Yahoo with a method for shopping garments online

It has always been a concern of whether a search engine can help you in shopping. Yahoo has come up with a recent patent which describes customer’s questions regarding this. This uses a 3-dimensional model for presenting clothing to users. With this, users will be able to offer clothing recommendations. The matching algorithm used will help users to find out clothes that will match.

You can enter and maintain a user profile detail which could be used by the search engine for bringing you the required information. You can change these details as and when required by updating the information you are looking for. A 3 dimensional model could be provided along with other details so that, users will find more relevant information in the search results.

The results provided to the user will be based on a mixing of factors. This includes expert recommendations, friend recommendations etc. the friends can be entered into the user profile for a future reference.

The search works by collecting details including the searching habits of the user. These purchasing habits are used to help in finding out the relevant clothes for that particular user. This is yet another experiment from Yahoo which will help users to focus the search so as to provide the required information for the user.

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  • http://www.actv-tec.co.il Anon

    When buying clothes there is nothing like trying them on yourself before purchasing them.
    I don’t think that there is any technological alternative yet.

    Maybe in the future when you will be able to try the clothes in yourself virtually :)

  • http://www.getlinkspro.com Jeet

    That’s a big problem yahoo is trying to solve there. I have mostly only purchased good with accurate specs on internet. The only t-shirts I have bought are from places where I saw someone buying a shirt and I was happy with the quality.

    Though 3D representation is a welcome change, I would still like to ‘feel’ the cloth before I buy it. Computer parts and books are fine, I can just read the reviews and buy them.

  • Anonymous

    Although some kind of 3D holographic projection that you could step into would be great at some point in the future that may well be a long way off, but don’t a lot of online shopping companies let you return items unworn within a certain time? My wife regularly orders a bundle of stuff from a certain well known directory, tries them on then sends back what she doesn’t want!

  • roykeane

    Great Post, thanks for sharing

  • http://stylish-shopping.net Guest

    It would somehow help online shoppers, like myself. But I only shop for clothes that are meant to be given as gifts and clothes for my toddler.

  • http://www.man-women-jeans.com James

    This is fantastic! It solves so many issues now and it makes things so much more easier. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  • http://www.surewi-uniforms.blogspot.com suradi

    This good article.

    Thanks

  • http://www.progametester.com Guest

    Another interesting article from your blog :) When will it stop….hopefully never

  • http://www.affordablelamps.com David

    I have a yahoo store but it seems like I’m only ranking in Yahoo! and not google. Is that natural?

  • http://www.admissionsnursery.com Guest

    I searched on google and I had a hard time located the right info….until I found your blog.

  • http://www.agramycity.com Baxy

    Does Yahoo want to sell clothes made by them or it’s another sales stunt. Who will buy clothes like this without any trial?

  • http://www.cityslick.net/ Guest

    When it comes to clothes, people do like walking around shopping in stores, try it out, at least I do. If a person however lives at a remote location, marketing clothes through internet has a point.

  • Harry

    Search engines like yahoo have made shopping very convenient for us. We just don’t need to move out to stores for buying products. Just need to search on yahoo and select a product and then pay. That’s all. We are done. The product is delivered at our place.

  • Tanay

    It looks very interesting. I should try it out. I also read about a food related project yahoo had started, which aimed to make recipes of restaurants avilalble to consumers for free. Don’t know how that one went though.

  • http://www.befrugal.com/coupons/ Chris

    This is very interesting… I wonder how long it will take Yahoo to have a beta ready to start testing this!

  • http://www.jihoy.com AlexW

    How do you enter in a 3D model of yourself that is anyway accurate? Unless they can someone scan in the entire body contour, it’s not all that useful for shopping for clothes.

  • http://onlinecasinospotlight.com/help/security/ Singh

    yahoo have made shopping very convenient for us. We just don’t need to move out to stores for buying products. Just need to search on yahoo and select a product and then pay. That’s all. We are done. The product is delivered at our place.

  • Anonymous

    I think the Yahoo strategy has some merit, but I will not be buying clothes based solely on friend or stranger recommendations. I buy clothes based upon comfort and style for my age and body type. It would help in giving confidence on the quality of the product. I think a better idea to sell more clothing and accessories is employed by Zappos. I originally found them through http://www.estonish.com, a comparison shopping site. Zappos allows you to buy multiple pairs and send the ones back at no charge that you don’t like, aren’t comfortable, or don’t fit. I ended up trying more pairs (and buy more pairs) because of this.

  • http://webhostinggeeks.com/dedicatedserverhosting.html Alex

    at some point in the future that may well be a long way off, but don’t a lot of online shopping companies let you return items unworn within a certain time? My wife regularly orders

  • http://webhostingrating.com/rating/cms/joomla Zack

    You can enter and maintain a user profile detail which could be used by the search engine for bringing you the required information. You can change these details as and when required by updating the information you are looking for. A 3 dimensional model could be provided along with other details so that, users will find more relevant information in the search results

  • http://onlinecasinospotlight.com/help/intro/ lucy

    With this, users will be able to offer clothing recommendations. The matching algorithm used will help users to find out clothes that will match.

  • http://www.sixwhitingstreet.co.uk Paul Smith Clothing

    Yes, yahoo certainly needs o have a look and resolve the matter asap. It’s beginning to get a bit annoying now.