GUIDELINES

  1. Sometimes when a customer is not making his/her payments, the only way to collect the amount is to offer an alternate plan. Make sure that the client finds the new payment method suitable for him/her.
  2. Appreciate the customer for doing business with you.
  3. Tell the reader that you comprehend his/her difficulty in depositing the payment for now.
  4. Propose a different method or schedule of payment.
  5. Ask the reader to respond.

SAMPLE LETTER

[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],

First of all, we would like to thank you for choosing XYZ Insurance. You are one of our most loyal clients and for this, we are truly grateful. All of the policies you have purchased are now fully-paid, except for one. We noticed that you missed the annual payment that was due last month. With the current crisis, we understand that you might have just encountered a temporary issue. As such, we would like to propose that the payment is released in two separate installments instead. Please contact your agent within this week to discuss payment arrangements and to avoid problems with the policy. Thank you very much!

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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

Sample letter suggesting a new payment scheme.

Further things to consider when writing suggestion letters to clients

Suggestion Letters

Suggestion letters are letters written to give an option, recommend something or give a point of view on an issue. A suggestion letter can be written to either request for a suggestion or give a suggestion requested for. The letter can be formal or informal based on the setting. In a business setting the letter should be formal and professional while in a personal or private setting the letter can be informal and casual. A suggestion letter should be sent promptly and should provide the best advice to help the recipient solve the issue at hand.

When writing suggestion letters, you need to be genuine. State that the opinion you are giving is up to the best of your knowledge. If you have given any suggestions successfully in the past, this is a great opportunity to refer to the effectiveness of those suggestions. Be courteous and assure the recipient that you have carefully analyzed the situation and that the given recommendation is the best solution or settlement. Do not forget to mention any potential benefits of the given recommendation. Be polite and maintain a soft tone. Conclude by asking the recipient to contact you in case of any queries.

Letters to Clients

Letters to clients are letters a person or organization writes to other people and/or organizations that benefit from the senders' products or professional services. These could be welcome letters to welcome the clients to the organization, introduction letters to introduce a product or service to the clients, or thank-you letters to appreciate clients for their continued support. They could also be response letters to respond to clients' queries or inform letters to notify the clients of important matters like discounts on products and services, relocation of offices, etc. Basically, a letter to a client can be just about anything, as long as whatever you are communicating is business-related.

Letters to clients are business letters, and therefore, they should be formal and professional. Start the letter with a proper salutation. Clearly state the purpose of your letter. If a client is required to take a certain urgent action, make sure to specify exactly what he/she is supposed to do. Be brief and straightforward and avoid adding irrelevant details. Close the letter by warmly inviting the recipient to respond or to take the necessary action. Sign the letter and provide your contact details. Print the letter on the company's letterhead.

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