Until now, it has been a fairly cumbersome process to offer product personalization to customers wishing to customize the items you sell. The suggested workaround to deal with the inability to take special instructions from customers has always been to ask the customer to write in with an email containing their request after they have placed the order specifying exactly what they wish to personalize. We have always regarded this as a poor alternative to anyone who is serious about running a business based on personalized goods.
As of today you can offer full personalisation services with ease:
Choose to personalise any product in your store
You decide what questions to ask
You can still apply product variations of size and colour etc.
Your product appears in the same way as any other product in your store
Your customer is prompted to answer your questions at the checkout
Customisation options can be applicable to one or multiples of the same product e.g. when a customer buys 20 units of the same T-Shirt they can customise all of them with the same instructions or choose to apply different options to each T-Shirt in turn.
The customisation options are saved together with the order
Customization Instructions displayed together with the line item they pertain to at fulfilment
Here are just a few personalization examples we love:
Personalized leather tags
CestSuperbe make these brilliantly conceived leather tags for honeymooners!
Mesa Dreams make custom leather products ranging from dog collars to luggage tags.
Pinhole Press offers a wide range of beautifully designed personalized stationery and photo based products.
Personalized wine bottle labels
Lisa Swerling recycles disused drawers into eye popping personalized works of art where the piece itself incorporates a whole host of customisation options ranging from the colour of the characters eyes to names imprinted within the piece.
KAL BARTESKI is a professional artist who specializes in painting, writing and design. She also offers hand written works of art based on her enchanting broad brush calligraphy which can be customised to order.
Sarah & Bendrix creates delicately framed paper artworks which can be personalised to reflect the occasion they are for.
We hope this opens up some creative product opportunities for those of you who might have been toying with the idea.
Please write in with your suggestions and examples of how you are using this feature for your business.
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