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Shopify augmented reality: how to get started

Shopify is no stranger to augmented reality (AR). The subscription-based ecommerce platform first launched Shopify augmented reality and 3D features in 2018, back when these technologies were almost exclusively the territory of large organisations with massive budgets.  By extending these features to all merchants, Shopify made it easier for SMBs to compete in a saturated...

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Augmented reality ring try-ons: jewellers’ key to increasing sales and reducing returns

The Covid-19 pandemic did not stop people from buying jewellery. If anything, it prompted them to spend more on ornamental pieces. In 2020, a typical US household purchased $475 worth of jewellery, almost 10% more than in 2019. And in a recent survey, three-quarters of consumers said they expect to spend the same or more...

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Augmented reality rugs: everything retailers need to know

Whether they’re used to shopping for home goods online or in-store, for customers, the process of purchasing a rug that suits their home can be a real challenge.  Not only do they have to decide what kind of rug they want, but they also need to ensure it matches their room decor and lifestyle and...

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From virtual try-on shoes to immersive ads: 4 AR and 3D experiences for footwear brands

Here’s a disconcerting fact for online footwear retailers: almost 9 in 10 shoppers prefer to buy shoes in brick-and-mortar shops instead of online. Although this finding comes from a study that looked at Canadian customers specifically, it is more than likely that consumers in other parts of the world feel the same. As attested by...

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5 ways retailers can use AR for kids’ product promotions

When it comes to playtime, kids spend more time on touchscreen devices than traditional toys. That’s according to a research study from 2014. However, if more recent articles like “Is it wrong to let my child play on my smartphone?” are anything to go by, then the situation is likely continuing on that trend. Still,...

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Augmented reality watch try-ons: how they help brands sell more

Time is not running out for the wristwatch. In 2019, a report from The NPD Group found that compared to 2015, more adults were wearing watches. Fast forward to 2022 and the watch industry is going just as strong.  But just because people are buying watches (and are expected to continue doing so) doesn’t mean...