3DLOOK, an AI-first mobile body measuring and fit solutions provider, has announced its partnership with Dickies® which is owned by VF Corporation.
The tech company will now offer Dickies customers a personalised fitting experience on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global platform in China.
The pilot programme, the first of its kind for any of VF Corporation’s brands, will leverage 3DLOOK’s technology to provide highly accurate size and fit recommendations, removing any confusion about what size consumers should buy when shopping for Dickies apparel on Tmall.
Commenting on the development, Whitney Cathcart, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder of 3DLOOK, said, “We’re honoured to be working with the forward-thinking team at VF Corporation to develop a solution that will enable a highly personalised and seamless Dickies shopping experience for a new generation of online customers.
According to the fashion tech leader, its technology increases conversion and decreases return rates for brands by using a patented combination of computer vision and 3D statistical modelling to obtain landmarks and more than 80 measurement points from just two smartphone photos of a shopper.
Shoppers on the Dickies Tmall store will simply have to choose a style and click on a measurement widget to be voice-guided through a quick, easy and engaging process that uses just a front and a side photo. The solution then maps the shopper’s body and shape data with product data to determine what size would fit them best.
The Tmall Global pilot programme with 3DLOOK is Dickies’ first step in achieving its goal of restructuring its manufacturing processes, speeding time to market, reducing costs across its supply chain and shifting to a customer-centric, on-demand manufacturing business model.
“A few years ago, VF Corporation embarked on a journey to digitise its brands’ product creation and go-to-market processes,” informed Adela Tan, Vice President and Managing Director, Dickies (VF Asia Pacific), and added, “The pandemic only accelerated our need to use digital technologies to become more agile and responsive to consumers’ demands and fit recommendation was one of the top opportunities we identified. We chose to partner with 3DLOOK and launch this project on Dickies’ Tmall flagship store to target China’s digitally savvy Gen Z consumers and better understand their appetite for such functionality, so we can incorporate the learnings and scale our efforts across multiple brands and regions.”