Looking for the best request quote plugins WordPress has to offer? We've put together a list of the 7 best choices for your WordPress site.
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If you are running a service business of any kind, you need a request a quote page. The easiest way to make one of those? Use a 'get a quote form' plugin in WordPress.
Of course, you'll need a WordPress website. But after that, installing a get quote WordPress plugin is easy! You just need to know which kind of quote request you need on your site.
So let's answer that question first, then we'll dive into our list of plugins.
Is every WordPress quote plugin the same?
There are two major types of quotes:
- Basic quote request
- Instant quote request
Basic quote request
This is a simple quote request where the user tells the service provider that they are interested in their service. This kind of quote request form does not need calculated fields to work properly. Essentially, a basic quote request form is a contact form with a few more features.
👉 Read more: How to Create a Quote Form in WordPress
Instant quote request
If you are selling services online that has variable costs (like printing, for example), you'll need one of the quote calculator plugin WordPress developers have created. This is sometimes referred to as an add to quote WordPress plugin.
👉 Read more: How to Create an Instant Quote Form in WordPress
Long story short: consider whether you need your request a quote plugin to perform calculations when choosing your plugin!
The best WordPress get a quote plugins
If you take a look at the WordPress.org plugin directory, you'll find many request a quote WordPress plugins. It can be tough to know which one to choose.
Here's the thing: a request a quote form is just that - a form. So really, the only reason you'd need something specialized is if you have products, calculations, or integration requirements. For example, a specialized instant quote WordPress plugin will only do one thing. But the best request for quote plugins will give you a lot of flexibility to grow.
So our list focuses on 3 major categories:
- Plugins that can handle any type of custom quote
- Addons that integrate with popular platforms
- Plugins that facilitate the process of sending a quote
As far as basic request a quote features go, here's what to look for:
- Add to quote buttons
- Ability to show or hide prices
- Ability to hide add to cart button
- Cost calculator plugin features
- Can send notification emails
- Able to provide price estimations
- Request a quote form templates
- Ability to add multiple products to a quote
- Integrations with popular software (like the WooCommerce plugin)
There's really only one choice in this article that can do everything on the above list. So without further ado, let's countdown the top request a quote form plugins WordPress has to offer!
Free and premium (from $99/year)
Rating: 4.7 stars (556 reviews) | 300,000+ Active Installations
Remember when we said there's only one plugin that can handle whatever quote request forms you need? It's our WordPress form builder, Formidable Forms (#humblebrag)! Everything about a request for quote plugin is based on web forms. So a form builder is a natural choice.
While it's true that you could go for one of the instant quote WordPress plugins, the fact is that a form builder can do the same thing. Here's the kicker: a forms plugin can be a total solution for your site.
Here's one reason to use a form builder instead of a quote request plugin. You get to keep all your data in the same place. That means you can set up your contact forms and your quote request forms in the same system.
What's more, Formidable can be used to create a total eCommerce solution using pricing fields. It also integrates with your existing WooCommerce products and extends WooCommerce functionality. Actually, Formidable Forms could be the only WooCommerce extension you'd ever need.
And if you need to create instant quotes that perform calculations, Formidable Forms can also be used as full-scale WordPress calculator plugin too.
Free and premium (from $59/site license)
Rating: 3.5 stars (46 reviews) | 10,000+ Active Installations
If you are a WooCommerce user, you are probably familiar with the idea of using extensions to add more features to the plugin. In truth, Formidable can do everything this plugin by YITH can do.
But this one might be good if you want a no-setup solution. It has a few basic functions that it does very well with no leg work required on your end. YITH claims to be the #1 selling of independent WooCommerce plugins.
The core feature of this plugin: it allows you to hide price and/or add to cart button and let your customers request a custom quote for every product. If you want to keep pricing vague for your customers, this will work (although we aren't sure why you'd want to do that).
Free and premium (from $149/year)
Rating: 4.9 stars (29 reviews) | 2,000+ Active Installations
If all you need on your site is a page where users can request a quote or more information, then this plugin could do it. The free version will allow you to create a form and even stores the data in the plugin on your WordPress site.
This is one of the plugins that does not have the ability to calculate prices in the free version. So you won't be able to use it to create an instant quote, for example.
It has a pro version that provides added spam protection, custom fields, and a form builder. Sadly the free version doesn't include the form builder, so don't expect many customization options. Still, this could work for you totally free if your needs are basic.
Free and premium (from $49/year)
Rating: 4.7 stars (170 reviews) | 10,000+ Active Installations
If you are creating a new WordPress site from scratch, this plugin might be worth a look. It's essentially an eCommerce plugin with a heavy bent towards request a quote functionality.
So if you know what kind of online store you are building, this could be a very good choice. This is useful for service providers who also sell products.
For example, maybe you are a designer who also sells printing services. Your users could request a specific quote that combines the variable cost of printing and asks for the price of your design services.
Premium ($17/site license)
Rating: 3.5 stars (30 reviews) | 792 Sales on Envato
This is another quote request plugin extension for WooCommerce. It works by giving you the option to turn shop mode on or off. In off mode, your product catalog with be displayed, but the shopping features will be removed.
It's really just another way of doing the same thing that the YITH plugin described above does. But there are some other noteworthy additions that could be suitable depending on your setup.
For example, it works with AJAX, so if you have an AJAX store you'll need that. It also integrates with contact form 7, a popular contact form plugin that many users combine with WooCommerce.
Free and premium (from $79/site license)
Rating: 4.7 stars (90 reviews) | 6,000+ Active Installations
The last two plugins on this list are a little different but could still solve your quote related problems. Sliced invoices WordPress plugin that gives you a back-end quote building solution.
In other words, you collect the quote requests with a form and then you use this plugin to build a quote PDF or page to send to the prospective client. It's a neat idea if your quotes are complicated or time-consuming.
Sliced Invoices gives you the power to keep everything inside of WordPress. Keeping all your data in the same place can be helpful as a user goes from a prospect to a paying customer.
7. WP Invoicing (Contact Form 7 Addon)
Free and premium (from $99/year)
Rating: 4.0 stars (9 reviews) | 3,000+ Active Installations
One of the downsides of the Sliced Invoices plugin above is that there is no real mechanism for soliciting requests for a quote. WP Invoicing works in a way that bridges that gap (sort of). W say sort of because it requires a number of plugins and add-ons to function properly.
For this set up to function, you need a whopping 3 plugins. Luckily, two of them are free. Once you have all of them installed, you'll be able to add a quote request form on your WordPress site to collect requests.
Then, the back-end of your site will have a similar offering to Sliced Invoices. You'll be able to create customized quotes for customers, store all your data, turn the quotes into invoices, build pages, PDFs, and more.
That’s all - a quick list the best request a quote plugins for WordPress. We hope you've found your new plugin today! Let us know if you have anything to add.
And don’t forget to stay tuned to the Formidable blog for more WordPress tips. See you next time!