On Paperform it is easy to include payments, products, and donations (pay what you want) on your forms. On Pro and Agency plans you can also create subscriptions.

To see how to configure a payment, watch the short tutorial or read the instructions below.

How to use products

Our Product question type is used to capture the purchase of specific items. The product question can be configured so that different products can be purchased at the same time, and at different quantities.

Adding the question

Using slash commands
  1. Select a blank line in the editor where you'd like to add the question.
  2. Type /product or /products and select the type from the list or press Enter.
  3. Continue to Step 4 below.
Without using slash commands
  1. Select a blank line in the editor where you'd like to add the question.
  2. Add a question by selecting either add questions to the left of a blank, selected line in the editor or by clicking add question at the end of a question group and select products for the question's type.
  3. Continue to Step 4 below.

Setting up the products

  1. Using the products tab, add your products.

    Note that every product must have a unique Stock Keeping Unit (SKU). This is what is used to track which specific products have been sold. Paperform automatically generates this, but you can change it if you would like.

  2. Optionally set stock limits, and the maximum number of each product a customer can purchase.

  3. Optionally upload images.

  4. Under the appearance tab you can choose different layouts for the product field, and optionally hide the prices of the products.

How to use the price field (fixed payments or donations)

Our Price field is great for simple payments, like if you’re selling one thing. It allows you to require an amount without the complexity of setting up full products.

By default, a price question is read only, but if you would like the end user to be able to enter their own amount, simply toggle off question is read only.

Using slash commands

  1. Select a blank line in the editor where you'd like to add the question.
  2. Type /price and select the type from the list or press Enter.
  3. Set the price in the question's configuration, accessible by clicking the gear icon to the right of the question.
  4. Optionally, toggle question is read only off if you want the submitter to be able to set their own price (e.g. donations).

Without using slash commands

  1. Add a question, and in the dropdown box choose price.
  2. Set the price in the question's configuration, accessible by clicking the gear icon to the right of the question.
  3. Optionally, toggle question is read only off if you want the submitter to be able to set their own price (e.g. donations).

Custom pricing rules

If you want to create a form with complex calculation logic (if they answer x, then multiply the total amount by 4, etc.) or add a fee as a fixed rate or percentage, see Custom Pricing Rules.

Use prices and products without charging

If you want to create a payment form that doesn’t actually take the payment, simply choose No Account as the payment account under Configure → Payments of the form. This is great for creating quotes.