Greetings and Farewells

Hi” is universally great as a greeting. It’s not too formal, but not informal.

  • Hello” is too formal. It sounds robotic, even when followed by the person’s name.
  • Hey” is a bit informal. It’s okay in one-on-one cor­re­spon­dence, but it’s too casual for a mass send.

You can also choose to have no greeting at all. This is extremely common in our marketing emails. Just make sure your content has a strong beginning without it, like a headline.

We are delighted that you have chosen to join us.

Don’t make it awkward with formal words or phrases.

We’re glad you’re here.

Do give customers a warm welcome.

Always go for a casual close. Farewells should be open-ended if coming from a person — otherwise, end with the CTA.

Best,” regards” and sincerely” are generally too fancy for our voice. Meanwhile, thanks,” talk soon” and let me know” are much more conversational.

Best regards,

Don’t use farewells you’d never say out loud.

Let’s chat soon,

Do use the same casual greetings you would say when face-to-face.

Greetings and farewells go together. If you drop one, drop the other.

Last Updated: 26 May 2020 at 2:45pm CDT