Shopping and screens went hand in hand during the pandemic. As the world was reduced to the size of our phone and computer screens, even those who had their reservations about online shopping pre-pandemic, were forced to shop online.
However, now it seems that after becoming accustomed to the convenience online shopping offers, many shoppers would prefer to shop from the comfort of their own home. So how does that explain why malls and stores are still in business?
Well at the end of the day when there is the option available, people still feel more confident purchasing a product if they can personally check the quality of the items they are buying. Quality or rather the lack of it is still an area of doubt for many in the online shopping arena.
But what if there was a platform that offered shoppers the convenience of online shopping with the ability to also vet items thoroughly to see if they match your standards and style? What if you could even “try” on clothes at home? Or be shown a variety of options that would suit you by a helpful sales assistant all while sitting in your favourite armchair at home?
If that sounds magical, well that’s the metaverse for you. The metaverse will change our lives in many ways over the next five to ten years and one of the ways will be how we shop. Technology giants like Facebook -now Meta, Microsoft, Epic Games, Roblox are all creating a virtual world that will change the way business is done with the help of AI, AR, VR. This 3D and 4D world, the Metaverse will change the way we all shop and if you’re wondering what all these technical terms mean for your inner shopaholic, read on…