Digital Mannequin for Retail Clothing

Digital Mannequin for Retail Clothing
Use a "live" model, display more views and more product

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Why Retail Needs Window Video Systems

Retail really needs a helping hand. Internet sales are eating their lunch. The mall effect is not working as well as it once did. Retailers have lost the initiative to online sellers, and are not doing enough to retake the ground they have lost. But the reality is, they will always be viable if they adjust. They do have advantages over online sellers.

Some of those advantages are: You cannot try on clothes online. You cannot see how they will look on you. You can't see how they will fit on you. You can't tell how the clothing feels. You can't handle it. You can't see how it looks with other items, and on and on. So many important advantages. What does the internet offer?

Price and convenience. Sort of.

But the downsides are, you do have to use a credit card, exposing yourself to the dangers of online fraud, and you do have to wait for the clothes to arrive, and you do have to wait to find out any "surprises" that may require that you send the merchandise back, and importantly, you have no human assistance. And others as well.

Retailers need to fight this battle more effectively, and they simply haven't stepped up.

Window Video Systems can help them in many ways. WVS is a more powerful, attractive way for retailers to communicate with buyers. They can display much more merchandise. They can do it more effectively, with the Digital Mannequin, for example. Casual passersby can be quickly converted into buyers using the Digital Mannequin to attract their attention, show them how the products look (on a "live" model) and tell them instantly how much and what their sales incentive is (selling proposition). Then inside the store they can cement the sale with a touchscreen self-ordering system, so that they don't lose the sale and have the customer walk out just because they don't have the right size in stock.

Retailers can also use WVS to drive traffic instantly to their website and back again to the store with coupon downloads via cellphone or wireless offer. Retailers can start to win the game again, but they need to wake up and be willing to make the smart investment, instead of wasting money on things like LCD screens that play music videos. That kind of investment may add "ambience" but will drive them into financial oblivion.

Window Video Systems can and will revolutionize retail display and marketing, and produce tangible ROI. Will retailers have the eyes and the dollars and sense to see that for themselves? As a retail display professional, you need to take the initiative.

Call us, and let Looknglas help you design a winning Digital Signage solution. That's why we say "The Window Of Opportunity is Here."

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