5 3D Visual Configuration Stats You Should Know

“Phygital” is on the rise, with major brands, publications, and industry commentators increasingly focused on how immersive technologies such as 3D, AR, and VR will be integrated into commerce. It may be tempting to see the buzz as hype that will fade within months, as has been seen with many emerging technologies, and has even been the case for augmented reality in the past. However, there is evidence to say it is 3D and augmented reality’s time to shine, with consumers demanding improved experiences and brands seeing significant returns on investment.


Visual configuration is among the hot topic tools in today’s commerce landscape; it may also be known as 3D product configuration or grouped with product visualization and augmented reality for ecommerce. All of these tools fall under the umbrella of visual commerce, which encompasses tools enabling the use of high fidelity imagery to encourage or facilitate a purchase.

3D Configuration is an immersive experience that  allows shoppers to select specific colors, textures, features, and add ons and view them on their desired product. Like product visualizers, 3D product configurators allow users to experience products in an interactive 360° environment.


How are brands using 3D Product Configurators?

3D product configuration empowers buyers to interact with and evaluate products in ways ecommerce often doesn’t deliver on. High fidelity digital twins bring products to life online, delivering a personalized shopping experience to the buyer and increasing consumer confidence in making a purchase.



3D Product Configurators for eCommerce: 5 Stats to Know


77% of buyers prefer to view product variations in 3D/AR

High fidelity 3D models bring products to life online, while AR allows buyers to view products in their own space to gauge scale and appearance. 3D experiences increase consumer confidence in purchase by enhancing the capabilities in evaluating a product.


4x time spent with products enabled with 3D

Research into the endowment effect has proven the more time a consumer spends with a product, the more likely they are to develop a sense of ownership over it, thus driving a higher likelihood of purchase.


94% higher conversions on products enabled with 3D/AR

Consumers want better ecommerce experiences, brands want stronger business results. 3D configuration delivers against both, driving consumers and more successful businesses.


Shoppers are willing to pay 20% more for products they can experience in 3D

Not only does 3D configuration drive more conversions, product pages enabled see 2X the average order value compared to traditional product imagery.


40% reduction in ecommerce returns

eCommerce has an average return rate of 25-30%, three times higher than brick and mortar retail. Those returns equate to $166 million in costs for every $1 billion sold by brands. Reducing the volume of returned merchandise relieves brands of significant draws on financial, time, and labor resources.


Visual commerce is changing the way commerce is viewed from brands and consumers alike. Ready to be part of the evolution?