A few years ago there was a lot of talk about email going away. The argument was that the younger generation doesn’t seem to use it. My 17 year old son has 2,000 emails in his inbox. I wouldn’t use it either if I had that looming over me! Kids don’t know how to manage it all, so they ignore it.
However, email usage among businesses is still alive and well. Check out this infographic below which shows the prediction of email usage growing. The key to the future of email will be proper management. We all have our personal email and work email. Now we need to ramp it up a bit and life will get much simpler. In fact, many companies are starting to receive payments via email. Here’s a few ways to keep your business email organized:
- Drop the personal names for specific topical emails. For example, accounts receivables could be firstname.lastname@example.org, or support could be email@example.com rather than firstname.lastname@example.org. What if Joe leaves the company?
- Consider using an email organizer like Mozilla Thunderbird. You can pull all your email accounts into one place: personal, work, etc. but keep them separated by tabs. Also, you can create a different signature for each, then assign it as you wish.
- I keep an email just for spam. Everyone wants your email address: businesses, vendors, retailers. Give them your spam email address (mine is yahoo) so you still get those good deals, but they won’t clutter up your personal or work email. They can easily be scanned and deleted.
- Incorporate all emails into your smartphone. This will be especially handy when you start receiving payments via email. You’ll have the payment right on your phone!
You may be wondering when you will start seeing payments via email. It’s happening now. To learn how your company can begin sending and receiving payments via email, visit VerifyValid.com.