We’ve found that customers really like to try out templates before purchasing. (Try before you buy) We believe this really helps customers choose to use templates created with Templett over the other options being sold like PDF templates or MS Word® templates. We know we have a far superior process for customizing templates and the demo area really helps demonstrate that.
For that reason, every seller has the ability to offer whichever templates they’d like in their own demo area. You can give your customers a link to your demo area and they can try out any templates you’ve designated to show there.
We found that including a link to your demo area in your product listings works best.
Limitations of the Demo Area
Your demo area’s features are limited. Users cannot save templates that are in the demo area. They can customize a template just as if it was their own but they cannot save anything. This allows them to play around with the templates and see what’s possible and also gets them familiar with the application. We'll also show a DEMO watermark over your templates so if a user tried to take a screenshot of your design it would be worthless.
Showing Templates in the Demo Area
Get the url to your demo area here.
This is an example of what your demo url might look like:
“username” is your username. You can change this to whatever you’d like.
This is the base url for your demo area. This url itself won't show anything until you add template id's to it. In order to show specific templates in your demo area, you’ll need to add the template id’s at the end of the url. This process is explained below.
Call Out Specific Templates in the Demo Area
In order to show templates in the demo area, you’ll need to add the template id’s to your base demo url. You can add as many as you’d like, for example:
Now you can see we are calling out 3 templates with this url. We are calling out templates with the id’s of 5555, 6666, and 7777.
When a visitor views your demo page through this url, they’ll see those three templates. We’ve found it best to only show the templates you are selling in each listing that way you’re not distracting your visitors with templates they were not interested in. By doing it this way, you’ll have a unique demo url in each listing. Your visitors can copy and paste the link in their browser to try out the templates from that listing.
Keep in mind, Etsy does not allow outside links in listing descriptions. That is why your demo url won’t be a clickable link. This is unfortunate but it’s not very hard for someone to copy and paste the url into a new tab in their browser.