How to Use Threekit Visual Space Planning for Barns and Sheds

In utilizing Threekit's advanced visual commerce platform, businesses empower shoppers to create immersive and interactive visualizations of their desired barns and sheds. Let's explore how visual space planning boosts buyer confidence and leads to increased sales.

Key Takeaways

  • Enabling customization of your buildings to meet consumer needs, with real-time visualizations of their selections and prices, increases a sense of ownership with the product and likelihood of conversion.
  • Interactive 3D renders heighten customer satisfaction by enabling 360° inspection of their design, including zoom functions.
  • Spaces is an intuitive room planner with accuracy down to the inch and the ability to explore the building and the space it occupies in 3D. This engaging shopping experience boosts buyer confidence by giving an accurate visual depiction of their product.
  • Threekit integrates smoothly with many ecommerce platforms and business operations software stacks, supporting your existing workflows.


Boost Buyer Confidence with Visual Space Planning

Threekit Spaces is a powerful tool for visualizing configurable buildings like barns and sheds. It enabling consumers to create their ideal structure in real-time, with realistic and interactive 3D renders that reflect their configuration choices.

Mapping Out the Space

With Spaces, users can draw their acreage layout in real-time and place custom materials exactly where they belong. The grid layout makes dimensions easy to see and customize, down to the inch.

The customer can then select your barn or shed design and place it as desired to see an accurate visual representation of their space with your product. They can view their building in 2D or 3D, marrying the best of both digital and in-store shopping experiences.

With the configurable design software seamlessly integrated on your ecommerce site, customers can select additional suggested items, increasing cross-sell and upsell opportunities.

Buyer confidence is significantly increased with the ability to ensure your barn or shed will fit into their space and match their requirements exactly.

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Configuring the Building to Suit Unique Needs

With a product configurator, customers can view their barn design from every angle by rotating and zooming in on the building. As they select different configuration options, such as color, material and layout style, these changes and any related price adjustments are reflected in real time. 

Multiple configuration options enable buyers to create a product unique to their needs, space and aesthetic. Whether your business is B2C or B2B, your consumers can quickly and easily design and order from you.

With direct access to the manufacturer's color palette and high-quality images that show granular detail, shoppers are able to create the exact look they want for their space. This increases buying confidence and trust in the brand, as well as significantly reducing the likelihood of product returns due to mismatched expectations.

Additionally, the tool enables customers to order directly from the manufacturer, saving time and resources. When they place their order, the exact specifications are automatically sent to the manufacturer, reducing human error and speeding production time. CAD files, assembly instructions and a bill of materials are also automatically provided to the maker, enabling a faster build and more satisfied customers. 

By offering a better-than-in-store shopping experience, conversion rates increase and customers feel a sense of brand loyalty. Additionally, studies indicate that digital shoppers are willing to pay up to 20% more for a product they can customize—increasing your bottom line while providing higher rates of customer satisfaction.


Exploring Advanced Visualizations

As customers configure or shop for the perfect shed, a few basic product images won't be enough. Today's ecommerce customers prefer to see at least five product images for every item. 

The answer is virtual photography software. With it, businesses can easily convert their entire catalog into high-fidelity 3D images that go beyond basic JPGs and PNGs. Threekit's innovative platform can generate thousands of photorealistic visualizations and 3D assets for product configuration tools and omnichannel marketing.

These images give shoppers a much clearer idea of what the product will look like within their space, inspiring and increasing a sense of ownership over the product. And with Threekit's automated image rendering and advanced visual engine, creating images of your doors is faster and less expensive than a photoshoot.

Additionally, the robust asset management library comes pre-populated with textures such as wood grain and steel, easing the process of producing stunning visuals of your modular buildings. Each variation is saved as an individual file, allowing you to switch features on products with ease.

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Moving Seamlessly From Browse to Buy

Coupling your 3D product configurator with other business systems allows users to send and retrieve product information data quickly and conveniently. This can be done manually or automatically in real-time through a product configurator API.

There are multiple ways that a product configurator can communicate with your existing data sets, and no one set of integration requirements is applicable to all businesses.

Instead, by carefully analyzing your company's product development process and the ways in which it applies to product configurators, you can create a system that makes it easier for your employees to use technical product specifications and other PDM systems.

Threekit integrates with a variety of business tools and ecommerce platforms, making it agile in adapting to your unique business needs. These include ERM, DAM, PIM, pricing tools and more.

There's no need to install multiple software items or train up support personnel in complex procedures. Neither will you need a developer specialist to manage Threekit. It's an innovative platform that provides the ease of plug-and-play with the complexity necessary to unify product offerings in the most efficient way possible.


In addition to creating increased barn and shed sales, Threekit's visual space planning solutions support business efficiencies and contribute to a more sustainable production model. Schedule a demo today to see how Threekit can help your business grow.