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Why magic mirrors are the future of in-store retail

Is e-commerce set to overtake traditional retail? It certainly seems so. Even though COVID-19 restrictions have been eased in most places, customers are in no rush to return to traditional stores. More than 70% of consumers say they are less likely to shop in a physical store today than before the pandemic.  Part of this...

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AR in 2022: 8 tech trends that will shape the year

Although we have seen a dramatic uptake in augmented reality (AR) adoption in 2021, as a consumer-facing technology, AR still has massive room for growth. In the long run, a major part of this growth will involve the evolution of new frameworks and even “metaverses”. Indeed, how consumers use AR at the end of this...

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Social commerce examples: 3 ways AR is the future of sales

The rise in daily social media usage shows no sign of slowing down. In 2012, online users spent an average of 90 minutes on social media. Fast forward to 2020, and on average, we now dedicate 145 minutes to social media apps each day. Depending on who you ask, that may or may not sound...

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Augmented reality cosmetics: 6 experiences to inspire you

As demonstrated by brands such as Sephora, Nordstrom, and Macy’s, augmented reality is quickly gaining traction in the beauty industry. While many beauty companies adopted AR during the pandemic for hygiene and safety reasons, many others are likely to continue experimenting with the technology even when things return to normal.  However, it’s not just makeup...

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Augmented reality fashion: 4 ways it’s influencing people’s wardrobes

According to recent statistics, customers are buying more clothes online than ever. However, for retailers, increased sales don’t always translate into sustainable top-line growth. One reason for that is that online clothes shopping has a big problem: returns. Research shows that e-commerce apparel returns can range anywhere between 50% to 80% compared to in-store return...

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Augmented reality art gallery, museum & retailer experiences: 6 cases

According to an international survey on consumer tourism choices in a post-pandemic world, people can’t wait to get back to museums and galleries. However, to cater to individuals who may not feel confident venturing out to an art gallery just yet, as well as those who have embraced new technologies such as virtual reality (VR)...