Augmented Reality (AR) technology allows users to superimpose virtual content (e.g. images, sounds, text) over a real-world environment.
It exploits 3D, computer-generated visuals, and “brings to life“, items that are not physically present in the user’s environment. Augmented Reality has been demonstrated to be a handy tool for brands’ digital strategies.
To illustrate, according to Deloitte, 88% di medium-sized businesses are already using or testing Realtà Aumentata for several purposes . It represents the ultimate solution to offer customers an immersive omnichannel di Globe-Trotter.
With AR, customers can instantly interact grazie i prodotti by projecting in tempo reale 3D renderings in their space. In addition, they are able to zoom in and out on complex product details with a 360° visualization, allowing them to see the item from every angle and gain an idea of the most precise size.
SmartPixels can help your brand to stand out by singling out your Augmented Reality experience. By implementing a 3D configuration software, your clients will be able to see immagini 3D, personalize them, e envision them in their space using AR. Following the Augmented Reality solutions we deployed for our clients, they experienced an increase nelle consumer engagement and an increase in sales.
These days, the beauty industry is gaining prominent attention. Its market capitalization is projected to increase. To illustrate, it is predicted to reach a total of $784.6 billion by 2027 . This positive outlook is also given due to the ability di beauty brands to remain relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic when major stores were forced to close.
One way the beauty industry succeeded in maintaining its prominence during the global sanitary crisis was through technological advancements such as Augmented Reality (AR).
Prior to COVID-19, 85% di beauty product purchases occurred in stores. This was due to the necessity of shoppers to try-on beauty products before making a purchase. In particular, the younger generations feel the urge to see and preview their beloved items in order to increase la loro confidence while shopping.
At the end of 2020, when stores were allowed to reopen, cosmetic “testers” were removed due to safety measurements. Within this scenario, Realtà Aumentata became the long-awaited answer for the industry. AR technologies assisted brands in developing seamless virtual activations strategies that resonate with modern-day consumers.
One of the consumer audiences that found this solution highly appealing was universo della generazione Z. In fact, according to a report conducted by Snapchat, 88% of Gen Z shoppers are interested in using AR di shopping . This is particularly relevant as they are in the quest for highly memorabili e coinvolgenti e interattiva relationships with their favorite brands.
Simply displaying traditional e static product photos, has demonstrated to be not enough to meet customers’ increasing expectations. However, thanks to the implementation of 3D renderings, it is now possible to provide a detailed look at items from any perspective.
Photorealistic 3D visuals are especially effective nelle attracting, engaging, e influencing potential customers. Brands unlock their potential by increasingly employing them, for example, by showing them in Realtà Aumentata in the consumer’s environment.
Consequently, to enhance the unique characteristics of your fragrance or lipstick, you can showcase it to your audience as a 3D render, with an Realtà Aumentata solution. With alla tecnologia 3D di SmartPixels, it is possible to recreate il realism del lights, shadows, e clarity of your iconic product.
SmartPixels can support you in the creation of 3D hyperrealistic visuals. These renderings can then be displayed nelle Realtà Aumentata, to highlight even the tiniest of detail, and to provide a clear idea of how the product might look in real-life environment.
According to Snapchat, 93% di users are interested in using AR for shopping, in particular for make-up virtual-try-on. A few explanations can be listed to understand the acclaim di AR virtual-try-on :
• Consumers seek to detect il product that suits them best
• Buyers are willing to have a smooth shopping experience
• Shoppers seek engaging e-commerce e in-store purchase journeys
Among several implementations di Realtà Aumentata for beauty, virtual try-on represents one of the most prominent. Virtual-try-on constitutes useful exploitation di AR experiences in retail.
This property enables buyers to visualizzare how objects can be seen in their homes and on their own bodies before a purchase. Concretely, for the beauty industry, virtual-try-on enables users to see how a mascara, lipstick, or foundation appears on their face come if they had directly applied it by themselves, or by a make-up artist nel store.
Augmented Reality feature in Prada LunaRossa digital activation
Within brands’ communication digital strategies, the role of Realtà Aumentata has the power to act as a liaison between the offline and the online universes.
Several del lusso beauty brands started to implement AR to “bring their product to life”. This solution usually starts with a QR code that customers have to unlock with their phones. Consequently, a 3D rendering del item is transposed into Realtà Aumentata in their own environment.
Beauty brands remarked how the outcomes of these solutions are significant. In fact, the implementation di 3D digital assets così come Realtà Aumentata technology determined a relevant boost nelle sales.
SmartPixels works with its clients to create Augmented Reality solutions di high-end products. End-users can visualizzare il item they want to buy directly in their home or, with virtual try-on, on their favorite outfits thanks to the use of 3D digital twins in the AR experience. They are thus reassured in their purchasing decisions. Furthermore, the asset 3D are displayed in 360° mode, allowing users to visualize them in great detail.
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