Order Form Design for a Screenprinting Shop

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    Asked on March 02, 2017 at 08:44 PM


    I'm currently trying out the Jotform to see if it will work for what we're trying to to do. At his point, I'm stuck on one particular detail that may or may not lead to a subscription with Jotform. Below is an example of a form I am trying to emulate. For the most part, your custom fields work well. In some places, they work better than the example below.


    I've run into a bit of a snag and I just have a couple questions to clear up the confusion in my head! In the example above, form design 1 starts with choosing a blank. I have this set up by having the user choose the brand first. Then under that brand, you'll have 5-6 garment choices. After that, you can select a single color radio button and then an input table to choose how many of each size you want. In any other business, you'd stop there and move to the next section. However, most of our clients want the same design on multiple garments which means they would want to go through the above process again with different settings. In the above example, they have implemented an Add A Blank button that creates a new section that is the same as the first.

    How would this be done or is this possible?

    Also, the same Add Another option would need to be available for the Artwork section as well. Since some of our clients may want a design on the pocket as well as the back side, I will need an Add Artwork button just below that section as well.

    If no such button is available, the workaround I have in mind is just duplicating each extra section and maybe hiding it with conditionals but that sounds messy and confusing. And I'm going to save trying to figure out pricing calculations for another query on another day!

    I welcome any suggestions you might have for me and If you need further clarification, please don't hesitate to ask!


    Thank you in advance!

    Jason Lising


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    Answered on March 03, 2017 at 02:01 AM


    First of all, if you want to create an Order Form, please see the Order Form types in JotForm. Here's the link: Order Form Types

    You may want to consider checking this link also on Setting Up Your First Order Form. This guide will help you on how to create the products and also add items and items properties on your Order Form. 

    Let us know if you need further assistance.


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    Answered on March 09, 2017 at 10:11 AM
    THAT is your answer? You refer me to a page I've already looked at? Did you
    even understand my question?? You are insulting my intelligence, sir and
    frankly, I think this 'service' is poorly cobbled together, much like your
    Now after a whole day of working on conditionals, your filter isn't working
    properly. This is a horrible waste of my time and my company's time and you
    all should be ashamed of yourselves for trying to ask people for money in
    exchange for your broken systems.
    I won't be subscribing to your service and I will make sure my colleagues
    don't either.
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    Answered on March 09, 2017 at 05:14 PM

    I would like to apologize for any inconvenience. Please allow me to try to answer your every question in your initial post to this thread.

    I'm afraid the only buttons that are available to use within Jotform are Submit buttons and Page Break buttons. In such cases we suggest the use of a radio button field asking if they (respondents) still want to add more (Design).  If it is a "Yes", a new set of fields will appear conditionally. But then again, just like what you have also mentioned, creating the form using that workaround might create a mess since it would require at least 3 or 4 additional fields per section (Blanks, Prints, Finishing) and even more fields for additional Designs.

    An option for you to eliminate such with our form is if you use our Configurable List widget.


    I am thinking of having all the selections shown initially at the top of the form using images that will serve as a "Legend".

    Then, below the images are the Configurable List widgets (Blanks, Prints, Finishing) where respondents will put in their selection base on the images above. After those would be a radio button field asking respondents if they want to add another design. If yes, a new set of images (may not be necessary) and Configurable List widget will appear conditionally.

    Although it may be hard, you can use CSS codes to design the configurable list widget to make it look like the one in your example.

    With regards to setting prices, please let us know how much would each design costs based on blanks, prints, and finishing, so we can try to check if it can be possibly applied to the setup I mentioned above.

    There are two possible ways you can perform calculations within the form.



    Then, get the total amount to a Form Calculation widget that will later be passed to your preferred payment field.


    I hope this helps. If you have any further questions or if, in any case, I have misunderstood your concern, please do not hesitate to get back to us and we will be glad to help you. 


    Thank you.