- In this letter, you will clarify to the reader that you received incomplete or unclear information about the order. If you have not received enough payment to cover the order's cost, mention it as well.
- Tell the reader that you received the order but you can't fill it. Elaborate the reason for not doing so.
- Explain what action or information you need the reader to give you to fill out his/her order.
- In the end, assure the reader that you will send the order as soon as you receive the complete payment or information.
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Dear [Recipients Name],
We were extremely pleased to receive your order for the spring curtains that we featured in last month's catalog. However, on the order form that you sent us, you did not indicate the design that you would like. We have three that are currently available, and I have enclosed the flyer that we have for those curtains for your reference. Once we receive word back from you regarding this, we will be able to finalize the processing of your order. We hope to hear from you soon.
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Sample letter to request for additional order information.
Further things to consider when writing request letters to clients
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 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.