Disadvantages of business letter

The business letter refers to the formal written letter where business-related issues and information is exchanged with the suppliers, customers, clients, banks, insurance companies, government agencies or other external parts of the organization.

Disadvantages of business letter

We can see a few limitations of letters as a written document. They are as follows:

  • Formal structure: Some rules must be followed in drafting a letter. To follow the rules is a limitation of the business letter, because the experience is necessary of the letter., as experience is necessary to write it.
  • Old media: the Business letter is an old written means of communication. But there are many modern forms of written communication.
  • Complex language: Sometimes a business letter is written in complex language for lacking sense. If it occurs, the business letter becomes meaningless.
  • Missing: Business letters may be missed. But it is impossible for E-mail, fax, telephone etc.
  • Taking time: In this modern era of communication letter is considered as the slow-moving tool of It takes more time than any other form of communication. But the modern devices take no time to send written document such as e-mail, fax etc.
  • Secrecy: Sometimes business letter fails to maintain business secrecy.
  • Costly: In comparison to other forms of the communication business letter is costly.
  • No immediate response: There is no immediate feedback in a business letter.
  • Others: Red-tap-ism, lack of flexibility etc.

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