A PHP script is required to forward product quotation request information by email to subscribed companies. For example, a client enters his / her contact information and the particular product that they are looking for into a web enquiry form and the email is sent with the details of their requirements to a list of companies for quotation. The companies will then email the customer back with their best price for the item.
The fields required on the webform will be:- Name, Email Address, Telephone Number (optional), Prefered method of contact (Email / Telephone) and a description of the product(s) required for quotation.
The script must 'hide' the email addresses of the companies who are on the list, so that when an email is received by a company, it is not possible to discover who else is quoting for the product. There must also be some form of basic anti-spam protection within the form.
The idea of this script is work in a similar way to the hostquote engine and insurance quote engines, where one enquiry is sent to many companies in order for the customer to obtain a quotation from several companies without having to email each one individually.