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Making Money Idea of the Week #9: Offer Matterport VR as an Add On
If you Enable sharing of VR links by default in Matterport settings, you will never be able to up-sell Matterport VR as an Add On. And, by Enable sharing of VR links by default, you may be shooting yourself - and your client - in the foot. That’s because Matterport VR walk through experience should be curated. More on curating for Matterport VR in a moment.
One day – hopefully sooner than later – Matterport VR will be a thing. And some of your client – that you have already created a Matterport 3D Tour will ask you – “Can Matterport be viewed in VR?”
In 2016, We Get Around Atlanta had a Client that wanted the VR experience – not the 3D Tour experience – to target hipsters at an outdoor festival for a new apartment Community that offered Gig speed internet (and other tech amenities).
I can imagine that one day - hopefully sooner than later - Matterport will enable tricking out the Matterport VR experience as we do today with MatterTags and Augmented Reality (AR).
So, when your Clients start asking about VR – if you already published your Matterport 3D Tours to include VR on, the only way you will be able to make more money is to offer branded VR Viewers.
In this related WGAN Forum discussion, @Pgrim asks this (likely) rhetorical question:
Originally Posted by Pgrim
Back to curation of a Matterport 3D Tour in VR.
In Matterport Workshop, you can Edit VR which scans are used for the VR walk around experience. To see what this looks like in Matterport Workshop, please see the video above and the Screen Grab examples 3,4 and 5 (below) viewed in Dollhouse View, Floor Plan View and Inside View.
If you do not curate in Edit VR, you may either not be able to walk the entire space, or you likely have way too many scans enabled creating a horrible walk around experience in VR.
Now that you have decided - going forward - globally disable VR for all your Matterport Spaces – how do you enable VR sharing for an individual Matterport 3D Tour? Please see Screen Grab 6 (below). Note in the bottom left for VR Sharing, you change the Default to Enable.
So, how do you make money with Matterport VR?
You can either:
✓ Include Matterport VR in your bundle
✓ Offer Matterport VR as an Add On
✓ Offer Matterport VR as a standalone solution
In this related WGAN Forum discussion, @hometakes suggests this pricing strategy in reply to a Matterport Service Provide whom did not set the VR Viewing setting default off:
Originally Posted by @hometakes
One day – hopefully sooner than later – you will have the opportunity to make money with Matterport VR. To be ready for that day, set the default to off for all your Matterport 3D Tours to off.
Just because Matterport does not charge us for converting Matterport 3D Tours to VR does not mean that we should give Matterport VR away for free.
What are your thoughts about offering Matterport VR as an Add On?
P.S. Related WGAN Forum discussions tagged:
✓ Making Money Idea of the Week
✓ Virtual Reality
✓ New Business Development
✓ Business Dev
Screen Grab 1: Going forward, set the default for Matterport VR to disabled.
Screen Grab 2: [Close Up of Screen Grab 1] Going forward, disable Matterport VR Viewing in Settings (to apply to all Matterport 3D Tours going forward).
Screen Grab 3: In Matterport VR Edit view – viewed in Dollhouse View - Blue dots = scans enabled in VR. White dots = scans hidden in VR.
Screen Grab 4: In Matterport VR Edit view – viewed in Floor Plan View - Blue dots = scans enabled in VR. White dots = scans hidden in VR.
Screen Grab 5: In Matterport VR Edit view – viewed in Inside View - Blue dots = scans enabled in VR. White dots = scans hidden in VR.
Screen Grab 6: In sharing - in the bottom left, you can enable VR Viewing for an individual Matterport 3D Tour.
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