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Order Form TypesLast Update: October 26, 2013
Why Use Order Forms?
Forms gather important data for your business. An order form lets you grow a customer base, see your purchase funnel, conversion rates, and much more. For example, if you have info about customers with unsuccessful payments, you'll be able to email back on why they've given up on purchasing your product resulting in invaluable feedback.
Which Order Form Type Should I Use?
It depends on your business and goals. If you know what each order type does, you'll easily be able to do the rest. There are 6 types of order forms you can create with JotForm which will most definitely cover any of your needs. Here's a short list to get a better idea on order form types. Don't forget to check out the details of each down below.
1. One product w/ single choice
2. One product w/ multiple choices
3. Multiple products w/ multiple choices
4. Single choice recurring subscription
5. Multiple choice recurring subscriptions
6. Donations w/ a single entry field
1. One Product w/ Single Choice
If you have an e-book, a downloadable program, or a unique item and want to sell it online, using this payment type is perfect for you. On your form, the user is not asked to choose an item directly from your form. Instead, they'll be able to purchase your product after they fill out your form.
Check out this form template and even clone it to your own account to get a quick start on setting up your one product w/ single choice order form.
**A workaround to display your product on this particular order type**
If you'd like the user to choose the product on your form, a workaround would be to add a new $0 product to your form. This way, your users can choose if they would like the product or not without having to complete your form.
2. One Product w/ Multiple Choices
This goes the same as no. 1 order form type but gives more flexibility to the customer. Additionally, your customers will see your product choices on your form and select one product on the spot.
Check out this form template and even clone it to your own account to get a quick start on setting up your one product w/ multiple choices order form.
3. Multiple Products w/ Multiple Choices
You've got lots of products in your hand. Maybe you're a beauty shop, bakery, or winery. Showcase any of your product with this payment type for bulk purchases.
Check out this form template and even clone it to your own account to get a quick start on setting up your multiple product w/ multiple choices e-commerce like order form.
4. Single Choice Recurring Subscription
Do you offer a service and want recurring payments for it? Think about professional online courses. You'll pay for a period until the course ends and you're done. Using this type of order forms are usually preferred by professional services.
Check out this form template and even clone it to your own account to get a quick start on setting up your single choice recurring subscription type order form.
5. Multiple Choice Recurring Subscriptions
Got multiple choices for your subscription options? We've prepared a pricing plan similar to ours with just a payment form and it looks really good including 30-day free trial option. This order type is perfect for SaaS(Software as a Service) businesses.
Check out this form template and even clone it to your own account to get a quick start on setting up your multiple choice recurring subscription type order form.
6. Donations w/ a Single Entry Field
Donations are a simple way to collect payments to your cause. Set up a minimum fee, put a fixated price, or leave it your visitor.
Check out this form template and even clone it to your own account to get a quick start on setting up your donation form.
Now that you know which order type does what, it's time to create your first order form. Got questions? Please let us know below!