Slyce is a clever, new way for consumers to gain access to e-commerce inventories of major retailers all from their mobile devices. We have been talking about this for a while now, and several attempts have been made to master visual search technology. Slyce has succeeded in connecting consumers with major retailers and businesses like JC Penny, Home Depot and Neiman Marcus. Now, consumers are able to take part in the new and exciting world of visual search technology. This will benefit retailers in a huge way because they will have immediate access to retailers’ inventories with the click of a button on their mobile device. Retailers will have options for displaying coupons and starting conversations with consumers like never before.
How Does This Visual Search Technology Work?
If you are new to the technology used in visual search, have no fear. Most of us have never used it before, but we’ve been discussing the day when we would be able to take pictures of something in a store and purchase it. Slyce has the market cornered on this technology. They have a relationship with big brands and major retail locations. People who download the app for Slyce onto their iPhone, Android or other similar mobile device will have the ability to shop from virtually anywhere they go. The technology uses the users’ camera to take a picture of the object the user wishes to purchase. The object can be in 3D or 2D, which is to say that people can take a picture of virtually anything and find a similar listing on Slyce.
That means that you can be sitting at a coffee shop when a cyclist parks their bike. The cyclist has a headlamp on their bike that you really like. All you need to do is take a picture on Slyce to find a similar headlamp on their database. Alternatively, you could take a picture of the headlamp when you see it on a cyclist in a magazine. This technology is super helpful. This information was originally posted on Yahoo Finance. It can be found here.