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Business Recommendation Letter

Business Recommendation Letter

To help you draft a business recommendation letter, this write-up provides you with the format and a sample, for your reference. Have a look...
BusinessZeal Staff
A small business can hope to capture a large segment of the market, provided it tries and differentiates itself from its counterparts. Many times, small businesses try and lower the cost of their products and services, hoping to gain an edge over their immediate rivals. This approach can work, provided the firm concentrates on a small segment of the market. The success of a business hinges on being able to choose the appropriate competitive strategy. A small firm cannot hope to become a cost leader, but can always try and focus on a narrow segment of the market, and build a reputation of providing quality and timely service. The benefits of interacting with the business can be highlighted by asking a satisfied customer to provide a business recommendation letter.

Format 1

(From)
Street Address
City, State Zip
Date

(To)
Name of the Recipient
Street Address
City, State Zip

(Salutation)
Dear Mr./Ms. Full Name,

The body of the letter should preferably include 3 paragraphs. The first paragraph is the introduction where one states the reason for drafting the letter.

The second paragraph should delve into the details of the request or, as in this case, the reason for recommending the person or the business.

The final paragraph should reiterate the reason for drafting the letter. One should not forget to thank the recipient for taking time off from his/her busy schedule to read the letter.

(Complimentary Close)
Sincerely,

Signature
Name
Designation

Format 2

(From)
Street Address
City, State Zip
Date

To Whom It May Concern

Sub:

A detailed description of the business transaction, the job assigned to the 'recommended', consequences of assigning the job and satisfaction rating should be discussed in the letter.

Signature
Name
Designation

Sample Letter

XYZ is in the business of delivering log cabin kits to AAR Corp, that supplies the same to customers who are interested in pre-fabricated log cabins. AAR Corp has a large furniture distribution network, and once in a while, some customers have also shown interest in purchasing log cabin kits. AAR Corp has decided to focus on its more profitable furniture distribution network. In this scenario, XYZ's business is bound to suffer unless it finds a customer for its kits. Hence, as a gesture of goodwill, AAR Corp drafts the following recommendation letter.

Street Address
City, State Zip
Date

To Whom It May Concern

Sub: Letter of Recommendation

This is to certify that XYZ has been delivering superior quality log cabin kits since 20th November '07 to AAR Corp. As of 24th November '09, AAR Corp has divested its log cabin distribution operation.

The log cabin kits delivered by XYZ are comprehensive and include the following: blueprints, steel corner spikes, log alignment rods, window and door jambs, logs for the walls and the windowsill, load bearing blocks, porch post, beams, rafters, fireplace mantel, brackets, struts and a construction guide. Girder beams, chinking material, ceiling beams, ridge beams, roof rafters, collar tie beams, rafter supports, nailor and top plates are also a part of the package.

The kits have been delivered on a timely basis and according to our last consumer survey, the kits are easy to assemble and the log cabins are air tight and sturdy. We hope that you experience the same level of satisfaction enjoyed by us during our interaction with XYZ.

Signature
Name
Designation
ABC Corp.