The One Word That Gets People To Reply To Your Email

January 26, 2018

It’s wild to think that hundreds of BILLIONS of emails are sent every day, but how many of them actually get a response? Now that I think of it, I don’t respond to a majority of mine (unless it’s important work stuff)!

Quartz analyzed hundreds of thousands of emails and they found that while only 47% of emails receive any kind of response, “Hey” is the most effective opener, receiving a reply 64% of the time. Here’s a look at the top 5 intros that increase the chances of someone replying to your email:

Hey - 64%
Hello - 63.6%
Hi - 62.7%
Greetings - 57.2%
Dear - 56.5%