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Ten Days of Augmented Reality: Day 7 – Shop Online Risk-Free!

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Nov 08, 2012 02:00am
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We’ve already explored 6 great Augmented Reality applications. Be sure to read days 1 – 6 to see more!

Day 7 – Try Before you buy with an AR Online Shopping Experience

One of the major drawbacks to buying items online is not being able to see and manipulate them the way you would in a real store. Tesco’s solution? Augmented Reality. The above video demonstrates how multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer Tesco came up with an innovative way to apply Augmented Reality in order to boost online sales and make customer experience more enjoyable! In 2011 they tried incorporating Augmented Reality into their online store, so that shoppers could see 3D projections of their prospective purchases before buying. Online shoppers simply had to print out a visual trigger using their desktop printer, and hold it up to their webcam to examine and manipulate the item.

Take out the Guesswork for your Customers

The same concept used by Tesco can be applied to most online stores and websites, and is perfectly suited for the sign industry. Promote stands, banners, tradeshow displays or general signage by allowing customers to examine them in 3D! Or, consider a portfolio made up of 3D projections of past projects, guaranteed to impress and attract customers.

Stay Tuned

On Day 8 we’ll look at Awesome Interactive Floorgraphics!

 


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