- 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],
Our company, Fox, has been working hard over the years to deliver high-quality products at the lowest possible prices. We know that today, it is becoming increasingly hard to make do with every dollar of your hard-earned money.
Although we continually make an effort to give you top-notch products at low prices, we regret to inform you that substantial increases in production and material costs have left us with no alternative but to increase our product prices by 10 percent.
We are looking forward to your continued patronage despite this increase, and we hope that you see that our products are worth every dollar you spend on them.
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Announce a price increase. Sample letter #5.
Further things to consider when writing announcement letters to customers
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 Customers
Letters to customers are letters written by businesses to people or organizations who buy goods and services from these businesses. These letters can be addressed to specific customers or to all customers, depending on the issue. If you own a business, there are many times you may find it necessary to write to your customers. For example, you may want to send apology letters for billing errors, collection letters to those who owe you money, follow-up letters after initial customers' visits, marketing letters to promote conference events, etc. Constantly writing to your customers is essential as it makes the customers feel valued and strengthens the company-customer relationship.
All letters to customers are formal. Therefore you should maintain a professional tone. Address the customer by his/her name instead of "Dear valued customer". Thank the person for being your customer. Convey your message clearly and concisely without mixing information. Separate important information and label it with subheadings. Avoid putting off the customer with detailed terms and conditions. Instead, put these on a different page. Tell the recipient how to contact you and how to stop receiving letters. Conclude with a positive remark. Write your name and hand sign the letter.