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21 Connected Retail Innovations

From Virtual Fitting Rooms to Crossover Loyalty Apps

— October 28, 2015 — Business
These connected retail innovations range from virtual fitting rooms and shop assistants to crossover loyalty apps that let mobile users spend and swap rewards points at various shopping destinations. When it comes to online shopping, e-retailers are becoming more tailored to consumers' specific needs and are offering experiential features that ultimately make any online shopping experience more convenient.

Standouts include virtual optometry studios and android shop assistants that are slowly replacing physical retail spaces or customer service reps. Fueled by technology, these fun features are also incredibly intuitive, allowing for product recommendations, purchase predictions and custom shopping lists that are curated to shoppers's specific tastes.

Other notable examples include virtual ads that offer e-commerce capabilities or digital flagship boutiques that rebrand a heritage fashion label for a tech-savvy millennial audience. Furthermore, innovations like digitized store displays tell shop visitors a story as soon as they pick up a product while retail recommending booths act as a virtual stylist or personal shopper alternative.
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Tablet-Powered Apparel Stores
Tablet-Powered Apparel Stores
Timberland's Connected Store Encourages Discovery with NFC Tablets
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Retail Hearing Assistance Systems
Retail Hearing Assistance Systems
Wegmans' Special Devices Help Customers With Hearing Loss
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Shareable Digital Branding
Shareable Digital Branding
Aveda's Interactive Shopping Experience Shares a Social Media Campaign
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Interactive Fashion Campaigns
Interactive Fashion Campaigns
PERCH's Kate Spade Store Display Boasts Digitized Accents
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Local Retail Apps
Local Retail Apps
Booodl Lets Notifies You When Items From Your Smart Shopping List are Close
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Shopping Assistant Apps
Shopping Assistant Apps
IKEA's Mobile App Now Doubles as a Helpful In-Store Assistant
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Crossover Loyalty Apps
Crossover Loyalty Apps
Plenti by American Express Lets You Use Points from One Place at Another
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Local Shopping Kiosks
Local Shopping Kiosks
American Express' Shop Small Helps You Experience Local Treasures
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Augmented Reality Retail Shops
Augmented Reality Retail Shops
The Imagine Shop Takes Retail Shopping for Watches & Yachts Online
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Connected Shoe Displays
Connected Shoe Displays
PERCH Interactive's Digital Retail Display is Informative and Inspiring
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Digitized Holiday Branding
Digitized Holiday Branding
This Target Retail Display by PERCH Features Interactive Elements
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Retail Recommending Booths
Retail Recommending Booths
Inspiration Corridor Offers Fashion Suggestions and Helps Locate Items
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Storytelling Skincare Displays
Storytelling Skincare Displays
PERCH Interactive's Digital Retail Concept Features Virtual Accents
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Shoppable Advertisement Apps
Shoppable Advertisement Apps
Target's In a Snap Smart Shopping App Lets You Shop Print Ads
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Mobile Gift Transactions
Mobile Gift Transactions
Giftvibes Revolutionizes the act of Gift-Giving
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App-Connected Footwear Shops
App-Connected Footwear Shops
Aldo's Connected Retail Store Concept Integrates eCommerce
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Android Shop Assistants
Android Shop Assistants
Shop Robot Aiko Chihira Helps Customers at Mitsukoshi
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7
Digital Flagship Boutiques
Digital Flagship Boutiques
The Newly Launched Lacoste Digital Boutique is Elegant and Pristine
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6
Interactive Optometry Shops
Interactive Optometry Shops
Specsavers Makes Shopping for Glasses More Customer-Friendly
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VR Shopping Campaigns
VR Shopping Campaigns
Westfield's Future Fashion Project Leverages Augmented Reality
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Digitized Wine Displays
Digitized Wine Displays
This Merchandising Project by PERCH Interactive is Powered by Technology
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Digital-Integrating Flagship Stores
Digital-Integrating Flagship Stores
This In-Store Retail Experience Includes Online Elements
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Shoppable Construction Barriers
Shoppable Construction Barriers
Kate Spade's 'Coming Soon' Wall is an Interactive Retail Platform
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Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Outfit-Modeling Mirrors
Neiman Marcus' Memory Mirror Digitally Compares Outfits
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