In the ever-evolving landscape of e-commerce and digital marketing, 3D configurators have emerged as a powerful tool, revolutionizing the way customers engage with products online. As businesses explore the potential of 3D configurators, there’s 5 questions we seem to get more than often. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the five most frequently asked questions about 3D configurators.
1. How customizable is a 3D configurator?
Highly customisable. We have already designed configurators for partners that are active in different products such as pools, closets, clothes, packaging, etc. In our first exploratory meeting we discuss your product in detail and figure out how to best translate it into a 3D configurator. There’s almost no limit to the different features we could add to fully customize your product. We really try to virtually recreate how the product is constructed in reality.
2. What are the requirements?
There aren’t many requirements to implement a configurator into your website. The only necessity is an internet connection and a browser, on a desktop, ipad or phone. A phone is often only used for visualization due to the limited space available for the UX. It’s mostly about finding the right balance between detail and performance.
3. What does a 3D configurator cost?
The cost of implementing a 3D configurator varies depending on aspects such as complexity, features and follow-up. While some businesses may prefer a simple but quick configurator, others may prefer a configurator with a lot of customisation options and details. But in general, we see companies have a payback time of approximately 1 to 2 years.
4. How long does it take to make a configurator?
The timeline for developing a 3D configurator depends on multiple factors: the complexity of the product, the desired features, level of customisation and so on. Simple configurators that focus on the essentials may be delivered more quickly, while complex configurators with a lot of added features might take some more time to design. On average the time it takes to fully design the configurator is 3 to 6 months.
However, we’d rather focus on delivering you exactly what your company wants and needs. Our developers always collaborate closely with our clients and are keen to deliver you with the best configurator possible.
5. Can the configurator be linked to production?
3D configurators can be linked seamlessly integrated with ERP, CRM and production systems. Once a customer finalizes their customised product, the data is immediately transferred into the production pipeline. This reduces errors and streamlines the manufacturing process as a whole.
Through integration with your ERP system, we can ensure that updated prices are always used. By integrating the configurator with CRM and financial systems, you’ll receive added value for invoicing, reporting and customer management.
In most cases, integration is possible. We assess a project basis which integration options are feasible, given the variety of production systems and software packages available on the market. This ensures a smooth data transfer between the configurator and production systems.