The vast majority of business contact pages include a contact form of some type, allowing potential customers to easily communicate with your business. Contact forms can be custom coded or created by using a plugin for a popular CMS like WordPress. Either way, if the contact form resides on your web server, then it’s that server’s responsibility to process incoming contact form submissions—a critical task that needs to operate uninterrupted, lest the business be disrupted.
The 43Leads lead capture platform is a hosted and fully managed contact form solution. This means that with our service, your contact form actually resides and is processed on our secure server, rather than yours. So what are the benefits of a hosted contact form solution like 43Leads?
Most small businesses don’t employ someone with the ability to custom-code their own contact forms, so their options are limited to hiring a third party web developer or using a free online form builder that may not satisfy 100% of their needs. At 43Leads, we handle all of the coding of your contact forms for you. All the custom fields and options that you need are developed for you and built into your dedicated lead capture page.
No Third-Party Plugins to Manage
With the massive popularity of WordPress, many of the small businesses who now use 43Leads previously relied on third-party plugins to generate their contact forms. WordPress plugins, like Contact Form 7, are tremendously useful resources and great tools for web developers. Unfortunately, using third-party plugins exposes the business to a unique set of risks. Plus, the plugins running on your website still rely on your own web server to process form submissions. Third-party plugins also rely on regular updates, either to the WordPress core or updates to the plugin itself.
Another problem that we’ve seen on many occasions is plugin incompatibility. When you have multiple plugins running on your website, they can interfere with one another, and potentially interrupt business-critical functions, like capturing leads. Troubleshooting WordPress plugin compatibility issues can be time-consuming and costly. 43Leads eliminates the need to use third-party plugins for your online contact form.
No Maintenance or Upkeep
With 43Leads, we host your contact form and keep things running smoothly, There is no maintenance or upkeep involved for you. You won’t waste time monitoring email blacklists, updating plugins, or managing SPAM emails. As a hosted and fully managed solution, we handle all the maintenance and upkeep for you.