My site would focus on taking in requests from users, who fill in their items descriptions, and then I reply to these user requests with a quote.
I would like my site to behave where the user is given visual options about which phones they want to sell stating brand, condition and how much, simply by pressing buttons within the site and eventually taking them to a contact form filling in their information.
I am wondering how to set up a contact form which recognizes the previous page selections that the user chose. Or if this should all be done internally within the contact form.
I am not sure which contact form service to use that would allow me to do something like this, whether id have to implement a custom contact form, or use an ecommerce service in a reverse (request) manner.
[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 10:11 pm (utc) on Nov 5, 2013] [edit reason] removed link, see stickymail... thanks [/edit]
Thanks for the reply, I might have figured it out.
After looking at some of the code it appears that the site I mentioned, uses a form of ecommerce in reverse.
Instead of the user selecting products and checking them out with a purchase. The user is selecting options and(possibly added to a "cart" not visible by the user) so to make the order the user is submitting a request instead of making a traditional check out.
Assuming that is how this works, id receive the requests as invoices from the site in the ecommerce backend?
As I mentioned I want my site to receive requests for estimates of products by brand, model, and condition. In a way that is easy for the user (visual selections, and less/minimal typing). If anyone thinks there is a better way to integrate this type of request platform I am open to suggestions.
Also what would be an adequate ecommerce platform that could create something as dynamic as this?