Women Can Now Try-Out Thousands of Pieces of Jewellery
With The World’s First True 3D Virtual Jewellery Try-On App
NEW DELHI, AUGUST 20, 2015: 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 addictiveexpereince for women and that it will transform the way jewellery shopping is done in India.”
CaratLaneis today India’s largest online jeweller – 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.
CaratLane offers customers prices that are up to 30% lower than other retailers because of a number of factors including:
- Limited “just-in-time” inventory policy helps make our processes more cost efficient.
- Low overheads when compared to brick-and-mortar stores.
- Sourcing directly from over 4,000 diamond vendors around the world, thus eliminating multiple levels of intermediaries and allowing us to negotiate better prices.
- State-of-the-art, in-house manufacturing facility.
CaratLane.com is India’s largest online jewellery retailer of diamonds and gemstone jewellery, solitaires and gold coins. CaratLane is changing the traditional codes of jewellery by innovating with the product and retail environment – both online and offline -- and creating a paradigm shift in the jewellery buying experience.
Co-founded by Mithun Sacheti, the scion of Jaipur Gems, and seasoned IT entrepreneur Srinivasa Gopalan in 2008, CaratLane is a unique amalgamation of technology and the traditional jewellery business.
Over the years, CaratLane has launched compelling jewellery collections (Showstoppers, Trellis, Paisley, Eterna & Fleur,to name a few) based on deep design stories which have received encouraging response from customers. This has been possible due to our understanding of the preferences of today’s Indian women which has enabled us to design to meet their aesthetic needs for modern and contemporary jewellery.
CaratLane.com was adjudged the best ecommerce site in 2014 by IAMAI.