- Be direct and quickly building an idea that the reader is in need of your product or service. Provide your details immediately and clearly, add a strong sales presentation that shortly explains the benefits of our service. Encourage the reader to check the reference materials that you put together with the letter, this will help you make a successful sale.
- Get the reader's attention as quickly as possible by telling him or her the reasons why he or she is in need of an insurance policy.
- Explain the included details, the type of the insurance policy that you are selling or urging him or her to raise his or her coverage.
- Communicate well your interest in helping him or her and ask for a reply.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
Why should you get life insurance today?
There are several reasons why you should get a life insurance policy. The main reason being that you MUST be prepared for the future. Having a life insurance policy can take care of all your future problems for you!
And when we say future, we MEAN future. Life insurance policies can take care of things for you and your family even in the event of your death or in the case of disability.
Now wouldn't it be nice not to worry about all those major things in the future when you are already retired and ready to relax? Red Insurance can provide you with aggressive life insurance policies that will give you the best coverage for the value of your money.
So why are you waiting? Pick up the phone and dial 111-1111 now and learn about all the options we can offer you for a worry-free future you can ensure today!
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Sample of a persuasive sales letter for Red Insurance.
Further things to consider when writing direct marketing letters to consumers
Direct Marketing Letters
Direct marketing letters are letters written to persuade the recipients to purchase products or services in the absence of salespersons. If drafted correctly, direct marketing letters can be one of the most effective marketing tools for your business. They have been used by businesses to cut the cost of advertising and to inform their loyal customers about discounts and special offers. In most cases, they usually advertise single service or product line, especially one that is considered to generate great profit to the business. Direct marketing letters allow you to reach prospective customers and generate business.
Direct marketing letters should be sweet and to the point. Begin the letter with a provocative idea that captures the recipient's attention and makes him/her want to keep reading. Clearly state the top benefits of the product or service you are selling, giving practical and real life examples. If necessary, include testimonials from customers who have used the product or service. Write in a conversational style and use short paragraphs. Use an active voice too and interesting phrases that encourage the recipient to continue reading. Conclude the letter with a strong statement or argument that compels the recipient to respond or take the necessary action.
Letters to Consumers
Letters to consumers are letters sent to people who purchase goods and services in retail for their own use. These could be response letters from companies to respond to claims, requests, or queries from consumers. They could also be inform letters to notify consumers of the best products on the market or about the termination of a previously offered service. Letters to consumers are formal and are usually printed on the company letterhead. Depending on the issue and the nature of the content, the letters can be addressed to specific people or generalized for all consumers.
Letters to consumers usually follow all the rules of formal letters. First, the senders' and the recipients' addresses must be well stated and placed properly in the letter. Then, the subject of the letter must be clearly stated so that the recipient can quickly know what the letter is about even before he/she reads it. When it comes to the content, be concise but thoroughly discuss the subject. Mention any action the recipient is supposed to take and why this is important. If there are any enclosures, explain them briefly in the letter. Close the letter with your name, signature, and job title.