If the price for your services varies based on what exactly your customers want, you probably start by collecting the requirements and providing a sales quote. As a business owner, you may want to optimize this process, and one way to do that is by gathering clients’ information more efficiently.
Even though some people still use phones for contacting businesses, having a “Request a quote” form on your website can be a game-changer.
For you, it’s a more convenient way to organize incoming quote requests and respond to them directly from your inbox. For your potential customers, it saves time and effort. They’ll be able to fill out the form right there – no need to plan a call during business hours or write an email.
In this post, we’ll show you how to create a request a quote form using Getsitecontrol. You’ll be able to fully customize it and decide where and how the form will display on your website.
If you’ve never built an online form before, it’s completely fine because Getsitecontrol brings a newbie-friendly dashboard. All you need to do is connect the Getsitecontrol app to your website and then follow simple guided steps. Below, we’ll walk you through the setup process.
How to create quote request form in Getsitecontrol
The Getsitecontrol online form builder has an intuitive interface, and creating a form will probably take you less than 5 minutes. Before getting started, you should decide:
- What kind of information you need from your prospects to be able to provide a quote.
- What will happen after they submit that information to you.
- Where on your website you want to display the form.
Now let’s go over the key steps of creating the form.
Step 1. Select a webpage position and choose a template
To get started, log in to your Getsitecontrol dashboard and click the Create widget button. On the next screen, select the Contact visitors option from the dropdown menu in the upper left corner. To your right, you’ll see a few contact form templates to choose from.
Below the dropdown menu, there are 4 webpage positions available for your widget: modal, fullscreen, slide-in, and panel. For the quote request form, a panel might work best because it always stays in sight while not interfering with the visitor’s experience on your website.
When you’re ready, hit the Continue → button in the upper right corner. At the next step, you’ll be able to change the copy and the design of your form.
Step 2. Adjust the content of your request a quote form
The next screen allows you to fine-tune the form according to your needs. On the Content tab, you’ll be able to modify the title and description of the form, change the call to action, and add new fields. Apart from text fields, you may want to use other options like dropdown menus, radio buttons and checkboxes.
By default, all fields are mandatory – if you click on any field to modify it, you’ll notice the Required box checked in the settings menu. To make any field optional, just tick that Required box off.
For a generic request a quote form, you may want to have the following fields:
- Name – single-line text field
- Email – email capture field
- Phone – single-line text field
- Services requested – dropdown menu or checkboxes
- Additional services – checkboxes
- Comments – multiple-line text field
Step 3. Customize the design of your request a quote form
After you’ve finished working on the content, it’s time to adjust the design.
Open the Appearance tab and go through the settings. You may want to leave everything as is or change the size, the color theme, or the image on the form. Choose a creative from the Getsitecontrol’s gallery or upload your own.
For those familiar with CSS, there is a CSS editor with wider design possibilities.
Step 4. Create a submission success message
Once your website visitors fill out the form and hit the Submit button, you can display a “Thank you” message. These messages typically say something like “Thank you! We’ll get back to you within 24 hours”, but you can customize yours and add any info that might be helpful for your potential customers.
To create a submission success message, go to the Content tab and add a new page using the + button in the bottom right corner. Then adjust the copy and the design to your needs. For example, you may want to include the following information:
- estimated response time
- additional contact information
- links to helpful pages on your website
- your social media pages
Another way to confirm form submission is by using an autoresponder – a brief message automatically emailed to everyone who fills out the form. Learn more about it here.
Step 5. Decide where to display the form
By default, your request a quote form will be displayed on every page of the website. If you want to exclude some pages from the list or, on the contrary, only include some of the pages, you can do that by using the Targeting tab settings:
Type the necessary URLs in the Include or Exclude fields to indicate the pages where the form will be available to your website visitors.
If you have programming experience, you can also display the form upon link click or button click.
At this point, the form is ready. Use the Save & Close button to close the dashboard and activate the form on the next screen. Once you do that, it will go live instantly.
Start collecting quote requests on your website today
Having a simple form to refer your potential clients to will help you save time and effort. Plus, with a tool like Getsitecontrol, you’ll be able to keep your finger on the pulse of your business. Each time someone requests a quote through the form on your website, you’ll be notified via email and be able to respond directly from the inbox.
Sounds like something you were looking for? Then get yourself a Getsitecontrol account today and give it a spin!