- This letter announces a price increase, so use a soft tone. Justify this change and appreciate the client's understanding while giving this unwelcome news. Tell the customer that you had to take this step but customer satisfaction is important to you.
- Deliver the news of the price increase in a soft tone.
- Appreciate the customer's understanding.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
This letter serves as a notice regarding the price increase that our company plans to put into effect immediately, starting June 15. This increase is caused by the continuing rise in the costs of raw materials and labor in the market today.
Rest assured, however, that we have found a way to reduce that price increase to the littlest amount possible in these circumstances. Our productivity rate and usage of the most advanced technologies in the market have allowed us to adjust the rise so that you, our loyal consumers, shall not bear the brunt of the increase.
For any inquiries, suggestions, and concerns regarding the increase or our services, do not hesitate to call our hotline number at 411-1111. We would most appreciate any and all inquiries, as well. Thank you for your continuing patronage and support.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Announce a price increase. Sample letter.
Further things to consider when writing announcement letters to business partners
Announcement letters are letters that notify or give information about a certain occasion, special event, or occurrence that people are required to be aware of. They could be for a concert, a special sale, or even a graduation party. Announcement letters are usually informal and state clearly and concisely what the event/occasion is and what further actions the recipient should take. Announcement letters can be used in many personal and business situations. In personal situations these letters may be used, for instance, to announce a birthday, death, wedding, or graduation. In the business world, such letters may be used to announce a new policy, change in management, financial summaries for investors, grand sale, or actions against a customer due to nonpayment.
Announcement letters should be written in a straightforward manner stating all the necessary facts. Clearly state why you feel the occasion is important. If you are delivering bad news, be optimistic for the future. Bold and highlight the points that need focus so that the content is clear to the reader. Add any information which you think your reader might want to know and do not miss out any important detail. End the letter on a positive note.
Letters to Business Partners
Letters to business partners are letters you write to people with whom you have some degree of involvement with their business dealings. A business partnership is a legal relationship formed when two or more people agree to run a business together are co-owners. When you make such a partnership, you need to write a letter to your business partners to convey your message clearly and strongly, and to keep a legal record of the partnership. The letter should be formal and must contain the partnership offer, names of all the business partners, and the terms and conditions of the partnership.
Letters to business partners should be written with a professional tone. They should conform to all the accepted business letters standards. State the purpose of the letter. Give all the necessary details regarding the partnership as outlined in the contract. Include the name and title of the recipient. Employ the appropriate formal salutations and closings. State the date clearly and mention any document that is enclosed with the letter. Close the letter on a positive note and sign it off with your name and title. Letters to business partners should be printed on the company's letterhead.