Watch: Motion Infographic Explores The Future Of Shopping

By Megan O'Neill 

Shopping isn’t what it used to be.  We used to clip coupons, plan day-long trips to the mall and keep our fingers crossed that we’d find something worthwhile at our favorite stores.  Today 71 percent of us buy products online, we follow our favorite brands on Facebook and Twitter, buy group deals, and even pay for items using our smartphones.  There’s no denying that the way we shop is changing drastically and a fun motion infographic from Resource Interactive is exploring these changes.

‘The Future Of Shopping’ takes a look at how the dynamic of purchasing is changing and what we can expect from the future.  Today the ability to buy is everywhere, from our news streams to our mobile phones and devices and our social networks.  A band can announce an upcoming concert on their Facebook page and you can purchase tickets without ever leaving their wall; 68% of B2C customers in North America say they have acquired customers via Facebook; and it’s only just the beginning.

Resource Interactive shows a future in which the whole retail experience is reinvented.  Everything will become interactive and shoppable, from price tags to billboards, bargains and deals will be accessible on your mobile device wherever you are, fitting rooms will become virtual and more.

Check out the motion infographic below and let us know what you think.  What are your predictions for the future of shopping?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.