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Create Forms to Add to Your Website the Easy Way with Wufoo

Wufoo is an online form building website with a strange name. But I’m willing to bet that many people remember the name. This review is for small business owners who want to collect customer data and who find Google forms or other spreadsheet-connected options to be insufficient.

The service allows you to create an unlimited number of Web forms from basic template fields. You decide which fields you need to serve your purpose. Examples are mailing lists, job applications, invitations (with maps), online orders, address books, quizzes or tests, surveys, and contact forms.

Wufoo [1] tries to make its services available to everyone and supports Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. You need JavaScript and Flash to build your forms, but people using the forms will not (thankfully). As you can see in this screenshot, it is pretty simple to pick and choose for your basic form.

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You can use Wufoo for free, and they encourage it. The forever free plan is useful:

However, if you want the full capabilities of the website, including encryption and secure data storage, you will need to purchase one of the paid subscriptions that run from $14.95 to $199.95 per month.

What I Really Like:

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What I Would Like to See:

I did a search for Wu and Woo with the word Forms in it and both times, of course, Wufoo came up. I was betting that many small business owners might remember the first syllable and put it in as a search. Good branding effort on their part.

If you want to incorporate forms into your website but do not want to spend days building databases and designing them, an online form builder like Wufoo [3] can be a great small business asset.