When using a form builder you have to know you are dealing with a highly adaptable tool. The key to better leverage its use is to understand all the features and capabilities and apply them on your own advantage. Be creative and try to understand the tool from your business point of view.
That is why if I ask you what is a booking form, I’ll probably get more than a dozen answers. If you’re used to travel a lot, you’ll think of flight booking, if you’re an event planner you’ll think of venue booking, if you’re a restaurant owner you’ll think of table booking. But the good thing is that with a form builder you can create all of them.
But let’s go back to basics. What kind of feature you’ll most likely apply on an online booking form template?
A must have for every business, form branding is a universal way of showcasing your identity. From logo to colors and fonts, being consistent with your visuals along the way is a major gain on the long run. It allows your public to recognize your company easier and trigger their attention in your direction.
This is probably something you’ll want no matter what kind of booking you make and you have several options. First you can limit the total number of submissions so that you occupy all available seats. If you need to personally check each submitted form, you can always enable an approval option and manage them with ease directly from your desired inbox.
When somebody books a seat at an any kind of event they certainly expect a confirmation message. With a custom autoresponder you can send a thank you message, confirming you received their request. It is personal, easy to create and efficient. In addition, you can create as many custom messages as you want and trigger them individually using confirmation rules. Also, if you want to make sure there are no mistakes, you can choose to send them a copy of their submission to have no doubts about their choices.
4. Field rules
This is a great asset if you want to show only some of the fields to your customers and revealing additional details based on their previous answers. You can choose to show images of their selection for a more compelling form interface or ask additional questions if you need to. For example if you use the greater than operator on a number field with the label “Number of guests” you could show your special offer for large groups. That offer will be visible only for those who type a number greater than the set limit. Moreover, such rules can be also applied on your form if you need to redirect customers to different pages.
This is a great asset if you require to gather some fees. For example if you need advance payments to book a seat, you can enable more than 10 payment processors on your form. Among these you will find on form solutions and others that require redirection to another page. You can even activate coupons or enable recurring payments, depending on your necessities.
With these features you can start building a great booking form that will ease your work. Are there other options you would like to have?
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