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.
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.
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.
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.
Callaway partnered with Groove Jones to create an augmented reality experience at 1,200 retail locations including Dick’s Sporting Goods, PGA Tour Superstore and Worldwide Golf. Pete Avery, director of retail marketing for Callaway, explains how the augmented reality campaign works in this MCM CommerceChat podcast.
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.
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.