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Business Correspondence - Typed or Hand Written Env?


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Poll: Business Correspondence? (17 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you prefer for business correspondence.

  1. I prefer hand written - It shows a personal touch (7 votes [41.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.18%

  2. I prefer printed or labled envelopes - It shows professionalism. (4 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  3. I don't care as long as there is a check inside!! (6 votes [35.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.29%

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#1 Hiram guy 21010

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:42 AM

I have always tried to hand write envelopes for business correspondence, and where applicable, add a personal note to most correspondence. I have recently been informed that it looks unprofessional to receive anything hand written!!

Just wondering what you folks think. Obviously, mass mailings get preprinted envelopes or lables, but I think individual items should receive individual attention.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:33 PM

I also work in an insurance agency. I always hand write my envelopes and any notes I need to send to my insureds. I am their friend not just someone who takes their money!!

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 12:39 PM

I am in insurance also. The person who does our mail handwrites. It is nearly impossible to have labels ready for everyone. If we were all magic and this was logical I would like them to be typed. It makes it more clear and prevents errors.

As for checks go- we use window envelopes. Every agents name will show through the window typed.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 01:00 PM

If you are marketing, your mail piece gets opened if it is handwritten.
If a letter is inside, just label the sucker. It is more prof.
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#5 Hiram guy 21010

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:17 PM

I guess most folks don't care!! 68 views and only 11 votes???

Funny that the only posts were other insurance providers? Are we the only ones that mail stuff anymore?

#6 lulu

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:33 PM

At work I always (and sometimes for personal use) use typed envelopes. I just think it looks more professional. And it takes less time!

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:39 PM

I have always typed envelopes as long as I can remember. It's easier for the post office to read. Most times the envelopes get opened by someone and just tossed. Of course that is business to business. I guess it really doesn't matter that much to me what is on the envelope, it's what's inside that matters. A hand written note is always seen by the person the mail is addressed to.

I like personal touches but so often it goes unnoticed.
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:51 PM

I know that personally, I'm much more prone to opening a handwritten envelope, so I try to do that at work. smile.gif
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#9 Slumber Parties by Kelly

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:51 PM

I love a hand written note.

My insurance agent lamenated a piece the paper wrote on my daughter. What a nice thing to get in the mail.

We get birthday cards and thank you cards.

Handwritten is not the professional route, but the personal, and we have not even thought about changing agents.

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