Are you a small or medium-scale ecommerce seller having difficulties figuring out the right box size for the shipment of your order? eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) is planning on using augmented reality (AR) technology to enable shippers easily determine the most economical flat-rate box from the U.S. Postal Service.
In a blog post, the company announced that the solution will be built on Google’s Android ARCore platform, environmental understanding and will use motion tracking to allow shoppers order for an item placed in virtual boxes sized differently. The shoppers select a box, they place virtual box on their item are hoover around to have a look at a complete view of the item the way it would be placed inside the box. The shoppers can then select the right USPS box or pack the product for themselves.
The ecommerce giant is planning to use the same sizing assistance for other mail and carrier system in other countries.
According to a blog by eBay, the new initiative will assist in accurate sizing for all sold products. It will help in saving time which would be wasted in trying out on different boxes at the local post office. The program will also offer the capacity for real-time calculation of time.
In a blog post, eBay Head of Mobile James Meeks says by integrating the premiere AR technology built at eBay and Google’s ARCore platform, the company will continue to make the whole selling process effortless and smooth. He added that this program is just one among the many new technologies that the company is working on. The main idea is to entice shoppers with a seamless and hustle-free shopping experience. Meeks says that this program demonstrates the company commitment to continual innovation on behalf of the shoppers so as to help them save on time and remove any barriers that may hinder their shopping experience.
This feature will be available on the company’s Android app and has a very simple premise. Users who wish to ship their products will only have to scan the products and then the app will superimpose several boxes from which you can choose the appropriate one.