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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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UK Start-Up Secures $3.4M To Bring AR To Retail Stores

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Dent Reality, a London-based start-up behind a pioneering AR platform, has raised £2.5m ($3.4m) in funding to expand its pioneering work across the retail sector. The team will expand to new stores and retailers, and open up the platform to new markets.

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How are Retailers Embracing the Metaverse?

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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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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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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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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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Can Retailers Generate Foot Traffic with AR?

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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.

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

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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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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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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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.

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.

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

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

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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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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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Meet retail’s new sustainability strategy: Personalization

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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.

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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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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Virtual Reality in Retail: Types, Use Cases and Real Business Benefits

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Consumers have embraced online shopping, and it currently accounts for about 18% of all retail sales. What is virtual marketing and retail? In this article, we will examine how VR is used in retail and how it might help your business if you choose to implement it.

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

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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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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.

AR: the Present and the Future of Retail Loyalty Programs

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innovative retail loyalty programs. In most cases, these programs are initiated by retailers themselves, but sometimes FMCG brands or marketing agencies participate as well. strengthening the emotional bonds between the retail brand and customers; ?

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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How Gamification in Retail Can Enhance the Shopping Experience

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Retailers are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the shopping experience, get new customers into their stores or websites, and retain existing customers. Let’s start by taking a look at why gamification in retail is so effective. Why Implement Gamification in Retail?

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.”

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.

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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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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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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