Four Industries That Will Thrive With Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality has long been technology that is said to be a game changer, but it’s only been the last few years where businesses and industries have started to adopt it and really take it to the next level.

Many different industries are really thriving because of VR, and many more will do so over the coming years.

But what are those industries?

Below you’ll find the top industries that are adopting VR and are completely transforming how they operate with the arrival of VR

Retail

Retail had started to use virtual reality but more and more businesses are starting to adopt it following the coronavirus pandemic as consumer spending changes considerably.

Online shopping has risen significantly as high streets struggle, especially today as more people work from home and confidence to go out and use the high street hits an all-time low.

A recent study found that 70% of customers would now be interested in virtual shopping, with VR ideal for a number of retailers.

IKEA have been one brand who have successfully launch this type of technology with IKEA Place.

The app allows consumers to place IKEA furniture in their homes and measure up as well as see how a particular item fits in with their decor.

Away from home improvements, virtual reality in the likes of high-street shopping has become more important than ever.

With the current pandemic, people are shunning the high-street for shopping online and with that comes the need to get closer to the products they wish to buy.

VR can play a huge part in that and virtual fitting rooms are expected to become the norm in the next few years.

This concept has been trialled a number of times now, with users beginning by browsing a store virtually in 3D, making selections as they do so.

Automotive Industry

While still strictly retail, buying a car can be made significantly easier with virtual reality. The birth of VR in the industry came with Lexus and the number of manufacturers using VR has increased in the last few years.

What it allows users to do is test drive a car without even leaving the showroom. What’s more, with the current climate, it will also allow you to view and enjoy a potential new car from the comfort of your own home.

This is ideal for the consumer who wishes to shop around first and potential buyers can enjoy a taste of various cars without the need to travel between showrooms.

It appears that VR among the automotive industry will become common practice over the next 12 months and it could well become a real leader in how it is used.

Property

Property is currently in a very similar position to the automotive industry. Consumer confidence in viewing and trialling is at an all-time low and there’s a need for people to get an online experience.

Virtual viewings have been taking place over the last six months but virtual reality viewings also look not too far away.

Adopting this technology is a must for the industry, and was even before the pandemic.

While the pandemic has meant people are now unable to view homes in the same manner as they were due to social distancing, before it people were more inclined to move to the other side of the world than ever before.

So, whichever the position the market be in, it needs to improve its online and virtual offering. VR is the perfect solution and with more headsets being sold than ever before, it seems only natural the next few years will bring that.

Gambling

Gaming has always been an early adopter of new technology and online casino and bingo are perhaps the best suited to the arrival of VR.

Online bingo especially is perfect for this due to the large community in which the game bases itself upon.

Bingo has long been a game built around people interacting and being together, from playing bingo for mobile, to the bingo halls that are popular across the country.

Virtual reality plays into this further, as people can interact with other players as well as feeling like they are in a bingo hall themselves.


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