Your customers will want to know that there is someone there who cares about their business, they will also want to know whether you are still ‘open for business’. However, email traffic is currently full of companies communicating their COVID-19 policies, this will soon lose impact and will be ignored/deleted.
Over the next few days, ensure you have emailed or spoken to all of your customers, if this is not possible – contact your key customers first and gradually work through the list. Where possible, provide reassurances about your resilience and ways in which you can help them or avenues in which you can collaborate to overcome economic difficulties.
Most importantly, do not use this as an opportunity to sell. If you can, send the emails yourself (bearing in mind GDPR regulations) and do not use generic marketing or ‘contact us’ emails if you are asking your marketing team/others to help with this.