Using a lead form

Learn how to collect and download the email addresses of your readers using Flipsnack's leadform.

Lead forms are the easiest way to collect information from your readers. Whether you are a sales agent that needs to collect leads, or you’re looking to gather information for your next email campaign, the lead form is the best way to do it.

Lead forms were previously available in the Design Studio and now we’ve moved them to the Customize section. It’s much easier to add a lead form to your flipbook from this section, and you can view it in real-time.

It’s important to note that lead forms are available for paid plans, starting with the Professional plan.

Moreover, keep in mind that in Flipsnack, there are different types of lead forms that contain different fields, depending on the skin you're going to choose. You can select between Classic, Modern, and Enhanced. Our advice is to pick the Enhanced one because the lead form you're going to add will have the most fields, as you can see in the images below.

How to add a lead form to your flipbook

1. In order to add a lead form to your flipbook, simply check the Add lead capture form box.

2. Set the page you want the lead form to be displayed on in your flipbook - this allows you to block your content until the form is filled out. Update the form's title, input placeholder, and the text on the button with your information.

How to add a lead form to your flipbook

You have two options when it comes to our lead forms. You can either use the lead form that allows you to only collect email addresses. This one is available with the Classic or Modern modes. Or you can use the lead form that allows you to insert more fields. This one is available exclusively with the Enhanced mode.

How to add a lead form to your flipbook

3. Next, you can choose the information you want to round up from your users by going to Fields and selecting the + Add field option. You will be able to collect information ranging from Email address, Full name, Phone number, Country/region, Website to Paragraph, or you can even select the Custom input option, which will allow you to collect any type of information you may need from your users. You can add up to 8 fields that you can rearrange as you wish and that can be made either optional or required, based on your needs.

In addition, there are also 3 types of validation available - email address, phone number, and website - that require a certain type of input otherwise they won’t be filled out. For example, a value with @ would have to be added for the email field, or a string of numbers for the phone number field, in order for the fields to be valid.

How to add a lead form to your flipbook

The information that your readers insert in the form can be saved in a CSV file. You can download the CSV file by going to My flipbooks, clicking on the ... button in the upper-right corner of the flipbook in question, and clicking on Stats. On the Stats page, scroll all the way to the bottom and in the Lead form, Stats section, click on the Download CSV button. The Stats will also include the date on which a lead form was completed:

How to download your CSV

It’s even easier if you don’t need the information downloaded, as you can simply check all the same stats directly in the dedicated section.

4. In addition, if you must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when gathering user information, you can check the Add a Privacy Policy link box and the information will be added to your lead form.

How to add a privacy policy link

If you have any questions related to our lead forms, our support team is happy to answer them all. Just visit our chat!