Although it is true that for a complete e-commerce site, you need to opt for e-commerce plugins in which WooCommerce stands out, what about niches like computer training, restaurants, content writing service providers? For such sites, WPForms might provide a better utility. You need not add one more WooCommerce plugin when already using drag & drop form builder WPForms for all sorts of online forms including Newsletter Signup Form, Contact Form.
As a computer training firm, it may be that you are providing 10 types of courses. You already have an admission form that is used for new admissions. Now, add payment functionality and you have the payment part addressed through the same form. You can accomplish this feature by WPForms and accept money through debit/credit card by making use of payment gateways PayPal/Stripe/Authorize.Net. These payment gateways are seamlessly integrated with Pro and Elite plans of WPForms, and there is no need to hire pricey developers.
Order Form with Free Plan (Lite Version)
It goes without saying that online order forms can be created even when you are not opting for online payments through WPForms. For instance, Mankar Youth, a computer training service provider in a rural town of West Bengal opted for WPForms without online payment feature as most of the parents of young students are yet to integrate debit/credit card as part of their lifestyle although this trend is fast changing. Also, the owner has just started with a website and is constrained with budget. So, he opted for the free plan to start with that is also serving his need the professional way.
With so-called online order forms, you get the features that are common to your choice of WPForms package (starts from a free tier up to Elite, premier solution for smart business owners).
Order Form with Basic Plan
Forms with multi pages can be created invoking Multi-Page Forms feature with Basic plan (priced 39.5$ per year). Leverage ready made form templates with Form Templates feature. File Upload feature helps user attach files. For instance with an admission form, an option to attach photo and mark sheet of last admission passed can be included.
Order Form with Pro & Elite Plan
Accept Payment Online in One Instance
You get the best of WPForms with Pro (priced 199.50$ per year) and Elite (priced 299.50$ per year). When it comes to accepting online payments with forms, you choose Pro/Elite plan. As of now, while PayPal and Stripe integration for accepting payments available with Pro plan, Authorize.Net with Elite. Use Conversational Forms feature to make the form more interactive. Get better statistics of who are abandoning the form while leaving filled halfway by Abandoning Forms feature. For legal compliance, invoke Signatures feature by which your customer/client can sign using mouse or finger.
Take the case of a restaurant website accepting online orders. Include menu of items together with pricing. The customer chooses the items of his or her choice along with the quantity and gets to know the total amount to be paid. Instead of paying in cash or taking a note of the amount and then using payment button placed somewhere else, the customer can complete the process of booking order to paying the amount in one instance. This helps create better user experience.