Creating a Contact Form
What We'll Cover
Contact forms are a convenient way to manage how your customers get in touch with you. It allows you to set up a formatted message so you can control the information they send. A contact form can help reduce spam email contacts. BigCommerce has a built-in contact form, but it is possible to use more robust third-party contact forms to suit your business.
For both built-in and third-party contact forms, you will want to go to Storefront Content › Web Pages and click Create a Web Page.
Built-in Contact Form
The native, built-in contact form allows you to create a contact for and include the following information:
- Email Address
- Full Name
- Company Name
- Phone Number
- Order Number
- RMA Number
These fields cannot be customized to display different labels or add new ones. If you want different information or control over the labels by the input boxes, consider using one of the suggested third-party contact form builders instead.
1. Go to Storefront Content › Web Pages . In the This Page Will section, select Allow people to send questions/comments via a contact form.
2. Enter the Page Name. In this example, we're naming the page Contact Us.
3. Add any information, messages, or pictures you'd like to include in the Page Content section. This content will display above the contact form.
4. In Email Questions to, enter the email address you want the contact form delivered to.
Did you know? The built-in contact form can only be sent to one email address, but you can use an email client to set up a filter if you need to send to additional email addresses.
5. Under Show These Fields, check boxes to the left of each field you want to include in your contact form.
What is RMA number? RMA stands for Return Merchandise Authorization. It's a number sent to a customer to help manage returns. To learn more about RMA numbers see What is return merchandise authorization at WhatIs.com.
7. Save your changes.
Third-party Contact Forms
If you need extended functionality or more control over the design of the form, you might consider using a third party form builder.
1. Use a custom form builder of your choice to create your form. When finished, save your work and copy the Embed HTML code the third party provides. See Additional Resources below for instructions for some of our suggested custom form builders.
2. Go to Storefront Content › Web Pages and for This Page Will, select Contain content created using the WYSIWYG editor below.
3. Name the page, then click the Edit HTML Source button in the far right of the WYSIWYG editor toolbar.
4. Paste the embed code you got from your form provider, then click the Update button.
5. Save your changes.
Recommended Custom Form Builders
These are form builders that we recommend if you want to create a contact form specific for your business needs. You are not limited to these form builders if you want to use another option.
- Web Pages Overview
- Web Pages
- Using the WYSIWYG Editor
- Creating Contact and Content Pages | BigCommerce University
- Using Page Titles and Meta Descriptions