Did you know that you don’t need to run a full-fledged ecommerce platform in order to process orders and payments? To be perfectly honest all that you really need is an order form that lets you collect the information that you need.
The problem that most people have is that creating order forms isn’t easy without experience in web design and development. That issue can be neatly overcome with the help of AidaForm Online form Builder, however.
How to Create an Order Form
If you want to create an order form using AidaForm, the only caveat is that you need to sign-up for an account. The good news is that it is free – and the registration itself will take less than a minute.
After you’ve signed up you can log in and will be taken to the members’ area. In it, you should see a ‘Create a Form’ button that you can click on, and once you do you need only follow these steps:
- Select the Blank template so that you can add only the fields that you want to appear in the order form.
- Enter the name of the form (only used internally).
- Add the relevant fields by dragging and dropping them from the Form Elements section in the Form Editor.
- Select a theme in the Form Designer and adjust its settings to use custom fonts and colors or add a logo to the order form.
- Click ‘Publish’ and choose to generate embed code or a direct link to the form that you’ve created.
Overall it is relatively straightforward and you should have no trouble structuring your order form to meet any specifications that you have. The range of fields that are available in AidaForm are very diverse, and for example, you can use the readymade Email and Address fields, add multiple-choice questions or checkboxes for product details, insert Date fields to set the delivery date, and more.
More importantly, AidaForm can be integrated with third-party services – the most notable in this case being PayPal. By setting up that integration you will be able to process payments alongside your orders and add a PayPal field to your order forms.
Streamline the Order Processing Workflow
In addition to Paypal, AidaForm supports other integrations that can help you to streamline your order processing workflow.
To be more specific you could export the order details to Google Sheets or as Excel documents, export emails and add them to an autoresponder list in MailChimp, or connect AidaForm to your CRM platform.
On top of that AidaForm can connect to a wide variety of other apps and platforms via its integration with Zapier.
Even if you choose not to use the integrations that are present (or they don’t apply to your workflow) there are other useful features in AidaForm. It can be set to send notifications when orders are placed, and you can check the individual order details directly in the web interface.
If you like you can view helpful data visualizations that will let you view the cumulative order information and analyze them for trends or patterns that you can take advantage of.
By now you should be starting to see not only how easy AidaForm will make it create an order form of your own – but also how extensive its features truly are. The best way for you to really explore its potential, however, is to actually give it a whirl for yourself and experiment with its features.
In fact, why not start now and begin to create your first order form if you have a few minutes to spare?