While online shopping has by no means made high-street stores somewhat redundant, we have seen a trend in would-be customers looking up a shop online before they visit. This is so they can make sure the store itself is worth travelling to, over ordering the item online. Virtual tours are a great way to drive traffic to your shop, whether it’s pride of place in a huge shopping centre, or tucked away off of a quiet high-street.
What is a virtual tour?
Here at Virtualoom, we make revolutionary digital models of inside spaces, in 3D. This allows anyone with an internet connection to “walk” through a store without having to leave their home. Our service provides a web-experience unlike anything you’ve seen before, and has been proven to increase interest and footfall. There’s no better way to display, promote and share your shop with digital audiences than with a virtual tour.
What will it do for me?
Virtual tours will engage prospective shoppers, encouraging them to take a look around your space and getting them excited to visit in real life. You’ll see an increase in visitors from further afield, and should expect more online buzz. The bottom line is that a virtual tour will bring you more customers, and your wonderful staff will be able to make more sales.
How does it work?
So, we’ve told you how you’ll benefit from having a virtual tour, but how will we actually achieve this? We’re glad you asked…
Display your store
A virtual tour will let you show off your store to people all around the world. This will encourage would-be customers who live just beyond a convenient distance to make the journey to see your store for themselves. Tours often lead also to a boost in online sales, particularly for independent businesses.
Google Maps integration
Tourists and visitors will likely be using online maps to explore your area. That’s why we make sure our virtual tours integrate with Google Maps, so they can take a look around your store and visit to make purchases. In this way, online tours will drive people to your store that would not have found you otherwise.
Hype new openings
Whether your store is part of a chain or you’ve closed for refurbishment, you can use a virtual tour to create online interest ahead of (re-)opening. Share a virtual tour of the new (or newly decorated) space before it opens, allowing customers to have a look around online before they’re able to see it in real life.
Quite apart from generating buzz around new openings, virtual tours are a fun and engaging way to keep customers interested in your business. The more engaged they are, the more likely they are to keep coming back.
How do I get a virtual tour of my store?
All you need to do is send us a message here – it’s really that simple! Our expert team here at Virtualoom will reply with a quote, and take care of the rest for you.