This AR stores platform makes starting a business more accessible to aspiring entrepreneurs. The virtual shops let any individual create their own enterprise, by using the MindStores platform. The Indonesia-based system was developed by Slingshot in partnership with national retailer Alfamart.
Alfamind utilizes MindStores to let people make custom AR and VR experiences for online shopping. Enterprising individuals become mobile retailers, as they bring their customized shops to others, who can browse their AR stores with a smart device and place orders in person. Alfamart handles logistics and partners earn a large percentage of the sale.
Alfamind indicates how the distinction between physical retail spaces and shopping online. This is also an example of how virtual and augmented reality technology can be used to improve the customer experience.