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Adding E-commerce layer to Matterport Tours?16818

Openhaus
Co-Founder
Heber City Utah
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Hey Everyone! I'm wondering how often do your Matterport customers ask about making their 3d tours shoppable?

a) often

b) not often

c) never
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Buffalo, New York
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I've mentioned it to a few people however I don't think they visualize how it works. I'd like to find a small local biz and create one, then I have something to show the other 25,000,000 businesses whom can benefit from this.

On another note, I've noticed that layers can be added to the Google Street view tours, is that something you are capable of?
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Matterport + e-Commerce will be the perfect combination.

Many businesses are interested, but it’s complicated over here, especially with the privacy regulations in Europe.
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Buffalo, New York
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@MeshImages 360 VR is missing the call to action and conversion that looms large in the future, with the adaptation of shopping carts and direct selling within the models. Matterport may want to get involved before a third party dominates.
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Lisbon, Portugal and London
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MeshImages
Matterport + e-Commerce will be the perfect combination.

Many businesses are interested, but it’s complicated over here, especially with the privacy regulations in Europe.


How come? If we do a tour for a small business and do the e-commerce for them, how will that affect the privacy regulations in Europe?
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Osaka, Japan
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I have found it difficult to sell.

Mind you at first when I was trying to sell virtual tours in general I was told things like "if they see our premises online people will stop coming" etc. dumb stuff like that. It took Covid to show them that this was not the case.

Treedis has a solution and I am making a test store at the moment using it. The client doesn't want it but has allowed me to scan his premises as a favour for some other work I have done for them in the past, so it will just be a test paid for by me.

It will also involve translating the portal so any client in the future can easily change their prices adjust the displayed availability of products etc.
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Good morning, everyone

@GETMYVR I think that the e-commerce solution comes before the actual transactions. It´s the possibility to access the store at any time and get informed before buying. The transactions (point of sale) will probably remain in the online-stores (maybe with buy buttons in the tour) and in the stationary businesses.

@Pedrotex69 It´s complicates, because, everytime you open a Matterport space, some specific data is sent to Matterport in the USA. The EU privacy regulations stipulate that you have to get the user consent BEFORE this data is transfered to the Non-EU-country, which means before you open the space. This makes processes more complicated, especially, if you deal with larger audiences (e.g. online banners) and with corporate lawyers, who like to make things complicated.
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The e-commerce concept via MP or other 360 formats has been tried sometime ago but the issue here is stock changes on a regular bases unless you are selling just a few repetitive items then it's easier just to go to the vender's online shop.

There were several examples of this concept in the past using Metatags which jumped to an URL,this was a very basic concept like most tools for MP. There were far more sophisticated approaches to this concept using 360 applications where the actual item become the actual hotspot with a popup. But again the vender found that the VT which was shot a month ago was now out of date so the concept was scrapped due to on going cost of reshooting the VT and updating the VT with new stock URL.
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@Meshimages is also right as the EU has very strict data protection rules if the data gathered is hosted outside the country which the viewer is viewing the website, it's referred to as GDPR. In the case of MP their data is hosted by AWS and their servers are located most likely in the States so you would need to display a consent form before viewing a vendors website. This is a consent pain in the backside when viewing in Europe. This also applies to the application of cookies which one must either accept or deny.

MP only ask the viewer once when they first view a MP VT and you have no choice to op-out settings. After that you are not asked again when viewing any other MP VT which in itself is questionable.
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Osaka, Japan
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@garysnyder it works with high margin products that only change on a yearly basis. Think like an Apple Shop. The iPhone gets rereleased once a year and there are not so many products in the store. The store also puts a lot of effort into its interior design so the tour has the ability to promote that further.

But for things like clothing the scan would need to be redone 4 times a year and usually the margin on the products is very low so there is only limited potential there I think.
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@GarySnyder I have a perfectly working solution with 3DVista and the Shopify plugin. This plugin links directly to the Shopify service and shows wether items are still available or out of stock. It further keeps track of any changes to the product (price, options, etc.). It has a built-in shopping cart which keeps track of your items, even when you re-visit this tour again later after closing the browser.

Unfortunately this shopify plugin is currently taken from the market, but if you are interested in it, I can connect you with the programmer. It should be possible to connect also other shop-systems like shopware, woocommerce, etc.

Treedis has also a working solution (with shop connection), but unfortunately whith a very high price tag. I am currently also experimenting with the HTMLS/JS editor in MPSkin (Pro version), where I can script-in the buy button function.
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@MeshImages interested in the shoplift plugin for vista. No immediate demand but I would like to keep such a connection for future possibility.
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Osaka, Japan
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Wow bad preemptive text! “Interested in Shopify plugin”. Though if someone makes a plugin for shoplifting from a virtual store that would be impressive.
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Openhaus
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Heber City Utah
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@getmyvr - If you are looking for existing demos to share with potential customers, I'll share some links that you can use here below.

https://openhaus.app/view/mwxdICo1Pmr/


https://openhaus.app/view/GcwlJX1yhFi/


@meshimages - I’d love to connect with you about privacy regulations in Europe. I may have some solutions to consider. Feel free to shoot me an email at tosch@openhaus.app

@meidansha - The Openhaus product might be interesting for you to consider. Our Shopify integration is active and ready to go. And as far as your demo store goes, the Openhaus product can help you create the experience quickly without paying a monthly subscription. Openhaus makes money by sharing in customer revenue.

@garysnyder - If you are dealing with stores that need their product data to change dynamically without any manual input, I can help. Openhaus has several integration options that solve this problem. I also some ideas around how you can get around re-shooting a space every time inventory changes inside.
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@Meshimages as a fellow long time user of 3DVista it's great to let users of elementary VT services like MP know there are real professional VT solutions out there. In my mind if you want to be a serous VT producer and considered professional content provider there is no better solution to consider then Vista with its unlimited capabilities for producing a professional VT productions.
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