How can we improve WooCommerce?

Use Woocommerce as a quote only program.

Instead of add to cart, I would like to hide all prices and change the buttons to say add to quote. People will submit request for quotes and then in the backend we can update the prices for the specific customer and then send them a notice that the quote is complete. This is completely different from quote forms since I want all items to be in the cart but the checkout will submit quote, not go to payment page.

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      • Nicolas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi everybody,
        I've started to work on this, but as there is already a few plugins out there to accomplish this task, I would like to hear from you what you would absolutely need, what could be the useful options that are missing in 3rd parties mentionned in this thread, which kind of workflow do you have in mind, and any other details that could help driving the plugin development quicker and better.

        Here are some starting points that you might want to discuss :

        Currently the logic has been made to NOT override woocommerce cart, this will be an option(actually disabling cart rather than overriding), this way you will be able to decide on a global basis or by product/category if you want to keep both add-to-cart and request-a-quote features, keeping the prices displayed or not, etc...

        Currently we do not allow single/quick request a quote (direct sending on the product view), it works like the cart, you have to add products to quote, then view the quote, optionnaly add some message or details, and finally send the quote request or copy the lines to cart. This then create a record in a Quote menu under Woocommerce Orders, where you can do everyhting needed on the quote before validating (or request a validation from others), and sending it to customer. (Would you need a messaging feature in this quote screen to discuss about the quote with customer before validating ?)

        For the customer side, if he created the quote from his end on the shop, he will find it in his customer area with the status pending until you validate it, and will then show up in customer area with pdf attached etc..., and of course with a mail for accepting/denying. If you create a quote from your end in backoffice (phone customer for eg), he will find it in his customer area only when you validate it, no pending status, and also a mail of course.

        Regarding the design, for a better integration I'm trying my best to look exactly like the Woocommerce builtins (Orders view and Cart), and keeping a "low-profile" not showing buttons and links everywhere.

        Oh and I almost forgot, it's AJAX everywhere, do you think it needs an option to disable it ?

        Please feel free to give ideas, discuss the choices described above etc... Looking forward some answers to get a clearer direction on the development, I don't want to write again what others have already done.

        Cheers, and happy new year !

      • Mary commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Exactly what I was looking for too! Now I leave out the price and add a inquiryform on every productpage, but this would be just perfect!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I couldn't agree more. I got the YITH plugin for that and it works well but some parts don't integrate well with WooCommerce. Would love to see something like this.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There’s a plugin called QuoteUp developed by WisdmLabs. It is something most businesses that have WordPress + WooCommerce may require, a complete enquiry and quote request system for WooCommerce.

        With QuoteUp one can
        1)add a request for quote button under one or more products,
        2)hide the add to cart buttons and prices and
        3)generate a pdf quotation and send it to customers right from the backend

        The latest version has quite a few new features. Do check it out.

      • Quan N. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This can be done by using one of the extensions available, just google "woocommerce quote".

      • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We would also love a feature like this. A lot of our business involves highly custom products.

      • Andrew Wilkins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The ability to provide quotes/estimates to customers would be a great addition to WooCommerce. We have a similar situation to Aleks V where customers call in or visit our location and have to get an estimate that requires approval from another person. Being able to have this type of item in with orders would make the sales cycle for us much more efficient.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Woo-RFQ is an easy to configure plugin that turns your WooCommerce shopping cart into a Request for Quote system.

      • Aleks V commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Our use case: We sell a lot of B2B products. Very often the visitor would request a quote as a PDF which he would give to his supervisor to sign off. Currently we do this kind of quote manually. We imagine following workflow: On the cart page the visitor can click on a quote button which requests a quote for all cart items. If he is just a guest he also would need to enter his email address. We then receive the quote in WooCommerce and add some data (discount, etc.) to the quote and send the quote back to the email address with two links (accept/deny) and a PDF of the quote attached. If the quote gets accepted it would trigger a normal WooCommerce cart checkout with all items.

      • Kaare Mathiesen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to reach the developers of "Request a Quote" to ask them if they solve my problem. Anyone knows the email to the developers?

      • Kaare Mathiesen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ​I want to use woocommerce for a web-shop that is not selling anything:
        That means I will have no price on the merchandise. USD 0 ! < That is a challenge as I understand.
        BUT, very important: I want to have all the options for cart, collecting Items, tick them out, sending an order etc.etc, exept the payment.

        Think that the mercandise is brosjures and magazines: The website that presents these magazines/publication ownes them all. They will be given away for free. The only thing you as a customer has to do is to ask for them / order them. Cost you nothing.

        I wish the routine should be like this:
        The "customer" comes to the shop. He finds his interesting area f.example "Outdoor life". Then he is narrowing his area to f.ex. "Hunting" - maybe even more selection "rifles" >> Everything like a normal webshop(?)
        His collecion is displayed with a picture and a short introduction. ON THAT introduction there are at least 3 buttons: 1. Order this - 2. my wishlist - 3. see more information -- plus maybe something else

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