The Age of Virtual Shopping

In the current digital age, we are seeing digital advancements being brought to life and being used in everyday life including virtual reality, augmented reality, smart devices, virtual payment systems and even self-driving cars. Each passing day we are moving towards a more digital world. The rise of digital advancements is now being brought into the way we shop.

In the past few years, we have seen many brands incorporating new digital methods to interact with their customers. In 2016, Specsavers launched an app to find the perfect pair of glasses for your face shape and styles. The was seen as a 'virtual try on' or 'virtual mirror' that easily one over many of its loyal and new customers.

In 2020 Amazon launched 'Amazon Go'. The first checkout-less store that allowed you to shop and walk out without physically paying. The new advancement meant you could walk in, scan a QR code, shop as usual and walk back out once finished. Computer Vision Technology is used to capture the products you pick up and put in your bag and leave without queuing. You are then sent an email receipt of your purchases and charge.

The advanced strides in digital technology in the last couple of years are a clear indication that we will see a number of virtual features being introduced in our daily lives before we know it.

So, if you can’t beat them, join them and that's exactly what we are doing!

Introducing Virtual Shopping at Barbara Tipple

At Barbara Tipple, we want you to love the jewellery you choose, and we want to ensure we help guide you to make the perfect decision whilst making the process as smooth and easy as possible.

You can now use our new shop live feature which includes virtually chatting with our team through our live chat and video chat all from the comfort of your home. Our jewellery collection includes one a kind jewellery pieces that can be turned into unique bespoke jewellery

Video Chat

During a live video chat, you can talk to our team and tell them the type of jewellery you wear or the type of jewellery you are hoping to buy a loved one as a gift. During a video call we want to know everything there is to know including budget, which type of jewellery you are hoping to buy whether it is earrings, necklaces bracelets, everyday jewellery, or special occasion jewellery so we can show you some of our jewellery during a video chat. We want to make sure the piece of jewellery is something you will love and treasure for a lifetime.

If you have ever thought about buying bespoke jewellery but not sure where to start, this is the perfect opportunity. We will be able to show you our exquisite designs and explain every step of the bespoke jewellery process. We can also help suggest the best gemstones and moonstone jewellery to create your bespoke piece.

Live Chat

Ever been searching on a website and had a question and wanted a quick response? Welcome to our Live Chat! Sometimes you may be curious about something whilst shopping and want to ask a question. Our live chat helps to find answers quickly. Our team will also try to help answer any queries and will point you in the right direction. We can tell you everything there is to know about each jewellery collection, shipping, or general queries. 

Contact the team at Barbara Tipple 

If you've fallen in love with Barbara's Tipple complete jewellery collection, then you're in good company. Deciding to invest in a piece of jewellery or commissioning a one-of-a-kind piece is the start of an exciting journey, that we look forward to taking with you. 

You can use our virtual shopping features and contact our team right now to discuss all your jewellery queries.

Still want to Shop in store?

Not everyone is ready for virtual shopping and that’s okay! You can still in store shop with us at our Southsea, Portsmouth store and get the full store experience and be welcomed by our friendly team.

You can email us, phone, or visit our gallery to start an initial discussion. We will arrange a time to talk to you in detail about your ideal design, budget, and timeframe.