People have been doing some or all of their shopping online for many years now. Shopping online has always been considered easier and more cost effective than heading out to multiple stores and searching until one finds that perfect something. The problem lately with shopping online is that people can only see items that are commonly listed, so there are no pictures that specifically relate to one’s wants or needs.
To help combat this problem, start-ups such as Stylumia intelligence Technology offer visual stimulus to a product. What makes visual start-ups so useful is that they assist businesses in helping their customers find the products they need online. They do this by basing photographs of items taken from the real world itself. It is a new technology designed to take images and derive fashion statements from it.
The start-up then takes this collected data and then makes recommendations to customers who are searching for certain items and it also makes recommendations to retailers, which tell them what things to buy based on all the real data collected.
Both online and offline retailers are genuinely interested and very curious about this new visual search technology. Stylumia currently has several engineers working to collect and implement all of this data and hope to begin their business in April.
Slyce is right at the top of this new way to find items online. Slyce has taken features from several different start-up competitors and implemented them into one single product. Slyce’s new visual search scanners allow their consumers to take any picture out in the real world or scan any bar-code, QR code or coupon and subsequently receive feedback of that product or image online where they then can purchase that item.
Slyce’s scanner can accommodate one, two or three dimensional images. The visual search function from Slyce allows customers to buy items that they see everyday in real life. Customers can also purchase items that they see in catalogs, magazine articles and even things that are plastered on billboards. In addition, Slyce’s technology works online as well, like finding and matching a picture of a product on Pinterest.