How to: Write or respond to an enquiry email

02/25/2021

Overview

Here are some standard phrases you can use/adapt to write a short email to enquire about something, or to respond to one you receive. Don’t forget to be polite even if you don’t want to be too formal!

Formal/neutral enquiry – first communication

Dear…/Hello…/Good morning/afternoon…

  • I am writing to enquire about… X
  • Please could you provide some information regarding… X
  • I would like to know more about… X
  • I found your website and I am very interested in…

Formal/neutral response

Dear…/Hello…/Hi…

  • Thank you/thanks for your email regarding…X
  • Thanks for your enquiry.
  • Thank you for contacting me/us.
  • In response to your email/enquiry, please find attached some information…
  • I/We are pleased to provide/give you the following information…
  • I/hope the following information is useful to you
  • I/we hope this has been helpful.
  • If you need any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me/us

Yours sincerely/Best regards…

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