Business Forms are one of the important parts in running the business professionally. When it comes to describe the business forms precisely there are two basic forms of media
- The print media
- The electronic media
The print media is the oldest one which is a media where everything has a tangible print format and it can be touched, taken in hand and can be carried with oneself in a tangible form. The newspaper, magazines are examples of the print media. The print media is, of course, to be written and read. So to talk about the Business forms in the print media they are the proper form which generally come on the A4 size paper sheet and has a number of questions that has to be answered. Customers and consumers are supposed to write down their feedback or answers on the sheets, these answered sheets are then dropped in a drop box. The organization concerned then collects these forms from the drop box or from the customer himself hand to hand after it is filled.
The electronic media comprises of the electronics or electromechanical energy. The television, radio etc. come in the section of the electronic media. The electronic business forms are built with a speed and precision that can never be compared to any paperwork or print media forms. The electronic forms are the fastest ones to be circulated. These can be attached to the emails and sent across to individual customers and they can fill them sitting on their computers and send back. There is no need of a drop box and any manual distribution of these forms. It is also received well by the target audience as they do not have to do any writing work to get the forms filled. The forms have sections to answer where the customer can type in the details and save them. This is an era when people prefer typing over writing; hence electronic forms seem to be a good option.
Business forms can be used every day when the business is dealing with customers. They can help in maintaining good working relationship with the customers. These forms are preferred by business houses and the customers because usually business organizations put their company logo and motto with these forms. The view of the forms is so built that they look authentic and win customer’s trust. Special numbers are printed on the forms using magnetic ink, photos ids in the forms and hallmarking and embossing are some more types of things that are done to make the form look authentic.