How to Add Personalized Text to Your Shopify Products


Renaud Teasdale

Product customization

April 25th, 2022

6 min read time

Adding personalized text to your Shopify products can be a great way to make them more unique and custom-tailored to your customers' needs.

Customers like to personalize their products for a number of reasons. First, it allows them to create a product that is unlike anything else on the market. This can be a great way to show off their personality and style. Second, adding custom text can make a product more meaningful to the customer. It can serve as a reminder of a special event or occasion, or simply be a way to show someone how much they mean to them. Lastly, personalized text can help customers promote their brand or business. By including custom text on their products, they are able to get their name and message out there in a fun and creative way.

In this article, we will show you how to quickly add personalized text to your Shopify product using Kickflip. With Kickflip, adding custom text to your Shopify products is easy and only takes a few minutes. Plus, your customers will be able to visualize their personalization in real-time which is always a plus because it helps them to make sure they are happy with their product before ordering.


Installing Kickflip

If you haven't installed Kickflip already, go to the Shopify App Store and add the Kickflip Product Configurator app to your store. There's a 14-day free trial to get you started. Once it's installed, log in to the Kickflip dashboard and create a new product.

Uploading your product image

Within Kickflip's product builder, hit the Add new question button and select :

  1. Input type: None

  2. Display type: Image

From there, hit Create.

On the right-side panel, click on + Image answer and upload your product image. We recommend a size of around 1200x1200 pixels to optimize performance. If you would like to show many views of your product, just click on + Product view and from there upload your images.

Adding personalized text to your product

Now that you have your product image uploaded, it's time to add your custom text. To do this, simply hit the Add new question button again and select Text Input and Text, then hit Create.

A text on a blue path appears on your product image, you can now place it where you want by clicking and dragging it.


Choosing the right type of text

Choose Path, if you want your text to be displayed on a straight line. Path allows you to move both endpoints of the line to change its shape.

Choose Curved Path to display your text on a curved line. Curved Path allows you to change the curvature by dragging the handles.

Choose Multi-line to display your text on multiple lines within a box. You can add as many lines as you want by clicking resizing the box and you can rotate the box.

Aligning your text

Use the alignment buttons to align your text to the left, center or right.

Displaying your text on multiple views

If you have uploaded images for multiple views of your product, you can change which view your text is displayed on by selecting it from the View drop-down menu and then selecting Show on view.

Uploading a font

To upload a font, simply drag and drop it within the font section. If you are mostly targeting users with modern browsers, you can only upload WOFF and WOFF2 formats. If you want to expand support as wide as possible, you should upload OTF and TTF files as well.

Want to offer more than one font? Simply hit the + Font question button to create a font question where your customers will be able to pick the font they prefer.

Adjusting your text size

You can easily adjust your text size within the Size section. You can do so for each view you are displaying.

Changing your text color

To change your text color, go to the Color area and click on the color circle next to Default color. Then use the color picker, or type in a Hex or RGB code.

Want to offer many text colors? Simply hit the + Color question button to create a color question and add more colors. From there, your customers will be able to pick the color they prefer.

Specify the maximum character limit

You can add a character limit to your custom text, under Settings within Text max length. We recommend toggling on the Show character count setting to help your customers stay within the character limit.

Activate the bad word filter

Of course, If you allow customers to add custom text to your products, there is always the potential for them to write bad words. This could damage your brand reputation and let's be honest, no one wants that. To avoid this problem, you can either closely monitor the custom text that is added to your products before manufacturing or simply activate the ‘Bad words filter’ to prevent certain words from being used on your product.

Explore other custom text settings

There are many other settings you can explore to further customize your personalized text product. You can add a text outline, create multiple positions and sizes, apply a text modifier to make sure all text is in uppercase or lowercase, and more.

One more thing... are you planning to sell custom neon signs? Simply toggle on the Neon effect and your custom text will be turned into a bright neon sign!


Publishing your product on your Shopify store

Now that you have your custom text set up, it's time to publish your product! Once you're happy with your customizations, simply hit the Publish button in the top-right corner of the screen.

From there, you can go to your Shopify store admin panel and a product with the same name as your Kickflip product will be there, ready to be added to your store, as you would do for any other product.

Let the orders roll in!

You're now all set to start selling custom text products on your Shopify store. All that's left to do is sit back, relax, and wait for the orders to come in! When it does, go to the Orders section of your Kickflip dashboard to see all the customizations your customers have made and start manufacturing your products.

And that's it! You've now successfully added custom text to your Shopify product. Kickflip allows you easily offer custom text for any type of product on your Shopify store, so feel free to experiment and get creative!

If you have any questions or need help getting started, feel free to reach out to our support team over live chat or email or check out our complete documentation.