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Is it correct to use please kindly here?

Please kindly arrange our staff to pick up the goods from the customer warehouse.

If not correct, please correct me.
 

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In British and American English you should write "please" alone.
 

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"Please kindly" has the feel of a 19th century business letter. It doesn't surprise me when I see in a business letter from India (which clings to 19th century English conventions), but not from the US or the UK.
 

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So, is it come from India?
 

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My sister, a retired English teacher, also writes 'Please kindly'.
She is not from India, though.
 

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I had told her to omit 'kindly', but she forgot it.
 

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It is also common in Malaysia and Singapore. It is an Asian culture to be a bit more formal than necessary.
 

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I think it is not so much formal as redundant.
 

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I also saw 'Please kindly' used in a medical referral letter I received last year.
 

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Please [STRIKE]kindly[/STRIKE] arrange for our staff to pick up the goods from the customer's warehouse.
You never need to use 'please kindly'. Just be aware that you are likely to see it used by people who are not up-to-date with modern English.
 

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In India, they retain such old-style gems as "Begging the favour of your kind perusal" and "I remain, as ever, your most faithful servant"!
 

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You never need to use 'please kindly'. Just be aware that you are likely to see it used by people who are not up-to-date with modern English.

I find it on the logistic industry email.They are always using "please kindly" to request something on the email.
 

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Now you know that you should not use it yourself.
 

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"Please kindly" marks the writer as speaking a local variant of English. My first guess on seeing the phrase would be that the writer is Indian or Pakistani, but I imagine Anglophones in Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, and perhaps other ex-British colonies further east may also use it.
 
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