Importance of online product designer tool?


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Hi all!
I am a part of a startup team, and we're trying to develop an e-commerce/w2p solution that would be a bit different than the usual ones.
So, to make a long story short, we're working on all-in-one e-commerce solution. Our focus is not just standard w2p, but specialized e-commerce with advanced product & price configuration and complete printshop workflow (from product presentation through product design to advanced customer and order management, print proofing, discounts, payments and shipping).
So far we know that most of systems out there have some kind of online builder/designer tool , and we're planning to have one eventually, but we'd like to know if that should be a priority at the moment... In other words: What's the actual importance of a tool for online product customization for an average print services provider? What everyone here thinks, will its absence be a dealbreaker?
Thank you all in advance!

Stephen Marsh

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In a B2B setting? Very important but not critical in the short term, it is an added bonus that may or may not have value to the printer, depending on their customers.

In a B2C setting? Critical.

Stephen Marsh


We have created such online Product Designer solution and have released it this year. But this Product Designer tool is for CS-Cart platform. Some of our clients said that after the add-on installation the conversion raised on around 20% on their online shops. So, it helps to get more profit.
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