A PHP script is required to forward product quotation request information by email to subscribed companies. For example, a client enters his / her contact information and the particular product that they are looking for into a web enquiry form and the email is sent with the details of their requirements to a list of companies for quotation. The companies will then email the customer back with their best price for the item.
The fields required on the webform will be:- Name, Email Address, Telephone Number (optional), Prefered method of contact (Email / Telephone) and a description of the product(s) required for quotation.
The script must 'hide' the email addresses of the companies who are on the list, so that when an email is received by a company, it is not possible to discover who else is quoting for the product. There must also be some form of basic anti-spam protection within the form.
The idea of this script is work in a similar way to the hostquote engine and insurance quote engines, where one enquiry is sent to many companies in order for the customer to obtain a quotation from several companies without having to email each one individually.
The products which the client will be requesting are specialised Sound & Lighting products, so there will be no need for a database containing a range of different product groups for client selection, all of the companies who add their details will be in the same line of business. The client will simply add a description of the product(s) required within the webform. It is anticipated that the input fields will look something like:-
Telephone Number (optional):-
Prefered method of contact:- Email / Tel (Check boxes)
Description of item(s) to quote:-
The description field will possibly have to allow for more than one item to be listed and so should allow for 200 - 300 characters to be entered.
There should be some form of basic admin panel to allow me to manually add or delete the email addresses for those companies who require the sales leads to be forwarded to them. If a more complex admin panel with aditional features or even a registration page for the companies can be included within the indicated budget then this would certainly be of interest.