This late summer got us busy on developing shiny new features for your forms (besides sipping margaritas on sunny beaches, of course). Since we know that many businesses are living their most hectic time of year, we now pin the cherry on the ice cream with one dedicated feature: the digital signature for 123ContactForm online forms.
Your customers or employees will now be able to draw their autograph directly onto the form using the mouse or – on smartphones or tablets – their finger. You will gather signatures easily and securely upon your client agreements, contracts and other forms that need a personal seal of trust.
Print, sign, scan and email a form back to its owner… that’s a thing of the past now. As we say hello to the cloud-based digital signature form, the to and fro of official forms is cut down to minutes instead of days. You will be able to work on the go, since users can send you their signatures from just about any device connected to the internet.
There are so many purposes you can employ a digital signature form that it’s somewhat difficult for me to mention just a few. The most popular use cases for online signatures are:
– Signing business contracts, Terms of Service agreements, NDAs, work reports, petitions
– Certifying quote proposals, client agreements, online orders, contest registrations
– Completing leases, rental agreements, insurance forms
– Endorsing school forms, permission grants
Need speed? Digital signature forms come in handy whether you are demanding signature upon order delivery, or you run an online campaign where you need results quickly. Your public can give their signature on the run, while the data gets emailed to you and stored in your 123ContactForm account.
All you need to do is create a form that will capture the data you are interested in. In the Form Editor, unfold the Advanced fields panel, then drag & drop the Digital Signature field within your form. You can customize the level of complexity you desire for the signature (Low, Average or High) – that’s for the signature appearance, from simple shapes to complex inscriptions.
Once users sign and submit a form, the signature gets embedded as an image into the email notifications that you, as a form owner, receive. This happens if you have set your email templates to HTML. If you use plain text, you will receive the signature notification as YES / NO (signed or not signed). This is the way the signature gets stored in your Submissions section too.
How will you employ the digital signature form for your business? We’d love to hear your thoughts!