In addition to the virtual store
's strong value proposition, Homeplus has also developed a strong image and experience that mutually reinforce this value proposition.
Tesco has some experience in the field of virtual stores
. In the summer of 2011, Tesco Homeplus launched its first virtual store
at a subway stop in Seoul, South Korea.
In scenes reminiscent of sci-fi movie Minority Report, mobile technology is now so advanced that it means a retailer can set up a virtual store
anywhere it likes within the country thanks to geo location know-how and a clever app designed by GoldRun.
Verizon Wireless customers can access Qwikies in the AddictingGames section in the Get It Now(R) virtual store
for $4.99 for two uses, $6.99 for four uses and $8.99 for six uses.
Verizon Wireless customers were able to purchase Loopt beginning in April in the Tools on the Go and Featured Applications shopping aisle in the Get It Now(R) virtual store
. Loopt will be available for $3.99 monthly access.
Merrimack-based Brookstone, the specialty lifestyle retailer, has launched its new 3-D virtual store
through its partnership with Kinset Inc.
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase "God of War: Betrayal" in the Get Fun & Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now virtual store
. "God of War: Betrayal" is available for $3.99 monthly access; daily access for $7.99 is available on an array of many popular Get It Now-capable phones, including: Motorola RAZR V3m, V3c, MOTORAZR maxx Ve, MOTOKRZR K1m, MOTOSLVR L7c, Motorola E815, V260, V265, V266 and V325; LG VX4500, LG VX5200, LG VX5300, LG VX6100, LG VX7000, LG VX8100, LG VX8300, Chocolate by LG, LG VX8600, LG VX8700, LG VX9400, The V by LG and The enV; Samsung SCH-a670, SCH-a850, SCH-a990, SCH- a950, SCH-a930, SCH-a870, SCH-u410, SCH-u540, SCH-u620 and SCH-u740; Verizon Wireless CDM 7075, Verizon Wireless CDM 8960 and G'zOne Type-S; Nokia 6315i and 6215i.
The banking industry is already starting to deploy "virtual tellers" at branch offices (this in addition to completely branch-free, Internet-based "virtual banks")--while the retail industry is apparently gearing up to introduce "virtual store
clerks." This "kiosk-based" form of video communications at bank and retail locations is the prelude to the much larger roll-out of fixed-line and mobile two-way video communications, which will ultimately bring this new form of communication into the privacy of our homes.
For example, at the American Apparel virtual store
you can purchase clothing for either yourself or your avatar.
A virtual store
has been set up to provide staff shop training and the company also has two satellite training centres.
A tour of Metro's virtual store
at the show turned up "smart" shelves that track misplaced products and out-of-stock items.