Home Franchise Concepts Case Study

Taking a fresh look at blinds

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is one of the largest direct-to-consumer franchise companies in North America, comprised of eight brands including Budget Blinds. HFC was looking for a way that clients could better visualize these window treatments in their own homes without having to carry around bulky blinds. 

Enter: Augmented Reality. And Yalo. 

An augmented approach 

Yalo was tasked with developing an AR application for Budget Blinds’ franchisees to use during sales meetings. Clients would then be able to visualize exactly what each of the different blinds would look like inside their home. 

Yalo built the AR app, ProView by Budget Blinds, to visualize more than 50 different types of blinds in multiple colors and textures. ProView gives franchisees the opportunity to display Budget Blind’s products directly in the client’s home and workspaces. All visualizations can be scaled to match the window sizes down to 1/8th of an inch for sizing specifications. Integrated directly with the Budget Blinds CRM system, the app allows client sessions to be saved and to send visualized concepts directly to the clients.

Opening windows. And opportunities. 

HFC  was incredibly excited about the opportunities this app opened for them and has even moved forward with adopting it for another business unit. While testing continues on both apps, we continue to move forward with this innovative approach to solving client issues. 

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