Top 11 Business Letter Examples

Business Letters help in promoting, introducing, and finalizing business deals. Business letters are used instead of talking in person or over the phone. They are often the only way to communicate when distance is a barrier.

In this post, we present you the top 15 business letter examples that will make you smarter.

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Business Letter Examples #1


Q1. Write a letter to the supplier complaining that the varnish is of inferior quality. However, you may offer to retain the goods on the condition that an allowance of 15% is made in the price, failing which the supplier should dispose of the goods.

To,
The Sales Manager,
ABC Paints Pvt Ltd,
30, Shakespeare Sarani,
Kolkata – 700017,
May 9, 2023

Subject: Complaint about the inferior quality of varnish

Dear Sir/Madam,

We regret to inform you that the varnish we received from your company is of inferior quality. We had ordered a premium quality varnish, but the product that we received does not meet the expected standard. The varnish is not drying properly and is leaving uneven patches on the surfaces, which is causing great inconvenience to our business operations.

However, we would like to retain the goods provided an allowance of 15% is made in the price. If the above condition is not acceptable to you, we request you to dispose of the goods immediately.

We hope that you understand the gravity of the situation and take the necessary action to resolve the issue. We have been doing business with your company for a long time, and we expect you to maintain the high-quality standards that we have come to associate with your brand.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,
Ravi Sharma
(Manager)
Sunrise Enterprises
Contact No. (033) 22222222
10, Central Plaza
Kolkata – 700078


Business Letter Examples #2


Q2. Write a letter complaining that defective goods have been supplied. Ask them to replace them immediately. Otherwise, it would adversely affect the reputation of your business concern.

To,
The Customer Care Manager,
XYZ Electronics Pvt Ltd,
15, Princep Street,
Kolkata – 700072,
May 9, 2023

Subject: Complaint about defective goods

Dear Sir/Madam,

We regret to inform you that we have received a consignment of defective electronic goods from your company. The goods received are not functioning properly and are causing great inconvenience to our business operations.

We request you to immediately replace the defective goods with new ones. Failure to do so would adversely affect the reputation of our business concern, and we may have to consider legal action against your company.

We hope that you take immediate action to resolve the issue and ensure that we receive only quality products from your company in the future.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,
Ravi Sharma
(Manager)
Sunrise Enterprises
Contact No. (033) 22222222
10, Central Plaza
Kolkata – 700078


Business Letter Examples #3


Q3. Draft a letter to your supplier complaining about the shortage in the weight of the consignment of tea you have just received. Give details and ask for a suitable remedy.

To,
The Supply Chain Manager,
ABC Tea Pvt Ltd,
20, Raja Santosh Road,
Kolkata – 700027,
May 9, 2023

Subject: Complaint about the shortage in weight of tea consignment

Dear Sir/Madam,

We regret to inform you that the consignment of tea that we received from your company is short in weight. We received only 90 kg of tea, whereas we were supposed to receive 100 kg as per the order.

 

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We request you to investigate the matter and take necessary action to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future. We also request you to provide a suitable remedy for the shortage in weight of the consignment.

We have been doing business with your company for a long time, and we expect you to maintain the high-quality standards that we have come to associate with your brand.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,
Ravi Sharma
(Manager)
Sunrise Enterprises
Contact No. (033) 22222222
10, Central Plaza
Kolkata – 700078


Business Letter Examples #4


Q4. Write a letter to your supplier complaining about the supply of medicine crossing the stipulated expiry date, as printed.

ABC Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
10, New Town Road
Kolkata – 700156
May 10, 2021

M/s. XYZ Medical Supplies
25, Park Street
Kolkata – 700016

Sub: Complaint about the supply of expired medicine

Dear Sir/Madam,

I regret to inform you that the consignment of medicine delivered by you on May 5, 2021, has expired, which is a clear violation of the agreement between us. The expiry date printed on the medicine packaging was April 30, 2021, which has been crossed already.

As you are aware, this medicine is used to treat critical illnesses and its efficacy is severely compromised once it has crossed the expiry date. This has caused significant inconvenience to our customers, and we have had to recall the entire batch, resulting in a significant financial loss for us.

We expect our suppliers to adhere to the highest standards of quality, and it is regrettable that we have received such a substandard product from your company. We demand an explanation for this, and we expect you to take appropriate measures to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

We request you to replace the entire consignment immediately, with fresh stock, and take necessary measures to prevent such incidents from recurring. We also request you to reimburse us for the financial loss that we have incurred due to this incident.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Anirban Mukherjee
Manager, ABC Pharmaceuticals Ltd.


Business Letter Examples #5


Q5. Write a letter seeking an extension of time for delivery of goods because of the unexpected rush of orders.

ABC Enterprises
5, Park Avenue
Kolkata – 700026
May 10, 2021

M/s. XYZ Traders
15, Strand Road
Kolkata – 700001

Sub: Request for an extension of time for delivery of goods

Dear Sir/Madam,

We placed an order with your company for the supply of 100 units of X product, with a stipulated delivery date of May 15, 2021. However, we have been facing an unexpected rush of orders, resulting in the unavailability of manpower and other resources to process the order in time.

We value our business relationship with your company and understand the importance of timely delivery of goods. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, we would not be able to receive the goods on the stipulated date.

We request you to extend the delivery date by a week, which will allow us to manage our resources better and fulfill our commitments to our customers. We assure you that we will make the payment for the order as per the original payment terms.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused due to this delay and hope for your understanding and cooperation.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Rajesh Singh
Manager, ABC Enterprises.


Business Letter Examples #6


Q6. Write a letter to a supplier canceling an order for undue delay.

ABC Corporation
14, Main Street
New York – 10001
Phone: (212) 555-1212
Email: info@abccorp.com

May 12, 2023

XYZ Suppliers
27, Elm Street
New York – 10002

Dear Sir/Madam,

We regret to inform you that we are compelled to cancel our order number 1234, placed on April 1, 2023, for 500 units of your product. Despite our repeated reminders, we have not received any update from your side regarding the delivery of the order, which was supposed to be delivered on May 1, 2023.

As per our agreement, the delivery time was crucial, and the delay has caused us significant losses. Since the delay is unreasonable and beyond the permissible limit, we have no option but to cancel the order.

Please arrange for the immediate refund of the advance payment made by us in the amount of $5000.

We hope that such incidents will not occur in the future, and we can continue our business association.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

John Doe
Purchasing Manager
ABC Corporation


Business Letter Examples #7


Q7. Write a letter to your supplier complaining about the supply of medicine crossing the stipulated expiry date, as printed.

XYZ Pharmacy
16, Oak Street
Chicago – 60611
Phone: (312) 555-1212
Email: info@xyzpharmacy.com

May 12, 2023

ABC Pharmaceuticals
29, Maple Street
Chicago – 60612

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to bring to your attention that the recent supply of medicines received from your company is not as per our expectations. The medicines delivered on May 5, 2023, for our order number 5678, have already crossed the stipulated expiry date, as printed on the packaging.

This has caused us significant inconvenience, as we cannot sell these medicines to our customers. We understand that such errors can happen, but we urge you to take the necessary measures to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.

We would appreciate it if you could replace the expired medicines with fresh stock at the earliest. Please ensure that the new stock is delivered with a reasonable expiry date.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Jane Smith
Pharmacist
XYZ Pharmacy


Business Letter Examples #8


Q8. Write a letter seeking an extension of time for delivery of goods because of the unexpected rush of orders.

XYZ Corporation
20, Park Avenue
Los Angeles – 90001
Phone: (213) 555-1212
Email: info@xyzcorp.com

May 12, 2023

ABC Suppliers
33, Hill Street
Los Angeles – 90002

Dear Sir/Madam,

We placed an order for 1000 units of your product on April 1, 2023, with the expectation of receiving them by May 1, 2023. However, due to an unexpected rush of orders, we have not been able to process the orders received by us within the stipulated time frame.

We value our association with your company and would like to continue it. We, therefore, request you to grant us an extension of two weeks for the delivery of the goods.

We assure you that we will make the necessary arrangements to ensure timely payment for the goods delivered.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Sincerely,

Mark Johnson
Operations Manager
XYZ Corporation


Business Letter Examples #9


Q9. Write a letter to your supplier intimating that the order will be canceled unless executed within the specified time.

Dear Supplier,

I am writing this letter to you to express my disappointment regarding the undue delay in the execution of my order. As you are aware, I had placed an order with your company for the supply of 1000 units of office chairs on 1st March 2023. The delivery date mentioned in the order was 15th March 2023.

However, to my surprise, I have not received any information regarding the delivery of my order until today, which is already a week past the scheduled delivery date. This delay is unacceptable, and it has caused a great deal of inconvenience to my business. I am writing to inform you that I will be forced to cancel this order if it is not executed within the specified time.

I hope that you understand the gravity of the situation and take appropriate measures to ensure the timely delivery of the order. I look forward to receiving your prompt response.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
John Doe
Manager, XYZ Company


Business Letter Examples #10


Q10. You received a consignment of 100 bags of sugar from ABC Sugar Mills in damaged condition. The bags appear to be second-hand ones leading to damage in transit. Now write a letter to the consignor claiming compensation for the loss and damage of sugar.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing this letter to bring to your attention that the consignment of 100 bags of sugar that I received from your company on 1st May 2023 was damaged in transit. The bags were torn and appeared to be second-hand ones, which led to the damage of sugar.

I am extremely disappointed with the condition of the consignment, and it has caused me significant financial losses. I have estimated that the damage has resulted in the loss of around 500 kg of sugar.

I am requesting that you compensate me for the loss and damage of the sugar. Please take immediate action to resolve the matter, and I would appreciate a prompt response from your end.

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Jane Smith
Owner, XYZ Confectionary


Business Letter Examples #11


Q.11 Write a letter to the supplier of computer products inviting a quotation regarding the up-gradation requirement of the computers of your business concern.

Star Advertising Ltd.
34, Rajendra Prasad Road
Kolkata – 700071
Contact No. (033) 73845677
Email: starbowadvertising@gmail.com

Ref. No.: Q-5/Comp-2/21
June 1, 2021

Tech Hub
18, Park Street
Kolkata – 700016

Subject: Request for Quotation for Computer Up-gradation

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are planning to upgrade our computer system to keep up with the demands of the present day. Therefore, we would like to request a detailed quotation from you regarding the necessary requirements for the up-gradation of our computer system.

The following items are to be upgraded:

  • Graphics card of 2 GB
  • RAM 4 GB
  • HDD capacity of 1 TB

Could you please suggest the latest and best-branded devices to meet our requirements? The price range and quality should be satisfactory to us.

Please send us the quotation with the unit price, delivery terms, and payment conditions within ten days from the date of receipt of this letter.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours faithfully,

Amit Kumar
(Manager)
Star Advertising Ltd.


Business Letter Examples #12


Q.12 Write a letter to a manufacturer inviting a quotation for the purchase of some products for the production of cooking utensils and containers in your company.

Cooking Essentials Ltd.
27, Park Street, Kolkata – 700016
Email: cookingessentials@gmail.com
Ref. No.: QT/14/21
June 1, 2021

Monika Industries Pvt. Ltd.
54, Purbasha Road
Kolkata – 700095

Subject: Request for Quotation

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for considering our company as your potential supplier. We are pleased to provide you with a quotation for the following items, which we believe meet your business requirements:

  • Aluminum base for baking trays
  • Ceramic coating for non-stick pans and pots
  • 18/10 stainless steel for food storage containers and dinnerware sets

Please find the details of our quotation below:

  • Aluminum base for baking trays: Rs. 50 per unit
  • Ceramic coating for non-stick pans and pots: Rs. 120 per unit
  • 18/10 stainless steel for food storage containers and dinnerware sets: Rs. 150 per unit

Please note the following terms and conditions:

  • The minimum order quantity for each item is 1500 units per month.
  • Payment must be made within seven days from the date of delivery.
  • The quotation is valid for six months from the date of submission.
  • We aim to provide prompt responses and customer service.
  • We strive to offer the most competitive prices and easy terms to start a long-lasting business relationship with you. If our quotation meets your requirements, we look forward to the opportunity to work with you and fulfill your orders.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your cooperation.

Yours faithfully,

Suman Gupta
(Purchasing Manager)
Cooking Essentials Ltd.


Business Letter Examples #13


Q.13 “Write a letter complaining that 5 boxes of biscuits supplied by Good Snacks Co. are unfit for consumption, suggesting that they should be replaced by fresh biscuits.

ABC Confectionery
12, Main Street
Newtown, PA 19073
Ref. No.: Compl/B-2/23
May 9, 2023

Good Snacks Co.
89, C. R. Avenue, Kolkata,
West Bengal

Sub: Complaint about damaged biscuits

Dear Sir/Madam,

I regret to inform you that out of the boxes of cookies we received from your company, five boxes of ‘Munchies’ cookies were found to be damaged. The packets inside the boxes were torn, and the cookies have become moist. Recently, a customer returned two packets of ‘Munchies’ cookies, which were no longer fit for consumption.

As ‘Munchies’ cookies are in high demand, I kindly request you to replace the damaged boxes with fresh ones as soon as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,
Pinaki Bose (Owner)
ABC Confectionery


Business Letter Examples #14


Q.14 Write a letter to ABC. Electronics, Kolkata, requesting for repair or replacement of the Refrigerator set which you bought from them only a month ago as it has developed certain defects.

To,
The Customer Service Manager,
ABC Electronics,
23, Park Street,
Kolkata – 700017,
May 9, 2023

Subject: Repair/Replacement of the Refrigerator recently purchased

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing this letter to inform you that I am a customer of your esteemed organization. I bought an ABC Refrigerator (Model No. 1234) from your store just a month ago. Unfortunately, it has stopped working properly.

Since it is still under the warranty period, I request you to kindly arrange for its repair or replacement as soon as possible. I have attached photocopies of the cash memo and warranty card for your reference.

I hope you will take immediate action in this matter and provide me with a functional refrigerator. Please do let me know the further process and procedure to be followed in this regard.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,
Rahul Bose
Flat No. 14, Silver Spring Apartments
New Town, Kolkata – 700156


Business Letter Examples #15


Q.15 Write a letter to your supplier protesting against the delay in delivery of goods. Explain the adverse effect of the delay and indicate the action planned if the time limit suggested by you is exceeded.

To,
The Sales Manager,
XYZ Stationery Mart,
25, Park Street,
Kolkata – 700016,
May 9, 2023

Subject: Delay in delivery of goods

Dear Sir/Madam,

We regret to inform you that we placed an order for stationery items with your esteemed organization on April 1, 2023, and were promised delivery by April 30, 2023. However, we are disappointed to note that we have not yet received the goods.

The delay in delivery of the goods is causing us great inconvenience and is adversely affecting our business operations. We have a customer waiting for these stationery items and the delay has made us look unprofessional and unreliable.

In view of the above, we request you to kindly expedite the delivery of the goods as soon as possible. If we do not receive the goods within a week from the date of this letter, we will have no option but to cancel the order. Furthermore, we shall be compelled to take legal action for the recovery of any loss we may sustain due to the non-delivery of goods within the stipulated time.

We hope that you understand the urgency of the matter and take immediate action to deliver the goods. We look forward to a prompt and positive response from your end.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,
Ravi Sharma
(Manager)
Sunrise Enterprises
Contact No. (033) 22222222
10, Central Plaza
Kolkata – 700078


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