In order to use Cognitoforms.com free service, do I have to receive online payments or can I just use the form for collecting information only?
I'm a developer with Cognito Forms.
You do not have to collect online payments in order to use Cognito Forms. You can collect information for RSVP or Volunteers for an upcoming event, the best part of Cognito Forms is that you can build a form that fits your needs.
If you are trying to collect payment information, then yes you would need to connect to your Stripe account. This way a payment can be process safely and securely. You do not have to have a paid account in order to connect to Stripe. If your on an Individual plan we will add 1% in addition to Stripes fee to each charge.
You can also connect your PayPal account if you are on the Team plan or above.