In a year that has forced all businesses to rethink the way they work, Virtual Worlds reports that demand for its software has risen more than ever before. Since the end of 2019, the company has recorded over 64,000 uses per month, with 680,000 product catalogue downloads from its network of retailers across 121 brands in the last 12 months.
Added to that, the brand says that a record number of manufacturers have added catalogues to the Virtual Worlds database. In 2020, it welcomed 15 new brands including Davroc, Qualitiex, Impey and Burbidge.
Virtual Worlds MD Nathan Maclean said: “The Virtual Worlds product is growing and has become an integral tool for retailers. We live in a digital age and the pandemic has really brought this to the fore. With Virtual Worlds, retailers are doubling conversion rates and increasing order values, while three in four consumers who have experienced the software say they wouldn’t buy a kitchen or bathroom without it.
“For manufacturers, adding their catalogues to Virtual Worlds enables retailers and consumers to fully interact with their products, bringing them to life in a way that is simply not comparable to print brochures.
“It has been a year of growth for Virtual Worlds, made possible by the level of support we give our retailers to ensure they have everything they need at set-up and with ongoing assistance, all despite the very challenging times we are living through.”