The 3D virtual environment online for real shopping

Research paper by Nahla Khalil

Indexed on: 08 Dec '15Published on: 08 Dec '15Published in: Computer Science - Computers and Society


The development of information technology and Internet has led to rapidly progressed in e-commerce and online shopping, due to the convenience that they provide consumers. E-commerce and online shopping are still not able to fully replace onsite shopping. In contrast, conventional online shopping websites often cannot provide enough information about a product for the customer to make an informed decision before checkout. 3D virtual shopping environment show great potential for enhancing e-commerce systems and provide customers information about a product and real shopping environment. This paper presents a new type of e-commerce system, which obviously brings virtual environment online with an active 3D model that allows consumers to access products into real physical environments for user interaction. Such system with easy process can helps customers make better purchasing decisions that allows users to manipulate 3D virtual models online. The stores participate in the 3D virtual mall by communicating with a mall management. The 3D virtual mall allows shoppers to perform actions across multiple stores simultaneously such as viewing product availability. The mall management can authenticate clients on all stores participating in the 3D virtual mall while only requiring clients to provide authentication information once. 3D virtual shopping online mall convenient and easy process allow consumers directly buy goods or services from a seller in real-time, without an intermediary service, over the Internet. The virtual mall with an active 3D model is implemented by using 3D Language (VRML) and asp.net as the script language for shopping online pages