SMS Alerts

Sms Alerts are a great option for those who are not constantly online, but would still like to be informed all the time. It may be applied to all forms: an order form, a feedback form, a contact form, etc.
When a form filler submits an entry in your web form a new data entry alert email is automatically sent to you by default.
If you wishe to be notified about these new data entry submissions via cell phone you can purchase a bulk of SMS’s and redirect them to your SMS cell phone number.
* Please note that the SMS feature requires the purchase of an SMS bulk and it only applies to all the active forms using this feature in the account.

Following are steps to use the SMS Alerts option:
1) Purchase a bulk of SMS’s in the Payment center.

2) Enter your form in the form creator.

3) Go to the “form settings”.

4) Type your cellphone number in the SMS Number field.
* Take note – You must enter the complete number (the same as when people dial your number from overseas). It should include the country code + cellphone number with no spaces between them.

For example:
if your cell phone number is 054-5874165 and you live in israel (country code=972) than you should enter your number as follows: 972545874165.

5) Press on “apply”.

6) Save the form.

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What kind of forms can I create with a form builder?

There is an endless array of web forms you can create very simply using a form builder.
This post will provide several examples of forms, layouts and designs in order to show the variety you can achieve when using the form builder.

1- Contact form
2- Poll/survey
3- Online invitation
4- Event registration
5- Support form
6- Order form

Each form created in the form builder could, of course, be created in other ways (other fields, other field orders, other colors, other fonts, other layouts etc.). In addition each form can be edited after it is finished.

Online contact forms
The most common web forms. Help websites/blogs/companies keep in touch with their clients/users. A contact form usually consists of the following fields: name, company, email, phone #, subject, contact purpose, detailed message.

Polls/surveys
A tool used to collect public opinions for research or other purposes.
Usually consist of questions and array of answers the form filler needs to choose from.

Online invitation
A web form designed to invite users to a certain event (such as a wedding). It usually consists of a visual image and event details (what, when and where). This form also usually collects data which indicates if the form filler intends on attending the event.

Event registration
Large scale events are always well planed and need to be organized. A registration form to an event is one way or organizing it. This form usually consists of fields such as: full name, telephone #, email address, reservation for # of people etc.

Support form
A form dedicated to provide support to users allowing them to contact the website and discuss/ask for assistance/inquire/feedback about different topics.
This form usually consists of these fields: name, email address, contact purpose (technical problem, sales, or other), phone # and description. This kind of form is much like the regular contact form only it emphasizes the support aspect.

Order form
This form is used to collect orders over the web, it does not include the purchase phase. The user fills in the product he/she is interested in and the quantity and the website owner gets in touch with him/her via email/phone in order to complete the purchase.

Creating an online email form

An email form is a form that is configured to collect user data and send it to the form owner via email once the data is submitted in the form.
This kind of form to email is really useful in cases where the form owner needs to be informed when data is entered in his form. Examples for this form are a contact form, a feedback form, an order form, a questionnaire etc.
The email form is a great tool for staying in touch with users, however, some users find this insufficient and need the data in the form to also be stored somewhere and have the ability to manage it.
FormLogix is an email form builder that enables a user to create email forms. Once a form filler submits a form an email containing the data saved is sent to the form owner.
A web database is also set up behind the scenes and enables the form owner to enter the data at any given time in order to view, edit it etc.

Following are email form examples, which contain step by step instructions:
How to create an online invitation
How to create an online order form.
How to create an online purchase form.
How to create a tell a friend form

Creating an online order or purchase form – Part 2: purchase form

creating a purchase form enables the form owner to sell products online. Since FormLogix does not deal with payment processing at all the only way one can build a purchase form is by using the “Payment Integration” option.
Payment integration is a feature that connects the form to a payment processing company such as PayPal, Moneybookers, Google checkout or Swreg and makes online purchasing possible.

Following are step by step instructions of how to create a purchase form in the form builder:
1- Drag a label for the title of the form. Change its text to: Purchase Form
Purchase-title
2- Add an image element to show your product. And a label to provide some information about it.
Purchase-image
Purchase-imageText
3- Drag a textbox and an email element to collect the user’s name and email address
give each element a tab index number in the “element settings” and a caption.
Purchase-textboxes
4- Drag 2 labels and place each next to an element. Change their text to “name” and “email”
5- Drag a label and use it to explain how the purchase process works in the form (for example: Once submitting this form the purchase process will be directed to paypal.)
Purchase-label-explain
6- Drag a button and change its text in the element settings to “Proceed to purchase”.
product name and price, for instance, already filled in.
Purchase-button
7- Save the email form.
8- Add the purchase component to your form by using the “Payment integration” option.
Open the “payment integration” window from the “form settings”.
Choose the payment processing company from the list so that when your user decides to buy the product he will automatically be directed to the processing website to execute the purchase.
Purchase-Purchase1
Once you choose a company you will need to fill in the details of your product. By doing so the user will be directed to the executing website along with the details of the product name and price, for instance, already filled in.
Purchase-Purchase2
press on “finish”.
9- Save the form.

Creating an online order or purchase form

In the following post i will discuss the differences between an order form and a purchase form and provide a step by step instruction of how to create a simple order form (I will elaborate on the purchase form in the next post).

Many people have started to collect orders and even sell their products online. In order to add this kind of email form to your website you will probably need to spend a large sum of money to hire a professional programmer. Another alternative, especially for those who do not have any programming skills, is using a form builder.

What is the difference between an order form and a purchase form?
An order form – is a form in which the users choose a product and order it. This form does not deal with the purchasing process at all. Usually the multi-line element is used in this form to collect the info of several items.
A purchase form – a form in which the users can choose the item they want to buy and pay for it online using PayPal/Google checkout/Swreg/Moneybookers. In order to create such a form you have to use the “Payment Integration” option.

Here is a step by step instruction of how to create an order form in the form builder:
1- drag elements to collect the user’s personal information –
textbox to collect his/her name
textbox to collect his/her address
textbox to collect the phone number
email element to collect the user’s email address
Order-elements

a multiline which contains a textbox for collecting the product name, a numeric textbox for collecting the
quantity of each product and a textarea for collecting free text (remarks).
OrderMultielements
* Don’t forget to give each element a name (element settings>caption) and tab index number (element
settings>tab index).
Read more about the cation
Read more about tab index
2- Drag labels for each element. Change their text to be same as the element’s name and
place them next to the relevant elements.
Order-labels
3- Drag 2 labels and create section titles: Personal details and Order details.
Order-titles
4- Drag a submit button.
Order-submit
5- Design the form (colors, positioning etc)
6- Save the form.

Please tune in for the next post about creating a purchase form.