I would like to have my customers have the ability to either "checkout" or "Get Quote" on the items they select and put in the cart. When the select the "Get Quote" button, it should create a draft order and then email a list of items in the order, a sub-total, shipping costs, and final total of the "Quote". The email should have a link to the cart where they (or their accounting dept) can follow to make the purchase and finalize the order placed.
I'd like the draft to be available for 30 days, after which time, the system deletes the order.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
There is an app called Request a quote with Quotify that I think will suit your needs. This app is going to allow you to get notified when a customer wants a quote for one of your items so you can reply and finalize a price. From their app dashboard, you can see all the products and quantities for which a customer has requested a quote. Then in one click, turn that quote into a Shopify order.
Feel free to check out the app demo to see it in action here. They offer a 7-day free trial and then the app costs $9.95/month if you decide to continue with them.
If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know.