How to put together an order form.
Explore how you can create an order form template to keep your business running smoothly.
What you need to know about order forms.
- An online order form is a payment gateway that allows you to accept payment from customers.
- Order forms collect order details, payment methods, and other customer information.
- An order form builder makes it easy to create and modify your own order forms.
Keep your business in fine form.
It may seem common now, but e-commerce is still a relatively new way of doing business. The transition from face-to-face to digital interaction has shaken up the business landscape, created new opportunities to connect with customers both near and far, and opened up new revenue streams for companies that have never done business online before. But even though this shift online is nothing new, many small businesses are still perfecting their methods for taking orders through the internet.
Whether you run a bakery and want a way for customers to request a cake online or you have a construction company and you want a form that lets clients request renovation services, a form builder app can help you create a document to fit your business’s needs. It’s easier than you’d think to create and edit a simple order form to process online payments or even something more complex that uses conditional logic and notifications to guide customers through the payment process.
How do I create my own order form?
When creating a custom order form for your small business, you’ll want to include form fields to gather several crucial pieces of customer information, including:
- The customer’s name and phone number and/or email address
- The delivery address
- Payment information (such as credit card, PayPal, or e-check number)
- Product order information (quantity, pricing, model)
- Your business’s address
Once you’re ready to get to work, you’ll have a few different options for creating your new form.
5. Save your form.
Put your form online.
If your company’s website doesn’t have an online store, you can post an order form on your website with an email address so customers can still do business with you online. Just create a separate page on the website and post your PDF there as a downloadable file that customers can download, fill out, and email to you to place their order.
Other tools to further fine-tune your form.
If you want to add new pages to your order form for special requests or to collect additional customer information, Acrobat makes it simple to merge new files into an existing PDF for easy sharing and compressing.
If you have a photograph of a paper document that you want to turn into an online form, you can quickly make the image file into a PDF using the online JPG to PDF converter. Once your image is a PDF, it’s easy to use Acrobat to add whatever other fields or functions you need.
Whether you’re just looking for a quick way to process card payments or you want to engage in more robust data collection from your clients, a good order form can yield big results for your small business.