In keeping with its mission of democratizing purchase of jewellery, CaratLane today unveiled the next step in discovery of jewellery with the launch of the CaratLane App that delivers the world’s first true 3D virtual jewellery try-on experience. TheCaratLane App uses cutting edge facial recognition technology and 3D imaging technologies to provide a life-like immersive try-on experience. The CaratLane App will enable customers to discover thousands of jewellery designs, try on earrings and buy jewellery. This would be shortly followed by try-on features for other products soon.
The key USP of the CaratLane app is the 3D Virtual jewellery Try-on feature where the app takes a video of the user and then using 3D imaging technologies, generates a 3D view of the customer wearing CaratLane earrings. The user can swipe to look at her face from one side to the other to get an idea of how she looks wearing those earrings. Customers can make a purchase through COD, credit card, debit card and net banking. Moreover, they can request for a home trial of a product they like. They can also share a photo of themselves trying on earrings, with their friends on WhatsApp, Facebook etc. CaratLane expects the App to contribute 30 to 40 per cent of its overall business within the next six months.
According to Mithun Sacheti, Co-founder and CEO of CaratLane, “We want to help our customers discover theperfect piece of jewellery that is right for them. With the CaratLane app they will be able to browse through 1000’s of earrings and see exactly how it would look on them, before deciding to buy. They can also share their favourite looks on Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter. We believe that the app by itself will be an addictive expereince for women and that it will transform the way jewellery shopping is done in India.”
CaratLane is today India’s largest online jeweler – with over 100,000 customers and deliveries across 150 cities. CaratLane has rapidly increased its offline presence and now has 10 stores across 7 cities including Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. The company’s Try At Home channel caters to 20 cities across India.