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Surveymonkey Alternative: Why Choose Formplus

SurveyMonkey is one of the most common online tools for data collection, and for the right reasons too! With SurveyMonkey, you can create beautiful surveys, questionnaires, and quizzes for opinion sampling. SurveyMonkey also allows you to customize your questionnaires for your unique needs.

However, this tool has several constraints—top of the list is that SurveyMonkey is limited to surveys, polls, and questionnaires. So what happens when you have other data collection needs? You need a robust and affordable data collection tool that supports several use cases, and that's where Formplus comes in!

Here are a few things you can do with Formplus

Collect digital signatures as direct submissions in your form.

Collect payments from different parts of the world.

Create free PDF forms for online and offline use.

Enjoy access to over 1000 pre-built templates ready for use!

Stylize your forms, surveys, and quizzes with custom CSS.

Features SurveyMonkey Formplus
Conditional Logic Yes Yes
Number of responses 7,500 (Maximum) 50,000 (maximum)
Use cases Limited use case Multiple Use cases
Field Validation Yes Yes
Custom CSS No Yes
File Upload Yes Yes
Image Options Yes Yes
Templates 100 1000
Custom reports Yes Yes
Export Survey Data Yes Yes
Custom Link Yes Yes
Online Signature No Yes
Mobile Friendly Forms Yes Yes
Save and resume later Yes Yes
PDF Builder No Yes
Image Card Feature No Yes
Stripe Yes Yes
Paypal No Yes
Zapier No Yes
Flutterwave No Yes
Paystack No Yes
Google Apps Yes Yes
Dropbox Yes Yes


Survey Monkey - Personal Plan

  • Premier Annual
    $99 per month, billed $1,888 annually

  • Advantage Annual
    $34 per month, billed $408 annually

  • Standard Monthly
    $35 per month, billed monthly

Survey Monkey - Business Plan

  • Team Advantage
    $35 per user per month. Starting at 3 users, billed annually

  • Team Premier
    $75 per user per month. Starting at 3 users, billed annually


  • Free Plan
    Free Forever

  • Starter
    $25 per month or $20 per month, billed annually

  • Professional
    $45 per month or $36 per month, billed annually

  • Premium
    $85 per month or $68 per month, billed annually

Formplus Pricing Table


Formplus offers three different pricing packages, with each one tailored to suit specific business needs. There is a free version you can enjoy on Formplus. However, there is no one-time payment option.

Free Plan Starter Plan Professional Plan Platinum Plan
$0 $25 $45 $85
$0 $20 /Month Billed $240 annually $36 /Month Billed $432 annually $68 /Month Billed $816 annually
Monthly Form Responses 50 1000 Unlimited Unlimited
Team Collaboration None None 1 team 2 teams
Users 1 Users 1 Users 3 Users 3 Users
Forms 3 a month Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Storage 100mb 20GB 50GB 100GB
Unlimited File Uploads/ Received files Yes Yes Yes Yes
Notifications Yes Yes Yes Yes
Emails invitations Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited mobile-responsive forms Yes Yes Yes
Conditional logic Yes Yes Yes
Confirmation Emails Yes Yes Yes
Payment Integrations Yes Yes Yes
Pre-populate Forms Yes Yes
Form Calculations Yes Yes
Form notifications in Word or PDF Formats Yes Yes
Audit Trails Yes Yes
White-labeled forms Yes Yes
Customised Form Links/Custom Subdomain Yes Yes
Stripe Integration Yes Yes
Document Merge Yes
Approvals Yes
Lookup Fields Yes

SurveyMonkey Pricing Table

SurveyMonkey has two separate plan types. One for individual use and a separate one for teams. They have a free plan and a free trial for the premium plan.

Free Plan Standard Monthly Advantage Annual Premier Annual
$0 $35 $34 $99
$0 $30 /Month Billed $360 annually $30 /Month Billed $360 annually $79 /Month Billed $948 annually
Unlimited Surveys 50 1000 Unlimited Unlimited
Unlimited questions per survey None None 1 team 2 teams
Monthly Responses 1 Users 1 Users 3 Users 3 Users
Number of Collectors 3 a month Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Support E-mail Prioritize E-mail Expedited E-mail Phone Support
Responses per month 40 7,500 5,000 10,000
Quizzes with custom feedback Yes Yes Yes
Data exports(CSV,PDF,PPT,XLS) Yes Yes Yes
Skip logic, questions & answer piping Yes Yes Yes
Confirmation Email to Respondents Yes Yes Yes
Multilingual surveys Yes Yes
A/B test question type Yes Yes
SurveyMonkey Industry Benchmarks Yes Yes Yes
File Upload Yes Yes
Question & page randomization Yes Yes
Exports to SPSS Yes Yes
Accept Payments Yes Yes
White label Yes
Crosstabs Yes
Block randomization Yes
Unlimited filter and compare rules Yes

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Major Features

use cases Use Cases

Survey Monkey

SurveyMonkey is an excellent tool for opinion sampling and comprehensive insights. With its robust features, you can create and administer polls, surveys, and quizzes to know how your target audience feels about a specific issue. But that’s where it ends.

However, data collection doesn't start and end with opinion sampling. For example, you might want to create a consent form to help you document formal authorization from parents and guardians. With SurveyMonkey, this can be nearly impossible to accomplish.


Formplus supports more use cases than SurveyMonkey. You can create different types of forms for various purposes. Want to collect payments for your online store? You can build an order form with Formplus! Need formal authorization from parents? Formplus allows you to create different consent forms too!

Whether it’s surveys, quizzes, registration forms, timesheets, and payment processing documents, there’s so much you can do with Formplus. In the form builder, you have access to more than 30 fields plus exciting features to help you build powerful forms for your unique data collection needs.

Collect Digital Signatures Digital Signature

Survey Monkey

You cannot collect digital signatures directly in SurveyMonkey.

If you want respondents to submit their e-signatures, you need to set up Zapier’s Sign Now integration. Although this is an automated process, it can affect the overall experience when users complete your survey and even increase survey dropout rates.


Do you want to receive digital signatures in any type of form? All you have to do is add the e-signature field to your form in our drag-and-drop builder. Whether it is authorization forms or reports, Formplus allows respondents to submit their e-signatures as they fill the forms directly. There’s no need to send out new links for signature submission!

All received signatures are saved to your preferred cloud storage as image files, and you have access to them whenever you want.

Offline Capabilities

Survey Monkey

You’d find over 100 templates on SurveyMonkey. These templates cut across different industries and use cases, and they give you a headstart when building a new questionnaire.

However, SurveyMonkey’s templates have basic and repeated designs, so you must tweak them to suit your unique aesthetic needs.

Also, you’ll need to have a paid plan to edit questions in the templates.


Formplus has a comprehensive library with over 1000 beautiful templates categorized by industry. You’d find templates for surveys and quizzes, as well as reports, consent forms, datasheets, and many others.

Formplus templates come in various designs, and this shows you how much you can do with the platform, customization-wise. They also contain real questions relevant to specific use cases—no random placeholders.

This means you can use them right away! If you’d like to tweak a template, you can add it to the form builder with the click of a button and use the various customization options to change its look and feel.

Social Share and Image Card Feature

Survey Monkey

When it comes to opinion gathering, social media can be a game-changer. SurveyMonkey has a social media collector feature you can use to directly share your surveys, polls, and questionnaires with your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn communities.

You can also create captions and descriptions for your survey before posting them on your social media channels. Unlike Formplus, SurveyMonkey doesn’t generate visually appealing image cards for social media sharing.


Like SurveyMonkey, Formplus supports direct social media sharing for all forms, surveys, and questionnaires, which means you can collect responses from your social media network. When creating descriptions for your posts, you can generate captivating social image cards to improve engagements and responses.

While SurveyMonkey only supports a Facebook button for third-party sharing, Formplus allows you to add Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn icons to your forms. This means people can share your survey with more people across different platforms, and you can gather more responses. You can also select the social icons you want respondents to see at the bottom of your form.

Payment Integration

Survey Monkey



Formplus supports multiple payment gateways:

  • Stripe,
  • Flutterwave,
  • Paystack, and
  • PayPal.

You can receive payments from more countries right in your form.

Wrapping Up

Both SurveyMonkey and Formplus are excellent tools for data collection. However, if you're looking for a tool that allows you to do more than surveys and polls, then you should choose Formplus.

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