Body Scanner Tailor Made for Clothing Retailers

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WaqasAltaf
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Re: For frequent buyers only ?
WaqasAltaf   4/12/2012 4:06:22 PM
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@ Ariella

You have a valid point about sizes. Men really dont have to try out formal shirts atleast. Sometimes, casual needs to be tried out though.

Meanwhile, the outlets should definitely have this device in service as neither it is expensive for them and further, it also helps them to avoid the hassle of taking measurements of the customers which may also have a chance of human error.

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Re: For frequent buyers only ?
Ariella   4/12/2012 3:44:30 PM
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@WaasAltaf

From what I've seen, the device is being pitched to women and not to men. If you think about it, though, men don't really have to try on for size as much as women do as signified by the fact that their dress shirts come packaged . They are intended to know which shirt will fit based on the neck and sleeve length. Men's pants also come with a measurement for  waist and inseam unless they are unhemmed, as suit pants tend to be. On the other hand, women's clothes tend to have only one number to represent the size, and that may be quite a bit off, particularly as one brand may cut more generously than another or deliberately put a smaller size on the label in the practice known as "vanity sizing." A woman may be more apt to buy the dress that allow her to say she is wearing a size 4, for example than the brand that requires her to admit to a 6 or, heaven forbid, an 8. 

While the scanning technology at home would be a huge boon to those who like to avoid shopping in stores, it also can work withing the store setting to allow people to find the right fit faster. Even if they enjoy shopping, they may get frustrated if their selections don't fit them right. A good salesperson can use the technology for better customer service.

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Re: For frequent buyers only ?
WaqasAltaf   4/12/2012 9:52:44 AM
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@ Susan

I cant deny the bright future of body scanner device. Also, I think, this device will relatively attract more females as they are more conscious about perfect fittings and they shop frequently which makes the device worthy to them. Male customers on the other hand, might be reluctant to buy the device and to learn the process from installation of device to sending of measurements to the online retailers. Mainly because most men dont shop as frequently as women and they might not mind going out shopping once in a quarter and buy stuff by visiting malls.

I may be wrong as men are sometimes quite annoyed at the hassle involved in visiting shopping areas and may prefer devices that can do the job easy for them. Also I may be wrong and women might avoid the device as many of them love going out to malls and is an entertaining hangout to them and the body scanner device would make their hangouts less frequent.

We'l have to wait and see.

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Re: For frequent buyers only ?
Ariella   4/12/2012 9:36:14 AM
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@Susan yes, this would be great for the teen market, particularly when used in conjunction with online social shopping like I discussed here. Teens could particularly benefit from this because they may not be able to predict their size among differnt brands until they've actually tried them on. The bodymetrics would direct them to the right size selection. And, of course, they could share their outfits online and ask for feedback from friends. Actually, that's what the people behind the technololgy believe will be the next step for social online -- sharing the information about clothes shopping on a truly personal level with the body scan data. 

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sohaibmasood   

Just like anything else connected to technological advancement some people might need time to adapt. However, if the body scanner works well and it gives the option of a perfect fit without going through all the trouble of trying different clothes and sizes on in a shop surrounded by annoying shop assistants and equally annoying music it's a product that will become as common for people as a laptop or a smartphone or any device you can't live without.

The body scanner could become a necessary device for shopping for clothes in let's say ten years time, maybe less. 

-Susan 

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WA, 

Well, there is a market for everything and certainly there is a market for Bodymetrics. You say:  "people dont like shopping clothes unless they wear it on trial basis,"  however,  online shopping exists because there are people who prefer online shopping for a variety of reasons. If those people can get a perfect or as close to perfect fit as possible using Bodymetrics that is enough for the product to succeed and help retailers in minimizing returns all in the same process. 

I believe Bodymetrics is a good product with a bright future. I would like to try it, though, and I will as soon as find a shop where there is one. 

-Susan  

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Glad you like the link, Ariella.

I think the idea of the transformable dresses is brilliant. I also like the reversible dresses where you can change colour and also adjust size. So even though I believe these dresses probably have just a little percentage of returns Bodymetrics could also help in bringing that little percentage to zero.

-Susan 

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Ariella, 

Teenagers, who like going shopping with their friends, might also want to online shop together on a boring Sunday afternoon. They can share the cost, device and have some fun online shopping or window shopping. You can ask your research sample member at home what she thinks about this. :) 

Also great for parents; they can know exactly where are the girls and what they are doing. After all, they are at home. It's perfect for everybody. 

-Susan 

 

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Re: Shopping as entertainment
Ariella   4/11/2012 9:46:26 PM
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@Mitch children's pants have been available with adjustable waistbands for years. An elastic band that can be buttoned on various holes is threaded through, allowing for a tighter or looser fit. No reason why that can't be adapted for adult sizes. 

Mitch Wagner
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This discussion of "transformable dresses" suggests a potential market for men: Thanksgiving Pants that automatically let themselves out in the waistband after a big meal. So Dad doesn't have to unbutton his pants and half-unzip his fly to aid digestion. Because nobody wants to see that. 

Available in post-Seder and post-Yom Kippur styles for Jewish men, and after-Eid for our Muslim friends. 

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