7 Best “Request a Quote” Plugins for WordPress
Not all businesses can simply list a price alongside their services. Certain services require a nuanced approach, and the estimated price may depend on any number of factors. If you are running or designing a WordPress website for a business offering such custom services or products, you may be looking for a “request a quote” WordPress plugin.
You may, for instance, be providing furniture restoration, remodeling or house painting services, which depend not only on, say, surface area, but also on previous repairs and other pre-existing conditions. And even then, the customer might have a special demand to boot. Or, you may be an artist seeking commissions. Your price may vary depending on subject matter, technique, prices of materials, size of finished work. And if you are a caterer? There can be no end to special dietary options demanded by your customers, either on political or religious grounds, or simply because they are hosting some very fussy eaters. It cannot be fairly expected that you can plan ahead for all of these. In these and other special cases, you want to enable your visitors to state their needs and expectations for you to assess them.
Don’t worry, we have your back. Here is our pick of request-a-quote WordPress plugins.
ELEX WooCommerce Request a Quote is a free plugin designed to help users easily add a Request a Quote form to their WooCommerce products. It sends email notifications on form submissions, approvals and rejections and supports Variable products as well.
This all comes with the free version, but there’s a premium one too with some extra features. For $59 (single site license), you can enable the Request a Quote feature only for registered users, and customize email, chat and SMS templates for admin. You can have your notifications sent via Google Chat or SMS, and even exclude the Add to Cart functionality for certain products or categories, as well as user roles.
Request a Quote is a free plugin designed to facilitate communication between customers and businesses. It offers two basic forms: a request-a-quote form and an information request form. The plugin is designed to minimize conflicts with the theme you’re using, and is generally easy to use. Request a Quote comes with a setup assistant which automatically creates pages for contacts and request forms.
Your customers can use these forms to upload files, such as photos or blueprints, making it easy for you to assess the type and amount of work needed. Both forms are easily customizable, as well as the notification e-mails which work both for the customer and the business.
The plugin also has a pro version which comes with additional useful features, such as search forms, quote request categories, and spam protection.
A robust and rich plugin that used to come in a free version that has since been abandoned, WISDM Product Inquiry Pro for WooCommerce is a tool designed to capture leads and boost conversions. It allows your customers to make pre-purchase enquiries and/or quotes on multiple products or large ticket-size orders. This means they can ask about different products in a same email, streamlining the process. The plugin comes with a built-in form builder that you can use to customize the enquiry forms to the tiniest detail.
The plugin even adds a mini cart where the customers can keep track of the enquiries they made. Quick search and multiple recipient email IDs for incoming quote requests and other inquiries make it easy to delegate work in your team and to keep track of all the enquiries. Finally, the plugin supports quotes for variable products and also allows you to hide the price or the Add to Cart functionality on certain products.
This rich and robust plugin currently costs $80 for an annual license.
Request a Quote for WooCommerce is a premium plugin developed for use with your WooCommerce e-store. Simply create sets of rules for the quote button to show up for selected user roles, products, and categories. If you want to hide prices and replace the Add to Cart button with the Quote button, the plugin supports that, too, making it easy for you to, say, sell large quantities at discount prices, or charge more for a shorter delivery time.
The plugin also abounds with advanced features such as a mini quote basket, custom e-mail notifications, quote submission redirect, and more.
WPForms is a premium plugin designed for contact forms, but among its many in-built form templates it includes a quote request form, too. It comes ready out-of-the-box, and works just fine as is, but you can go a little further. The plugin’s drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to add and modify fields as necessary. Furthermore, the plugin is supplied with a conditional logic functionality, allowing you to create branching forms and guide your customers through the quote requests and, potentially, other options for your goods.
It may not pay for you to buy a premium plugin for just a single form, however well it works, but we strongly suggest you use this plugin for quote requests if you are already using it for your contact or other forms.
Another general premium form plugin, Formidable Forms comes with a slew of modifiable templates and advanced functionalities. It comes with a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface which you can use to create a simple request-a-quote form, but its capabilities are far beyond that. You can add pricing fields, calculators, and advanced mathematical functions, making it a great choice if you wish to offer different pricing plans based on units of volume or measurement.
Want to discount your interpreter services if engaged for a full workday? Charge more for tending several tiny gardens rather than one simple lawn surface? Offer a discount if a buyer is willing to buy up your entire stock of a perishable product? With Formidable Forms’ calculator functions, it is easier than you think.
Contact Form 7 is a free contact form plugin which, with some work, can be used to create request-a-quote forms. Creating a form is easy, and making it work as a quote request form requires a little work. And a complete quote request solution requires a little more work still, and two addons.
This concludes our list of request-a-quote plugins for WordPress. You may be wondering which one is right for you. That really depends on what you are already working with. A premium form plugin, such as Formidable Forms or WPForms can be used to create a request-a-quote form, but paying a premium price just for a quote request form might be a little too much. If you are already using one of these premium plugins for other purposes, you can benefit from their advanced quote-related features and incur no extra cost. If you are looking for a free solution, why not try Request a Quote or Contact Form 7 (with addons)? Finally, if you are running an e-store powered by WooCommerce, perhaps a plugin specifically designed to work with it might be the one for you. Either way, premium or free, bare-bones or bells and whistles, the plugin you want is somewhere on this list.