You must reckon with these costs.
The costs for a configurator therefore vary depending on the complexity, coverage and type of visualization. This means that the costs for a configurator can be between 10.000 and 100.000 Euros. However, costs can also be reduced.
The lower the requirements on the configurator, the lower the costs. It is always a good idea to choose a configurator that already exists as the basic framework. In this case, only adjustments that are less cost-intensive are necessary. The features of a basic framework include the standard dimensions of the respective product, the color, material type, samples and variants. Any feature that goes beyond that is reflected in the price. In addition, there are the costs for licenses, hosting, maintenance and further developments.
How to minimize the costs for your configurator.
Every beginning is difficult. Those who start with a small capital can initially work with a basic configurator and few adjustments. Reprogramming is possible at any time.
Thus, instead of 3D visualizations, normal 2D visualizations can be used in the initial phase. It is also possible to reduce complexity. Let us stick to the example of the furniture manufacturer. He wanted to offer his customers the opportunity to have individual chairs designed. Up to now he needed the features type of furniture, the different dimensions of the furniture, colour, shape of the chair back, the pattern of the seat, the type of chair legs and the type of material of the seat cover. Now he wants to save costs. He does without 3D visualizations and uses 2D instead. His customers can now configure the dimensions of the furniture, the colour, the fabric cover and the type of chair legs. Depending on customer demand, the configurator will later be expanded to include consultation videos on the individual configuration options, the modification of the backrest and the pattern of the seat.
This saves the customer considerable programming costs. For the most part, the basic configurations such as dimensions of the furniture, colour and type of material already exists. Only a few adjustments were necessary. Only the type of chair legs had to be reprogrammed and the 2D visualizations installed.