Meta to Open First Retail Store Including Dedicated Quest 2 Demo Area

Road to VR

Meta announced today plans to open its first ever retail store to give customers a chance to check out the company’s hardware in person. “What we learn here will help define our future retail strategy.”

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Extending Retail

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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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The Meta Retail Store Will Feature A ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ VR Demo

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Meta (formerly Facebook) today announced plans to open its first brick-and-mortar retail store on its campus in Burlingame, California. Meta’s physical retail space will also feature a one-of-a-kind demo area for the company’s Meta Quest 2 VR headset.

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6 Touchless Shopping Techs for IRL Retail

AR Insider

As brick-and-mortar retailers look to persuade anxious shoppers to return, they’re considering options for contactless shopping tech. What are the top tools for retail's return, and where does AR fit in the mix?

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

VRScout

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. 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. Retailers that already have AR capabilities in place are better prepared as consumers use their smartphones to view furniture and other products and bring to life how they’ll look in their homes.

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Zakeke Releases Study on VR and AR Retail, Launches New Web Viewer Tool

ARPost

The two great barriers to markets rolling out VR and AR retail are understanding and implementation. The company recently partnered with YouGov to release a study on online retail during the pandemic , and has also expanded its offerings for 3D and AR assets.

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How Augmented Reality in Retail Shopping Boosts Business Growth

ARPost

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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5 AR Benefits for Retailers

AR Insider

It brings utility to consumers and strong ROI to brands and retailers. The post 5 AR Benefits for Retailers appeared first on AR Insider. AR continues to prove itself as a shopping tool. What are some of the levels this works on? Guest author April Miller breaks it down.

Revolutionizing Retail with Augmented Reality

Tech Trends VR

WebAR and the Future of Retail. And the resulting engagement figures speak for themselves: “We’re really excited with the in-store responses we’ve gotten,” says Nathan Grotard, retail marketeer at Samsung Belgium.

How are Retailers Embracing the Metaverse?

AR Insider

But many retail brands have embraced the concept. The post How are Retailers Embracing the Metaverse? Consumer reaction to the metaverse has been mixed. and mostly confused. We examine a few ways that's playing out so far, and where it could go next.

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Dent Reality Raises $3.4M to Bring AR Turn-by-turn Directions into Retail

Road to VR

Dent Reality, the UK-based augmented reality startup, announced it’s secured £2.5m (~$3.4m) in funding, something the company plans to use to further its efforts to bring phone-based AR navigation into the retail sector.

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Amazon to shut 68 retail sites, including its bookstores

Digital Trends

News Amazon amazon 4-star amazon bookstores retailAmazon has revealed plans to close all of its brick-and-mortar bookstores, 4-Star locations, and pop-up sites.

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

ARPost

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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Can Retailers Generate Foot Traffic with AR?

AR Insider

The post Can Retailers Generate Foot Traffic with AR? Niantic’s lesser-known Sponsorship Platform positions sponsors’ real-world locations as in-game waypoints. This can result in measurable foot traffic and ringing cash registers. We examine the evidence in this week's Data Dive.

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

VRScout

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.

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Modernizing Retail Centers With Vera, Resonai’s Augmented Reality Platform

ARPost

It’s equipped with artificial intelligence and augmented reality technologies that can embed intelligence into physical retail spaces. Leveraging immersive technologies helps retailers draw consumers to their physical stores.

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Will AR Enable Retail’s Touchless Era?

AR Insider

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 is planning to open its largest retail stores to date, report

Digital Trends

Amazon is reportedly planning to open its largest retail stores yet, with sites in Ohio and California apparently coming first. News Amazon department store retail

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Contact-less Retail Experience

ARVR

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.

5G adoption in retail stores will triple by 2024, study says

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retailers are expecting 5G usage in their stores to explode over the next few years as customers seek out better digital in-store experiences. Mobile News 5G mobile apps mobile shopping private 5G networks retail stores self-checkout

Walmart Acquires VR Startup to Develop ‘Immersive Retail Environments’

VRScout

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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Can Retailers Generate Foot Traffic with AR?

ARVR

link] Can Retailers Generate Foot Traffic with AR? retail augmented-reality ar retail-technology brick-and-mortarOne untapped opportunity in AR is to position it as a local discovery engine. Similar to Google Lens, the idea is to evoke informational overlays for storefronts.

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

Road to VR

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

Road to VR

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.”

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

Road to VR

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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Quest Commanding 157% Price Premium After Selling Out at Retailers

Road to VR

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. The post Quest Commanding 157% Price Premium After Selling Out at Retailers appeared first on Road to VR.

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Stolen EVGA graphics cards have been sold by Vietnamese retailer

Digital Trends

Months after a truckload of EVGA graphics cards were stolen, the shipment seems to have shown up at Vietnamese retailer Nguyn Cong Computer. Computing News eVGA graphics cards RTX 3080 Ti stolen graphics cards

Meet retail’s new sustainability strategy: Personalization

TechCrunch

Reducing waste is key to meeting environmental milestones, and some retail firms have narrowed in on a unique approach to minimize what their customers throw away: personalization. For big brands and retailers, personalization is expected to be the top category for tech investment this year.

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

Tech Trends VR

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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Vive Cosmos Listed for £700 at Major UK Retailer

Road to VR

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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The future of retail: Do robots, A.I., and AR spell demise for stores?

Digital Trends

Features retail shopping the future ofTechnology has been chipping away at brick-and-mortar storefronts for decades now. Is the end near? The answer (of course) is complicated.

360fly VR Camera Gets 4K Upgrade And Retail Release

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The The post 360fly VR Camera Gets 4K Upgrade And Retail Release appeared first on UploadVR. hardware VR cameras 360 360 camera 360fly 4k camera fly retail

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

VRScout

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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Report: Amazon Used Sales Data to Duplicate Popular Products and Box Out Retailers

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

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How Augmented & Virtual Reality Technologies Are Redefining the Retail Business?

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Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR) In Retail Industry Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR) will reach USD 1.6 billion in the Retail industry of the global market by 2025. Augmented Reality in Retail Retailers utilizing Augmented Reality in various ways.