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Your Brand World Amid Virtual Worlds

| Victoria Kurzweg

The future of brand-building is more than storytelling and design – it’s more about creating a brand world. As our attention moves beyond the screen, stories will become even less linear and more choose-your-own-adventure. Design systems will continue to grow beyond visual elements and into the domains of sound, space and motion.

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Amazon vs. Shopify: Keep an Eye on the Battle

| Rafael Lourenco

There’s a behind-the-scenes battle going on between Amazon and Shopify that has big implications for merchants. Amazon now owns a technology that could help it compete directly. Here’s why the rivalry matters to online merchants, and how understanding it can help you select the right ecommerce channels for your goals.

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The Benefits of Augmented Reality Marketing

| Daniel Browning

Augmented reality is one of the biggest tech trends in marketing, and experts say it’s only expected to rapidly increase. Augment reality marketing allows brands to give their customers unique experiences that are convenient, smart and accessible. We’ll explore how it works and how it can benefit your merchant business.

A Look at Post-COVID Retail: Going 3D to Bring Consumer Spending Back

| Isaac Roth

Our conception of a VR enabled post-COVID retail experience may seem space-aged at first, passing through the temperature sensor and ambling by the ultraviolet sanitizing booth, but ultimately it’s the way retailers can build trust. In the new normal, people may pay close attention to sanitization but they will always value the experience.

Follow the Data, Go with 3D in Retail

| Matt Wisdom

Over 100 retailers including West Elm and Crate & Barrel are using AR design tools such as Modsy to create 3D replicas for themselves. Aggregators like Wayfair and Overstock have also gotten into the swing of things, ramping up 3D offerings for clients and customers. Here are some tips to tap the power of 3D in retail.

State-of-the-AR Retail: Where’s Its Biggest Value?

| Kate Prohorchik

By 2025, the global augmented and virtual reality market is predicted to reach $814.7 billion, in no small part due to the rapid commercial adoption. For marketers and retailers, this booming, increasingly accessible technology with numerous applications can be especially attractive.

Overstock.com Enhances Its Augmented Reality, 3D Capabilities

| Daniela Forte

Overstock.com has enhanced its augmented reality (AR) 3D experience, which the company has expanded from its mobile app to the mobile website. The AR functionality is also available on desktop. Here is how this capability is changing the way Overstock customers shop on mobile for furniture.

Warby Parker Uses Augmented Reality to Launch Virtual Try-on

| Daniela Forte

Warby Parker is joining the growing group of retailers using augmented reality so shoppers can virtually try on its glasses, a new wrinkle for a company that has let consumers physically sample glasses at home since its founding in 2010. Here is a look at how this new enhancement is changing the brand and decreasing ecommerce returns.