Robert Fallon writes: “Smart glasses, including AR and virtual reality, no doubt will change the way people shop. The findings in a survey with more than 1,400 consumers by Walker Sands 2015 Future of Retail Study’s shows:
- 35% would do more online shopping if they were able to try on a products virtually using a device like Oculus Rift (bought by Facebook for $2 Billion in 2014).
- 49% of survey participants are interested in trying Oculus Rift once it comes out this summer.
- 32% would be interested in purchasing such a product.
- 66% would be interested in virtual shopping.
- 63% expect such capabilities to change the way they shop.
- 22% indicated they would be less likely to visit a physical store with the introduction of such technology”