Are Shoppers Ready for AR and VR? And What Are They, Anyway?

Approximately a quarter of shoppers have used VR or AR at least once. What are these technologies and how will they affect the retail industry?

Virtual reality is an artificial experience generated by a computer and typically facilitated by a headset. Augmented reality uses computers to add audiovisual stimulus to real world situations.

Online shopping and virtual reality

One of the biggest obstacles in online shopping is not being able to see and handle a product before buying it. Virtual reality allows buyers to handle products virtually before buying.

With this revolution, the importance of finding the right POS mobile system becomes increasingly important and stored information replaces contactless payments. In-store sales are likely to decline as point of sale for retail moves online.

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