Digital Mannequin for Retail Clothing

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Retail Explodes - A non-Virtual Experience

Some Brick and Mortar Retailers may decry the advance of online retailing. Sure, obviously, it cuts into their pie. And nobody likes someone else eating their pie.

But lift up your heads, brick and mortar people! You have advantages NO online retailers have! Like close up looks, touch, feel, trying on, trying out, opportunity for personal interaction... on and on and on. Sure you give away something in terms of convenience, and sometimes price.

But you have EXPERIENCE! And your online brethren (or competitors) cannot duplicate that. They are "virtual"---you are REAL. You have so many potential sensory and experiental advantages to offer. Use them! Create that ultimate, BETTER buying experience.

My belief is that when brick and mortar retailers figure out how to actually use available technology in a Direct Marketing way, that is, to SELL product, they will start to win back their mojo, and revitalize themselves. It's called re-inventing, and it's what we all have to do, or yield and die on the vine. We all have our day, and we all have our season, but if you want to extend beyond your heyday, you have to re-invent. Either attack the "virtual" with a better "actual", or use the virtual to your advantage.

THAT is what Window Video Systems are all about! WVS bring more experience to your customers, as well as bringing more of them into your store. But WVS is also a means of tying the virtual to the actual, referring people to websites they can access on their smart phone, offering "virtual" coupons, promos and incentives. Putting the in-store data right on the front window. There is so much power available to brick and mortar retailers, especially in the form of WVS. The Window of Opportunity is here.

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