Deep within Amazon country, a Seattle startup is poised to change online shoppingSEATTLE, March 26, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Arc'teryx, one of the world's most revered outdoor clothing and equipment brands, has launched its new line of hiking footwear today using Prizmiq's 3D platform. With Prizmiq, Arc'teryx will allow online customers to engage with the Acrux² FL GTX Approach Shoe the same way they would in the Arc'teryx store. Some of the Acrux² FL GTX's features that can now be viewed online are its unique removable liner, Vibram sole and other attributes that have positively influenced discerning buyers for years. Prizmiq is the perfect tool for casual shoppers and technical gear heads alike because Prizmiq's 3D technology effectively provides all the benefits of meticulously examining a new product without having to set foot in a retail store.
"Prizmiq is the most advanced tool for shopping on the web," said Prizmiq CEO Darrick Morrison. "Prizmiq gives the user a far more immersive and intuitive way to engage with online merchandise compared to 360 (degree) spin photography or even product videos. We've built a better mousetrap and it perfectly suits the needs of the modern consumer."
One of the best parts about this tech is it doesn't require any plug-ins or downloads. The 3D shoe loads instantly, then you're able to interact with it as you please. This breakthrough in online product presentation is all made possible by WebGL, a 3D renderer that is enabled by default on every modern browser and device. Morrison states one of the major reasons consumers haven't seen retailers use 3D in the past is because the quality has not been good enough, load times weren't fast enough and WebGL wasn't enabled on all browsers and devices.
Before Prizmiq, this kind of 3D product imaging was typically done by big digital marketing agencies and cost anywhere from $10,000-100,000. The high cost made the technology relevant for only a select few luxury products like showcasing automotive interiors. Prizmiq costs a fraction of that, and offers certain add-ons like custom color authoring, a comprehensive analytics package and Points of Interest to tour different product features.
"When we started Prizmiq, our main goal was simply providing a high quality, in-store experience from the comfort of a consumer's home," Morrison said. "We weren't going to settle with a pricey technology, so we pressed until we could offer affordable 3D technology for big and small brands alike. We can't make the product better, but we can certainly enhance the buying experience."
Prizmiq is offering its game changing service and platform for brands today, but have their eyes on the horizon. With Microsoft, HTC and Facebook's virtual and augmented reality platforms coming out within the year, Prizmiq plans on integrating with these to take online shopping to the next level. Prizmiq has already created a demo for the Oculus rift which Prizmiq's director of marketing, Will Brown, likens to "online shopping meets 'Minority Report'."
Prizmiq is here to transform the way we all shop online. To better understand Prizmiq's technology, one needs to experience it. Click here to see the 3D tech in action or follow this link: http://prizmiq.com/.
Prizmiq is a Seattle-based startup that is changing online shopping. Prizmiq captures and creates interactive 3D product experiences for e-commerce, engaging shoppers and driving product interaction. Online shoppers can now flip, turn, rotate, zoom and investigate any angle of a product like they would in a brick-and-mortar store. This cutting edge technology integrates with all modern browsers and mobile devices.
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Will Brown, Director of Marketing
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