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I want to create a website to submit quote requests. I'll need a home page, make a custom quote request form and then have vendors log in to see requests & submit their quote prices through the website.
I'd like the person requesting a quote to choose between products or services and then a category (household services, repairs, construction, etc) as part of their quote request.
The vendors will need to "subscribe" to see the quote requests for leads and submit their pricing. Based on what category the requestor chooses, I'd like it to send a notification to the subscribed vendor based on their industry.
Think of it like the job board worked, sort of. The person will "post" a quote request online. Only the subscribed vendors can view it. I want it to show the details of the quote request but not give the requestor's contact information, that should be hidden. When the vendor logs in to view the posted requested, I'd like them to have 2 options. 1) submit their price 2) request additional information. The 2nd option will need to generate an email but without giving the vendor the email address of the requestor.
there may be a need to do the front pages etc. in a cms like drupal or joomla, this would require that the app and database interface and i would use a wrapper to include in the cms... ?