Can I have your phone number?
Of course I can't. I don't know you and you don't know me. Calling you on the phone would be a little intrusive, because to you, I'm just a business. So I get it, I won't call you...
But what about email?
Today, people communicate more through text mediums than they do voice. Whether it be texting, email or social networking, little fingers are tapping away furiously. A case could be made that emails are more valuable and more personal than phone numbers, and who wants to give that away to a stranger. Especially if that stranger wants to call you everyday, multiple times a day to tell you about something you could care less about.
I will not do that.
In fact, here's a list of things I won't do:
- I will not email you multiple times a day
- I will not even email you daily
- I will not create obnoxiously long newsletters
- I will not reuse or sell your email address
And a list of things I will do:
- Respect when you click "unsubscribe"
- Send occasional (maybe weekly) emails
- Keep it short and sweet
The truth is, I would love some way to communicate with you. It allows me to show you new products or announce sales. More importantly it's also a way to find out what you want and what I can do better as business owner.
So if you have a moment.. :)