Lift your online shop off the webpage?

Virtual tours provide a fully immersive shopping experience

Online shopping is now a way of life, but let’s face it – scrolling through thumbnail images can be a pretty flat sort of experience. Zoom in and squint all you like, but you don’t get the feeling of browsing in the real world, moving from shelf to shelf or rack to rack, waiting for that key piece or item to jump out at you. If you’re a keen shopper, there’s no real comparison – but retail doors will be shut for a while longer. This is where Glimpse comes in.

Our immersive virtual tours mean your customers don’t have to wait to go shopping ‘properly’. They can ‘stroll’ around your space, taking in the appealing environment you’ve worked so hard to create. They can look closely at what they’re interested in, taking in all the features, and comparing items much more closely than would otherwise be possible. You can add an extra dimension to the tour by having comprehensive information or specifications available to click through once something’s caught their attention. You can link to content elsewhere, such as a manufacturer’s website, or your own catalogue. Most importantly of all, you can link to the checkout and secure the sale there and then! If the user has a VR headset, that takes the immersive experience up a notch further. Using our innovative virtual tours, your customers can do everything except actually touch the items.

Once your floor plan and 3D tour have been prepared, there are no further costs for each potential customer – it’s a one-time investment. To maximise this, you need a service that is:

  • Immersive – You might be familiar with 360 degree tours, which are basically a series of high-quality flat images combined together to give an idea of a multiroom space. A 3D tour is a much more all-encompassing, “walkthrough” experience allowing the user to explore a photorealistic environment.
  • User-friendly – Our tours allow the user to view your space in a natural and realistic way, zooming in to rooms they wish to explore. This gives them a realistic and intuitive virtual experience.
  • Excellent value –This is a time for low risk investments. Innovative use of AI technology allows an efficient and cost-effective 3D tour creation. We pass this saving on to our customers, allowing us to offer tours from a fixed fee of as little as £99.

You can integrate your finished virtual tour with manufacturer details, or whatever information you want to present to your customers. Easily identifiable information points allow you to insert videos, links or advertising copy. It’s a seamless, intuitive experience, meaning you can finally open your doors and enjoy some virtual footfall.

Investing in a virtual tour will pay dividends well after we’ve all been able to ditch the masks and social distancing. You’re offering something really special, so customers are prepared to travel to some extent. Still, busy and in-demand people need to be seriously interested before they put in that time and energy. With our virtual tours, they only need to grab their tablets or notebooks to get a meaningful sense of that coveted item, and of course, they can show their friends with just a click– all vastly expanding your potential client base. Make sure you’re reaching the widest possible group of potential customers and grabbing (and holding) their attention with an attractive, well-presented virtual tour of your retail space.