Example of a purchase order letter


  1. Express appreciation for receiving a prompt response from the vendor. Mention that you intend to purchase or place an order.
  2. Enumerate the items you wish to order. Provide the price details for each item.
  3. Inform the recipient that you have enclosed the payment for the items. Also, let the recipient know that you welcome updates about additional charges.
  4. Indicate the delivery address.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I appreciate your quick response when I asked for your catalog. I would like to purchase the following items:

[Insert list of items here. Indicate price for each item and the total cost.]

I am enclosing a check amounting to [$X]. Should there be additional charges, don't hesitate to inform me. I would appreciate it if you send the items to the address stated above.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -