Joe has a WooCommerce store.
But Joe doesn’t sell physical or digital products.
Instead, he sells services online. Moreover, he has a provision in his store for buyers to enquire about any service and request quotes for the same.
Joe is one of the few people to tap into the less-explored applications of WooCommerce.
Many people associate WooCommerce with online shopping. But WooCommerce is not just limited to selling physical goods. It is pretty versatile and can be used to sell almost anything by adding one of the many extensions available.
Just like Joe.
Want to know the weapon Joe used to turn his store around? Well read on then..
There’s a difference in selling a service and selling a product online. When it comes to selling services, a purchase cycle is involved. The buyer can’t just view any service and buy it directly, per se. He may have certain requirements and would want to communicate with you (the seller) regarding the same.
Product Enquiry Pro fills this gap by acting as an intermediary between you and the buyer. It eases the communication by letting the clients ask for information and request for quotes, while also allowing you to effectively manage them.
How to Effectively Sell any Service on WooCommerce using PEP
Let’s say you offer ‘Website Development Services’. Clients might be interested in this service. But they may want to discuss their requirements in detail and might want to negotiate on a budget. Using Product Enquiry Pro, clients can request a quote for the service (like adding items to a cart) to get a running tally, then send off a message to you to get a more accurate quote, or ask for pricing on specific customizations.
Setting Up Product Enquiry Pro
In WooCommerce, services can be set up as ‘Simple’ products that are ‘Virtual’.
Once you set up your products and activate Product Enquiry Pro, the plugin takes care of the rest. All you need to do is add a quote button. If you do not want to allow clients to purchase your services directly, you can hide the ‘Add to Cart’ button using PEP as well.
Alternatively, if some of your services may have a fixed cost, you can display their prices thanks to the per-product settings in PEP. The buyers or your clients can purchase them directly or inquire for further customization using the inquiry or quote button.
For clients looking for multiple services on your store, sending quotes for each and every service can spell too much of work. PEP handles this well by letting the buyers add the services to the quote cart and send a single quote for all of them at once. Smart ain’t it?
Now, all that’s left, is communicating effectively with interested clients!
Managing Quote Requests
Product Enquiry Pro lets you easily manage all the quotations from a single window in the admin panel. Receive customer information along with their quotes and reply with the appropriate prices (according to their needs) and information. What more? You can keep on updating the quotation, till a buyer agrees.
Product Enquiry Pro has been of great help to Joe. In fact, the plugin has a bunch of other applications too- you can mold it in anyway you like, to create a variety of stores- be it an out-of-the-box WooCommerce store, a wholesale store, an auction website or selling services online; PEP can be your go-to solution for all. Besides, it can be easily clubbed with any other plugin for added functionalities.
Go get the master weapon- Product Enquiry Pro- and start selling services on your WooCommerce store just like Joe! 😀