How to Allow Your Customers to Make and Order Customized Products on Your Web Store

If you have a WordPress online store that is powered by WooCommerce, then you may have been struggling to find out how you can allow customers to order customized products, such as adding personalized messages or uploading images to be printed on products.

Adding customization options to a WooCommerce product isn’t at all that difficult at all, but you will need to download a plugin, called the WooCommerce product designer, to give you that functionality.

The WooCommerce product designer plugin is a sophisticated but easy to use WordPress plugin that provides the functionality that you need to allow your customer to customize products. Using this system, your customers could, for example, add printed messages to T Shirts; add customized text to coffee mugs, or upload images to be printed on products.

The plugin works as an extension to WooCommerce and it lets you create multi-step forms for a product that will prompt your customers through the customization process, adjusting the total price as they go to reflect the cost of each customization option they have selected. You can also build conditional statements into the forms, so that the customer is guided logically through the process in accordance with the choices they have made.

The forms that you create with the WordPress product designer plugin will be fully integrated with your e-commerce system. The system binds the forms to your WooCommerce products and it uses the standard shopping cart and payment and shipping system. When a customer has finished making their customization selections, the product is added to the standard shopping cart.

The WooCommerce custom product designer greatly enhances the functionality of an e-commerce site. Here are just some of the things that you could do with the plugin:

Set up products with multiple options

Products that have numerous options, such as customized jewelry, can be easily catered for with the conditional multiple forms and you can increase the value of a sale by prompting a customer for optional extras.

Allow the customer to customize a product

Personalizing products is easy with this plugin too. Whether it’s adding a personal message or uploading an image, the conditional forms guide the customer through the entire process.

The price is automatically calculated

As the customer selects the various options for a product, the WooCommerce product designer plugin calculates the running total of the price and displays it on-screen. That allows the customer to check the final price before they add it to their shopping cart and it also gives customers a way of obtaining an estimate for a product before they buy it.

You can use the WooCommerce product designer plugin for any type of product that has options or that can be customized. It’s really easy to use, and it can add a whole new layer of functionality to an e-commerce site. It’s also an opportunity to add value to a product, because people are prepared to pay a price to have a product customized especially for them or for the person they are giving it as a gift.