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How to create an email form

Posted at — Jun 17, 2014

email formForms are essential components of a website. Each website has at least one form. You can include basic forms that are designed to collect contact information. Websites can also have order entry forms to make it easy for users to make purchases. These forms are important for a business because they offer an effective way for your visitors to communicate with you.

How they work

Web forms also provide a way for businesses to convert the leads they get. Contact forms offer an easy way for businesses to retain the personal details that users provide. You can use them to measure and monitor progress. When a customer visits your site, they fill in their personal information. This allows you to collect and identify the data. You can increase sales by converting the leads you get. Web forms provide you with a streamlined process that allows you to get information promptly and use it discreetly. For an effective web form, you have to include readable, concise, and clear labels.

Building Web Forms

Most customer management software systems usually provide plugin tools that you can use to build contact forms. These systems offer comprehensive instructions on how to install the plugins and personalize the settings to create a customized web form. Adding a custom built email form to your website is another option. This option gives you the maximum flexibility. See this page on creating a simple HTML form to send email

When you are building a form, you need to remember that more is not always better. You have to reduce the number of fields that you include on the form. This will make it easier for users to fill in the information that you require. Include mandatory fields on the form and leave out optional details. Some of the fields you to use include business name, email address, city, name, website. You can also make the filling process easier by including an email address as the only field on the form.

Adding a Form to your Website

Here are a set of ready to use contact forms.

Find the link to download the form. Follow the instructions in the downloaded file to edit the code and add your own email address to receive the form submissions. Upload the updated form to your website. Test the form. Note that you can customize and add additional fields to the form using a text editor. Test the form once it is complete to determine if it is working as required. Link the form from the main pages of your website.

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