How large is 11in x 6in x 13in?
Size has always been a challenge to convey on product pages. Photos can offer customers a sense of scale. A list of dimensions lets them measure it themselves. But it’s not easy for online shoppers to picture a product in their own space or get quick answers to questions like, "will this fit in my car trunk?" or "is it too big for my bookshelf?", short of pulling out their measuring tape.
Size.link is a free tool built by Shopify that lets anyone view the size of a product in the space around them using their smartphone camera. With it, you can create size links for your products, which customers can click to visualize dimensions directly through their mobile browsers using augmented reality (AR).
With a size link, seeing what 11in x 6in x 13in looks like is as simple as clicking a link, pointing your smartphone camera at any surface, and viewing it in your space.
How to create and use size links
Anyone can create their own size links in seconds to immediately visualize the size of a product or share a link with pre-filled dimensions for others to use.
Here’s how it works:
- Visit size.link.
- Enter the length, width, and height of the product.
- Click the “Create 3D box" button to generate a size link, which will open an augmented reality viewer with your pre-filled dimensions when clicked.
- Copy the size link and paste it on any webpage or share it directly with your customers.
Size links can be used on your product pages with a simple "view it in your space" call to action. You can also use them in customer support conversations over live chat and email, include them in your curbside pickup instructions, or in any context where it would be helpful to quickly visualize a set of dimensions.
Making the benefits of AR more available to everyone
The easier it is for online shoppers to see your product in their context, the easier it is for them to purchase it with confidence.
Augmented reality will play a significant role in the future of commerce, changing the way people “try” products online. We created Size.link to give all merchants a way to take advantage of this technology for free.
Size.link is just the latest in our effort to bring the benefits of AR to more independent businesses.
We’ve also created a 3D modeling marketplace where you can hire an expert to turn photos of your products into high-quality 3D models, along with built-in support to directly upload them to your product pages in Shopify. With custom 3D models, customers can not only view the size of a product but examine every detail from any angle in their own space.
If you’re interested in the potential of AR for your business, you can learn more about how brands like Rebecca Minkoff and Bumbleride are improving conversion rates by up to 250% with 3D models.