How to install Fixtuur onto your website

So you're onboard with the idea that Visual Commerce can help to inspire, educate and give your customers the confidence to buy your products. But now you’re wondering just how easy it is to implement?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this article. And spoiler, If you don’t read any further, the answer is: pretty easy!

Step 1: Prepare your products

The first thing we need to do is get the 3D models of your products and the relevant meta-data into our system. The good news for you is that we have a team dedicated to onboarding customers who will help you get everything we need.

It’s worth saying that we don’t need to setup your entire catalogue. We can start with a subset of SKUs to get started and incrementally add more.

3D models

A 3D model is a digital file which represents a physical object in three dimensional space. We use these to enable your customers to explore your products in 3D and AR. You may already own 3D models that you use for other purposes (e.g. CGI rendering) or you may have nothing yet. Either way we can work to optimise your existing 3D models or create new ones from scratch.

Product Data

As well as the 3D model files, we also need to understand how your products are configured and what other products they might be compatible with. This will enable your customers to visualise different options, colours or finishes.

Sometimes this data can get quite complex when products have many options and add-ons, but we can work with pretty much everything you can throw at us. We’ll ask someone on your team to fill out a spreadsheet which will give us the data we need to get going and we’ll take it from there.

Step 2: Install the Fixtuur widget on your website

This bit is easy, or at least it will be an easy task for your web developers. They simply need to copy and paste a few lines of javascript into your product pages.

Once the code snippet is in place, your developers can then add some specific buttons or links to start an Augmented Reality, Product Configuration or 3D Design experience and attach the Fixtuur behaviour.

Step 3: Integrate Fixtuur deeper into your website

In order to get everything wired up correctly, we need to make two additional integrations.

Product Feed

We want to make sure the prices that are shown to your customers within the Fixtuur widget reflect your actual prices, so we’ll need to take a live product feed from your ecommerce platform. Your website probably already has something suitable, or we can work with your developers to provide a simple solution.

Shopping Cart

Finally, in order that your customers can purchase the products that they have configured and visualised, we’ll need to hook up your shopping cart to our system. This is again a relatively simple process, even more so if you use a standard ecommerce platform such as Magento or Shopify.

We have written technical documentation that goes into all of this in more detail, and our onboarding team will be on hand to help you if required.

Step 4: Launch

All that’s left to do is enable the Fixtuur widget on your site, and your customers can now visualise and configure your products in 3D and Augmented Reality.

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