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Aytekin Tank

Aytekin Tank is founder of JotForm. He currently leads the JotForm development team. He loves to hear from JotForm users. Feel free to shoot him an email at aytekin at

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  • JotForm is thrilled to announce we’re now Payment Credit Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Service Provider Level I certified, the highest security attainment you can have as a business that collects payments from, and integrates with, credit cards.

    Read about how and why we became the only online form building platform to provide the highest level of security possible to our users.

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  • Your favorite form builder just hit a major milestone, and we couldn’t have done it without you! We owe an enormous thank you to all of our wonderful users, from the bottom of our hearts.

    Read more to see our infographic.

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  • A well-run event needs an efficient way to track attendees and collect ticket payments online. As an event planner, event manager, or event marketer - you’re going to want a convenient and intuitive system to keep all your ducks in a row, and make event registration a breeze. Here’s why you should use JotForm for event registration management.
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  • Why get paid once when you can get paid on a recurring basis? Recurring payments are a sticking point for so many organizations, so we’re pleased to announce a new integration with subscription payment billing software, Chargify. 

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  • If you use Trello for managing tasks, we have some good news: JotForm is now available as a Trello Power-Up!

    Trello is a favorite productivity and collaboration platform, loved by millions, which lets teams assign tasks and see them through until completion. You can now build forms easily and quickly right from a Trello card -- essentially a task -- without ever leaving Trello. 

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  • Mobile devices allow you to browse online no matter whether you’re at home on the couch or out comparison shopping in the store. 

    While browsing might be more convenient on mobile, entering information can be a far bigger hassle. Typing with the touchscreen keyboard and battling autocorrect are some challenges mobile users face that desktop users don’t have to worry about.

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  • Now you can power your online forms with First Data, one of the largest and most trusted payment companies in the world. Through First Data’s online payment processor, Payeezy, you can drag and drop your way to a great form, then collect the fees, donations, registrations, and orders your business needs. 

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  • From elementary schools to universities, people across departments who work in education use JotForm for their online form needs. Online forms collect permission slips, applications from prospective students seeking admission, and students trying to secure spots in study abroad programs. Information also needs to be streamlined and collected in administrative offices. Students need an efficient way to register for next semester’s classes and extracurricular clubs and activities. Professors and other educators increasingly prefer to collect papers and assignments digitally, by sending out a form where students can upload and send their documents. 

  • If you’re a fan of Shark Tank, you’ve probably seen Oru Kayak before. In the show’s fifth season, Oru Kayak’s three co-founders stood before the familiar panel of celebrity investors and unfolded their idea to the sharks. 

    Read more about how they use JotForm to manage their employee applications with forms embedded directly onto their website. 
  • Being a teacher doesn’t have to mean having an endless tower of paper on your desk at all times. Did you know homework assignments, essays, quizzes, and permission slips can all be collected digitally? Never lose track of a student’s assignment again or lose valuable time rummaging through stacks of loose leaf paper. 

    Check out these 5 JotForm widgets for utilizing and enhancing your online forms in the classroom, allowing you to become an even more effective educator. 

  • You never forget your first sale. And for online shop owners, the rush of that digital 'cha-ching' can leave you craving more. More sales, more customers, more growth. Feed your craving—and build your bottom line—by pairing the power of JotForm with your Shopify storefront. Here are a few ideas for building forms that boost online sales.

  • In real life, walking away from a purchase mid-stream is uncommon. Online, it's a different story. It's all too easy to abandon a digital shopping cart or click away from a half-complete payment form.

    The freedom to abandon a purchase is a convenience for customers, but a frustration for merchants looking to close a sale.

    At JotForm, our primary mission is to help our users create and embed forms - including payment forms - on their websites. Additionally, we want to help our users understand what keeps their customers from completing purchases, so we turned to our data. Every time a potential customer loads a payment form on one of our user’s websites, it’s tracked. That information, plus the number of payments submitted, is used to calculate conversion rate - basically, how often a user follows through with a purchase. 

    Read on to learn what factors influenced conversion rates from our data and analysis. 
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  • University of San Francisco employees joke that the school’s acronym, USF, stands for “U Stay Forever.” Allyn Nobles is living proof of that, having not only worked at the university over the past 16 years in two different departments, but also having attended the school as an undergraduate student. 

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  • Eat Ballard is a volunteer initiative backed by local restaurants, bars, cafes and breweries.  It consists of a popular website and Facebook page which promise to make you a better lover… of ‘Food, Fun, and Community’ in Ballard, a historic Seattle waterfront neighborhood just north of downtown with population 44,000.

    Read more to see how JotForm helped them raise $20,000 for Ballard schools and nonprofits. 

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  • The importance of form organization cannot be overstated: better designed forms get better completion rates. So how do you design a better form? Here are a few tips -- group form fields together if they’re in a similar category, break up longer forms so that it still feels bite-sized, and generally make your form more aesthetically pleasing and easier to get through. Read on for 3 widgets that can help increase your form’s completion rate. 
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  • At JotForm, we’re always on the search for new integrations to help your forms do more. So what better way to put your forms to work then to help you get paid? That’s where our integration with top United States-based payment provider WePay comes in. 

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  • Microsoft Flow provides a premier service for business automation by connecting you to the services you love and use everyday.

    We’re happy to announce that JotForm is now available on Microsoft Flow, making your JotForm forms more powerful than ever.

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  • Located in the heart of California’s wine country, Napa Grass Farmers is on a quest to change the meat industry, offering customers EMS verified beyond organic and non-GMO pig, lamb, chicken, and water buffalo meat -- all raised on their land. They also offer honey from their farm’s bees, and fresh eggs with rich, orange yolks. What’s great is that NGF offers sampler club boxes, where customers can choose a variety of options. 

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  • Zoey is an eCommerce platform that has changed the way businesses create online stores. Its famously clean interface lets you drag and drop every piece of your website, and before you know it, you’re selling goods and services on your very own, professional-looking website. No coding necessary.

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  • We’re excited to offer our newest integration with Worldpay US, which allows you to process payments through any online form. While Worldpay has long been available as a payment option to our United Kingdom users, Worldpay US makes it an option to all of our US-based users, as well!

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