Business Letter Format

There are two common business letter formats, the popular one is the block format, which is easier to use and there is no indentation. Another format is the indented format, which required some indentation. Make sure to use the correct template when writing your formal business letter and make sure everything is in the proper layout. The margin on all sides should be 1-inch, for more details, view the samples below.

Block Letter Format:

Indented Letter Format:

The two formats above are great examples of what a business letter should look like. You can either use the block layout as your sample or use the indented layout if you want to change the overall look.  There are many business letter samples and examples, browse through the site to find the example that is relate to your business letter.


  1. C.Rob says:

    September 10th, 2008 at 6:47 pm (#)

    This has helped me greatly! I need to write a letter in business format for school and because of this site i have!

  2. Natalie Rosner says:

    January 11th, 2009 at 5:37 pm (#)

    I asked about formatting a letter so you gave me two samples but I don’t know where I get to choose. When I started my letter (about 6 hour ago) I could not use paragraphs, spaces between paragraphs, block form which is supposedly simpler or get a sample of what it will look. My 12-year old grandson came over for a few minutes and did all things but he is gone and I have to continue and finish this letter before I am much older. He did these things but did not explain them so I am still unable to time-sensitive letter!!!!

  3. Mike says:

    January 12th, 2009 at 11:06 pm (#)

    These are business letter formats, their main usage is good for writing toward anything business related. You can choose either one, it should not matter much. What kind of letter are you writing?

  4. =) says:

    January 17th, 2009 at 11:33 pm (#)

    thank you so much!!!i may not be mentioning my name here but certainly this sample has helped in refreshing my knowledge in these letter formatting..i had it in college but after sometime i must have forgotten some details…thanks once again!

  5. rene estrada says:

    January 18th, 2009 at 10:17 am (#)

    i have a busness company and i would like for you to show me how to creat one so i can keep everything on record…..please get back to me if you can..bye for now…rene estrada

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