Cart2Quote is a combination of Magento extensions enabling and managing
Customer Quotations or RFQ's from the Magento front-end and back-end.
Cart2Quote can place CTA's at all relevant positions in your stores - whether at the category, product or shopping cart page. You can enable and disable this functionality on a product and store level.
Cart2Quote is well integrated into Magento. It facilitates the customer dashboard to let your customers either reject, edit or accept your quotations.
Cart2Quote uses a smart and compact form placed directly under the quotation list. This zero-step approach ensures an optimal conversion.
With Cart2Quote you can create a Quotation from the backend. Edit Quotations in the backend and convert Quotations to orders using the backend.
Cart2Quote adds a new grid overview under the sales category. Placing the business name of the requester central and showing the status of all requests in an easy overview.
No need for an optimized check-out. Cart2Quote brings all customer and order data automatically to the Magento check-out process, completing the quote to an order in seconds.
In many cases, it takes minutes to create a professional looking price proposal. With Cart2Quote you can generate a price proposal and send it to your customer in mere seconds.
"Unlike other CRM solutions, Cart2Quote manages all Customer Quote Requests and communication from within Magento, fully embedded."
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