A request for quotation is a pretty common step in the buying process. Your customers may ask for a quote for a particular purchase. Depending on individual needs, the pricing may differ for each purchase order. Also, pricing can be different depending on quantity, shipping cost, and other factors. A ‘Request for quotation’ helps both the buyer and seller to negotiate so that both parties benefit from mutual understanding.
If you add ‘Request for Quotation’ to your online store, you will experience increased customer engagement and a reduction in cart abandonment. Since the ‘Request for Quotation’ button allows the customer to contact you for a particular purchase, there are increased chances of sales. How do you add a “Request for Quotation” feature to your WordPress website? In this article, we will explore a few plugins to help you add ‘Request For Quotation’ to your WordPress website.
Here are the ‘request for quotation’ plugins.
WooCommerce is the most popular choice for an eCommerce store with WordPress. YITH WooCommerce Request A Quote plugin lets you add a request a quote form to your WooCommerce store. The plugin has more than 10,000 active installations. The plugin works with WordPress version 4.0.0 or higher.
With this plugin, your customers will be able to ask for an estimate for the list of products they are interested in. Users can easily create a list as per their preferences. As the owner of your eCommerce store, you can respond to these requests with your quotation proposals. Customers can then accept or reject the proposal.
You can create a “Request a Quote” page and customize it accordingly. You can add and customize the “Add to Quote” button. The plugin also gives an option to disable the “Add to cart” button. Alternatively, you can choose to edit the text for the “Add to cart” button. The plugin lets you customize the “request a quote” email sent through your WordPress store.
You can also try the premium version of this plugin. It lets you add the quote button to multiple product pages in addition to the single product page. You can also hide product prices for all products. It also lets you redirect users to the WooCommerce checkout page once they have accepted the quotation.
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This is another popular request for a quote plugin for WooCommerce stores. It is ideal for allowing customers to make a product inquiry before making the purchase. With this plugin, you can add the “Inquiry Button” to every product page. The plugin works well with WordPress version 5.0 or higher. It has more than 10,000 active installations for the free version.
By addressing customers’ inquiries, you can help them make better purchasing decisions – a win-win for both parties. You can customize the inquiry button with text such as ‘ Make an Inquiry’, ‘Request a Quote’ or ‘Quote to order’, etc. You can configure where you want to place the inquiry button. As a site owner, you get a detailed email for each quotation request. The details include product name, product URL, customer name, and the inquiry message. Customers can also get a copy of this email if you choose.
You get more features in the premium version. The premium version features a drag-and-drop form builder with form validation. You can control the visibility of the ‘Inquiry’ button, ‘Add to Cart’ Button, and ‘Price’ using the bulk action menu. You can also choose to enable the ‘Inquiry’, and ‘Request a Quote’ button only for out of stock products. All quote requests can be viewed from the WordPress dashboard. The plugin is ready for translation, so you can use local languages if you have .mo and .po files for the language of your choice.
The yearly license costs $79, and the lifetime license is priced at $199.
This is a premium plugin that is not available in the official WordPress plugin repository. You can buy it from CodeCanyon. The plugin works with WooCommerce 1.5 or higher. You will need WordPress version 3.5 or higher to use this plugin on your website.
This plugin allows you to enable the “Request a Quote” or “Product Enquiry” feature in your WooCommerce store. You can also choose to hide the prices of products and make the “Request A Quote” button visible for all product pages. You can customize the label. For example, you can set the label as ‘enquire pricing’ or ‘Request a Quote’, etc.
Customers can choose to add multiple products to add to their quote/ inquiry list. This list can be sent to the site administrator with details such as name, product, quantity, email address, message, among others. With just one click, you can add a product to the list or clean up the entire list and start again. The quote form can be customized to suit the theme of your online store.
The regular license costs $17. With an additional $4.5, you can extend support for up to twelve months.
Request A Quote is a freemium plugin for WordPress. The free version is available on the official WordPress plugin repository. This plugin does not require you to have WooCommerce on your website. It works with WordPress Version 4.5 or higher.
The plugin provides a customizable form for customers to submit a request for quotation (RFQ) or request for information (RFI). Customers can select multiple services/products. The plugin settings provide easy and extensive customization.
It displays quote requests in a tabular form on the front end. The premium version of the plugin allows you to assign quotes to your sales team. You can also categorize quotes for faster searching. New fields can be added to the quote form.
The plugin lets you manage all your sales quote requests in one central location. You can accept sales quotes from any device as the forms are responsive. Customizations make it easy to set up your sales quote request form with the fields and style you need.
The Pro version starts from $149.99 per year. You can request a custom pricing here.
NP Quote Request WooCommerce is a powerful toolkit for WooCommerce stores to accept and process requests for quotes. The plugin works with WordPress version 4.9 or higher. Customers can easily send quote requests from the WooCommerce store. Customers can select individual items for quote requests and proceed with checkout for other items. Additionally, customers can submit their cart as a quote request with a single click.
The staff mode allows you to see all prices and all ‘Request For Quote’ forms based on IP addresses. You can customize the quote request page for normal checkout. The premium version allows the site owner to respond to the quote request with a customized email. This email can include the quote proposal along with a link to pay.
This plugin comes with premium add-ons. The premium version NP Quote Request WooCommerce Plus is priced at $44.99 per year. You can view the premium add-ons here.
Adding a ‘request for quote’ form to your WordPress website can significantly increase sales and add to customer engagement. We have reviewed these quote request plugins. There are many others available. Whichever plugin you choose, make sure it works with the particular theme of your online store. You can make use of the staging environment to test plugins safely. Nestify offers staging environments for free with every hosting plan.
We hope this article inspired you to get started with a ‘Request for Quotation’ feature on your WordPress website. If you need any help, please reach out. We are here to help.