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Request forms

contact request forms



9:25 am on Nov 4, 2013 (gmt 0)


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]


3:56 pm on Nov 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

Any suggestions on how I could implement something like this into my website?


4:04 pm on Nov 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lorax is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

There may be an OTS product out there that you could use to do this but I'm not sure. I'm not sure of what to search on either for that matter... maybe drill down selection forms?


6:48 pm on Nov 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

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?


2:19 pm on Mar 26, 2014 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator ergophobe is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

I would look into Gravity Forms on Wordpress or Webform on Drupal.


11:24 am on Mar 30, 2014 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member piatkow is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

You can do the whole thing client side with a little javascript. Passing parameters between pages is easy enough. Not an ideal solution but it would get you up and running while you researched server side options.

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