product customizer integration

7 Tips for a Successful Product Customizer Integration


Renaud Teasdale


April 26th, 2024

7 min read time

Hey there! So, you've put in the sweat and hours to get your product customizer up and running — nice work! But let's not stop there. Integrating this awesome customizer into your ecommerce store in a way that pops can really make a difference in how customers interact with it — and how much they buy.

It’s all about those little details that can majorly bump up your sales. This article is your go-to guide, packed with real-deal strategies from top brands that have nailed their product customizer integration.

We'll walk through essentials like slapping a "Custom" section right on your top nav bar, sprinkling in filters to help shoppers quickly find what they’re looking to customize, jazzing up visibility with cool, customizable icons, putting together a slick custom product gallery, and smoothing out the entire customization process for your customers.

Ready to dive in? Let’s boost your site’s wow factor and make sure your product customizer is the star of the show.

1. Implementing a "Custom" section in your top navigation bar

Adding a "Custom" section to your main navigation bar is a smart strategy for integrating your product customizer into your online store. This dedicated spot makes it straightforward for customers to access and engage with your custom products. Here’s how to effectively implement this feature:

  • Prominent Placement: Position the "Custom" section prominently within the top navigation bar to ensure it's immediately visible and accessible. This strategic placement enhances both visibility and user experience.

  • Distinctive Icon: It's a good idea to use a distinctive icon to mark the "Custom" tab, setting it apart from other sections. This not only draws attention but also visually communicates that unique offerings are just a click away.

While "Custom" is a clear and straightforward choice, you don’t have to stick to this naming. Feel free to get creative with the section name to match your brand’s voice and the uniqueness of your offerings. Here are a few suggestions:

  • "The Custom Shop": Evokes a sense of exclusivity and specialized service. Interestingly, the Gronkowski brothers' brand Ice Shaker uses this name for their customization section, enhancing the premium, bespoke feel of their offerings.


  • "Design Yours": Emphasizes the personal touch customers can add.

  • "Tailor-Made": Suggests a high level of personalization and quality.

  • "Build It": Conveys a more hands-on, creative process.

  • "Your Creation": Puts the customer directly in the creator’s seat.

  • "Personalize It": Directly invites customers to modify products to their liking.

  • "Bespoke Studio": Highlights the high-end, tailored experience.

  • "Style Lab": Combines the idea of experimentation with fashion and style.

These alternative names can add a layer of excitement and appeal, inviting customers to explore and engage with your custom products more enthusiastically.

2. Developing a captivating customization page

Developing an engaging customization page is essential for attracting customers and guiding them through the personalized products you are offering. A well-crafted, visually appealing page is the first touchpoint to capture the customer's interest. Here are some tips to consider when developing your customization page:

  • SEO and Keyword Research: Before you start crafting content for your customization page, it's crucial to perform keyword research using tools like SEMrush, Ahrefs or Moz. Identify keywords that potential customers are searching for related to custom products. This will help you optimize your page for search engines, making it easier for customers to find your customizable offerings.

  • Highlight Your Custom Products: Clearly showcase the products that can be customized to immediately grab attention and spark interest.

  • Detail the Customization Options: Clearly outline all the customization options available, from colors to materials to fonts, ensuring that customers can easily navigate their choices.

  • Provide Clear Instructions: Include easy-to-follow instructions and guidance to help customers understand how to personalize their products, removing any potential confusion.

  • Explain the Manufacturing Process: Offering insights into how customized products are made can add an educational dimension that enriches the customer experience and builds trust.

By focusing on these elements, you can create a customization page that not only draws customers in but also supports them through the customization process, ultimately enhancing their overall experience in your online store.

Nike by You customization page


The Nike By You page on Nike's website is a prime example of a well-executed customization portal. It features inspiring videos and images that showcase both the custom shoes and the overall experience. There are handy call-to-action buttons that invite you to start customizing right away, along with an explore button that encourages you to discover the range of available shoes. There's also a concise "how-to" section that briefly explains how the customization process works, making it super easy to follow. Plus, it highlights featured customizable shoes, allowing you to pick a style you like and jump straight into personalizing it.

3. Adding a customization section to your homepage

Incorporating a dedicated customization section on your homepage can significantly enhance visibility and user engagement. This section should highlight the unique opportunity customers have to personalize products, showcasing some of the most popular or new customizable items. Use vibrant images and dynamic text to catch the eye, and consider linking directly to your product customizer tool or customization page. This not only serves as an invitation to explore but also positions your store as a creative space that values customer input and individuality.

First Manufacturing Co's custom section on their homepage

The motorcycle jacket brand First MFG Co features a prominent "CUSTOMS" section on their homepage, which links directly to a comprehensive page dedicated to customization. This page not only highlights featured custom products but also includes engaging content such as videos, user reviews, and an Inspiration Gallery. This setup effectively showcases the variety and quality of customization options available, encouraging visitors to explore and engage with their personalization possibilities.


4. Creating filters to help customers easily discover your custom products

Adding filters to help your customers quickly find custom products is a smart move when integrating a product customizer into your online store. For example, on pages where shoppers browse through many products, a filter marked "Custom" or "Customizable" can be a real game-changer. It lets customers zero in on items they can personalize themselves. Take a cue from — over in their golf clubs section, the "Customizable" filter is a standout feature that makes it super simple for shoppers to identify clubs they can tailor to their own preferences, streamlining their shopping journey and enhancing their overall experience.


Multi-color filter

Enhancing your color filter with a multi-color choice is another great way to highlight customizable products in your online store. When customers select this option, they can view all items that can be personalized with various colors. This feature emphasizes the flexibility and variety of your customization capabilities.

5. Enhancing custom products visibility with a 'customizable' icon

Boosting the visibility of your custom products with a 'customizable' icon is a key strategy when you’re adding a customizer to your online store. Customizable icons are a great way to make your products pop and deliver a visually appealing experience for your users. These icons help customers quickly spot which items can be personalized, enhancing both product visibility and the overall shopping experience. Here are a few tips on using customizable icons effectively:

  • Choose eye-catching icons that clearly represent the customization options available for each product.

  • Choose clear and recognizable symbols or shapes that represent the customization options available.

  • Ensure the icons are visually appealing and straightforward, so they're easily understood at a glance.

  • Position the customizable icons near the product image or description to clearly signal that an item can be customized.

  • Test the icons with a sample group of customers to gather feedback and make necessary improvements.

All-Start Sporting Goods MixLab icons


All-Star has introduced "MixLab" icons that are exceptionally eye-catching, featuring a 3D effect and vibrant rainbow colors. The name "MixLab" cleverly suggests a place for creativity and experimentation, aligning perfectly with the customizable nature of their products. This makes the icons not only visually appealing but also effectively communicates the fun and innovative aspect of personalizing your own gear.

6. Creating an inspiring custom product gallery

Creating a captivating custom product gallery is a must for showcasing the customization possibilities of your online store. A well-crafted and visually appealing gallery not only grabs the attention of your customers but also encourages them to dive in and explore your products.

A design gallery in an online store isn't just about showcasing customization options—it also serves as powerful social proof. Seeing that other customers are personalizing products can greatly influence potential buyers, as demonstrated by Suunto's design gallery. This approach cleverly capitalizes on the idea that if others are customizing, it must be worthwhile, thereby encouraging more visitors to engage with the product and consider their own customizations.


For many customers, starting the customization process with a design they already like and making a few tweaks is often easier than beginning from a blank product—much like how starting to write from a blank page can be daunting. Here are some tips to make your custom product gallery really stand out:

  • High-Quality Images: Use sharp, high-resolution images that highlight the products in their customized glory.

  • Variety of products and colors: Showcase a your products to demonstrate the breadth of customization options and colors available.

  • Regular Updates: Keep your gallery fresh and engaging by regularly adding new examples and customer creations.

By building an engaging and inspiring custom product gallery, you not only captivate your customers but also spark their creativity, potentially boosting your sales.

Using Kickflip to easily create a design gallery

Kickflip's starting point feature simplifies the creation of a design gallery for your online store. This feature allows you to set up various pre-customized versions of your products, which serve as starting points for customer personalization.

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use Kickflip to create a design gallery:

  1. Log into Kickflip: Access your dashboard.

  2. Open Your Product: Navigate to the product you want to customize and click on the "Connect" tab.

  3. Create Starting Points: Click on “+ Design starting point” to create various versions of your custom product that customers can use as a starting point.

  4. Publish: Hit the 'Create' button to save each starting point. For each starting point, Kickflip creates a product in your online store.

  5. Log into your online store: Create a collection page regrouping those starting points.

  6. You're done! You've created a design gallery page in just a few minutes!

For additional information, please visit the complete documentation page.

7. Optimizing your custom product's pages

Showcasing custom products in your online store is essential for enhancing customer engagement and driving sales. To effectively present these unique items, consider the following strategies:

  • Replacing the "Add to Cart" button with a "Customize" button on product pages clearly signals that items are customizable, streamlining the personalization process for customers. Kickflip allows you to do that out-of-the-box, with its Shopify app.

  • Utilize high-quality images that clearly display the customized product and its distinctive features.

  • Incorporate photos showing the product in use or in context, which can help customers visualize its application.


  • Feature customer reviews and testimonials to highlight positive experiences and build trust with potential buyers.

  • Provide detailed, SEO-optimized product descriptions that emphasize the customization options and explain their benefits. Doing this this will make you rank higher on Google.

Implementing these strategies can significantly improve the visibility and appeal of your custom products, boosting customer engagement and conversions. For additional insights, visit our product page optimization blog.


Integrating a product customizer into your online store can transform it into a personalized shopping haven! From customized navigation bars to vibrant product galleries and eye-catching icons, these strategies significantly enhance customer engagement and boost sales. We're rooting for your success!

If you're not yet a Kickflip client, why not check us out and start with a free trial? We're excited to see how you elevate your store with product customization!

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a product customizer user-friendly?

A user-friendly product customizer should offer intuitive design, clear navigation, real-time visualization, and immediate feedback on choices, ensuring a seamless and engaging customization experience for users. Additionally, it should be accessible on multiple devices, enhancing usability across different platforms.

Can product customization increase my store's sales?

Yes, product customization has been proven to increase sales in online stores. By offering personalized products, you can cater to individual customer preferences and create a unique shopping experience. This, in turn, can lead to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty, ultimately driving sales and revenue for your online store.