We’re proud to announce our newest feature: pricing fields! Creating automated eCommerce forms for WordPress websites is now easy as $1, $2, $3.
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Do you need an easy eCommerce form solution for your WordPress site? Introducing the all-new pricing fields!
Until now, eCommerce form fields were not a built-in feature in Formidable. Adding pricing fields required custom coding and extra work.
Not impossible, but not as formidable as we’d like.
All that changes now. The new pricing features allow for quick and easy eCommerce forms. Calculations can be automated and currencies can be formatted.
The result? A seamless user experience rivaling any eCommerce platform. You can now complete transactions instead of only collecting leads!
Who benefits from eCommerce form fields?
In the fast-paced world of eCommerce, time is money. Online business owners need a way of collecting payments easily. They want their online stores to look good and work well.
And they want to do this without a ton of effort.
With this set of features, collecting money can be quick and painless. When combined with our Views, the eCommerce possibilities are endless.
Formidable users can now build mobile-friendly eCommerce order forms that make the checkout process simple as pie.
This new update has brought Formidable into a new era. And although there are a lot of ways to use an online form, we are proud to say Formidable is now an eCommerce form plugin for WordPress!
Pricing fields: more than an eCommerce solution
There are many eCommerce WordPress plugins available today. Those are great, but they only focus on taking online orders. Formidable's new pricing fields can do much more:
- Calculation Forms
- Quote Calculators
- Estimation Calculators
With the new pricing fields, Formidable can be used as a cost calculator plugin. You can now turn any WordPress form into a price calculator!
Quote and price estimation forms are useful tools. They give your clients an idea of the cost calculation for your product or service. These forms can act as lead generation tools all by themselves.
Why add pricing fields to Formidable now?
Over time, we realized that our users might need to install 2 or 3 more plugins just to manage eCommerce. Unless you were a pro developer, this was the reality.
Speaking of pro developers, they'll tell you that currency, pricing, and calculations are tricky things to code.
For starters, decimal places in calculations don’t work well in all browsers. What’s more, adding a currency symbol isn’t as straightforward as one might think.
That’s why we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to make the eCommerce dream come true. It’s taken time, but we are proud of the results.
As a WordPress form builder plugin, we've been a leader for years. With better eCommerce features, we're very excited about the future!
Overview: the new pricing fields
Pricing fields include 3 new field types: Product, Quantity, and Total. All pricing values are displayed in the currency of choice (as set in the Global Settings).
The currency option also includes a hook to allow custom code to change the currency per form.
The product field
Product fields can be displayed as radio, checkbox, dropdown, free text, or a single set value. The radio, checkbox, and dropdown options allow you to add a list of products with their prices. These can then be selected while filling out the form.
The User Defined option is great for donation forms. With free text, your site visitors can enter the amount they choose.
When you select the Single Product option, the product name and price will show in the form in a read-only way. This is perfect for forms with only one product that should automatically be selected any time the form is submitted.
The quantity field
Quantity fields allow users to easily choose how many products they want.
The total field
Total fields automatically calculate all the products and quantities in the form. They can also be used in custom calculations.
With these eCommerce features, the future of Formidable is even brighter. We hope these features will help you save time, remove extra plugins, and earn new customers.
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