Below are cool technology advancements to look for in the shopping future:
1 Mirror, mirror on the wall
Many virtual dressing rooms have “smart” mirrors and 3-D body scanners. They scan your body and voil — you can start trying clothes on without taking any off. Some high-end stores already use this technology, so hurry up the rest of you!
2 Checking out
Oh dear. Is that an employee or a robot? Robots are neat, although job eliminators. You know those self-checkout lines at Safeway? Some retail stores have begun this convenience. Other cool technology allows a smartphone to pay for the purchase.
3 Custom made
Some stores, like Nike, allow you to custom design your purchase. Many stores are moving forward with this trend. Imagine putting that perfect dress that lived in your head for a decade, on your body.
4 QR codes
In Japan (of course), certain buildings have QR codes (quick response) outside that smartphones can read to show the inside happenings of the building.
5 Change your mind
Finding the right size jeans is the biggest pain in the ass. Some fitting rooms have interactive technology where the customer can use a touch-screen in the room to check the store for available sizes and styles. All you do is type in what you need and the salesperson will go fetch.