10 Stats for Augmented Reality Shopping

Katherine McInnes
Augmented Reality
Aug 29, 2022

Augmented reality is no longer a party trick or the novelty toy in a marketer’s toolkit. Consumers are demanding more valuable shopping experiences that lead them to educated and confident purchases, and brands across categories are heeding the call. AR has proven to deliver against some of the most important KPIs in retail and ecommerce, and with results like these, there is no doubt that  waiting to jump on this tech would be a mistake.

Still wondering if AR is effective for marketing? Check out the stats below.


10 Stats for AR in Commerce


1. Shopify reports 94% higher conversions for product pages enabled with AR

With nearly 2 million merchants, Shopify is the most popular ecommerce platform on the market, and a strong proponent of AR for ecommerce.

2. 71% of consumers say they would shop more if they could experience products in AR

Seeing a product in AR provides a more confident buying experience, and encourages consumers to shop at their convenience.


3. 66% of buyers would be more interested in a particular website if they could shop in 3D/AR

Most consumers view shopping as an experience instead of a simple transaction, and they are choosing the providers who deliver the best experience.


4. Shoppers are willing to pay 20% more for products they can experience in AR

Not only does AR drive a higher conversion rate, but retailers have seen 2X the average order value for AR enabled product pages.

5. 63% of buyers say AR improves their shopping experience

And 80% of consumers say that the buying experience is as important as the product itself when it comes to purchasing.


6. 77% of consumers say they prefer to use augmented reality to view product variations such as color and style differences

Humans process visual information 60,000x faster than audio or text, and create more connections through visual cues. Seeing the product as it will appear in real life is key to a successful ecommerce experience.



7. 70% of consumers are expected to be more loyal to brands incorporating augmented reality into their shopping experience

Research from Adobe shows that brands who focus on the buying experience drive 1.7x stronger customer retention rates

8. 51% of consumers believe retailers are failing to take full advantage of augmented reality

Most marketing leaders recognize the value of AR, but have failed to leverage it so far.  Those who are able to capitalize on will become the market leaders

9. 78% of users who have experienced augmented reality actively prefer it to video content

Content is king, but the hierarchy within content is quickly shifting to 3D and augmented reality over video.


10. $57.8 billion in 2025 retail sales are expected to be influenced by AR product visualization

Ecommerce is poised to account for nearly 25% of retail sales in the coming years, and buyers will be looking for brands who offer the best tools available to the market.



Are you ready to see how augmented reality is being applied to retail and ecommerce. Schedule a demo with one of our 3D experts today and join the brands using AR for better commerce.

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