Imagine shopping in the luxury and comfort of your home while you virtually walk into Native Visions Galleries, at Harbourside Place in Jupiter.
Native Visions Galleries is now 100 percent virtual and is one of the first stores at Harbourside Place to participate in the B2b Virtual Guide Project, the country’s first comprehensive interactive community virtual tour project. This virtual tour utilizes Google 360 technology, Google AdWords campaigns and a customized Business Intelligence software platform to create a sophisticated, informative and interactive virtual tour of any business. For the business owner, the B2b Virtual Guide also provides many powerful social media and analytic reporting capabilities. For the community, the guide actively links key local attractions, such as Roger Dean Stadium and Loggerhead Marinelife Center to a new online audience.
“Our innovative portal will help local businesses grow and service their customers efficiently by marketing their products and services visually through our social media and Google AdWords campaigns. We can also help any business measure key data points from how many hourly visitors walk into their online store to the items which generate the most interest. Small business owners are our local heroes and they deserve our patronage, support and the right tools which will help them grow and make informed decisions. As a game changer, our portal also enables online shoppers to reinvest in the youth and businesses within their communities when they shop online by using the B2b Virtual Guide. Harbourside will serve as our national leader and example of how we can make this connection and improve the economic growth of our communities,” said Yasmine Clarke, founder of the B2b Virtual Guide.
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Online users can now tour the Native Visions Galleries and fully experience the gallery and each piece of art at their own pace. Call Of Africa’s Native Visions Galleries represents many of the world’s foremost wildlife and nature artists, carrying both traditional and contemporary works of fine art. Works include original paintings, bronze and stone sculpture, raku, amazing glass art and limited editions of stunning wildlife scenes and portraits, bird life, beautiful landscape scenes and florals as well as seascapes and marine life.
Unlike a traditional shopping cart application, the 360 virtual tour gives the user a sense of depth, height and interactive content, which makes this technology ideal for the art gallery. Let’s say you want to see renowned animal sculptor Loet Vanderveen’s large, bronze, limited-edition work, titled “Greater Kudu,” up close. Done in two seconds. You could then quickly pan across the room to focus on the painting “Red Grapes” by Manuel Higueras, which happened to catch your eye. All accomplished in no time without moving one step.
As a complement to this cutting-edge online shopping technology, most businesses at Harbourside Place also offer delivery services. For example, Too Bizaare Restaurant will deliver your order through a local delivery service, Blowzone will send a hair stylist to your front door for a blowout, and iClass Eyewear recently announced that it will also offer local door-to-door pick up and delivery service for its clients.
Mary Petron, ASID of Petron Interior Design, has also given the B2b Virtual Guide a thumbs up for its simple design, vibrant photography and ease of use. Local interior designer, Giovanni, of Interiors by G, had the response: “As an interior designer, this will save me a considerable amount of time in searching for the ideal piece which would be used inside my client’s home.”
“Our virtual guide also serves as a green solution and an excellent time-saving tool, which can be utilized by anyone from interior designers to local senior residents that are unable to get out or simply choose to shop online,” Clarke said.
Proceeds from all virtual tours are used to benefit the Bee2Bee Network, a five-year-old nonprofit organization and the first “fast-track,” Google-certified digital agency in the country to introduce youth ages 14-25 to coding and software development within a service learning model and at no cost to them or their families. Key beneficiaries include Jupiter High School and local university students, who will participate in the project. Students also get the opportunity to fundraise for their school departments in collaboration with participating businesses as they earn high school and college credit.
The B2b Virtual Guide has also partnered with Harbourside Place, American Express and Google to create a year-round virtual Shop Local experience for Jupiter residents and beyond. Other featured businesses include most of the shops and restaurants at Harbourside Place, such as: Coffee Culture, Venetian Nail Spa, Too Bizaare Restaurant, John Craig, A Pink Princess, Glitzy Girl, Swim’n Sport, deep blu Seafood Grille, Calaveras Cantina, Tommy Bahama, Bravo and many others. Online shoppers around the world can now spend their money in Jupiter, Florida with the click of a mouse.
Visit the b2bvirtualguide.com to take a virtual tour of Native Visions Galleries and other local businesses at Harbourside Place.
Photos courtesy B2b Virtual Guide