This is to inform you that we are unable to make delivery on the above referenced purchase order on the date indicated.
We should have our merchandise ready to ship within 10 days of the original delivery date and we hope that you can hold off until that time.
We did want to inform you of this delay as soon we were advised in order to give you as much time as possible to make alternate arrangements， if necessary. We can assure you， however， that if your order remains in force we will expedite delivery to you as soon as we have received the merchandise.
Please accept our apology for this delay and thank you for your understanding.
Thank you for your kind letter regarding your exceptional treatment by one of our employees.
A copy of your letter has been forwarded to the personnel department and will be included in the employee's file. So seldom is it that a customer takes the time to write a letter of appreciation,that I feel moved to reward your initiative. Please accept the enclosed certificate,which,when presented,will entitle the bearer to a ten percent discount on the merchandise being purchased at that time.
This is but a small token of our appreciation of customers such as you,upon whose satisfaction we have been allowed to grow and prosper in this highly competitive marketplace. Again,on behalf of our entire organization, a heart-felt thank you.
Forward Bicycle Co. Ltd
987 Jiangnan Road, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China
Tel： (0520) 500000 Fax ： (0520) 500001 Zip Code： 215300
February 1, 199#
Gulf Commercial Center
P. O. Box 376
U. A. E
Attention ： Mr. Y. Mohammed
The 12,000 cycles you ordered will be ready for dispatch by 17th December. Since you require them for onward shipment to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, we are arranging for them to be packed in seaworthy containers.
Each bicycle is enclosed in a corrugated cardboard pack, and 20 are banned together and wrapped in sheet plastic. A container holds 240 cycles; the whole cargo would therefore comprise 50 containers, each weighing 8 tons. Dispatch can be made from our works by rail to be forwarded from Shanghai harbour. The freight charges from works to Shanghai are US$80 per container, totally US$4.000 for this cnsignment, excluding container hire, which will be charged to your account.
Please let us have your delivery instruction.
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