Cylindo Introduces a New Standard for the Online Furniture Retailing Industry.
The furniture retail has been said to be worth a global $300+ billion industry, but only a total of 3% of sales tend to take place. To improve upon this, visualization specialist Cylindo.com is release a solution that set off to eliminate the dismal online conversion rate typical for online furniture retail.
The solution is being named the 360 HD Furniture Viewer, fashioned to deliver a rich consumer experience on retailers’ product pages. It includes all the features and functionality required to sell furniture effectively online. Products are displayed in sharp HD quality, with full 360 degree spin and powerful zoom. Showing different customization options, such as variations in colors or fabrics, is also possible with the 360 HD Furniture Viewer.
“Having worked extensively with the furniture industry for a number of years, it became clear to us that a major cause of the industry’s relatively poor online performance was the visual representation of furniture online,” says CEO Janus Jagd. “For most people buying furniture is an investment, and so it requires a great deal of confidence in what they see, in order to transact online. 2D images and tiny thumbnail color swatches are often not enough to instill that confidence.”
Through intensive research, the product team at Cylindo identified the exact pain points that made good visualization a hassle for furniture retailers, and it quickly became clear the solution had to deliver stunning product presentations as well as being easy to manage and update.
The industry is hyping up as – recently Steelcase (Fortune 500), chose to drift away from Adobe Scene7 to Cylindo’s 360 HD Furniture Viewer because of its feature rich capabilities. With thousands of products online, many of them highly configurable, Steelcase was facing a serious challenge in how to display all options.
Photographing every combination would have been a mammoth task, and virtually impossible to keep updated. The answer was not to photograph at all, but use the 360 HD Furniture Viewer instead where customization options are easily applied using rendering technology.
Brazil’s coolest online furniture retailer, Oppa, has also chosen to go with the 360 HD Furniture Viewer. “Cylindo will help our users to ﬁll the gap between the real and the virtual world, allowing them to see the product they dream about from diﬀerent angles and in HD, easing the decision and lowering the desire to see the product in person!” states Adriano Meirinho, Chief Technology Oﬃcer at Oppa.