3-D

Retail Reset: Using 3D Technologies to Reduce Returns and Grow Online Sales
May 19, 2021 at 2:34 pm

The pandemic was a reset for e-commerce as consumers turned to online shopping in droves, including demographics that were previously reluctant to buy online. However, online sales growth came with a steep drawback. U.S. customers spent a staggering $565 billion online in 2020, but approximately $102 billion of the merchandise was returned. Online returns more…

Incorporating the Usage of 3D Artificial Intelligence With AR and VR Technology
April 6, 2021 at 6:30 pm

The race continues between the world’s largest tech leaders and companies to see which one will prevail and power the next generation of tools, technologies and resources for manufacturing, healthcare, construction, and many other vertical market applications. These companies have been working tirelessly to create changes that will make a significant impact on our world.…

The Digital Supply Chain: Better, Faster, Cheaper
March 30, 2021 at 1:33 pm

COVID-19 has created significant market and supply chain disruptions due to unprecedented shifts in both supply and demand. With retailers and brands cutting inventory, resulting in limited product availability, it's more important than ever that retailers and brands make fast, accurate product design, selection, and pricing decisions to lock in their share of scarce supply.…

Leveraging Interactive 3D/360-Degree Images to Gain a Competitive E-Commerce Advantage
March 2, 2021 at 3:33 pm

Due to COVID-19, market dynamics are shifting furiously to mobile shopping, challenging brands to evolve their marketing efforts to engage evolving consumers. Changing consumer behavior is also reflected in the shattering of brand loyalty; 36 percent of consumers have recently tried a new brand, while 25 percent have turned to private-label brands. We're witnessing the…

How New Tech is Transforming the Retail Supply Chain
January 26, 2021 at 12:54 pm

While e-commerce sales were expected to reach $4.2 trillion by the end of 2020, a big part of that money goes to waste due to inefficient processes. Items get damaged, remain unsold, and end up in landfills, not to mention high return rates that have skyrocketed and are expected to reach a whopping $550 billion…

Model No. Creates Sustainable Custom Furniture With 3D Printing
January 4, 2021 at 5:08 pm

In episode 279 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Phillip Raub, CEO of Model No., the first custom furniture brand that operates at the intersection of technology, design and sustainability. Listen in as Raub discusses his professional background, the ethos of the Model No. brand, and why he was drawn to join the…

Virtual Try-On Tool Helps Discount Glasses Reduce Returns
December 4, 2020 at 3:08 pm

Discount Glasses is an online eyewear retailer that prides itself on the ability to provide affordable prices, unbeatable customer service, and top-quality eyewear. The company's prices allow products to be accessible to a wide audience while also giving customers a way to express their style with a large variety of trendy glasses. Challenge As an…

David's Bridal Uses 3D and AR Technology to Bring Virtual Bridal Gowns to Shoppers
November 30, 2020 at 5:20 pm

In episode 275 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Lizzy Ellingson, chief digital experience officer at David's Bridal, the largest American bridal store chain. Listen in as Ellingson discusses David's Bridal's use of 3D and augmented reality (AR) technology to let shoppers try on virtual bridal gowns; why it was important to provide customers a seamless,…

Why Wayfair is Collaborating With Competitors to Advance 3D Technology
September 28, 2020 at 4:53 pm

In episode 266 of Total Retail Talks, Joe Keenan interviews Shrenik Sadalgi, director of research and development at Wayfair, and chair of the Khronos 3D Commerce Working Group. Listen in as Sadalgi discusses why he thinks 3D content has yet to gain widespread adoption among retailers, how consumers aren't yet used to interacting with 3D content…

Lower Returns, Higher Sales: How E-Commerce Retailers Can Leverage 3D Scanning Technology
September 14, 2020 at 3:31 pm

Overall, e-commerce sales rose an incredible 16 percent in 2019, capping off an excellent upward trend throughout the past decade. While the COVID-19 pandemic has only boosted this growth, certain industries have taken a tumble despite the overall increase in online traffic. With so many of us wearing sweatpants and T-shirts every day, the fashion…