eBay and Australian retailer Myer have joined forces to provide a glimpse into the future of shopping by developing and launching the world’s first virtual reality (VR) department store, which connects to the existing eBay.com.au API and allows Myer’s product range, pricing and stock information, which is updated in real time – a first for virtual reality experiences globally.
My wife and I never worried about our son actually making a purchase, since navigating checkouts could be a daunting task for a 5-year-old and he also doesn’t have access to our credit card numbers or PayPal account. But since Amazon introduced 1-click ordering, William managed to order himself a Toy Story Deluxe Bullseye Figure… Let this be a lesson.
Mobile content consumption has skyrocketed over the past four years, and retailers, publishers and advertisers are wisely diving in to make the most of it both editorially and financially. But if the current backlash against digital ads on the desktop is any indication, there are plenty of ways to go too far on mobile.