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What is the Customizer?

This tool allows the customers who visit your store to create and/or customize their own product. The Customizer is free to use and production costs are not affected.

 Personalization is a profit-boosting feature. Customers expect to pay a bit extra for customization, and it gives the product a personal touch. This tool is a great way to target gift buyers and group buyers.

SPOD’s Customizer is based on the Create Your Own tool by Spreadshirt, which has generated over $50 million. Boost your profits and give your customers more freedom of expression with the SPOD Customizer.



How do I change the name of the customize button?

This is option in the product creation tool offer your customer optional customization on your products. Please see the screenshot below how you activate this option. 



Changing the name of the button is quite easy to do, but needs to be done on each listing. Please follow the steps below to add a custom name to the text.

  • Go into your Shopify backend, select Products and then select the product for which you would like to edit the button.
  • Click the “Show HTML” button (<>)
  • Enter the following text - <div class="btn" id="spod-customizable-button" style="width: 100%;">Customize me</div>
  • Then you can edit the >Customizer me< to any text you would like.
  • For example if you wanted the button to say "Customize me for $10". Then the HTML would look like this  
  • Once the customer clicks this button, the product with the designs in place will open in the Customizer.<div class="btn" id="spod-customizable-button" style="width: 100%;">Customize me for $10</div>



How do I activate the customizable product template?

It is important to understand this feature opens the product directly into the Customizer once click on by the customer. It removes the normal product listing page where the customer sees the product and the information you choose to supply. See the screenshot below of what the customer journey looks like. 



The below product page listing is removed when you activate the customizable template. 


To turn a product into a customizable template please follow the steps below:

  • Go into your Shopify backend, select Products and then select the product for which you would like to edit the button.
  • Scroll down on the poduct listing page and find the “Theme templates” drop down menu.
  • Select the “product.cyo-deeplink” theme.
  • Using this feature will open the product directly in the Customizer, once the product listing is clicked by the customer.


How can I add the Customizer to my Shopify store

Providing customers with the opportunity to customize their own gear is invaluable, and you’ll surely see a positive impact on your sales. Fortunately, adding SPOD’s Customizer to your Shopify store is a piece of cake.

To activate this customization tool for your Shopify store, visit your settings in the SPOD app. After you’ve activated the tool, you’ll need to determine your earnings for these personalized products. 

To see the Customizer, visit your store and click “Pages” (you can also use the “See it in your shop” button).




Within the tool, you have the option to use our free design library, include your own designs, disable the free design library, or censor the library by disabling adult designs.

There are a few other points you should keep in mind when adding this essential resource to your Shopify store:

  • You’ll need to manually add the Customizer page to your store’s navigation
  • Do *NOT* change the Javascript of the page
  • We’re not responsible for the restyling of your page. Make sure the look and feel of your store is still to your liking after you add the tool
  • Do *NOT* unpublish the Customizer product







Defining Your Earnings for the Customizer

You might not think twice about assigning a specific price tag to a customized product, but the value of this merchandise could make or break a sale. The best route is defining a percentage-based earning that revolves around the base-price of a product.

After setting your commission in the settings, the calculated end-price will be paid by the customer. We'll invoice our standard rate of product + shipping costs. There is no extra fee related to this option.



How does deep linking work with the Customizer

SPOD’s new deep linking feature allows merchants to add parameters to the Customizer.

Previously, when a customer clicked your shop’s Customizer link, they’d be taken directly to the tool. Now, merchants can specify what the customer will specifically see when they enter the tool. Besides the Customizer function, merchants can also specify any design topics, design IDs, or products.

There are three specific functionalities of the new deep linking feature:

Deep link Tool Panels 

Deep link Design Topics

Deep link Specific Design ID


Deep link Specific Product


Deep link Categories


Will created items show up in my product admin?

Yes… sort of. When a customer is finished creating a product, it will be added to their cart. At this time, the SPOD App needs to create a Shopify product, (allowing the Shopify checkout to handle pricing and such). The SPOD App will create one variant for each product created and added to the basket via the Customizer.

Once the limit of 100 product variants is used up, we'll create another one. This product might also be visible in the list pages of your store, but it will always deep-link to the Customizer page.

You should never unpublish the product if you've activated the Customizer setting.

Remember to delete or unpublish this product once you've deactivated the Customizer.



Why is the product image in the cart so small? 

You may notice that the images are a bit pixelated. This is to avoid any security risks; we don’t want outsiders to steal the images, especially if they contain personal information. In the future, we’ll be optimizing our security, at which time we’ll provide customers/merchants with a high-resolution image. This will allow you, the merchant, to keep better track of which products are consistently being added to the basket.

Can I change my shop’s theme if I’ve activated the Customizer?

If you decide to change your shop’s theme, this could end up messing with the Customizer. If you do wish to change your theme, we’d recommend following these steps:

  • Change the template
  • Deactivate the Customizer
  • Delete all Customizer products
  • Re-activate the Customizer

In the future, we’ll eliminate this hassle, allowing you to seamlessly change your Customizer-activated shop’s theme.