Order Form Basics

January 9, 2023

Services like Square, PayPal, Stripe, BlueSnap, and Authorize.net allow you to collect payments from your websites. However, they don’t provide an order form where you can ask any questions to your customer. For example, if you’re selling a service, you’d want customers to enter details about their industry, needs, interests, etc. Using a simple wizard, Jotform can help you set up a payment form with additional fields in minutes.

Example use cases using order forms:

  • Get donations for your cause.
  • Sell products directly from your website.
  • Get recurring payments for memberships/services.
  • Sell registrations for concerts, seminars, and special events.
  • Sell e-books, PDF reports, and white papers on a landing page.

Jotform’s Integrated Payment Gateways

You can access the payment gateways in two steps:

  1. Click the Add Form Elements button on the left side of the form builder.
  2. Go to the Payments tab.

Things to Know Before Using Payment Integrations

  1. First, you need to create or have an account with the payment processor you’re about to use.
  2. Some payment gateways, such as PayPal Personal, do not allow collecting credit card information on your form. It will redirect you to the payment gateway to complete the transaction.
  3. Compare the options — other good options could be PayJunction, 2checkout, or Worldpay.

Still undecided? Try reading this blog post.

Now that we’ve got the basics handled, let’s learn the types of order forms we can use on Jotform through this link.

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