All eCommerce stores continuously strive to implement innovative features in their online store that help them attract more buyers and help them differentiate themselves from the competition. In this respect, giving customers the ability to customize their products is a great way to provide value and attract more business. In an era of increasingly personalized solutions, there is no reason why ecommerce should be left behind.
This is the reason why custom product designer tools are becoming increasingly popular as they are a great way to offer what your customers want. Using such tools, customers can play with the product features and benefit from custom made products. This is more true for certain product categories like apparel, paper and stationary, gifting and mobile and laptop accessories.
Since Magento is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms, there is quite a demand for Magento product designer extensions. Fortunately there are quite a few options as well for such extensions. Given below is a brief overview of 5 such extensions (in no particular order) which give your online store the “coolness factor” it deserves.
Brush Your Ideas
Brush Your Ideas from Biztech is one of the leading Magento custom product design extension available in the market. It is an advanced magento 1 & magento 2 product designer tool to design T-Shirts, mugs, covers/cases of mobile and laptop, business cards, greeting cards, posters, etc. You can add any graphics on your product with masking & text effects, creative templates, cliparts, images and many other features.
Biztech is known for it's high quality support for all its product and its true for Brush Your Ideas as well. Brush Your Ideas is available in three price packages - Standard, Pro and Ultimate with prices ranging from $799 to $2499. The Ultimate version has some unique features like multiple design area, brush tool, and design templates. All the 3 versions have 3 months free support and 12 month free upgrades. Biztech also provides additional customization services for Brush Your Ideas.
GoMage Product Designer
With GoMage Product Designer from GoMage is another product design tools with similar features like Brush Your Ideas and 6 month free support and 12 month free upgrades. GoMage Product Designer allows uploading of your own images and clipart along with texts. However they do no provide any clipart of their own. GoMage Product Designer is priced at $399 and comes with a 14 days case-by-case money back guarantee.
inkXE is one of the most feature rich Magento product designer tools available in the market but comes at a premium price of $1999. They also have a monthly pricing option for $199. Product installation from the inkXE team is also chargable at $500. In terms of features they have a plethora of text and image customization features and a clipart gallery of 5000 items. Their product video explains quite a lot but if you want a real time demo of the product you will have to schedule a demo session with the inkXE team.
Product Designer Canvas
Full of features like any good product designer should, Product Designer Canvas offers text, clipart and images customization, photo upload, social sharing and many other features. It comes in four pricing packages - Standard, Pro, Enterprise and X3, with the price ranging from $399 - $1099. Installation is free for all editions except standard.
Products Designer Pro
Product Designer Pro is not as feature rich as other extensions in this list and the product website and demo experience also is not upto the mark. PDP also comes in 3 pricing packages - the full suite “Enterprise” version costing $899. The base version PDP “Standard” comes for $399. Like others they also provide customization services for extra charge. However the overall experience of PDP leaves much to be desired.