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Remember when you actually had to have a pen and paper to sign something? How quaint. Since Formstack makes everything from capturing data to processing payments easier than paper, it was only a matter of time before we made electronic signatures easier than paper, too. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating, collecting, reviewing, and saving forms with electronic signatures.

When is an Electronic Signature Useful?

Including electronic signatures means that you can use Formstack to build all sorts of forms. You can include a signature field on petitions, vendor contracts, Terms of Service agreements, contests, HR forms, or incident reports.

Is This Legal?

For many cases, electronic signatures are equivalent to pen-and-paper. Check out this guest post on the legality of electronic signatures in online forms. (If you are dealing with complex legal or international issues with your form, you’ll want to talk to an attorney.)

Adding a Signature Field to a Form

When you are building your form, look at your “Form Field” options. Scroll down to “Signature” and drag it into your form. That’s it! When you publish your form, your users will be able to sign their names with a mouse or a fingertip. Electronic signatures are stored as image files in your Formstack account.

Reviewing Submissions with Signatures

Click on the “Submissions” tab and you will see a list of all of your form’s submissions. When you click on them individually, you will be able to view the signature image along with the rest of the information that the user submitted.

Creating Reports with Signatures

You can create a report to review some or all of your form’s submissions. When you export your data into a PDF, the report will include the image file of the signature. That way, the signature stays with the rest of your user’s data, just like in a paper form. (If you need to create a different type of report, such as CSV or RTF, the signature image will not export. Instead, a link to the image is included.)To create a PDF report, go to the “Submissions” tab. Find the two drop-down menus at the bottom of the page. Choose "All Submissions" or select the submissions you would like to export and choose the "Selected Submissions" option.  Lastly, select “PDF” in the second drop-down. Click “Go” and Formstack will create a PDF file of your submissions.

Safely Collect Electronic Signatures with Formstack!

If you're ready to leverage web forms for your contracts, sign up for a free trial of Formstack today! During your 14-day trial, we'll give you the tools you need to sign your documents online. Try us now!

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Remember when you actually had to have a pen and paper to sign something? How quaint. Since Formstack makes everything from capturing data to processing payments easier than paper, it was only a matter of time before we made electronic signatures easier than paper, too. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating, collecting, reviewing, and saving forms with electronic signatures.

When is an Electronic Signature Useful?

Including electronic signatures means that you can use Formstack to build all sorts of forms. You can include a signature field on petitions, vendor contracts, Terms of Service agreements, contests, HR forms, or incident reports.

Is This Legal?

For many cases, electronic signatures are equivalent to pen-and-paper. Check out this guest post on the legality of electronic signatures in online forms. (If you are dealing with complex legal or international issues with your form, you’ll want to talk to an attorney.)

Adding a Signature Field to a Form

When you are building your form, look at your “Form Field” options. Scroll down to “Signature” and drag it into your form. That’s it! When you publish your form, your users will be able to sign their names with a mouse or a fingertip. Electronic signatures are stored as image files in your Formstack account.

Reviewing Submissions with Signatures

Click on the “Submissions” tab and you will see a list of all of your form’s submissions. When you click on them individually, you will be able to view the signature image along with the rest of the information that the user submitted.

Creating Reports with Signatures

You can create a report to review some or all of your form’s submissions. When you export your data into a PDF, the report will include the image file of the signature. That way, the signature stays with the rest of your user’s data, just like in a paper form. (If you need to create a different type of report, such as CSV or RTF, the signature image will not export. Instead, a link to the image is included.)To create a PDF report, go to the “Submissions” tab. Find the two drop-down menus at the bottom of the page. Choose "All Submissions" or select the submissions you would like to export and choose the "Selected Submissions" option.  Lastly, select “PDF” in the second drop-down. Click “Go” and Formstack will create a PDF file of your submissions.

Safely Collect Electronic Signatures with Formstack!

If you're ready to leverage web forms for your contracts, sign up for a free trial of Formstack today! During your 14-day trial, we'll give you the tools you need to sign your documents online. Try us now!

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Remember when you actually had to have a pen and paper to sign something? How quaint. Since Formstack makes everything from capturing data to processing payments easier than paper, it was only a matter of time before we made electronic signatures easier than paper, too. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating, collecting, reviewing, and saving forms with electronic signatures.

When is an Electronic Signature Useful?

Including electronic signatures means that you can use Formstack to build all sorts of forms. You can include a signature field on petitions, vendor contracts, Terms of Service agreements, contests, HR forms, or incident reports.

Is This Legal?

For many cases, electronic signatures are equivalent to pen-and-paper. Check out this guest post on the legality of electronic signatures in online forms. (If you are dealing with complex legal or international issues with your form, you’ll want to talk to an attorney.)

Adding a Signature Field to a Form

When you are building your form, look at your “Form Field” options. Scroll down to “Signature” and drag it into your form. That’s it! When you publish your form, your users will be able to sign their names with a mouse or a fingertip. Electronic signatures are stored as image files in your Formstack account.

Reviewing Submissions with Signatures

Click on the “Submissions” tab and you will see a list of all of your form’s submissions. When you click on them individually, you will be able to view the signature image along with the rest of the information that the user submitted.

Creating Reports with Signatures

You can create a report to review some or all of your form’s submissions. When you export your data into a PDF, the report will include the image file of the signature. That way, the signature stays with the rest of your user’s data, just like in a paper form. (If you need to create a different type of report, such as CSV or RTF, the signature image will not export. Instead, a link to the image is included.)To create a PDF report, go to the “Submissions” tab. Find the two drop-down menus at the bottom of the page. Choose "All Submissions" or select the submissions you would like to export and choose the "Selected Submissions" option.  Lastly, select “PDF” in the second drop-down. Click “Go” and Formstack will create a PDF file of your submissions.

Safely Collect Electronic Signatures with Formstack!

If you're ready to leverage web forms for your contracts, sign up for a free trial of Formstack today! During your 14-day trial, we'll give you the tools you need to sign your documents online. Try us now!

Try Formstack Free!

Remember when you actually had to have a pen and paper to sign something? How quaint. Since Formstack makes everything from capturing data to processing payments easier than paper, it was only a matter of time before we made electronic signatures easier than paper, too. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating, collecting, reviewing, and saving forms with electronic signatures.

When is an Electronic Signature Useful?

Including electronic signatures means that you can use Formstack to build all sorts of forms. You can include a signature field on petitions, vendor contracts, Terms of Service agreements, contests, HR forms, or incident reports.

Is This Legal?

For many cases, electronic signatures are equivalent to pen-and-paper. Check out this guest post on the legality of electronic signatures in online forms. (If you are dealing with complex legal or international issues with your form, you’ll want to talk to an attorney.)

Adding a Signature Field to a Form

When you are building your form, look at your “Form Field” options. Scroll down to “Signature” and drag it into your form. That’s it! When you publish your form, your users will be able to sign their names with a mouse or a fingertip. Electronic signatures are stored as image files in your Formstack account.

Reviewing Submissions with Signatures

Click on the “Submissions” tab and you will see a list of all of your form’s submissions. When you click on them individually, you will be able to view the signature image along with the rest of the information that the user submitted.

Creating Reports with Signatures

You can create a report to review some or all of your form’s submissions. When you export your data into a PDF, the report will include the image file of the signature. That way, the signature stays with the rest of your user’s data, just like in a paper form. (If you need to create a different type of report, such as CSV or RTF, the signature image will not export. Instead, a link to the image is included.)To create a PDF report, go to the “Submissions” tab. Find the two drop-down menus at the bottom of the page. Choose "All Submissions" or select the submissions you would like to export and choose the "Selected Submissions" option.  Lastly, select “PDF” in the second drop-down. Click “Go” and Formstack will create a PDF file of your submissions.

Safely Collect Electronic Signatures with Formstack!

If you're ready to leverage web forms for your contracts, sign up for a free trial of Formstack today! During your 14-day trial, we'll give you the tools you need to sign your documents online. Try us now!

Try Formstack Free!

Collecting payments with online forms is easy, but first, you have to choose the right payment gateway. Browse the providers in our gateway credit card processing comparison chart to find the best option for your business. Then sign up for Formstack Forms, customize your payment forms, and start collecting profits in minutes.

Online Payment Gateway Comparison Chart

NOTE: These amounts reflect the monthly subscription for the payment provider. Formstack does not charge a fee to integrate with any of our payment partners.

FEATURES
Authorize.Net
Bambora
Chargify
First Data
PayPal
PayPal Pro
PayPal Payflow
Stripe
WePay
ProPay
Monthly Fees
$25
$25
$149+
Contact First Data
$0
$25
$0-$25
$0
$0
$4
Transaction Fees
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.9% + 30¢
N/A
Contact First Data
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.9% + 30¢
10¢
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.6% + 30¢
Countries
5
8
Based on payment gateway
50+
203
3
4
25
USA
USA
Currencies
11
2
23
140
25
23
25
135+
1
1
Card Types
6
13
Based on payment gateway
5
9
9
5
6
4
4
Limits
None
None
Based on payment gateway
None
$10,000
None
None
None
None
$500 per transaction
Form Payments
Recurring Billing
Mobile Payments
PSD2 Compliant

Remember when you actually had to have a pen and paper to sign something? How quaint. Since Formstack makes everything from capturing data to processing payments easier than paper, it was only a matter of time before we made electronic signatures easier than paper, too. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating, collecting, reviewing, and saving forms with electronic signatures.

When is an Electronic Signature Useful?

Including electronic signatures means that you can use Formstack to build all sorts of forms. You can include a signature field on petitions, vendor contracts, Terms of Service agreements, contests, HR forms, or incident reports.

Is This Legal?

For many cases, electronic signatures are equivalent to pen-and-paper. Check out this guest post on the legality of electronic signatures in online forms. (If you are dealing with complex legal or international issues with your form, you’ll want to talk to an attorney.)

Adding a Signature Field to a Form

When you are building your form, look at your “Form Field” options. Scroll down to “Signature” and drag it into your form. That’s it! When you publish your form, your users will be able to sign their names with a mouse or a fingertip. Electronic signatures are stored as image files in your Formstack account.

Reviewing Submissions with Signatures

Click on the “Submissions” tab and you will see a list of all of your form’s submissions. When you click on them individually, you will be able to view the signature image along with the rest of the information that the user submitted.

Creating Reports with Signatures

You can create a report to review some or all of your form’s submissions. When you export your data into a PDF, the report will include the image file of the signature. That way, the signature stays with the rest of your user’s data, just like in a paper form. (If you need to create a different type of report, such as CSV or RTF, the signature image will not export. Instead, a link to the image is included.)To create a PDF report, go to the “Submissions” tab. Find the two drop-down menus at the bottom of the page. Choose "All Submissions" or select the submissions you would like to export and choose the "Selected Submissions" option.  Lastly, select “PDF” in the second drop-down. Click “Go” and Formstack will create a PDF file of your submissions.

Safely Collect Electronic Signatures with Formstack!

If you're ready to leverage web forms for your contracts, sign up for a free trial of Formstack today! During your 14-day trial, we'll give you the tools you need to sign your documents online. Try us now!

Try Formstack Free!

Remember when you actually had to have a pen and paper to sign something? How quaint. Since Formstack makes everything from capturing data to processing payments easier than paper, it was only a matter of time before we made electronic signatures easier than paper, too. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating, collecting, reviewing, and saving forms with electronic signatures.

When is an Electronic Signature Useful?

Including electronic signatures means that you can use Formstack to build all sorts of forms. You can include a signature field on petitions, vendor contracts, Terms of Service agreements, contests, HR forms, or incident reports.

Is This Legal?

For many cases, electronic signatures are equivalent to pen-and-paper. Check out this guest post on the legality of electronic signatures in online forms. (If you are dealing with complex legal or international issues with your form, you’ll want to talk to an attorney.)

Adding a Signature Field to a Form

When you are building your form, look at your “Form Field” options. Scroll down to “Signature” and drag it into your form. That’s it! When you publish your form, your users will be able to sign their names with a mouse or a fingertip. Electronic signatures are stored as image files in your Formstack account.

Reviewing Submissions with Signatures

Click on the “Submissions” tab and you will see a list of all of your form’s submissions. When you click on them individually, you will be able to view the signature image along with the rest of the information that the user submitted.

Creating Reports with Signatures

You can create a report to review some or all of your form’s submissions. When you export your data into a PDF, the report will include the image file of the signature. That way, the signature stays with the rest of your user’s data, just like in a paper form. (If you need to create a different type of report, such as CSV or RTF, the signature image will not export. Instead, a link to the image is included.)To create a PDF report, go to the “Submissions” tab. Find the two drop-down menus at the bottom of the page. Choose "All Submissions" or select the submissions you would like to export and choose the "Selected Submissions" option.  Lastly, select “PDF” in the second drop-down. Click “Go” and Formstack will create a PDF file of your submissions.

Safely Collect Electronic Signatures with Formstack!

If you're ready to leverage web forms for your contracts, sign up for a free trial of Formstack today! During your 14-day trial, we'll give you the tools you need to sign your documents online. Try us now!

Try Formstack Free!

Remember when you actually had to have a pen and paper to sign something? How quaint. Since Formstack makes everything from capturing data to processing payments easier than paper, it was only a matter of time before we made electronic signatures easier than paper, too. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating, collecting, reviewing, and saving forms with electronic signatures.

When is an Electronic Signature Useful?

Including electronic signatures means that you can use Formstack to build all sorts of forms. You can include a signature field on petitions, vendor contracts, Terms of Service agreements, contests, HR forms, or incident reports.

Is This Legal?

For many cases, electronic signatures are equivalent to pen-and-paper. Check out this guest post on the legality of electronic signatures in online forms. (If you are dealing with complex legal or international issues with your form, you’ll want to talk to an attorney.)

Adding a Signature Field to a Form

When you are building your form, look at your “Form Field” options. Scroll down to “Signature” and drag it into your form. That’s it! When you publish your form, your users will be able to sign their names with a mouse or a fingertip. Electronic signatures are stored as image files in your Formstack account.

Reviewing Submissions with Signatures

Click on the “Submissions” tab and you will see a list of all of your form’s submissions. When you click on them individually, you will be able to view the signature image along with the rest of the information that the user submitted.

Creating Reports with Signatures

You can create a report to review some or all of your form’s submissions. When you export your data into a PDF, the report will include the image file of the signature. That way, the signature stays with the rest of your user’s data, just like in a paper form. (If you need to create a different type of report, such as CSV or RTF, the signature image will not export. Instead, a link to the image is included.)To create a PDF report, go to the “Submissions” tab. Find the two drop-down menus at the bottom of the page. Choose "All Submissions" or select the submissions you would like to export and choose the "Selected Submissions" option.  Lastly, select “PDF” in the second drop-down. Click “Go” and Formstack will create a PDF file of your submissions.

Safely Collect Electronic Signatures with Formstack!

If you're ready to leverage web forms for your contracts, sign up for a free trial of Formstack today! During your 14-day trial, we'll give you the tools you need to sign your documents online. Try us now!

Try Formstack Free!

Remember when you actually had to have a pen and paper to sign something? How quaint. Since Formstack makes everything from capturing data to processing payments easier than paper, it was only a matter of time before we made electronic signatures easier than paper, too. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating, collecting, reviewing, and saving forms with electronic signatures.

When is an Electronic Signature Useful?

Including electronic signatures means that you can use Formstack to build all sorts of forms. You can include a signature field on petitions, vendor contracts, Terms of Service agreements, contests, HR forms, or incident reports.

Is This Legal?

For many cases, electronic signatures are equivalent to pen-and-paper. Check out this guest post on the legality of electronic signatures in online forms. (If you are dealing with complex legal or international issues with your form, you’ll want to talk to an attorney.)

Adding a Signature Field to a Form

When you are building your form, look at your “Form Field” options. Scroll down to “Signature” and drag it into your form. That’s it! When you publish your form, your users will be able to sign their names with a mouse or a fingertip. Electronic signatures are stored as image files in your Formstack account.

Reviewing Submissions with Signatures

Click on the “Submissions” tab and you will see a list of all of your form’s submissions. When you click on them individually, you will be able to view the signature image along with the rest of the information that the user submitted.

Creating Reports with Signatures

You can create a report to review some or all of your form’s submissions. When you export your data into a PDF, the report will include the image file of the signature. That way, the signature stays with the rest of your user’s data, just like in a paper form. (If you need to create a different type of report, such as CSV or RTF, the signature image will not export. Instead, a link to the image is included.)To create a PDF report, go to the “Submissions” tab. Find the two drop-down menus at the bottom of the page. Choose "All Submissions" or select the submissions you would like to export and choose the "Selected Submissions" option.  Lastly, select “PDF” in the second drop-down. Click “Go” and Formstack will create a PDF file of your submissions.

Safely Collect Electronic Signatures with Formstack!

If you're ready to leverage web forms for your contracts, sign up for a free trial of Formstack today! During your 14-day trial, we'll give you the tools you need to sign your documents online. Try us now!

Try Formstack Free!

Remember when you actually had to have a pen and paper to sign something? How quaint. Since Formstack makes everything from capturing data to processing payments easier than paper, it was only a matter of time before we made electronic signatures easier than paper, too. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating, collecting, reviewing, and saving forms with electronic signatures.

When is an Electronic Signature Useful?

Including electronic signatures means that you can use Formstack to build all sorts of forms. You can include a signature field on petitions, vendor contracts, Terms of Service agreements, contests, HR forms, or incident reports.

Is This Legal?

For many cases, electronic signatures are equivalent to pen-and-paper. Check out this guest post on the legality of electronic signatures in online forms. (If you are dealing with complex legal or international issues with your form, you’ll want to talk to an attorney.)

Adding a Signature Field to a Form

When you are building your form, look at your “Form Field” options. Scroll down to “Signature” and drag it into your form. That’s it! When you publish your form, your users will be able to sign their names with a mouse or a fingertip. Electronic signatures are stored as image files in your Formstack account.

Reviewing Submissions with Signatures

Click on the “Submissions” tab and you will see a list of all of your form’s submissions. When you click on them individually, you will be able to view the signature image along with the rest of the information that the user submitted.

Creating Reports with Signatures

You can create a report to review some or all of your form’s submissions. When you export your data into a PDF, the report will include the image file of the signature. That way, the signature stays with the rest of your user’s data, just like in a paper form. (If you need to create a different type of report, such as CSV or RTF, the signature image will not export. Instead, a link to the image is included.)To create a PDF report, go to the “Submissions” tab. Find the two drop-down menus at the bottom of the page. Choose "All Submissions" or select the submissions you would like to export and choose the "Selected Submissions" option.  Lastly, select “PDF” in the second drop-down. Click “Go” and Formstack will create a PDF file of your submissions.

Safely Collect Electronic Signatures with Formstack!

If you're ready to leverage web forms for your contracts, sign up for a free trial of Formstack today! During your 14-day trial, we'll give you the tools you need to sign your documents online. Try us now!

Try Formstack Free!

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