When COVID lockdowns turned from weeks to months and shopping shifted dramatically online, the retailers who thrived were those who were able bridge the gap between the physical and digital side of selling. For many industries, that trend has continued well out of lockdown and made clear that product visualization technologies like augmented reality and 3D modeling are here to stay. And those businesses who have embraced them will continue to have an advantage.
So what about small-to-mid-sized businesses excluded from the high cost of new eCommerce technologies?
Thanks to levAR, those businesses have a new way to compete.
LevAR is the leading provider of multi-channel AR product experiences for small to midsize brands, providing an ease-of-use that solves three key challenges facing online retailers: time, resources, and cost.
Led by co-founder and CEO Tre Lucas, LevAR integrates seamlessly with major ecommerce providers like Shopify and BigCommerce, creating a truly accessible AR platform regardless of a business owner’s technical background. As a result, SMBs can quickly and affordably generate an interactive “View in Room” experience for their customers, delivering unmatched access to 3D and AR technology without massive startup costs.
“We can get you up and running as quickly as two weeks and starting at $500, in some cases,” Lucas says.
For Lucas and the LevAR team, it was essential that they design an app that generates the greatest benefit for SMBs without disrupting their normal business.
“We set out to build an integration into Shopify and other major ecommerce platforms that makes getting started as simple as signing up for the LevAR app, logging into your dashboard, and selecting the products that you want to create 3D models for,” Lucas says. “We take into account the challenges that small to medium sized businesses face on a day-to-day basis and give them the tools to succeed.”
Although many existing AR and 3D companies specialize in producing 3D product models, LevAR provides the entire solution from start to finish, including how to leverage those models across marketing channels. This includes high-fidelity product models (or remastery), integration into the company’s ecommerce store, and multi-channel distribution. Once a business signs up for the LevAR app, they can immediately see all their SKUs (eliminating tedious manual uploads) and can request 3D models for their products. They work with levAR’s onboarding team to select the implementation style that best fits their store and brand and share their models in 3D and AR across all their marketing channels, including PDP, email, and SMS.
It is a straightforward process that requires no background knowledge or training in 3D or AR, an important distinction that allows anyone within the company – from owners to marketing teams to operations managers – to run the app quickly and effectively.
There is an unfortunate misconception among SMBs that AR and 3D technology is expensive, time-consuming, and incredibly difficult to implement and manage. With LevAR, it has never been easier for brands to connect their Shopify or ecommerce store with the platform.
“We recently set a new record, taking a client from the initial sales call to having their products live on their site within 48 hours,” Lucas says. “LevAR is designed to make life easier.”
Until recently, incorporating AR technology into an ecommerce platform has required months of development, thousands (or even hundreds of thousands) or dollars in costs, and a dedicated IT department to manage the programming. For these reasons, AR and 3D have been largely out of reach for smaller online retailers.
LevAR has changed the game for SMBs, providing them with a cost-effective and immensely user-friendly platform. And in doing so, they have provided these companies with the tools they need to compete and win in the new digital marketplace.
To learn more about LevAR’s groundbreaking technology, visit www.levar.io.