A Practical Guide to Writing Business Email

On this site, "business email" is not a euphemism for spam. I'm talking about email communications between customers and established suppliers. And I'm not talking about some set of rules about how to write a "correct" business email. And its not about how to create an email that will close a sale. This is about how to write an email that I will be able to use. Its better that I don't have a specific recollection of your email than for me to remember that it was almost impossible to get the information I needed.

My customers can format their emails in any way they like.

The customer is right. I am not going to complain about the way they format their emails. It is my job to decipher their communication.

Vendors on the other hand---

Although I wish that my customers would follow many of the rules below it is criminal that most of my suppliers don't.

There now. That wasn't so bad, was it? Please keep these things in mind the next time you send me a business email.

Good Luck!