It’s a brave new world for retailers scrambling to keep up with the pace of change. Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are infiltrating the mainstream, and merchants are experimenting with new technologies to see how to best leverage them to grow profits and the customer base while also improving the shopping experience.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Apple’s ARKit is already disrupting retail. Along with the thousands of Augmented Reality apps the SDK makes possible, ARKit is driving a number of big names from the furniture space (IKEA, WayFair, Houzz, etc.) to create content for the App Store in the hopes of wooing customers with a memorable AR experience. To get an insiders perspective on this major shift, Casual Living magazine talked to Marxent CEO Beck Besecker about the effect ARKit is having on the furniture industry.
Long a niche technology, Augmented Reality (AR) is now on the cusp of achieving overwhelming mainstream adoption. In the past 24 hours alone, announcements from four major retailers — Ikea, WayFair, Houzz and Anthropologie — have taken Augmented Reality retail from flight of fancy to a full-on necessity for retailers. Apple, Google and Microsoft have all embraced AR, creating software toolkits (ARKit, ARCore) and new hardware (Microsoft’s HoloLens) to better show off the technology.
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Selecting a term
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