By: Johan Lieu Back to Guides
When you develop websites, time is money and money is time. The more shortcuts you have and pre-made forms you can use, the better; it saves you hours of programming, allowing you to work on the actual website design. However, you don’t want to just use any template or form. The form needs to be easy to drop in, customisable, functional and, most of all, attractive.
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Why Wufoo is a dream-come-true for website designers
Here’s why you’ll love using Wufoo if you design websites – Wufoo is made for everyone: from the total pro web designers all the way to the casual freelancer who isn’t a programmer. You can customise Wufoo to your heart’s content or use one of the hundreds of ready-to-go online form templates. Here are just a few of the forms that you can grab from Wufoo and drop into your site – and you don’t even have to program them (unless of course you want to)!
We’re willing to bet that about 95% of websites contain (or should contain) some sort of contact form. Why spend valuable hours programming a contact form? Just grab the one that Wufoo has already created for you! Our contact form gives people a way to email people without sharing the recipient’s email address. Of course, if you want to customise the contact form and make it extra jazzy, you’re free to do so. You can customise all of Wufoo’s forms.
E-commerce sites can be tricky to set up – and time consuming. Stop fearing them, my friend. Wufoo has all sorts of forms to make setting up an e-commerce site a breeze, and we even have payment integrations that you can use.
Online order forms: We currently offer 10 online order forms to choose from, ranging from a T-shirt order form all the way to a template for ordering newspaper subscriptions. Browse them all and choose which one applies to your business, or create your own!
Online payments: On your behalf, we’ve made friends with some of the internet’s most popular payment processing sites, so if you want to set up online payments you don’t have to integrate multiple programs – we’ve done it for you! Just add in our Online Payment Form and you can link it to one of the payment processing sites we partner with, such as Stripe, PayPal, Braintree, Authorize.Net and more.
Do you have a client who wants a website built for a 5k race? No problem. How about a website for a conference? Yeah, it’s easy. What’s that? A neighbourhood BBQ? You can do a website for that too. We have all of the registration forms created for you, so have fun with the design, and voilà – a website is ready! Use one of our ready-made online registration templates to collect contact information, provide event details, include a map and even receive payments when you add in our online payment form.
Feedback surveys are super versatile and we have all sorts of them to choose from. Whether you’re looking for our Feedback Survey about the website design that you’re working on or whether your customer would like customer satisfaction surveys added to his or her website, we’ve handled it.
Customer satisfaction surveys: Give your website-design clients the option to collect feedback from their customers. We have a lot of different styles of feedback templates designed, depending on the industry. Choose from our Customer Satisfaction Field Service Survey, Customer Satisfaction Product Survey or even our E-Commerce Customer Satisfaction Survey!
And for your own personal business needs ...
Wufoo has created forms that are fantastic for website developers such as yourself to use on your business’s site. It’s great to know what kind of audience the customer’s site is intended for, so before you get started with design, ask your clients to use a Product/Service Design and Customer Requirements Form. Ask them to send it to their customers so that they and you will have a clearer idea of who they’re serving and how the website should function. It’s a handy tool and your clients will appreciate the extra-step you’re taking to understand their audience.
Still Curious About How Wufoo Works?
Wufoo is an easy-to-use online tool that allows anyone to create and build online forms – no coding or programming required. And Wufoo hosts and stores everything, so you don't have to worry about where your forms or data will live.
You can completely customise the look and feel of your forms using our Theme Designer by choosing colours to suit your brand or theme, as well as adding your company's logo or your wedding colours to your forms. You can even use one of almost 300 form templates in our Form Gallery to jump-start creating your forms, or look at our Examples to see how you can use Wufoo in your company.
Wufoo partners and works with loads of other applications, allowing you to accept data and information via your forms and send it to other applications that your company uses. We have integrations with applications such as MailChimp, Dropbox, Zapier, Salesforce, WordPress and more.