In a move aimed at redefining the online shopping experience, Flipkart, one of India's e-commerce giants, has announced the launch of "Virtual Worlds," a metaverse-powered immersive shopping feature. This offering, set to enhance customer engagement and revolutionise online retail, will be accessible through the Flipkart app.
Virtual Worlds are immersive 3D-rendered metaverse environments designed to enable users to interact with various brands and experiment with products, all from the comfort of their digital spaces. Flipkart's foray into the metaverse is a significant step towards merging the digital and physical realms of shopping.
Brands can either create dedicated and fully customised Virtual Worlds tailored to their products and brand identities or simply list their offerings within Flipkart's own Virtual World, known as "Flipverse." This flexibility empowers brands to connect with consumers in unique and engaging ways, offering a more immersive shopping experience.
Flipkart Labs, the innovation arm of the e-commerce giant, has revealed that it has several Virtual Worlds in the pipeline, poised for launch as the festive season approaches. This strategic timing indicates that Flipkart is aiming to cater to the holiday shopping surge, making it more exciting and engaging for customers.
Source: Republic World