Thank Someone For Goods or Materials Received • Example Letters, Guides and Samples


This brief letter is a courteous way of confirming that you received what the reader sent. If everything is in order, the message should be short and to the point.

How to write this thank-you letter:

  1. Thank the sender for whatever you received and indicate how the goods or materials will be used.

Example Letter #1


The package of carpet samples we were considering arrived in good condition today. I appreciate your efforts in getting it to us. The samples will be very useful in helping us design our new home.

Example Letter #2


Thank you for sending the sample pictures so promptly. We appreciate your efficiency and careful attention to details.

The pictures are just the right size for use in our monthly staff seminar. I plan to use them this week, and if they work out as well as I anticipate, I will order more. I will call you after the meeting.

Example Letter #3


Our shipping container arrived safely today aboard the freighter Doe. Everything appears to be in fine condition. It will be a great relief to have all our own furniture and appliances in our home again after our move!

Example Letter #4


The four cubic yards of fill dirt we ordered arrived yesterday, and we are very pleased with it. This clean dirt will make an excellent foundation for our new lawn. We couldn't beat the price anywhere! Thank you!

Write Your Letter Step-by-Step

1 Thank the sender for whatever you received and indicate how the goods or materials will be used.

Sample Sentences for Step 1
  • Thank you for the samples that you sent on June 1. We will send you a complete report after we have tested them.
  • Please disregard my last letter. Your nursery shipment arrived today in good condition. We plan to have all of the stock planted within the week.
  • Thanks for your prompt attention to my last request. I received my bonus cosmetics in the mail this morning. I look forward to using them in a demonstration on the weekend.
  • Thank you for the materials you sent with your last letter. They will be helpful as I begin to write our company's history.
  • I received the crystal by special delivery yesterday. Everything was in order, thanks to your expert packaging. We look forward to years of enjoyment of these pieces.
Sample Phrases for Step 1
  • am eager to use the
  • am eager to try out the
  • am grateful for your donation of
  • appreciate your sending the
  • everything arrived in good condition
  • everything was in order
  • for your prompt attention to
  • for sending me the
  • look forward to
  • received the materials you sent
  • sincerely appreciate your sending the
  • thank you for
  • to ordering from you again
  • to using our new
  • was pleased to receive your shipment
  • will help my customers to
  • will be most helpful as we
  • will put them to good use
  • years of enjoyment of
  • your shipment arrived today