Wayfair And Ebay Each Introduce AR Technology For Android Users

The importance of augmented reality (AR) in e-Commerce retailing is growing, especially when large, hard-to-ship items are concerned. Both Wayfair and eBay have added the technology to their Android mobile apps. Wayfair lets shoppers see furniture in their homes before making a purchase through the View in Room 3D option, while eBay sellers can place items in virtual boxes to better calculate shipping costs.

Customers can tap a button on the Wayfair mobile shopping app to add moveable virtual items to determine how they would fit and look in a given room. Selected furniture and décor appears at scale and automatically anchors to the ground for…