HOW TO IMPROVE THE COMMUNICATIVE AND NEGOTIATING SIDE OF YOUR E-COMMERCE PLATFORM
Many shopkeepers sell goods or services for which a label with price is not enough. For off-the-shelf items, for which big quantities of the same product might be purchased, a buyer usually prefers to get in touch with the supplier to negotiate an ad hoc price solution. A quote request is a channel that allows that negotiation, that otherwise is difficult to achieve in online shops.
YITH WooCommerce Request a Quote has been explicitly conceived to grant a meeting point between customers and suppliers, going beyond traditional and sometimes restrictive e-commerce platforms where price only can be shown for a single product and no possibilities to deal with many products at the same time are conceived.
One of the main obstacles of online shopping, that is, communication with potential customers and negotiation, might be solved thanks to forms for quote requests.
This plugin offers customers the possibility to add items to a list and then submit it to the site administrator to get a quote for them. At the same time, administrators who receive requests for quotes can get an idea of the degree of appreciation for their products and make ad hoc offers according to customers’ requests.
To grant you this, main features of the plugin are the possibility to display an “Add to Quote” button or link in product page that adds the item to the list for products to be quoted.
It is also possible to hide, if necessary, “Add to cart” button to encourage customers to get in touch with suppliers, and the creation of a list where all products can be collected and that can be submitted to the shop owner: it is right here that the very negotiation occurs.
Fix: Fixed redirect to thank you page for Gravity Form
Fix: Fixed integration with YITH WooCommerce Product Add-ons and grouped products
Fix: Fixed YITH WooCommerce Added to Cart Popup integration
Version 2.0.15 - Released on Nov 2, 2018
Update: Plugin Framework 3.0.33
Dev: Added new action ywraq_before_default_form
Fix: Adding variable products to list when no variation is selected.
Fix: User registration
Fix: Avoid multi email change status to administrator
Fix: Hiding price option not working for composite products on emails.
Fix: RTL issue
Version 2.0.14 - Released on Oct 23, 2018
New: Added RTL support for email tables
Update: Plugin Framework 3.0.27
Update: Language Files
Fix: Fix js error with quick view
Version 2.0.13 - Released on Oct 08, 2018
New: Support to WooCommerce 3.5
Fix: Form default saving
Fix: Fixed localized data-titles in Request a quote page table for mobile
Fix: Fixed YITH WooCommerce Minimum Maximum Quantity messages not appearing
Fix: Fixed mini quote widget title not translating
Fix: Fix for YITH WooCommerce Product Add-ons to not show add-on price in list if the option Hide all prices is checked
Fix: Issue with YITH WooCommerce Tab Manager
Version 2.0.12 - Released on Sep 26, 2018
Update: Plugin Framework 3.0.23
Update: Language Files.
Tweak: Itegration with YITH WooCommerce Minimum Maximum Quantity 1.3.3
Dev: New filter 'ywraq_quote_item_name' to customize the product item name.
Version 2.0.11 - Released on Sep 20, 2018
New: Hebrew language files by Arye Stern.
New: New Shortcode [yith_ywraq_mini_widget_quote] to show the mini-quote widget.
Dev: Added a filter 'ywraq_show_taxes_quote_list' to show simple taxes on Request a quote List and Email.
Dev: Added new filter 'ywraq_request_quote_page_args' to filter the options of the shortcode [yith_ywraq_request_quote]. Update: Language files.
Tweak: Check and show a message when all the child products of a grouped product have quantity zero.
Tweak: Default form editor now saves the fields by Ajax to fix some issues with the latest version of WPML.
Tweak: Added data-title property to table rows.
Fix: Fixed issue with billing name when saving a quote.
Fix: Fixed password error even if the registration is optional.
Fix: wpml-config.xml for compatibility with WPML.
Fix: Fixed issue when an order in pending quote didn't turn the status into complete.
Version 2.0.10 - Released on Sep 06, 2018
Activation licence issue
Version 2.0.9 - Released on Sep 05, 2018
Update: Language files
Fix: Fixed exclusion checkbox on the product page
Fix: Fix on type field "Acceptance" on default form
Fix: Fixed accept/reject button behaviour on my account
Fix: Allow shortcodes to be executed on AJAX calls
Fix: Added check to avoid to hide add to cart button on the external page if the product price is empty
Fix: Fixed custom item meta issue
Version 2.0.8 - Released on Aug 28, 2018
New: Textarea on Reject Quote page. Now, when the customer can leave a feedback when rejecting a quote.
New: Option inside the quote's editor to allow the customer to "pay now" for the order, without adding billing/shipping information. This information must be filled before sending the quote.
New: Added function to show custom item meta on cart and checkout
New: Format date picker option
Update: Plugin Framework v3.0.21
Update: Language files
Dev: Added filter ywraq_item_thumbnail
Fix: Integration with Yith Composite Products for WooCommerce plugin
Fix: My account quote template with billing fields
Fix: Email template path
Fix: Issue between YITH WooCommerce Product Add-ons and WPML
Version 2.0.7 - Released on Aug 01, 2018
New: Added translatable options for WPML (default form fields).
New: Added new option to format the time on time picker
about your first question, the plugin allows the admin adding meta information to the quote before sending it back to the customer, as you can see on this page, specifically in this screenshot. Do you think this can work for you?
About your second question, YITH Request a Quote does not include this sort of features, but you might want to use a plugin like YITH AJAX Product Filter. :)
Hi Christian! You can use the plugin in combination with the premium version of YITH Product Add-ons which allows configuring additional options for your products. Users can select the options available and add files on the product page like in this sample. The add-ons selected will show on the quote request.