Hey there! I’m excited to dive into the world of order form fields with you. Why? Because I’ve been in your shoes – I’ve written the articles, conducted the research, and been a consumer who’s interacted with these fields firsthand.

I’m also part of the Magical Apps team that brought you Magical Order Form Fields, so you can say I’ve got a bit of insider knowledge. Through countless hours of exploration and experience, I’ve come to truly understand the impact and potential of these nifty elements on both your journey as an online merchant and as a customer. 

So, let’s journey together as I share what I’ve learned, reflect on the insights gained, simplify the concept of order form fields, and how they can be applied to your Shopify store. Whether you’re a seasoned e-commerce guru or just dipping your toes into the online selling waters, I’m here to guide you through the world of order form fields – let’s get started!

Our guide will first break down the basics so you can understand how to incorporate order form fields for your own store. Then we dive into how to set them up with the Magical Order Form Fields app as well as a comparison of the best Shopify apps for order form fields so you can pick the app that best suits your business needs.

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What are product order form fields?

Order form fields are customizable elements you can create on a product page or during the checkout process of your Shopify store. 

They allow customers to provide additional information, preferences, or specifications about the products they are purchasing. 

Order form fields come in various types, like dropdown menus, text fields, checkboxes, image uploads, and more, providing flexibility for both customers and merchants to interact and ensure a smoother transaction process.

In our beginners guide to order form fields, you can learn more about what they are, what type of order form fields exist, see some examples, and the top reasons they are used.

Types of order form fields

There are a variety of fields that can be added to your products on your Shopify store. You can make these fields mandatory to fill out or only optional. Check out some of the order form fields listed below:

  1. Dropdown Menus
  2. Radio Buttons
  3. Text Fields
  4. Checkbox Options
  5. Multiple Choice
  6. Image Upload 
  7. File Upload 
  8. Date/Time Picker
  9. Colour Swatches
  10. Price Add-ons
  11. Product Bundling

Examples of order form fields

The type of field you chose will determine the type of information you are trying to collect from your customers. Take a look at some of the examples Shopify merchants may use on their product pages:

  1. Terms & Conditions
  2. Names & Engravings
  3. Delivery Date & Time
  4. Custom Images
  5. Material Selection
  6. Multiple Choice
  7. Custom Text/Instructions
  8. Country Selection

Reasons to use Order Form Fields 

There really are a variety of reasons merchants would want to use order form fields. Explore the top three I think are most relevant:

  1. Customization and Personalization 
  2. Collecting Essential Information
  3. Enhanced Product Presentation

How to add product order form fields on your Shopify store

You have two separate ways to add order form fields on your store, which includes Shopify’s built in native solution, or through one of the various apps on the Shopify app store to create order form fields for you.

Native Shopify solutions for order form fields

Unfortunately, Shopify lacks true native support to create and manage order form fields, but there are some basic and complex methods that can work for you:

  1. Variants
  2. Line item properties

Shopify app solutions for order form fields

Shopify apps provide merchants with customized solutions based on the needs of your specific store. There are two ways you can chose to utilize Shopify apps to create order form fields for your business:

  1. Develop your own app
  2. Use apps that support order form fields

Apps that support adding order form fields

  1. Magical Order Form Fields
  2. Infinite Options
  3. Advanced Product Options

Why using a Shopify app is the best way to add product order form fields

As a Shopify merchant, you may be trying to figure out what the best way is for you to add order form fields to your store. Let me save you some valuable time by telling you that using a Shopify app is the way to go.

After spending hours upon hours of researching, I was able to compile all of this information into an article called It’s Best to Use an App to Add Order Form Fields to Shopify – We’ll Show You Why. This article describes why using a Shopify app is a much easier solution in comparison to using Shopify’s native solutions.

How to set up product order form fields with Magical Order Form Fields

Magical Order Form Fields allows you to create custom order form fields for your product and cart pages based on your specifications. 

You can Install and set up with the click of a button. Please use this guide to walk you through how to create order form fields on Shopify with Magical Order Form Fields. This article includes:

  1. App installation instructions
  2. App feature instructions
  3. Troubleshooting for common issues

Magical Order Form Fields FAQs

Running into any trouble with the app? Take a look at answers to frequently asked questions about Magical Order Form Fields on Shopify, or contact the Magical Apps team.

  1. Where can I see the answers submitted by customers to a custom field?
  2. Can custom field answers be included with Shopify Order export spreadsheets?
  3. Can custom fields be displayed outside of Product pages (ex. Pages, Blogs)?
  4. Does this app work with accelerated checkout methods?

Compare the best Shopify product order form fields apps

With Shopify lacking true native support, it’s no surprise that many merchants would be pushed to installing an app as a solution. But with so many apps out there, which app is the best for creating order form fields on your Shopify store

The 6 Best Shopify Apps for order form fields 

Explore the six best Shopify apps for order form fields that merchants can use to collect more product information from their customers. Get a detailed overview of these apps, and what customers are saying about them.

The Best Order Form Field Apps:

  1. Magical Order Form Fields – Effortless order management but limited dynamic checkout button compatibility
  2. Infinite Options – Offers theme compatibility but will require coding knowledge
  3. Advanced Product Options – Unlimited customization but only on their most expensive plan
  4. Hulk Product Options – Pricing options but could be limiting
  5. Bold Product Options – Offers conditional logic but only on their $49/mo plan
  6. Expo – Extra Product Options – 100+ product options but advanced plan not worth it

Magical Order Form Fields

Use the Magical Order Form Fields app to easily add form fields to products and checkout forms. Start collecting additional order details.