5 Less Annoying Alternatives to “Please Find Attached”

5 Less Annoying Alternatives to Please Find Attached

Between ebooks, case studies, data sheets, proposals, and contracts, you probably send email attachments on a daily — if not hourly — basis.

And that means you might be using the common phrase “Please find attached.” Other variations include “Attached please find,” Please kindly find the attached file,” Please find the attached file for your reference,” “Enclosed please find,” and the ultra-wordy, “Please find attached herewith.”

Should you use “Please find attached”?

No. First, it sounds stuffy and overly formal. You want to strike a conversational, natural tone with your prospect — not write like a nineteenth-century lawyer. Second, this phrase is unnecessary. Your attachment will show up in the email, so there’s no need to announce its existence. Third, it’s a “request” that’s not optional. Like “thanks in advance,” that can make prospects bristle.

Alternatives to “Please find attached”

Option 1: Simply attach the file

If the sole purpose of your email is sending an attachment, cut the phrase entirely.

Example:

Option 2: “Here is”

You can also opt for “here’s [title of the attachment.]” Short and sweet.

Example:

Option 3: “I’ve attached”

This is another simple, non-jargony alternative.

Example:

Option 4: “This [X] has …”

You can also describe the attachment’s contents, such as, “This case study includes …” or “This business case explains …”

Example:

Option 5: “I’m sharing [X] with you.”

This statement subtly puts you and your prospect on the same team, making your relationship feel more collaborative.

Example:

These “please find attached” alternatives will make your emails feel less stiff and stilted. Small words, big impact.

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