The War Room
Discussion
Post

Received an auto response from a prospect... I'm not even mad, I'm impressed

Hello and thank you for your email,

 

Every day I receive an overwhelming amount of unsolicited emails from vendors and service providers. Managing these emails takes up an increasingly large part of my time.  So, please read carefully.

 

If this is a sales related email, whatever you're trying to sell me, there is no budget.


XXXXXX does not invest much in Marketing and we are very prudent about our investments. There is no fixed budget for software, we can't use managed services, we can't offshore, nearshore or outsource anything. You will not get access inside our network or to any internal data, including SFDC.

 

If I have an interest in your offerings, I will get back to you. If you do not hear back, I am either not interested or I am keeping your email and info on file for consideration at a later date.

 

Please don't keep sending me emails asking what I thought about the previous emails. Please don't reach out to me on LinkedIn. Please don't call me. If there is interest. I will get back to you.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Regards,

😂 Sales Humor
🔎 Prospecting
22
AlphaCharlie
Politicker
+5
Account executive
I wouldn't call him; I would send him one more email with all the info he needs and let him know I respect his decision. that way I stand out and I'm not annoying
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
That just makes you a much better salesperson than I, I call everyone xD
JC10X
Politicker
+8
Senior Sales Manager
Thats the way
GDO
Politicker
+7
BDM
This exactly. Refer to his response and just send him the info he would need to assess your product. 
AlphaCharlie
Politicker
+5
Account executive
Of course, he'll feel heard, which is the most important!
Altego_
Good Citizen
+1
Account Executive
This person sounds like the worst buyer who has a massive barrier at the front of his brain where even if you got the meeting he would be reluctant to tell you truthfully his business challenges and would only focus on price. Complete waste of time to even take a meeting w someone like this
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I'm still calling that prospect if I'm you hahahaha 🤝🤣
HoosierDaddy
Opinionated
+3
SDR
"Sorry, my outreach sequence just noticed your email as an automatic reply and I kept you sequenced. Anyway, do you care if I take a couple seconds and tell you the reason for my call?"
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
As long as I don't offer what he specifically said he doesn’t need I would call him
HoosierDaddy
Opinionated
+3
SDR
We definitely offer what he said he doesn't need or wouldn't allow access to (sfdc)
Kinonez
Celebrated Contributor
+9
WR Enthusiast
In that case I wouldn't reach out. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I'm actually not mad at this either. I wonder if you'd get the same automated response from a different contact in the same company?
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
I kind of love it. I would leave him alone just out of respect tbh. 
HoosierDaddy
Opinionated
+3
SDR
That's where I am at. Am I prospecting others in the account? Yes. Has this guy earned me leaving him alone? Yes.
Jackywaky
Arsonist
+9
Master of Disaster
That's actually pretty nice - I would follow up on the company itself to make sure if I can provide any value in the near future. That's it. 
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
This is GOLD! This exec is a genius. Damn, I wish I thought of this first!!! 
HoosierDaddy
Opinionated
+3
SDR
Except… this is a demand gen manager, not even an exec
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+9
Account Manager
Did you try video? hahaha
HoosierDaddy
Opinionated
+3
SDR
Hahahahahahaha. Found your loophole bud
JC10X
Politicker
+8
Senior Sales Manager
Wow, he really took the time to be assertive. Would anyone reply to that? What?

JuicyKlay
Politicker
+9
AM
Lol that’s incredible 
SlinginSoftware
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
I feel like most prospects don't even put up OOO responses when they're gone! My territory is in Canada and they take vacation seriously up there. There are times where I literally get an email back 2 months later (when there was no OOO) where they respond - "Sorry for the slight delay! I've been in Italy for the last 8 weeks!"
HoosierDaddy
Opinionated
+3
SDR
I think he just keeps OOO on for all emails
o.g.meister
Contributor
Mid-Market Account Executive
Did you ever thought about Video Prospecting? 

Vidyard are killing it with it and we started to implement it at our company as well and it's making some positve ROI so far. 

As long as your message is honest and transparent most of the prospect will appreciate seeing a human on the other side and not some Marketing AI driven email machine. ;)

''You miss 100% of the shots you didn't take.'' - Wayne Gretzky
funcoupons
WR Officer
+11
up in Fiji, under paddy
- Michael Scott 
HoosierDaddy
Opinionated
+3
SDR
Yeah I actively use Vidyard and think that it is great. Based on his email they would never use our solution because of using their data
eds
Opinionated
+3
Salesy
It's my job to call, I'm here to help you.


I'm not gonna stop until you tell me to, your job is to tell me when to stop, mine is to keep calling.
uncorpse
Politicker
+5
Sales Development
I would approach the same

screwyoubant
BDR
That looks like a great template! Send him cinema tickets 😂
3
Craziest response you’ve ever received from a prospect?
Question
3
4
What’s the funniest email response you’ve sent to a prospect who shit on you?
Question
6
14
Ever receive a call back from a voicemail?
Question
14