We have an e-commerce site with several products and we have several suppliers that we buy from.
We want to enable our Open Cart e-commerce site to register the suppliers such that when we get orders, the suppliers are automatically prompted to send quotes. The suppliers are expected to have access to the back office in a similar fashion with multi-vendor platforms.
Once they (the suppliers) get notification to send quotes, they login to the suppliers' area and indicate the prices they are willing to supply. Once we have the quotes sorted from lowest to highest, we shall select who we want to get the supplies from. Once we make the selection, a purchase order will be automatically sent to the selected supplier for the cumulative quantities that we have received orders for as at the time of selection.
We would like to integrate this into a suitable accounting package on Open Cart.