Businesses and organizations often rely on online forms to streamline their registration process. Whether it be for classes, camps or events, collecting information and payment with an online form has never been easier.
And integrating a payment gateway like Stripe helps you enable secure and seamless online transactions. And you can get set up in minutes. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of creating a custom registration & payment form with Stripe.
By following these steps, you’ll be able to efficiently allow participants to select a class or event, collect user information, sign a digital waiver, and accept payments, all within a single form.
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Before you can start integrating Stripe into your registration form, you need to create a Stripe account. Head to the Stripe website and sign up for an account. It only takes a few minutes.
You need to start by identifying the information you require from participants or families as they register. Here are a few things you need to consider:
Common fields include name, email address, phone number, address, emergency contact, terms & conditions, digital signature, medical information, date and time selection, etc.
Can you create a form with Stripe? Unfortunately no.
So before designing your registration form, you’ll need to select an app or registration software that integrates with Stripe. You can use HTML and CSS to create your form but this will take more time and require more technical skill.
Looking for a simpler way?
Use a no-code form-building software. All you’ll need to do is drag & drop the different elements on your form. Some popular choices include Google Forms, JotForm, Wufoo & Activity Messenger.
In this article, we’ll show you how to design your registration form using a stripe-integrated app such as Activity Messenger (the following steps are similar for most form-building software)
Your registration form will most likely require registrants to select an activity or event occurrence.
Here’s how to set this up:
Before sharing your form with your clients make sure to thoroughly test it. Verify that payments are being processed correctly, required fields work well and the user experience is smooth. Click on the -visit or fill- option to experience the registration process as a client would. Use Stripe’s testing features to simulate payment scenarios and ensure everything works as expected.
After a user submits the registration form, Activity Messenger will automatically send a confirmation email. it’s essential for the confirmation email to include the invoice and all the details participants need to know about the class or event.
You can customize the message for every registration form to provide clear instructions on what registrants can expect next.
Learn more: What should your confirmation email include
Creating an online registration form and integrating it with Stripe is a great first step. But in today’s day and age, what comes after is equally (if not more) important. People now expect clear, personalized, and timely outreach pertaining to their registration.
Use automated tasks in Activity Messenger to communicate in a timely and effective manner with registrants.
Sharing a registration form with your clients can be done in several ways. Here are a few common methods:
Integrating Stripe with your registration form allows you to accept payments seamlessly. With Activity Messenger, you can create a user-friendly registration form and leverage Stripe’s secure payment infrastructure. Combining both, you can create a convenient and efficient registration process while ensuring the security of all payment transactions.
As you already know, finding the right class, camp or activity oftentimes feels like looking for a needle in a haystack… Until now!
Include conditional logic to help your clients find the right option for them. Adding conditional logic questions in your forms will allow you to tailor the registration process based on participants’ needs, streamline the process by only presenting relevant questions, enhance the user experience, and reduce confusion.
Adding conditional logic questions in your forms will allow you to:
Learn more about adding conditional logic to your registration form.