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VR Intelligence are hosting a live webinar, ‘AR for Consumer Engagement & Retail – From Fun Feature to Daily Essential’ on August 14 Click To Tweet. To explore this and more, VR Intelligence are hosting a live webinar, ‘AR for Consumer Engagement & Retail – From Fun Feature to Daily Essential’, taking place Wednesday, August 14, 9:00am PT/12:00pm ET/5:00pm BST. Why is retail a leading segment? What opportunities and challenges still exist for retailers?

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How Augmented Reality in Retail Shopping Boosts Business Growth

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Augmented reality in retail shopping is redefining the shopping experience. To remain competitive in the industry, retail businesses must adapt to changing consumer behavior and keep up with emerging trends. 3 Ways Augmented Reality in Retail Shopping Boosts Growth.

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The Future of Retail and Shopping in a Digital-First World

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Many retail brands with brick and mortar stores have pivoted and profited from a digital presence. As contactless shopping and rich experiences continue during the pandemic, AR will be a key enabler of offline customer engagement for retailers driving towards a digital customer experience.

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Cheating The Physical World: How AR Allows Retail To Become Digital First

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How will modern retail adapt to a post-COVID-19 world? Retail in early 2020 will see a decade of digital transformation compressed into a year due to COVID. To make up for the lack of foot traffic and brick and mortar revenues, retail will have to focus on driving more traffic from digital channels if it wants any chance to stay afloat. For retailers to stay alive following COVID, there will be a great need to get people back into their physical stores.

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As Coronavirus Disrupts Retail, AR Shifts from Nicety to Necessity

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Coronavirus is unsettling every aspect of our lives, including our retail experiences. As the world has become confined to their homes, online shopping is now more important than ever and augmented reality technology has been thrust into the limelight to help online retailers deliver an efficient shopping experience. The Rise of AR in Retail. Retail Augmented Reality Guest Post AR retail AR shopping augmented reality coronavirus featured guest post retail shopping

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Retailers Are Starting To Delist Oculus Quest

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US retailer B&H Photo Video and UK retailer Overclockers have listed the Oculus Quest as discontinued. We spoke to a sales representative from another UK retailer who told us Quest was marked as end of life, with no further shipments scheduled.

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Will AR Enable Retail’s Touchless Era?

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We’ve been hearing this rallying cry for AR commerce for a few years, but it takes on new meaning during Covid-era retail lockdowns. But another factor could propel AR in the post-Covid era: touchless retail. Cashierless retail a la Amazon Go will get its long-awaited chance to shine.

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Amazon's Kicking Retailers While They're Down (Again)

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Walmart Acquires VR Startup to Develop ‘Immersive Retail Environments’

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8 — Walmart’s hush-hush technology incubator for bleeding edge startups with the potential to advance or disrupt the traditional retail experience. Finnegan has not said what the Spatialand crew will be working on for the retail mega-giant or how Walmart is planning to incorporate VR in general into its business model. Together, we will continue to evolve this technology and develop new product exploration through immersive retail environments.

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HP Reverb G2 Starts Shipping To Retailers

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Don’t expect any last-minute delays for the highly anticipated HP Reverb G2; the headset is now shipping out to retailers. HP’s Joanna Popper announced the news on Reddit this week.

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Rumor: ‘Apple Glass’ AR Headset Will Retail At $499, Works With iPhone

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The post Rumor: ‘Apple Glass’ AR Headset Will Retail At $499, Works With iPhone appeared first on VRScout. New leaks may reveal additional information regarding Apple’s long-rumored AR device. A new report by Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech states that Apple’s long-rumored augmented reality headset will work in-tandem with the iPhone, using the devices processing power to generate AR visuals via the wireless headset, just like the Apple Watch.

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Team Shooter ‘Frostpoint VR’ Heads into Open Beta Soon, Free Retail Copies Available

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The studios will also be handing out free copies of the retail version of the game to the first 3,000 players who met a few requirements. The post Team Shooter ‘Frostpoint VR’ Heads into Open Beta Soon, Free Retail Copies Available appeared first on Road to VR.

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360fly VR Camera Gets 4K Upgrade And Retail Release

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Vive Cosmos Price Listed For £699.99 At UK Retailer

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A popular UK retailer may have just leaked the HTC Vive Cosmos price. At UK Retailer appeared first on UploadVR. Argos lists the upcoming VR headset for £699.99. It is, of course, entirely possible that this price is a placeholder. That said HTC already confirmed Cosmos would cost less than $900 and this price works out to around $850. We’ve reached out to HTC to see if it will confirm the pricing for the kit.

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HTC Vive Goes Retail

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Now the HTC Vive appears at retail. The Vive retails for $799 which is the same as the price direct from HTC. First, Oculus Rift appeared in small numbers at Amazon and Best Buy but was quickly snapped up. Micro Center first had ten available in their California store in Orange County. As of Sunday, only one remains, and you'll need to stop by in person to pick one up.

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Oculus Rift Coming To European And Canadian Retailers Next Month

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Magic Leap Job Posting Reveals the Company is Preparing to Enter the Retail Space

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According to a recent update to Magic Leap’s massive list of job postings , the company revealed it definitely has plans to enter the retail space, which could include everything from special in-store installations to its own bespoke retail locations. The company is now entertaining applications for the position of Director of Store Design, a job that they say will “play a key role in delivering on the promise of Magic Leap’s innovative retail experience.”

LA’s consumer goods rental service, Joymode, sells to the NYC retail investment firm, XRC Labs

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After raising $15 million in financing from one of technology’s most successful global investment firms, the Los Angeles-based consumer goods rental company Joymode is selling itself to an early-stage retail investment firm out of New York, XRC Labs.

Contact-less Retail Experience

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Promising deeper engagement and higher sales, Augmented Reality retail solutions are already being used by forward-thinking brands to delight their customers, drive sales, and maximize ROI. Retailers never leave any stone unturned when it comes to pleasing their customers. So here are some ways AR can be deployed in Retail: #1 | In-store navigation Credits: [link] AR technology plays a big part in revolutionizing brick-and-mortar stores to make them ‘smarter’.

Vive Cosmos Listed for £700 at Major UK Retailer

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While the company has been tight-lipped on the headset’s pricing and exact launch date, as well as a few remaining specs, major UK retailer Argos seems to have not only listed Vive Cosmos, but appended the specific price of £699.99. ” You can still check out the listing via a web archive ; the price is also visible through the retailer’s search function. The post Vive Cosmos Listed for £700 at Major UK Retailer appeared first on Road to VR.

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Macy’s Partners With Marxent For One Of The Largest VR Rollouts In Retail History

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This would be the largest VR roll-out in the history of retail. When Macy’s first opened their doors to the public in 1858 on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City, no one would have guessed that the small dry goods store would evolve into one of the largest and most innovative retailers in the world. Fast forward to today’s fast-paced, tech-savvy retail market, and Macy’s is still leading the charge in retail innovations. The U.S.

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Williams-Sonoma Acquires Outward for $112 Million to Expand 3D, AR, and VR Retail Visualization

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Williams-Sonoma Inc is a US-based high-end retailer of home furnishings and kitchenware, associated with stores such as Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, PBteen, West Elm, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. Williams-Sonoma stated that it is looking to implement and further develop Outward’s technology to create applications for product visualization, digital room design, and use of augmented and virtual reality for retail.

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Puma Teams Up with Zappar to Bring Web-Based AR Experience to Retail Store

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When it comes to the athletic footwear retail game, it's just not enough to just sell shoes anymore. Count Puma as the latest brand to pump up the customer experience in its stores with augmented reality, as the brand recently celebrated the opening of its flagship New York City store and the launch of its new basketball line with a web-based AR activation.

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Report: VR in Retail and Marketing to Generate US$1.8 billion in 2022

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While E-commerce and digital marketing have proven to be effective platforms, Virtual Reality (VR) is the next innovative technology that will improve and impact the retail and marketing sectors, with market-foresight advisory firm ABI Research forecasting that VR in retail and marketing sectors is expected to generate US$1.8 Consumers’ awareness together with investment by retailers and brands will drive the VR retail and marketing market.

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Quest Commanding 157% Price Premium After Selling Out at Retailers

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As holiday shopping jumps into full swing, Oculus Quest is sold out at many retailers, driving the resale price of the headset up to 157% of the retail price. Major US retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are fresh out of the 64GB Oculus Quest after one of the most active periods of holiday shopping, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which hit over the weekend. The post Quest Commanding 157% Price Premium After Selling Out at Retailers appeared first on Road to VR.

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Puma Uses Zappar to Bring Web-Based AR Experience to Retail Store

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When it comes to the athletic footwear retail game, it's just not enough to just sell shoes anymore. Count Puma as the latest brand to pump up the customer experience in its stores with augmented reality, as the brand recently celebrated the opening of its flagship New York City store and the launch of its new basketball line with a web-based AR activation.

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Nike Begins Using Augmented Reality for Sneaker Fitting in Mobile App & in Retail Stores

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On Thursday, Nike unveiled its new Nike Fit tool, which the company is preparing to add to its existing mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as its retail stores. After applying augmented reality as a solution for the sale and marketing of sneakers, Nike is taking the next step in its adoption of AR to improve the customer experience.

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HTC Vive Now in Stock at UK’s Biggest Game Retailer

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How Augmented Reality is changing Retail

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The retail industry has experienced numerous changes in recent decades and is one of the sectors of the economy that has benefited most from digitalization. of the value of the Retail market in 2021 (Source: Statista ). ecommerce marketing retail shopping augmented-reality

Retailers Screwed Everyone on PlayStation 5 Preorders

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Then retailers everywhere jumped the gun, confusion was rampant, and now you’ve got a bunch of pissed off gamers asking Sony, what in the actual hell? Yesterday, we finally got the skinny on the PlayStation 5's launch date, price, and what we thought was the pre-order date.

Magic Leap Job Listing Suggests Big Retail Presence Incoming

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In the listing, the company explains that the successful individual will be in charge of “store design and fixturing”, suggesting Magic Leap is planning for a big retail push with its upcoming AR headset, Magic Leap One. Rather than its very own stores, though, the listing suggests Magic Leap is set to focus on events, pop-up stores and taking up space inside existing stores for its retail presence.

Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available

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Oculus today announced that Oculus Go, the company’s standalone 3DOF headset released last month, is finally available for pre-order through Oculus retail partners in the EU and the UK. The post Oculus Go to Hit UK & European Retailers This Month, Pre-orders Now Available appeared first on Road to VR.

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Oculus Go Launches At Canadian And European Retailers

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Participating retailers: Austria: MediaMarkt. Tagged with: Oculus Go Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Oculus Go Launches At Canadian And European Retailers appeared first on UploadVR. Though Canadian and European VR fans have been able to pick up an Oculus Go standalone headset directly from the company since launch last month, more purchasing options have arrived today. Go launched in over 300 stores across the two regions today, starting at £199/€219.

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Oculus Rift Arrives at UK Retail Stores; Touch Price Revealed

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But up until now, the Oculus Rift hasn’t seen the same retail distribution internationally. Now the Oculus rift is finally available at select retail stores in the UK, where you can find a headset at John Lewis, Curry’s PC World, Game, and Harrods for £550. If you’re looking to demo the Oculus Rift, you can check here for locations , but it appears most of the retail stores right now are in London at a few select stores.

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Blood & Truth Is The First VR Game To Hit #1 In UK Retail

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Tagged with: Blood & Truth , blood and truth , PlayStation VR , PSVR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Blood & Truth Is The First VR Game To Hit #1 In UK Retail appeared first on UploadVR. A VR game just hit the top spot in the UK physical game sales charts for the first time. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz , Blood & Truth was at number 1 for the week ending June 1st. The game beat out FIFA 19, Team Sonic Racing, and Days Gone.

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Oculus Rift Out Of Stock At Some Retailers, Available ‘Mainly Online’

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We’ve watched stock of the Rift headset closely as reported at various retailers. Tagged with: Amazon , oculus rift , oculus rift s Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Oculus Rift Out Of Stock At Some Retailers, Available ‘Mainly Online’ appeared first on UploadVR. If you want to purchase an Oculus Rift right now on Amazon.com the VR headset may not ship until after the Game Developers Conference in March.

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Walmart Acquires Content Studio Spatialand To Drive VR At Retail

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In a prepared statement, Finnegan explained that the team will “develop and explore new products and uses of VR through immersive retail environments that can be incorporated by all facets of Walmart, online and offline.” Last year we reported that the US retailing giant had started to incorporate VR training into its recruitment programme to help staff better deal with customers.

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