Not all products can be bought right off the shelf.
Some products are custom made upon order. For example, hand crafted furniture.
Since you do not have the products ready-made, you can’t set a standard price. You can opt to not set a price at all. But in a WooCommerce store, if you do not set a price, the Add-to-Cart button will not be displayed!
Obviously so, since a customer can’t purchase a that does not have a price.
But then, how does an interested customer contact you?!
Instead of providing a single point of contact on your site, a customer friendly option would be to provide a price inquiry or ‘Request A Quote’ button, on every WooCommerce single product page. An interested customer can surely use this option, to send you an inquiry email about the product, and request a quote for the price.
Adding ‘Request a Quote’ to a Woo Store
If you were sifting through the various options available to add such a functionality to your WooCommerce store, QuoteUp is a comprehensive solution you can certainly consider.
QuoteUp not only adds a ‘Request a Quote’ button on one or more products, but it also helps shoppers complete the purchase, by allowing you to send detailed quotes, and offering customers a one click purchase option.
How to add ‘Request A Quote’ for ALL Products
Depending on the products you sell, you might be looking to add a price inquiry button on every product page, and are looking to completely disable the purchase (or ‘Add to Cart’) button.
QuoteUp handles this quite simply.
You have two settings you need to set:
- Enable QuoteUp for all products: To enable the ‘Request a Quote’ button
- Enable Add to Cart for all products: To hide the ‘Add to Cart’ button, along with the product price and quantity
Hint: Set the Quote button title as ‘Request a Quote’ to make the button intuitive.
Settings these options will display the price inquiry button instead of the Add to Cart button on every WooCommerce single product page.
QuoteUp also has an option which allows you to display the button on product archive pages such as the ‘Shop’ or product category pages.
Enabling the Quote Request functionality for Individual Products
In case you wanted to select a few products which could only be inquired about (and not bought), you’d have to selectively disable the ‘Add to Cart’ button for those products and display the ‘Request A Quote’ button.
Now, in order to do so, you have to ensure that QuoteUp is disabled by default and the ‘Add to Cart’ buttons is enabled by default, for all your products. These are the same options as mentioned above (available under QuoteUp settings). You would need to set Enable QuoteUp to “No” and Enable Add to Cart to “Yes”.
The QuoteUp plugin enabled you to set the visibility of these buttons for select products using settings available for each product.
Note: Ensure that ‘Global settings’ is set to “No” so that the general options set are not forced for every product, and individual product settings can be applied as applicable.
Head on over to individual add/edit settings of individual product pages, to selectively display the buttons as needed. To display the ‘Request a Quote’ button and hide the ‘Add to Cart’ button, set the disable Quote for this product option to “No”, and set the enable add to cart option to “No”.
Do remember to save the settings once you’ve made any change.
This change will ensure that the button is displayed only for the selected products.
Allowing Quote Requests for Multiple Products at Once
Instead of having a customer request a quote for individual products, you may want to provide them the option to select multiple products and send across a single quote request for all the products at once. You can do so by enabling the multi-product quote option under QuoteUp settings.
This option allows customers to add products to a quote cart and send a single quote request email. The option to control which products could be directly purchased remains unchanged and can be still controlled using the settings for the ‘Add to Cart’ button provided by QuoteUp.
Handling Quote Requests and Sending Proposals
QuoteUp completes the quote request- sales circle by allowing the WooCommerce store owner to send quotes for requests made.
All the quote requests made by a customer are sent to a shop owner via email, and are also available in the admin panel for easy access.
As the store owner, you can edit the product quantity and price for a quote request, and send across the quote to the customer. QuoteUp automatically generates a quote PDF and mails it to the customer.
The customer then has the option to either:
- accept the quote: upon which the customer is taken to the checkout page to make a purchase of the products for the stated price
- reject the quote: upon which the store owner can edit the prices and resend a quote.
QuoteUp for WooCommerce helps you add a ‘Request a Quote’ functionality into your WooCommerce store. But then again it’s not limited to an option that allows shoppers to send a quote request. It takes a leap forward and allows you to send across a quote and provides a quick option for customers to make a purchase.
If this product fits your usecase, you needn’t look any further; if not, the comment section is open for any discussion!
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