Effect of Visual Commerce
Updated: Aug 5
When you shop online, your visual sense is the only one being stimulated (excluding videos). It gets really important to make a lasting impression on the customer when all the other senses have taken a step back. Unlike a retail store you don't get the opportunity to see, touch, feel or smell the product, which is required to make the right decision.
Using creative visuals to promote your product/service is important when no other senses of the customers are being stimulated. The visual sense is also the most retained sense as compared to any other sense. You can use images or even videos to promote your product/service more appealing to the customers. A video has a slight advantage over images as it also stimulates the auditory sense of the customer.
Visual commerce is the concept of enriching customer experience with powerful, inspirational and enticing visual content that prompts shoppers to engage, convert and form a preference for a brand or online retailer. Benefits of visual commerce include:
Visual content works better for retention. People remember 80% of things they see or do as compared to things they hear or read.
Attention-grabbing images garner more views than basic visuals.
High-quality visual content is more important than product description or customer ratings.
Videos are more likely to increase purchase than pictures.
84% of millennial shoppers say that UGC influences their purchases.