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=) 🙂 Emoji

#1

Hello everyone,

I was just wondering, do you think it is unprofessional to use an emoji or a smiley face when messaging your buyer? (while discussing their request)
If yes, then even if the buyer is a returning one and you have developed a somewhat friendship with them?

Ammar

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#2

Usually for the first time conversations with buyer, i never use emojis.

Sometimes i use smiley one, in order conversation if i feel comfortable with the buyer.

And i use couple of emojis frequently with returning buyers because by the time they become comfortable

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#3

No, this is irrelevant.

#4

I might use an emoji or two only when I am extremely comfortable/have built a good rapport with my client and/or when we’re sharing a lighthearted conversation :smile:

I don’t use emojis when I am interacting with someone for the first time as it might put some prospective buyers off :slight_smile:

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#5

It depends. If they have used emojis first, it might be acceptable if you use them, too.

Keep in mind, though, that some buyers who use emojis, especially if they use them a lot, are trying to manipulate sellers and get free services, faster delivery, or whatever else they want, but are not willing to pay for.

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#6

Yes, some of them indeed try to get a free service using :kissing_heart: lol

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#7

Wow, :open_mouth: I would never use the :kissing_heart: emoji with anyone seller or buyer. I only use that with people I feel are good personal friends!

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#8

I swear if you go deep into my reviews, you’d find a review with it … (The buyer actually paid what I asked and even tipped me well…) but that emoji gets used by some buyers :neutral_face:

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#9

Are you sure? I have never seen an emoji on a review. Well not the colored kind we use here. I have seen : )

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#10

Hold on , I will take a screen shot if I find it =)

#11

=) weird , no?

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#12

Emojis in reviews definitely look unprofessional.

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#13

I agree, especially kisses.

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#14

Maybe it is okay for buyers to be unprofessional and use emojis? :thinking:

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#15

With that mouth, better keep an eye on that buyer… :flushed:

You know the Little Red Riding Hood tale? :cold_sweat:

… “All the better to eat you with!”… :sweat_smile:

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#16

Hahahaa =)
I actually don’t mind it, as long as they pay me what I asked for :stuck_out_tongue:
So, we are ‘friends’ as they suggested, but even my friends get to pay me for my time :sweat_smile:

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#17

I can’t forbid them to do it, but I’m unlikely to think about them as professionals (and as soon as it’s combined with a request for any kind of favor, I’m thinking about not working with that buyer).

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