1. Step one: adding a
If you haven’t registered yet, better do it right now. If you haven’t registered and you haven’t specified a domain, 3D-reviews will display a message on your website asking you to confirm your domain. Add your domain on the My Account → My Domains page.
2. Embedding 3D-reviews on your product pages
Enter the iframe code in your HTML at the position where you’d like a 3D-review to appear on your product page:
To change the dimensions of the 3D-review area, modify width and height parameters in the embedding code. We recommend a frame size of 700px x 500px.
3. Placing 3D-review in a Lightbox
The most convenient way to display 3D-reviews is in lightboxes over the product page. Place a launch button for 3D-review lightbox in a prominent position with product information near other media content.
The screenshots below are taken from a 3D-review on our product demo page.
When the button is pressed, a lightbox containing the embedded iframe code plays the chosen 3D-review over the dimmed content of the product page.
We’ve created 22 ready-to-use versions of the "Launch 3D-review" button. Choose one you like and install it on your website.
Click the image below to open all versions on a new page:
4. Placing a 3D-review into the body of your product page
You can also embed 3D-reviews into the body of the product page itself – as we do in our Review3 Catalogue. Please note that in this case we recommend setting "After click on preview" start mode in the My Account → Style section.
5. 3D-reviews in mobile browsers
3D-reviews work on all modern smartphones and tablets with Android and iOS. 3D-reviews are fully optimized for mobile usage and gesture control.
Try opening this page on a mobile device: https://reviewthree.com/review3_simple.html?8407
You’ll see that the source code for this page is very simple – the body tag contains only one iframe tag, which embeds the requested 3D-review (REVIEW3_ID is received from the URL parameter). You can use the same page on mobile devices instead of a lightbox. If you copy our “review3_simple.html” page to your webserver, you’ll see that the 3D-review “REVIEW3_ID=8407” (with the URL https://mywebstore.com/review3_simple.html?8407) opens automatically on page load.
If your webstore has a special mobile version (e.g. https://m.mywebstore.com), then tapping the 3D-review start button will automatically open the simplified full-screen 3D-review page.
If your webstore has adaptive design, then after tapping on the 3D-review start button, your code needs to check the screen dimensions available on the browser. If they‘re smaller than those on the PC version, the simplified full-screen 3D-review page should be opened instead of the PC-version lightbox.
If you skip this stepSome lightboxes support adaptive presentation of content on mobile devices, but they may be targeted at presenting images and videos only. If you want to present 3D-reviews in lightboxes on mobile devices, please check lightbox functionality to ensure that 3D-reviews are displayed correctly in both landscape and portrait orientations on different sized devices. It’s important that your customers feel comfortable working with the content of your webstore.
6. Using the REVIEW3 mapping service
We can save you a lot of valuable time by mapping 3D-reviews to your products. On a regular basis, we will carry out the mapping and create the links between your products' SKU and our unique 3D-review ID (REVIEW3_ID).
Find your SKU in the table, and you will see which 3D-review should be displayed on the product page.
Some 3D-reviews may appear on more than one of your product pages if the particular product has versions with different internal parts (e.g. RAM size). However, no page will contain more than one 3D-review.
You can get the mapping through our XML web service. We will assign you a customer ID – mywebstore, for example.
The end part of the URL, 174503, is an example SKU of the product that you request a 3D-review for. If the 3D-review exists, our web service returns an XML-document like this:
<Products xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <Product> <Category> <Id>3</Id> <Name>Laptops</Name> <IsPro>true</IsPro> </Category> <Id>7519</Id> <Name>HP 250 G3 Black</Name> <Vendor> <Id>22</Id> <Name>HP</Name> </Vendor> </Product> </Products>
You will need to check the REVIEW3_ID on page product load. If the value is not empty, and the last check, REVIEW3_LastCheck, was carried out less than 24 hours ago, then it should display the "Show 3D-review" button, which will launch the 3D-review with the matching REVIEW3_ID.
If the previous REVIEW3_LastCheck was more than 24 hours ago, you should ask our XML-web service about the 3D-review for the product, sending them your product SKU, and save the REVIEW3_ID you receive for further usage. Finally, you will need to update REVIEW3_LastCheck with the current time.
7. 3D-reviews look & feel setup
8. The complete list of 3D-reviews in Excel
You can download the complete list of 3D-reviews in Excel format from the Catalogue:
The file contains three sheets: Review3_List, MPN и GTIN.
- The MPN sheet contains the Manufacturer Part Numbers (MPN's) that map precisely to the matching 3D-reviews.
- The GTIN sheet contains the information that maps the barcodes to the matching 3D-reviews. We support 8-digit UPC-E (GTIN-8), 12-digit UPC-A (GTIN-12), 13-digit EAN (GTIN-13) and 14-digit GTIN-14. Please note that GTIN data differs from region to region and may not give complete and accurate results.
Every Monday, via email, we send our registered users the Excel spreadsheet containing all the data for the reviews released in the previous week.
9. How to know which 3D-reviews are installed on your website?
To see which 3D-reviews are installed on your website and which are not, log in to the website and go to the Catalogue. On the left side of the page, at the bottom of the filter section, choose the domain and installation status:
10. 3D-review search via API
- By Manufacturer Part Number. (MPN, Part No). Search example:
- By barcode. We support 8-digits UPC-E (GTIN-8), 12-digits UPC-A (GTIN-12), 13-digits EAN (GTIN-13) and 14-digits GTIN-14. Don't
worry about the exact format of the barcode, we detect it
automatically. Search example:
- By product name. Search example:
In the code on our demo product page you will find a working example of using API to search 3D-reviews by product barcode (EAN). In the example, the immediate usage of the results is presented. We recommend that you cache the search results as described in section 6.
11. 3D-reviews in mobile apps
For the moment, it is not possible to embed 3D-reviews directly into your mobile app.
We may need to make some adjustments to ensure that 3D-reviews works correctly when called from your mobile app. If you have any issues when using this workaround solution, please inform our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will be happy to help you.