Alibaba Group’s Tmall Luxury Pavilion platform has hosted an augmented reality fashion show and introduced a Meta Pass, which confers priority digital access to brands’ products.
In recent years, the platform has deployed 3D shopping, augmented reality and virtual reality try-ons for products, digital avatars and digital collectibles.
Also this month in Shanghai, luxury executives attended an awards ceremony and explored an exhibition on extended reality.
“Before metaverse became a buzzword, we had already transformed this buzzword into a commercial reality,” says Janet Wang, Head of Alibaba’s luxury division.
Autonomous stores specialist, Trigo, has designed what is pitched as “a new way to manage in-store inventory”.
EasyStock uses its existing sensing infrastructure to automatically provide real-time on-shelf availability in order to accelerate the shelf replenishment process and reduce out-of-stock rates.
In a LinkedIn post, the company says: “With our shelf and inventory management software, retailers can track, analyse, predict, and manage any shelf or product to provide enterprise wide visibility and improve direct to shelf performance.”
“The EasyStock product is part of a range of additional products that can run on top of our StoreOS platform. It is another advancement to using computer vision and AI technology to enable brick and mortar stores to benefit from the same insights and analytics that digital stores do.”