From Simulated Fitting Rooms to Virtual Jewelry Shopping

By: Jana Pijak - Sep 25, 2015
These examples of VR-powered online retail range from web-based fitting room simulators to virtual jewelry consultations that pair online shoppers with a helpful salesperson. As virtual technology software becomes more commonly available to the masses, major and independent retailers are taking notice and are using this technology to boost sales across a number of industries.

In addition to simulated fitting rooms and mannequin avatars that can be personalized to users, other memorable examples of VR-powered online retail also include virtual wedding planning platforms -- Google's nuptials-focused service is more budget-friendly than a wedding planner.

More favorites include virtual video stores that give Google Cardboard users a chance to re-visit nostalgia at their local video store and virtual shopping assistant apps that work as a personal stylist for those on a budget.