So machen Sie Angebote am Telefon

How to make enquiries on the phone

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An enquiry (or inquiry) can be general or specific. A general enquiry may be a simple request for information about a product or service, for a quotation, an estimate or a credit reference. A specific enquiry is a request for more detailed information about a particular product or service.

When you phone to make a general or specific enquiry, make sure you have the following information at hand.


Information you need

  • where you heard about the company and its products or services
  • a description of your company and the reason for the enquiry
  • your exact requirements, such as a quotation for goods or services or for information

Ask for

  • sales material / samples / a visit from a representative or agent

Ask about

  • terms of delivery / delivery date / terms of payment


  •  to provide references (if appropriate)


Here are some useful phrases for you to use next time you make an enquiry by phone

  • This is Margaret Baumeister from Failsworth Hats.
  • We are one of the biggest hat manufacturers in the UK.
  • We are a major wholesaler of ladies and men’s hats.
  • All our products are high quality
  • I’m calling to ask about your advertisement in this month’s Top Hats trade journal.
  • Failsworth Hats is very interested in finding overseas suppliers.
  • My company is looking for wholesalers.
  • We are very interested in your special offer for linen sun hats.
  • We are looking for someone who could manufacture to our specifications.
  • What we have in mind is a special selection of silk hats.
  • Could you arrange for your representative to call on us?
  • Could you send us some samples of your latest models?
  • Could you let me have a quotation of the headwear in your advertisement?
  • What about delivery? How long would it take?
  • Is that including shipping and insurance?
  • We would need a firm date for delivery.
  • What are your terms of payment?
  • We would be happy to provide you with references from our bank and a major German supplier.
  • Thank you very much. That should be all for now.
  • I’ll email you if I need any more information.


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