Do you buy clothes online? I don’t. When I walk into a clothes store in real-life, I really need to do my best to find a size which fits me fine and when I go to another store, the same numbers don’t guarantee the same size. I don’t even want to think what size would I get if I ordered some clothes online. It seems that Fits.Me is a perfect fit for people with the same problem.
Fits.Me is (get ready) – a shape-shifting mannequin. It’s a robotic torso which has panels all over that can shift into many different variations of body sizes and shapes. Fits.Me is definitely a major help for all you online shoppers as well as retailers. So, what does it do?
It’s a Fit!
You know that clothes have some standardized sizes, like XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL and probably one or two more. The problem is that you can’t possibly know how each size will look on you. If you’re an XL-size person, and you have had a change of weight in the last couple of days, you might want to try on the L size. Or, in other case, the XXL size. Which you could – if you were in an actual store.
But you’re not in the store – you’re on the web. So, take out your meter and measure yourself. Don’t worry, sites and shops equipped with Fits.Me system will tell you exactly where to measure. Check it out:
Once you’ve entered your measurements and picked out a size you want to try on, you’ll get a photo of what would it look like and you can clearly see if you’re better off with an XL or an XXL-sized shirt.
The Rise of the Machines
Fits.Me wants to increase online clothing sales while reducing the returns and too many exchanges in the process. If you take into consideration that clothing is one of the largest retail sectors online (estimations go up to $26 billion a year in the US) – yet only about 7-10% of clothes is bought online – mostly because customers aren’t able to try out the clothes they want to buy. By using Fits.Me, the problem isn’t completely solved, but it’s a much better fit to you as the customer as well to the retailer.
If you’re a retailer who wants to start using Fits.Me, you don’t have to worry about taking photos of every single item you want to sell in every possible body/robot shape – this would take forever. You’ll just simply use some automated software which will, based on some high-level mathematics calculate and create an image of your goods worn by the body of your customer. Check if it fits!