Alibaba VR E-Commerce Shop
China-based Alibaba has taken another step toward opening a virtual reality shop through its e-commerce site. In the spring, Alibaba launched its Gnome Magic Lab to look into VR, then in July demoed for select media a VR shop where online buyers wearing a VR headset with their mobile phone could browse and shop a virtual store. In the virtual store, a robotic store associate guided shoppers through the store and recommended products, according to an article in Internet Retailer. Reports say the e-commerce company is looking to make VR shopping accessible by the end of the year.