1.       What is an inquiry/enquiry?

        A letter asking for information

2.       How to make enquiries?

-          By telephone/ email/ fax/ telex

-          To more than one supplier to get the best offer by comparing prices/quality/terms of payment/ terms of delivery/ discounts….

3.       What to write

    3 things:

-          Say who you are/ what you are doing

-          How you know about supplier

-          Tell the supplier what you want

+ asking for sample products

+ asking for price list, catalogue, prospectus, some more details about the products: patterns, demonstrations…

+ suggesting discounts, terms of payments…..


                + We are manufacturer of broad-way delivery vehicles and electric vehicles disable people. We are looking for/ seeking for an alternative supplier a light batteries to power our these vehicles.

            + We are very interested in your sweater advertised in the Times issued last month.


An inquiry by email:

From: Ping - ABC [mailto:import@abc.com]
Sent: Monday, September 21, 2010 5:47 PM
To: hoan@vietcraft.vn
Cc: Acha ; Ping
Subject: Enquiry - bamboo bowl


Dear Hoan,

How are you? I am very glad to know you from Alibaba.


Would you please quote for me the enclosed set of bamboo salad bowl?

1 pce big one =  diam 26 cm and high is 13 cm

Small one is = diam 12 cm and high is 5.5 cm

bamboo Fork and spoon = 30 x 6.5 cm


please quote for me based on

1 big pce + 2 small one

And separately the 1 big pce + 4 small ones


Quantity: 5 000 sets – 15 000 sets


The set has to be packed into bubble bag good quality + white mail box

1 logo one color print on the bottom of item

1 logo 1 color print on the white mail box


It has to be ok and pass Food contact, cadmium free for painting part.


Awaiting your prompt reply by return

Best regards


Ligne directe : +33.(0)30
fax : +33.(0)


 rue de Lannoy



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