- Directly tell him or her your requests, you have to put into consideration the possible difficulties it may create. Do not say sorry repeatedly, it will make your request seems irrelevant.
- tell the reader that you are asking either a shorter or longer deadline for you or the reader.
- Give him or her details why you are changing the deadline date.
- Recognize the inconvenience that the change in date might create, If possible, offer him or her help.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
Before anything else, we'd like to extend our sincerest apologies for any disruptions we might cause to yours. We have been working double-time to meet all of our deadlines, but one of our machines has broken down, and the remaining ones just could not handle the extra load. As such, we will have to move our delivery date from April 13 to April 15.
Again, we are very sorry if this causes any problems for you. We are willing to waive the delivery charge to lessen the burden this may cause. If, however, you decide that you would no longer wish to complete this transaction, kindly get in touch with use within 48 hours. Thank you so much for your consideration.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Sample letter to request to move delivery date.
Further things to consider when writing request letters to business partners
Request letters are letters written to ask formally or politely for something. Any matter that requires a humble and polite appeal can be put forward using a request letter. It could be a job interview, a promotion, or a favor; a request letter will get the job done. A request letter can be formal or informal depending on the recipient. If you are requesting a friend to do a task for you, for instance, you can choose to go informal. But if you are requesting your manager for a promotion, the letter has to be formal. Either way, a request letter must be sent early enough to give the recipient ample time to process and respond to the request.
When writing request letters, you need to be brief and direct, avoiding any auxiliary information that might weaken the message you are conveying. State exactly and clearly what you are requesting for giving reasons for it. If you are requesting for a raise, for example, explain in details why you think you deserve one. Maintain a polite tone throughout the letter. Close the letter by thanking the recipient in advance and expressing your anticipation for his/her consideration.
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.