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Online shopping is changing with Augmented Reality. How about physical stores?

Online shopping is changing with Augmented Reality. How about physical stores?

The rapid and outstanding development of e-commerce has helped consumers experience the breakthrough of augmented reality technology in online shopping and business activities. With the current post-pandemic reopening situation, consumers are not only looking forward to experiencing augmented reality technology in online stores but also in offline stores.

In this article, we would like to provide information about the changes with AR technology in physical stores. 

What is Augmented Reality?

Before we jump into details, it’s vital to get what augmented reality is. 

Augmented reality refers to an immersive and intelligent involvement that consolidates real-life objects with computer-generated things. In retail commerce, it is the control of items that don’t really exist at the time of utilizing the innovation but can be set and changed in real-time. 

 It could be a combination of genuine and computer-generated objects in a single intuitive encounter. Real-time overhauls and alterations are conceivable, much obliged to this innovation which permits clients to alter and utilize something that they don’t really claim or hold. 

 Using overlaid tactile data, the client can include something to their existing environment or cover something that they now have. For illustration, within the retail business, a potential buyer will see how a clothing item fits some time recently by really buying it. Utilizing the same innovation, they can moreover alter the existing color and apply a diverse one.

What is Augmented Reality?

How does AR technology support online shopping?

Users have experienced Augmented Reality technology more and more. Augmented Reality helps retail stores first and foremost to make great recommendations that are tailored to their customers’ needs. It has supported stores in doing business and buying and selling online very well. Besides, stores can also use this technology to develop and expand business activities, especially marketing activities. For customers, experiencing AR technology on e-commerce sites helps them get the most authentic experience of using products, and finding favorite products also becomes easier with this technology. 

How does AR technology support online shopping?

AR technology with physical stores

There are many ways augmented reality can be used to improve and transform the retail business for physical stores.

First of all, AR can create interactive live events and product launches. A brand can use Augmented Reality to create buzz about a new product. Customers can participate directly in the testing of those new products instead of being passive viewers. The technology is also scalable and allows physical stores to perform different events at various locations without worrying about physical boundaries or setup.

For products in a physical store, AR technology can display AR instruction manuals to simplify the user experience, augmented reality in retail applications can be used to provide various instructions regarding the incorporation and use of a particular product.

Augmented Reality also keeps customers coming back with AR Takeaway content. To make sure customers return to the physical store, shoppers who haven’t made a purchase decision will be sent AR app access. This will allow customers to discover the full potential of the product or service they were still hesitant about to help them make a purchasing decision.

AR technology with physical stores


Augmented reality technology is not only good support for online stores, but it is also a powerful assistant for today’s physical stores. Starting your physical store business with AR will bring you many benefits. Contact us now for more information.

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