Be Visual, sell more - How Visual Commerce will boost your sales conversion rates to new heights

Is a simple product image already considered "Visual commerce"? No, the times where this was the case are a thing of the past. The market is only evolving further and in order to stand out, businesses need to get creative with their marketing & sales strategy. By displaying products as captivating 3D models or showing them in real-life Augmented Reality settings, Visual Commerce is one of the best ways to capture your customers attention and as a result increase their sales.

Stefan Hackl, 21.04.2023


What is Visual Commerce

Visual Commerce describes targeted measurements to increase a companies eCommerce success by offering visually appealing product displays like 3D views or Augmented Reality. The goal of Visual Commerce is to deliver shopping experiences that come close or even surpass the ones in classic brick-and-mortar stores, but in the comfort of a customer's home.

Different Stages of Visual Commerce

Visual commerce can be broken down into several stages and degrees, each of which offers a different level of engagement for customers.

Simple Product Images

The most basic form of visual commerce is the use of product images. These images are used to showcase products on eCommerce websites and while they certainly fulfill their purpose, customers are looking for more immersive shopping experiences.

3D Viewer

The next stage in visual commerce is the use of 3D viewers. They allow customers to interact with products in a three-dimensional space, giving them a better understanding of the product's size, shape, and features. Users are more inclined to interact with your product which as a result, increases customer satisfaction.

Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) takes visual commerce even further. AR technology allows customers to see products in their real-world environment, giving them a better idea of how the product will look in their own home or workspace. AR is as close as it gets to a real-life shopping experience.


Product Configuration

We argue that product configuration even surpasses real-life shopping experiences, since it allows customers to customize products to meet their specific needs. This level of visual commerce is particularly popular in the furniture and fashion industry, where customers can customize furnishings and clothing to fit their home and personal style.

Room Designer

The last stage of visual commerce is room planning. Room planning tools allow customers to design entire rooms, placing furniture and decor in a virtual space to get a better idea of how the finished room will look.

The Benefits of Visual Commerce

Increased eCommerce Sales

Visual commerce has been shown to increase sales by giving customers a better understanding of products.

Immersive Shopping Experiences

By allowing customers to interact with products in a three-dimensional space, businesses can create a more engaging and memorable shopping experience.

Informed Buying Decision

Visual commerce greatly facilitates the buying decision.

How Visual Commerce looks like in practice

Visual commerce is used by a variety of businesses in different industries. For example, furniture retailers often use 3D viewers and room planning tools to help customers design and visualize their ideal living spaces. Fashion retailers, on the other hand, use product configuration tools to allow customers to customize clothing to fit their body type and personal style.

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Video: Roomle Rubens 3D Product Configurator