Hopefully someone can help with this question as Im not sure where to look for the best solution. I work at a printing company and I’m currently in the process of revamping our website, I’m wanting to bring our full line of products to the website, where customers can select the size of the printing they want, the finishing (booklet, folded leaflet, poster, business cards, etc), the quantity and the delivery speed. I want this in a similar ordering style to that of websites like Helloprint (google it and just look at their order process for an example of what i want, just tweaked somewhat to my own design and spec)
At the moment we use a piece of online software called “Printlogic estimating and production management” this piece of software like it says lets us estimate prices for customer orders. First we enter the customer details, then the order its self, adding design charges for artwork if they apply, the category of their order (poster, business card, leaflets, booklets etc) the size and finishing of their order (A4, A3, A4 folded, perfect bound book, stiched book, trifold menu etc), whether it is double or single sided, the quantity and maybe a few more options, but in essence I want customers to come to our website and be able to select from all these options and be given a price and delivery date by the end of the order process and if so it would be great if we could link this piece of software to our site so everything is linked together.
Now i posted another topic on here where someone suggested I use wordpress to design and set up my store front, although this looks like a great piece of kit for ease of use with making a website, I’m not sure It will be flexible enough to implement our pre existing product and estimate software Printlogic and whether its customization to the point where i can make a webpage design similar to the design when ordering via Helloprint
So if someone could perhaps point me into the right direction in regards of what path i should go down if i want to achieve the desired website, that would be helpful. I’m more than happy to get stuck in and learn the coding aspect if thats the only option, but it seems with so many ways and means to build websites these days I’m not sure how to proceed.
Thanks for any help.