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Seamless LiveArt HTML5 product designer integration with Shopify available for web to print store owners!

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Personalization is now a trend among customers, allowing a new way to purchase favorite products online and being an integral part of businesses that want to stay competitive on the market. 

As a print shop owner, you are likely to thrive in offering your customers a straightforward customer journey when they want to buy products online with their design and specifications. Sometimes it is hard for your customers to explain what custom design they want, and it may be hard for them to understand the final product look. As a result, you need to spend much time talking to your client, trading many messages, and showing dozens of mockups to understand their needs, which is a very time-consuming process for both parties. Allowing your clients to create designs themselves in real-time using an online product design tool with the live preview can help you streamline your business orders, minimize production costs and satisfy your customers' needs.

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Nowadays, the most common way to start an online shop for your decoration industry is to start it with simple eCommerce platforms such as Shopify, Magento, or WooCommerce. These platforms are popular for their simplicity to install and launch and allows you to start selling your products quickly. Shopify, though, is becoming the most popular platform among online merchants in recent years. 

Although Shopify is one of the leading platforms, it still does not have enough product design apps compatible with it, allowing online product personalization tailored to specific print businesses. We had many requests from store owners looking for the Shopify product design app modified to their liking or implementing a unique customer journey. As a result of many custom projects and internal development, we are happy to announce that LiveArt can now be seamlessly integrated with Shopify! Now you can easily set up your Shopify account, integrate our LiveArt HTML5 designer with its own LiveArt Control Panel, set up the products, start selling and collect orders with print-ready output. Streamline your orders as much as possible while being able to customize the whole process!

What can you sell with LiveArt HTML5 Product Designer on Shopify?

Our designer is suitable for any kind of decoration industry. Here are the most popular products that customers can personalize in the Shopify store:

     - team uniforms

     - apparel

     - socks

    - stickers

     - signs

     - jewelry

     - promotional products

     - and much more

Our designer component is very flexible and allows you to set up resizable or non-resizable products and any type of colorizable products. Our professional team can prepare the product according to your needs and specifications with more than 15 years of experience in the web to print industry. Should you require the user's design to be limited to some non-rectangular shape or add any textures like shadows to make the product natural, allow multiple editable areas or add gradient support, etc., we are acknowledged to do this relying on SVG technologies and our experience. Nevertheless, even by integrating our solution, you will get a ready set of product template samples that you may use to build your product catalog.

What will you receive?

LiveArt product design tool is based on the HTML5/JS stack of technologies and is responsive to all screens. The application works on mobiles, tablets, and desktops, which allow your customers to personalize their products on the go at any time. 

Our online product designer features its own LiveArt Control Panel that allows you to link your Shopify product with LiveArt and configure the product itself to make it customizable. With LACP, you can easily set up many product locations such as front, back, sleeves, as the solution's functionality supports complex product personalization. What's more, you can configure the editable and printing area according to your needs or add product masks. Additional options such as material type, orientation, etc., or restrictions for customers are also configurable via LACP. As the printing quality is one of the main aspects of the web to print business, you can easily configure minimum DPI quality for images and artwork your customers upload to the design to meet print quality standards on the final output. In addition, you can enable team names and numbers roster support if you want to sell sports uniforms and configure the product sizes you are planning to offer.

The LiveArt Control Panel also allows you to manage colors, an artwork gallery, add your fonts, create and set your own pricing rules. You can also create premade templates and design ideas and thus improve your customers' experience significantly. Ready designs can help your customers personalize their products faster by getting the idea of what they like and quickly making some minor tweaks to customize the design according to their preferences. The admin designer can also impose some restrictions, like not moving elements outside a specific area. 

Once your customers prepared the design and checkout, you will receive all order details in the Shopify admin area with high-quality PDF output files you can use for production. Should you require any other kind of output such as another file format, custom DPI, or add some cut masks or bleeds, our team can easily tweak it according to your specifications. 

As a store owner, you can customize the solution to match your shop style, grab customers' attention and stand out from competitors. LiveArt HTML5 product design tool has an open-source HTML/CSS, which you can white-label, customize and extend to your liking. While a completely custom UI is possible via configurations, you may also request adding new features transforming the designer into a versatile production tool.

 

LiveArt still has many other features useful for your web to print business which we developed over the years based on our deep technology and industry knowledge. Feel free to request a LiveArt for Shopify demo session, and welcome to send your product samples so that we could make the demo as close as possible to your market needs.

Contact our sales team if you would like to integrate LiveArt HTML5 product designer into your Shopify store or have any questions you might require clarifications on.

Facts to consider when choosing a product design software for your business

Have you ever thought about how product design software can help your business to reach success? Nowadays, there are a lot of products and services in the marketplace, so the competition is growing. Product customization is a new feature that helps to be unique as much as possible. Imagine that you have a choice whether to buy a ready t-shirt or design it considering your desires. What would you choose? I'm sure you would like the second option. If you allow your customers to create great design and own it, you will get, eventually, more engagement. It is not a secret that good software is an integral part of product customization. So how to choose product design software that will profit? See the checklist below that may help you in this endeavor.

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Problem statement 

First of all, you should ask yourself which tool you need. Think about the features of your product design software. Which problems do you have at the moment? For example, you spend a lot of time processing customers' design order or have a lot of refunds. Make sure that this tool will cover all your needs. 

Consider the integration

As our world is changing fast, functional requirements for applications are getting more sophisticated. The ability to integrate product design software into your website is necessary. You need to decide what type of integration you want to have. Do not be afraid to ask the company you are going to work with about previous clients who integrated into the same CMS or e-commerce platform as you. Try to get some feedback about their integration, because you should consider all factors before investing.

Be sure that design tool is easy to use

The product design software you want to choose should be user-friendly with an intuitive interface. Many people leave the website page immediately if they do not understand what kind of customization you offer, what your products are, and what to do next. Your main goal is to take the user's attention and drive them to complete the checkout. The software must be easy to use both for you and your customers. As you will manage the process, you should not have difficulties with it. 

Compatibility with all devices

The product design software should work correctly on all devices: mobiles, tablets, desktops, etc. Tools that are compatible only with desktops are not actual anymore. According to the research, 58% of people use mobiles instead of desktops. People are also more inclined to complete the purchase once on mobile. Thus, make sure that your tool is compatible with mobiles so that you could increase your SEO ranking in Google search and let users use the design tool efficiently.

Support 

Do not think that the purchased product design tool is the last step. You can have some troubles after its installation. Ensure that the company you are working with is ready to provide 24/7 support and have an individual support plan. Are they prepared to help you if you want to add some new features to your application? Check the type of warranty they offer after the installation of their tool on your website.

Numbers of websites are increasing, and web to print technologies are evolving. You should meticulously choose the tool for your business to understand whether or not it can help your business grow. Make sure that the company providing design tools and services makes suggestions that suit your business requirements.