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22 August 2011 @ 09:23 am
how do you close your qotd?  
How do you close your business emails?

For a long time, I've used "Best," but sometimes that feels wrong. Often, "Thanks," is appropriate, but many times, I've just done something on their behalf, so me saying thanks isn't right, either. I'm trying out "Cheers-" and I think that's a good solution, but I'm curious about what others do here!
I'm feeling: curiouscurious
Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on August 22nd, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)

Oh I've got a closer...

For business letters to people I don't know or am just initiating a contact with, I usually go with "Sincerely". I could see using "Thanks" if the nature of the letter would indicate it.

After a few exchanges, or with people I'm familiar with, I fall back to "Later".

veek on August 22nd, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
When "Thanks," isn't appropriate, I tend to alternate among:

All best,
Best regards,

...depending on my relationship with the person involved. With the three people on my team, I sometimes don't use a closing statement at all (just my name), because there are so many emails flying among us all the time.
drwexdrwex on August 22nd, 2011 03:15 pm (UTC)
That's almost precisely what I do
and now I know who I've been subconsciously copying. :)
Mark Donnellymeadmaker on August 22nd, 2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
That's funny; what I use is:


So I wholeheartedly approve of using "cheers"!
Jadiajadia on August 22nd, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC)
I usually say "Thanks". When I don't I tend to just sign my name with no closing statement.
Yagayagagriswold on August 22nd, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
I just sign my first name.
the best kind of troublezevinboots on August 22nd, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
To my teammates, I'll say "Thanks" or "Cheers" (to Brits, the two are synonymous). To partners, clients, and people I have more formal relationships with, I'll say "Regards" or "Kind regards."
stephanie m. clarksonthespian on August 22nd, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
I have always read Thanks as being 'Thanks for taking the time to read this', so I always close with it.
Chipceo on August 22nd, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
"I am delighted to remain, your most humble and obedient servant..."

(OK, maybe that's a bit much. I've been known to use "yr. obt. svt." in non-business contexts, though.)
Doug Orleansdougo on August 22nd, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
How about:

You're welcome,
metagnatmetagnat on August 22nd, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
I use "thanks" often, even when it's not actually appropriate. I think "cheers" works, in an informal work environment. I've also been known to use "sincerely" or just a dash and my name.
blkblk on August 22nd, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
I almost always use "Thanks", because I think I am almost sending something that is appropriate for. Even if it's just "thanks for your time." Perhaps "Thank you" if I'm being extra especially formal. Other times I just sign my name.

Chipceo on August 22nd, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
I find myself using "Many thanks" a lot, for the same reason.
Stephghislaine on August 22nd, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)

Regards, Thanks, or just my name are my common ones. I use Sincerely for correspondence w unfamiliar business contacts.

born from jets!!!catness on August 22nd, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
I use "Thanks" or "Thank you" if I've requested something or if I'm replying to an email where someone has done something for me.

For informational exchanges between myself and those with whom I've previously exchanged emails, I just use my first name only.

For email to strangers or potentially automated ticket things, I just attach my .sig that has my contact info without any closer.

mirandamissionista on August 22nd, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
I use different things, depending on context. Sincerely for the most formal; Best for almost everything else; Best Regards when dealing with people overseas (mirroring what they send to me); Thanks when appropriate. I never use cheers--it seems a bit too informal for a work context.
Rowan: Dishevelledmzrowan on August 22nd, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
I use just my name a lot, as others have mentioned. If it's someone I don't know well and I'm answering a question (which I often am, given my job), I use "Hope that helps!".