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Home > Emails > How To Ask for Feedback In Email (5 Samples & Templates)

How To Ask for Feedback In Email (5 Samples & Templates)

Lawrie Jones
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Lawrie JonesProfessional Tech Writer
Updated on:Jan 04, 2024

Are you the kind of person who genuinely listens to feedback, or do you ignore it and forget it? If you’re the second type, this guide isn’t for you. If you’re the first, then keep reading.

We all know that feedback is critical to helping us learn and improve our personal and professional lives. But you have to genuinely want to receive feedback and act on it. When your feedback requests emails are genuine, your readers will know it.

In this in-depth article, we focus on the feedback request process. Working through the article, we illustrate how to create feedback requests with 5 samples, then break it down into individual steps. You'll learn how to ask for feedback in email for a few scenarios, including:

  • Feedback requested from the boss's email
  • Feedback requested from colleagues via email
  • Feedback requested from a friend's email
  • Feedback requested from a customer email
  • Professional feedback request email

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Why request feedback in an email?

Feedback request emails are formal messages that ask for information, insight, and advice on something you have done. Why ask? Because you want to hear the answer. So many people pay lip service to the feedback, asking for it but never acting on it. To cut through, your feedback requests must be genuine and honest and explain what you’ll do with the feedback when you receive it.

You'll typically request feedback from someone you have a relationship with (a colleague, boss, or friend) that you trust to be open and honest.

Asking for feedback can be challenging. Why? Because you're asking someone to critique your work – and they may not always be positive. Learning to take feedback and act upon it is all part of professional development.

5 sample email requests for feedback

Sometimes, it's easier to show you. So, before we break down the feedback request email format, here are 5 samples and templates to review:

Feedback requested from the boss's email

Asking your boss for feedback on a piece of work, project, or aspect of personal development is a common reason for sending a request. In this feedback requested from the boss sample, we work through the process and get to the point quickly!

Dear [Recipient's Name],

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to request feedback on the [piece of work/project/aspect of personal development] that I recently completed.

Your input and suggestions are highly valuable to me, and I would greatly appreciate your feedback to help me improve and grow in my role.

Please let me know if you have any specific feedback or areas of improvement that you would like me to focus on. Your guidance will be instrumental in my professional development.

Thank you for your attention.

Best regards,
[Your Name]

Explore a more comprehensive guide on how to reply to an email from a boss.

Feedback requested from colleagues via email

You may ask your colleagues to provide feedback on anything, from whole projects to individual

emails. This feedback request email is a quick and efficient way to ask.

Dear [Recipient's Name],

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to request your valuable feedback. As we continue to collaborate on various projects and tasks, I believe it is important to gather insights from our team members. Your perspective can greatly contribute to our overall success.

Whether it's feedback on a specific project or suggestions for improvements on individual tasks, I appreciate any inputs you can provide.

Thank you for your attention and contributions.

Best regards,
[Your Name]

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Feedback requested from a friend's email

Friends are people you can rely on for their honesty and are an excellent source of functional feedback. We've provided a less formal way to request feedback in this sample. We hope your friend can help!

Dear [Recipient's Name],

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to request your feedback on an important matter.

I value your opinion and trust your judgement. Your honest feedback will greatly assist me in making informed decisions.

Please take some time to carefully review the attached document and provide your feedback by [deadline]. I appreciate any suggestions or improvements you may have.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Best regards,
[Your Name]

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Feedback requested from a customer email

Customers have a unique perspective and should be encouraged to provide feedback on your products and services. Use our feedback-requested email sample to get a response.

Dear [Recipient's Name],

We value your feedback and would like to hear about your experience with our products and services. Your input is crucial in helping us improve and provide you with the best possible experience.

We kindly request a few moments of your time to complete a short survey. Your feedback will remain confidential and will only be used for internal purposes. Your honest opinion is highly appreciated.

Here is the link to the survey: [Survey Link]

Thank you for your valuable time and cooperation. Your feedback is important to us.

Best regards,
[Your Name]

Read also: 40+ Impactful Thank You for Feedback Email Templates + Email Writing Tips

Professional feedback request email

The previous samples are all to people you know. This professional feedback request sample strips out the detail and focuses on the outcome, making it suitable for all audiences.

Dear [Recipient's Name],

I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to request your professional feedback on a project I have been working on. Your expertise and perspective would be greatly appreciated in evaluating the outcome and providing constructive criticism.

Please let me know if you are available to discuss the project at your earliest convenience. I can share the necessary documents and arrange a meeting or call at a time that suits you best.

Thank you for your attention and I look forward to receiving your valuable feedback.

Best regards,
[Your Name]

How to ask for feedback in email?

Feedback request emails are about asking for help from someone whose opinion you trust. The key to writing successful feedback requests is to understand what motivates the person you're emailing – and appeal to it.

Your boss, for example, is interested in pushing the business forward. So, you'll want to reference this in your emails. On the other hand, a friend will want you to be happy, so reference the emotional impact their support can have.

Of course, you'll also need to provide details about the request.

Feedback request emails have a standard structure:

  • Politely ask for feedback
  • Explain what you to request feedback on and why
  • Tell the person what you will do with the feedback – explain what's in it for them!
  • Set out when you need it

We've broken down feedback requests into 3 core parts:

  1. Feedback requested subject line
  2. Body copy
  3. Sign-off/next steps

We work through each section in detail below, supporting you in building your own feedback request messages.

Feedback requested email subject line

Subject lines are the first thing you'll write – and often the most important. Get the subject line right, and you'll encourage the person to open the email.

The most effective subject lines are short, personalized, and professional. Here are 25 feedback-requested subject lines for you to start using!

  • Feedback request
  • Can you feedback about our products?
  • Your views are valuable to us!
  • Can you help me improve?
  • How can we improve our service?
  • Customer feedback requested – can you help?
  • Share your views!

See, these samples are easy, engaging, and encourage someone to open the email. Get that right, and you’re well on your way to getting some answers to your questions.

Feedback requested email body copy

You've grabbed their attention with the subject line, and now it's time to start building the body copy. In your email, you set out your feedback request using the structure we outlined above.

Before we get into writing the body copy, you should begin every feedback request with a personalized message targeted to the individual. In most cases, you'll greet them with a "Hi" or "Hello" and their first name.

After that, we work through the headings to build your message. In this example, we're approaching a professor for some feedback.

  • Politely ask for feedback

"I'm contacting you to ask for feedback on my current assignment. Could you help me?"

  • Explain what you to request feedback on and why

"I've been struggling to complete my latest assignment. I'd like some feedback on whether I have captured everything. I am hoping your feedback will help me to

  • Tell the person what you will do with the feedback – explain what's in it for them!

"I hope that your feedback will help me to get the best grade. I've loved your class, and I want to ensure I do the best I can."

  • Set out when you need it

"The deadline for my assignment is (insert date). Would you be able to provide me with feedback before this?"

Each stage here builds on the last to make a compelling case for their support. Now we're on to the next steps.

Feedback requested email sign-off/next steps

The body copy contains your feedback request. Before ending the email, you can add your contact details and set out the next steps.

"If you would like to discuss this, please contact me at (insert details), and I'll do everything I can to help."

Now add a positive sign-off ("Kind regards"), your name, and other details before sending!

Feedback requested: job done!

Also learn about how to emails requesting something in this guide.

Focus on value – expert tips for feedback requests!

If someone asks you for feedback, how do you respond? Most of us love being asked for our views on anything and everything from how a product tastes to the performance of our colleagues. One thing we can all agree on is that we want to be listened too.

The core of a great feedback request is value. You want the person to know why you want their feedback and (most importantly) what you’re going to do with it.

Here are some ways to get (almost) anyone to provide feedback:

  • It all starts with the subject line. Be clear and bold, but never boring. And state upfront what you need help with. This principle works for the first line of your messages too. Just cut out the waste, and get to the point. Life is too short.
  • You’re asking someone to give up their personal time, so show some appreciation! Don’t go overboard, but explain why their feedback is important.
  • Cut loose cliches, and try and write in the same way you speak. Obviously, stick to the rules of spelling and grammar (and proofread!), but conversational language is clear language.
  • Be as clear as you can about what you went them to do and when you want them to do it. This isn’t going to be a priority (unless they’re unhappy), so try to get them to do it ASAP.
  • It’s all about value, value, value. You need to inspire someone to respond and that means telling them what’s in it for them.

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Conclusion

How do you think we did? If you were asked to feedback on our feedback email guide on a scale of 1 - 10, how would you grade us?

Thanks. We love a perfect 10!

As we’ve demonstrated here, requesting feedback in an email is a fairly simple skill that everyone can learn. If you're ready to write a request, follow the format, keep things short, simple, and get straight to the point. Keep your emails formal and polite and your request honest. Once feedback has been requested and you've received a reply, always say thanks!

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