How to use and build a 3D product configurator for your ecommerce business with Expivi
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How to use and build a 3D product configurator for your ecommerce business with Expivi


Hello, my name is Siamak Mirzaie and welcome
to the Getting Started lessons of Expivi. In these few lessons we are
going to show you how you can set up your… …products online and how to give your
customers a whole new experience for… …online shopping. What is Expivi? Expivi is an
online e-commerce platform. It allows you… …to show your products in complete 3D,
that means replacing those boring… …images with complete 3D environments,
where customers are able to rotate, zoom in… …zoom out and see the product from
every angle. It especially allows them to
personalize the product to their needs… …so they can change the options and
directly see the results of those… …options inside the browser. So I can actually be able to select
from a wide variety of attributes… …inside this
product and all of the products that I …am selecting inside here are visualized
in real time and built also in real time. That means as soon as I change some
options inside here it looks on the… cloud to see which components are
required to build up options and build some in real time. That gives you advantage of two things.
First of all… …it gives the advantage to see which
components are exactly inside the 3D… …object or inside your product and
build the bill of materials for… …that product we can actually admit the
entire process of your sales. Secondly… …it allows to have an unlimited number of
options on your product. That means… …it doesn’t matter whether you have 10
options or 10,000 options on a product… …Expivi builds it all in real time so there
is no limitations how many options you have. Also, it calculates the price
instantly as soon as you change an option… …it can do the price calculation
directly based on attributes or based on the components that are inside
the product. Any product set of… …Expivi is also directly available
and you can view it inside virtual… …reality and augmented reality.
That means that customers are able to personalize… …a product on your website or on
your ecommerce platform and directly… …view it inside their own living room or
inside their own space And you don’t have to do anything for that.
Expivi is a local platform, that means there is no… …coding for it, everything is set up in a
complete visual way and you don’t need… …to do anything extra to provide that
augmented or virtual reality to your customers. Any product set up on Expivi is
directly viewable inside augmented and… …virtual reality. And you can view all of
the products you have set up on Expivi… …directly inside Expivi’s online e-commerce
platform or if you prefer to show it… …inside your own existing shopping
platform like Magento, WooCommerce… …Shopify or any other website, you can
just use one of many Expivi plugins… …to view it inside your own web
shop or on your website. So in the first lesson… …I’m going to give an introduction
of the admin panel of Expivi and what… …you can expect from it and
what you can find inside. In order to go… …the Expivi platform go to admin.expivi.net and
log in with your account information and… …in here you first get the dashboard.
The dashboard view gives an overview of… …some information about your account the
number of sales you have had, the number of… …products have set up, the number of
customers, the upcoming activities. And you can change this dashboard
or personalize it to your own needs. Inside the main menu, you can find a few
groups: the catalog, resources, sales… …productivity, customers, site and team.
We will go through each one of them and… …give you a quick overview of
what you can find inside Expivi. So the catalog… …is the catalog of your products. So every
product that you set up online start at… …a catalog where you add a new
product inside here and can go into the product. Next, we have the categories and tags
which belong to a catalog where you can… …create different categories and
different tags to assign to each product… …to give it a simpler search for the
customers to find your products online. Next, are the resources where we have the
media library where you can find all of… …the textures and the images you have
uploaded online inside your account and… …the material library: they can find all
of the different materials that you have… …uploaded and imported in this platform.
You can also create new materials here… …on the platform for every different
material that you have for your products… …so for example you can create a wide
variation of different fabrics for your… …product inside the material
library and reuse that for all of your products. Next, there are the sales.
So any sale… …placed on e-commerce or on Expivi’s
e-commerce platform is directly visible… …inside here where you can review the
sales, change them and process of the sales. You have invoices where you can create
different invoices or automatic invoices… …that are created during the shop
checkout and all of the payments that… …are made to you. Next, we have the productivity
which gives you the management of your… …sales pipeline. In here you can create
different activities like creating a… …meeting with a customer or calling a
customer or plan all of those activities. With the opportunities, when you have a
sale pipeline that you can create with… …each customer and we have the help desk
where you can answer the questions of… …customers that ask questions on Expivi’s
platform on your own live shop. Following, you have a list of all of the different
customers where you can see all of the… …customers that have created an account
on your shop or the customers that you… …create your own and inside the customers
you have a complete overview of… …different sales, invoices, addresses and
the history of the customer in general. On the site you can find inventory, taxes
and classes to manage the inventory and… …everything related to the site or your
shop. And finally the team management… …where you can find the details of the
team, your subscriptions, members and… …other API and gateway information that
you can use to connect Expivi to other… …platforms and other payment websites.
Generally, we are going to have a look… …inside the catalogue because that’s the
most important part when you set up a… …product online. When you have added a new product,
we have all of different options… …that you see over here and all of the
different steps that are required to take… …in order to set up a product online. It starts always from left to right and then… …if there are steps that are required to
be filled out inside each step again… …then there is also a left-right steps
that you can take. You start with the… …basic information about the product
where you can set up names, basic pricing… …SKU of the product, description to
each catalog it belongs to or which… …categories, to which tags and some other
properties that you can set up for your product. Next, we have the configuration.
Here actually, the complete configuration… …of the product happens. And it starts
again from left to right. It starts by… …uploading your 3D image, setting up the
3D model if it isn’t built already for… …the configuration, getting an overview of
all of the configurations that you have set up… …which we will go through in the
next lesson, the attributes are placed on… …your product, the components are
generated for the product and etc. Then, we have the showcase where you can set
up the lighting, the cameras and… …everything how the product is actually
viewed for the consumer. So inside here, I can add a light and say which
direction the light should be… …pointing at, where the camera should be
looking at when you come into the product… …and everything else that will be
required to showcase a product online… …in the best way to visualize it. You can also change the materials directly and… …instantly see the source of your changes
and gives you a complete over properties… …of all of the different objects that you
can set up inside the scene. Next, we have the business rules. This is
not required for every type of product. If you have complex products, where you
need to set up some rule, for example… …limiting the selection of an option
and some other options selected… …and all of that can also be created in complete
visual way, where you can create… …flowcharts like when an option is
changed, I want to check which option it is… …you just connect to each other and
then you can take an action. So, you will be able to actually say, when some option
is selected, select which option and you… …connect the yes to the actions that you
wanted and you write out your action. So that way you can actually create
compute flow charts for the even most… …complex products without a
single line of code. Following of that, when you have… …set up your product, you can preview your
product inside the preview and try out… …different options on all of the rules
that you might have set. In the following lessons we will go through
each one of these steps and show you… …how you can put up a product online and
how you can give your customers… …a complete new experience through Expivi.
Thank you.

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