Augmented Reality

2024 Retail Trends: How the Latest Technologies Continue to Shape the Industry
February 12, 2024 at 2:25 pm

Our rapidly digitalizing and globalizing world hasn't been kind to the retail industry these past few years, especially for brick-and-mortar stores. As a result, many retailers have begun to wrestle with questions concerning the nature of the retail experience and what it means to succeed in 2024. Despite this anxiety, brands can be sure of…

Why Virtual Retail Stores Will Be the Biggest Trend of 2024
January 8, 2024 at 12:42 pm

As we step into 2024, the retail landscape is undergoing a transformative shift, with virtual retail stores emerging as the next big online trend. This shift isn't just a fleeting fad but a response to changing consumer behaviors and technological advancements. As 3D for the web becomes more mainstream, traditional e-commerce websites are becoming flat…

Bridging the Gap Between Online Perception and Offline Reality for Retail Success
December 5, 2023 at 2:42 pm

The digital marketplace is thriving, with consumers increasingly turning to online channels for their shopping needs. However, this shift has brought about a concerning disconnect between online perception and offline reality, leading to a surge in return rates. During the holiday shopping season, it's crucial for retailers to address this issue to improve customer satisfaction…

Tech Tools That Can Create More Interactive and Informative In-Store Navigation
September 6, 2023 at 7:21 pm

If you were to sit and watch a video of your customers browsing your store, you would undoubtedly see a mix of those who know exactly what they want and can intuitively find it, combined with a sea of shoppers baffled by the array of products offered. Shopping is meant to be a comfortable and…

How Physical Retailers Can Stay Ahead of the AI Curve
August 3, 2023 at 3:09 pm

Any retail expert worth their salt knows that personalization is the one true key to profitability. This is only becoming more important as the market grows saturated and customer expectations keep getting more demanding. But how will artificial intelligence technology change the ever-evolving retail landscape? Personalization is all about providing engaging customer experiences, which is…

Ralph Lauren is Outfitting Digital Characters and Changing its Logo in Fortnite
November 2, 2022 at 4:12 pm

Apparel brand Ralph Lauren and digital game world Fortnite are collaborating to create a digital and physical fashion collection that will live in the online game platform owned by Epic Games and be available for purchase in the real world. The digital collection includes outfits containing "sport graphics and bold designs" with "eye-catching color palettes,"…

How AR and VR Will Enhance the Retail Experience
November 1, 2022 at 3:48 pm

Over the past couple decades, e-commerce has been crowned the biggest development in retailing and is considered the latest transformative milestone. What most retailers don’t know is there are two more enhancements on the rise: augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). These two are expected to take over the retail chain and enhance the…

Ulta Beauty Launches Digital Innovation Fund, Prisma Ventures
August 3, 2022 at 11:57 am

Ulta Beauty has become the latest retailer to launch a venture capital arm after announcing a new digital innovation fund Wednesday. The fund, called Prisma Ventures, earmarks $20 million for digital innovation in beauty, according to a company press release. The fund will invest in emerging technology startups that "seek to shape future online and in-store…

How NFTs Create Unique Consumer Experiences — And Expand Marketing’s Reach
August 1, 2022 at 5:06 pm

The past few years have been challenging for retail brands, which are adapting to external market forces like the pandemic and evolving in response to shifting customer expectations. It’s also an exciting time, and many brand marketers are experimenting with new ways to meet people where they are — increasingly in the metaverse and other…