Building a “Get a Quote” form in WebsiteBuilder

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Hi... I am finally making some progress in getting comfortable with the WebsiteBuilder (after many years as a devoted SiteBuilder user) but I just can’t find my way with putting together a multiple field/options form for clients to fill out to get an estimate. The one on our live site works really well and I would love to be able to build something similar in the new site I am working on.
...can anyone give me some guidance? You should be able to see the one we use now by going to the link below:

http://www.sugarbabies-cakes.com/Get-...

Thanks!
Susan
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I think the contact form on the new platform works, but we decided to go with EventTemple, which is an event management software, that comes with great contact forms you can customize.  ET has now become a key part of how we get new business and we could not live without it.

From everything I have learned about getting potential clients to give you their information, the first thing they should see should have as little information fields as possible.  I think the stock contact form on the WebsiteBuilder would work well for that:  Name, date of event, email etc.  you can add fields to the form and make it as busy as you like, but it would be better to get their name, event date and email and then email them to ask them the other questions.  Remember, most of your potential clients are going to be looking at your website on their phones!


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Yes to get the same features as your current site, I would recommend something like "Google Forms". As of right now, our contact forms don't have the multiple choice options like Sitebuilder custom forms.
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I have been using Formsite for my registration forms. It seems pretty vibrant and is quite flexible for what you need.  Not too pricey either.  Good tracking (and a payment feature too)  I do agree with Rockerfeller that your initial contact form should be pretty simple. Get them "in the door" so to speak.  You really want to have personal contact with them to get all the details and close that sale.  
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I’m spending quite a bit of time fooling around with google forms, it’s kinda fun to see what I can do with it. Before I commit myself to it too much I just want to make sure I can integrate them into my new site... mobile as well as well as desktop. Can that be done easily?

I am also trying to see how I might be able to tweak the forms available right in the WebsiteBuilder to adapt to our needs. That would be the most hassle-free way to go, right?
Thanks again!

Ps. Lynn, thanks for your suggestion of Formsite, I will have a look!
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Hey Susan

I just tested it, and the form works on mobile a little bit, but it is cut off because it doesn't adjust for the size. I might recommend either trying to make our form work, because that would be the easiest, or maybe using a free form option like Jotform. I know they are mobile responsive and have a lot of great options.
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Thanks Elyzabeth... I'm going to try really hard to make the WebsiteBuilder forms work.  I'm pretty good at work-arounds and tweaking!

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