Category - Retail

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Social commerce examples: 3 ways augmented reality 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, and 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)...

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Brands in the metaverse: everything you need to know

Coined in 1992 by the science fiction writer Neal Stephenson in his novel “Snow Crash,” the term “metaverse” has gained momentum since the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a digital turning point.  Proving that the metaverse is more than just a buzzword, tech titans like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who wants to build an “enterprise metaverse” for...

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How augmented reality jewellery can supercharge sales for brands

Augmented reality (AR), a technology based on enhancing the real-world environment with computer-generated elements, is quickly gaining traction across many industries, including retail. From makeup to furniture to eyeglasses, many brands are already empowering their customers with the ability to experience products through AR and 3D modelling before they make a purchase. The reason why...