As part of its ongoing efforts to provide an enhanced labeling experience for its customers, Lightning Labels has launched a proprietary technology for augmented reality labels, which is affordable and suitable for companies of any size in various industries.
When shoppers point their smartphone cameras at AR labels, they can use their mobile device to experience added digital content. This often takes the form of motion graphics, making it look like the imagery from the label is moving, projecting into three-dimensional space or coming alive. The mainstream acceptance of AR technology has built in recent years, with the initial launch of the game Pokemon Go drawing an especially interested reaction in 2016.
Investing in AR labels is an exciting prospect for businesses across the spectrum of retail brands. In verticals that have already seen labeling innovation, such as craft beer brewing and boutique winemaking, AR features can help certain products stand out on crowded store shelves. More so than a standard graphic design element, an AR component can give a product a conceptual hook and make potential buyers spend more time interacting with the item.
There are other value-adding benefits of AR integration in addition to shelf appeal. For example, the fact that customers can use their phone’s camera to interact with the AR labels means there is now a digital data trail to show brands how people are interacting with their products. This information can be the fuel for future advertising and marketing efforts.