I’ve attached
4. This email has
5. I’m sharing this file with you
6. You’ll find the attachment below
7. Let me know if you have any questions about the attachment.
8. The requested document is attached to this email
9. Relevant information is in the attached file.
10. Here is
11. When you review the attached email, you will find
12. Please see the attached email for more detail
13. Take a look at the attached email
14. Attached herewith this email
15. I’ve linked the following file
Never forget two elements to make your email less annoying:
1. Keep it short and sweet – The last thing your sales lead wants is to be bombarded with a wall of text. Keep your follow-up email short, sweet, and to the point.
2. Get straight to the point – The last thing your sales lead wants is to be bombarded with a wall of text. Keep your follow-up email short, sweet, and to the point. The sales lead wants is to be bombarded with a wall of text. Keep your follow-up email short, sweet, and to the point.
Two modern emails sales techniques
Embed a video or an image. We have seen some advice from Lemlist, Vouch, and Videoask solutions to add images and videos. Is it a good idea to add a video message to an email? You can do it, but don’t forget the limits of a sales email: keep it short.
Use a CTA button “Request a demo” or “Download the PDF”. It is an easy way to engage your sales to lead with one click and give them what he wants without taking too much time reading.
And how do you write it?