Virtual Reality is the next internet. It’s going to be adopted by the mainstream as time goes on, which means your business should be getting ready for VR as soon as possible. It has been shown that companies and businesses that embrace new technology are able to use it to their advantage – driving sales, and getting more customers. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to drive your business to the next technological level.
Here are 5 ways Virtual Reality can Grow your Business:
1. Product/Design Development
If you have a product focused business and you are in the middle of designing or prototyping a product then VR can save you time and money. We wrote a different article that talked about this in our Engineering uses for VR. Some major points that were covered in this that could be useful for this topic are
- 3D CAD Environment: shape interactions – pull, twist, spin, etc.
- Live Cooperation: Multiple engineers can work at the same time.
- Test prototypes in VR space without manufacturing expensive prototypes.
2. VR Marketing – Experiences
Almost anything you can imagine someone experiencing in real life can be done in Virtual Reality. The capability of this should open many doors for your business. If you own a travel agency you could create a VR experience for a tropical resort you are offering to customers. A car company could create an experience where the user could “test drive” a car in VR space. The possibilities of this are quite endless on what your company can do with a VR Headset.
3. Virtual Reality Tours
VR tours with VR Headsets is going to be the next version of Google Maps. It is almost certain that without a doubt in a few years part of your business search online will include a VR tour. There are many companies that started doing this (you should probably contact one of them soon). This has other applications other than just storefronts. For example, a real estate agent showing houses to potential buyers that don’t want to physically walk into every house they are interested in. Using Virtual Reality can give customers an idea of what the home looks like, without needing the buyer to physically be there.
VU Dream is partnered with a VR solution company called MYPAD3D that helps you tour, explore and interact with different environments. If you are interested in more information or contacting them please check out the website.
4. Employee Training
VR is already being used in schools and medical schools across the world. That being said, why couldn’t you utilize VR to save you time, money and provide a better learning experience for your employees? Abi Mandelbaum, CEO and co-founder of YouVisit, said “Using VR for employee training can provide hands-on experience or education for employees through simulations. Ultimately, these VR experiences can help prepare employees for hazardous situations or to instruct them on how to use intricate and expensive machinery, without the risk of damage.”
5. Social VR Shopping
Social VR shopping is in an experimental phase but there are already companies like eBay that are offering a new experience for consumers. Summarily, it allows the user to enter a Virtual Space such as a Department store or a Mall and walk around entering stores and buying products. This helps consumers and retailers. Another emerging sector of this is Social Shopping. This works by a system scanning your body and then you can try on clothes and see how you look in them and if they fit you or not.
Mandelbaum, CEO of YouVisit, said “Virtual reality can allow current and potential customers to explore a product before they commit to making a purchase. Furthermore, VR completely immerses customers, helping place a product directly into their (virtual) hands or empowering viewers to see a product in action.”
To conclude we’d like to quote this VR journalist from Maryland Heights.
“Virtual reality might come across as an innovative idea that lacks practical business purpose as of yet. But this case is long gone, because more and more businesses are introducing new as well as different ways so they can incorporate virtual reality into their businesses in those ways that could be beneficial to their clients, customers or employees.” – Cyra Mathew