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
- 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.
An inquiry by email:
From: Ping - ABC [mailto:email@example.com]
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
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