I’m the IT Manager for Jadecliff Ltd, a UK-based wholesaler of Christmas trees with plantations across Europe as well as at home. When I joined their IT systems were outdated or non-existant, but there’s been a steady encroachment since I joined and one of the first parts was building a modern website to represent the company.
The Jadecliff site first went live with this design in 2013, originally built on Shopify due to a very constrained timeframe and the need to list products akin to a shop. In early 2014 with the madness of Christmas over I ported the theme over to WordPress, and began experimenting with Jigoshop to provide the shop element. The latest evolution in 2015 retains the same basic look, but now features a heavily mangled Jigoshop which now functions as a quotation system, so customers can request prices through the website.
The Jigoshop modifications are fairly extensive to achieve this and “disable” quite a lot of it’s systems. This is all achieved in a reasonably upgrade-safe way because, thank the lord, Jigoshop is basically stuck together entirely with WordPress action hooks and shortcodes, so it’s fairly trivial to disable Jigoshops own functions and re-implement your own. At some point something core will change and these mods will need revising, as I am re-implementing some fairly significant chunks of code.
In the Jigoshop management interface these quotes appear as purchases/orders with pending cheque payment. In the final page of the quotation process some hidden input fields are stashed to set the delivery options etc, in place of the user-controllable form fields that would usually be there.
All Jigoshops standard emails are also disabled (otherwise customers requesting a quote would get another email thanking them for their order, whicb wouldn’t go down well).
Well that oughta do it, go and have a look at the website and I’ll see you next time 🙂