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A Practical Use for Augmented Reality

There have been a lot of promises made about augmented reality but despite all the grandiose projections the best uses cases are likely to be the most practical ones. 

eBay recently announced that it will be using the technology to make shipping more effective for package sendres. The company is using AR to help its sellers determine what box size best fits their specific shipping needs.

The new AR feature, available through eBay’s Android app, enables those ready to ship their goods to scan them and the app will superimpose a series of boxes on the smartphone screen so sellers can figure out which size fits the best.

The company's new feature/capability eliminates one of the most challenging aspects of selling goods online. Moreover, eBay’s move showcases how even the shipping industry can incorporate AR to enhance its services.

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