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INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL TOURS FOR LOCAL BUSINESS IN THE UK

As a local business you need to find new ways to reach customers. A virtual tour is a new and exciting way of getting more eyes on your business.

Virtual Tours For Local Businesses

An interactive 360 degree virtual tour is a great way to reach out to prospective and existing customers and allows customers to take an immersive and visually appealing  journey into your business.


Customers can walk around and explore your business with a virtual tour and see the products or services you offer on their mobile, tablet, desktop PCs or virtual reality headset.

What's more an interactive virtual tour can be shared on your website and on your social media channels as new content and promote your business 24/7. In a time when the shopping habits of customers are changing, being able to reach out to them and allow them to seamlessly move around your business and showcase to them your services, facilities, products or special promotions can be a real game changer for a local business.

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GAIN A COMPETITIVE EDGE

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As a local business you need to think outside the box when it comes to gaining an edge over your competition. An interactive virtual tour is another tool you can use to set yourself apart from your competition and encourage more engagement with your brand.


Imagine the edge you would get over your competition, if you had a virtual tour so customers could check you out before they visit, you could update them on what you have to offer without them leaving the house, they could take a virtual walk through your business as easy as swiping left or right on their mobile phone. Think of your business and your selling points and lets put these in your own virtual tour. 

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If you are ready to take the next step click below to book a call and let's get started 

Google Street View Tours

Street View, by Google Maps, is a virtual representation of our surroundings on Google Maps and with over 3 Billion searches a day on Google, featuring your tour is a sure fire way of boosting your online visibility. 


Let your prospective and existing customers see your new virtual tour when they search on Google and take the customer beyond the limits of viewing a photograph by giving them video access into your store, bar, restaurant, hotel, house, car showroom, gym or any other local business, straight from Google Maps. Grab our Google Street View Tour Offer for Local Businesses for just a £77.00 one-time fee.

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When viewed on Google or through our virtual tour link this panorama becomes an immersive 360 image 

Our Virtual Tour Highlights

Setting up a tour is straightforward, just book a 'shoot' and leave the rest to us. Our tours include hosting, images, editing, hyperlinks and much more to enable you to use your virtual tour on social media, your website, mobile, tablet and VR headsets.

Boost Your Google Ranking

When searching for products or services customers can quickly access your virtual tour from your listing or through Google Maps or the Street View App, giving you more ways to reach out to prospective local customers.

Embed On Your Website

Let website users fully navigate your business without leaving your website and increase engagement and dwell time on your website. We are here to fully assist in getting your newly created tour in front of visitors. 

Share Across Social Media

Every business is looking for ways to increase a following and engage with customers on social media. Stand out from the crowd and your competition with a viewable virtual tour and let us show you how to maximise views and grow your following.

Interactive Hotspots & Titles

Use interactive hotspots and customisable links to pull viewers attention to special features, offers, menu elements, hyperlinks and video content. All of our tours have these capabilities as standard.

VR Headsets

Our Virtual Tours are fully compatible with all VR headsets and can bring to life your virtual tour in a way never previously experienced.

Lead Generation Included  

Our Lead Generation element is included as standard in all of our virtual tour plans. Turn your virtual tour into a lead generation machine with email message collection and and rerouting to you included. 

In Tour Live-Chat Upgrade (Optional)

If you take advantage of our Upgrade VR pack (additional fees apply), you can also integrate our live video chat feature in your virtual tour, where you can share your screen directly with customers to guide them around your virtual tour and interact with them live, on-screen. Imagine the possibilities to boost sales conversions, we have. 

Management & Support Pack (Optional)  

If you plan on getting the most from your virtual tour, consider upgrading to our Management Pack that includes up to 1 hour per month for tour amendments including updating hotspots with fresh content or changing hotspot media and links, tour backup and ongoing maintenance and support. Plus get an included FREE virtual tour reshoot every week, month or year (terms apply).  

Eye-Popping Virtual Tour Statistics

We could reel off loads of 'stats' about why Google and Virtual Tours are perfect for local business. Businesses with search listings are proved to be more likely to be used than businesses without a listing:

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94% local businesses are more likely to be viewed as reputable with photos and videos on their listing

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Listings with photos and a virtual tour are twice as likely to generate interest, on average 41% of these place searches result in a visit

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When searching for businesses, consumers use mapping products 44% of the time

Statistics provided by Ipsos MediaCT Study & Google Street View Study

What's Included In Our Virtual Tours

A Smartview Virtual Tour provides everything you need to stand out from the crowd

TOUR CONSULTATION

We include a VR and static shot consultation with you to determine the number of shots that should be required on the day and discuss any interactive media you wish including on your tour. 

TOUR EDITING

As part of our packages we include full editing and stitching of your virtual tour and the creation of your 360 panoramic images which will then once checked by you, it will be uploaded to our preferred tour platform.

TOUR SHOOT 

On the day, we will do a walk through first of your business to check lighting, access and angles for camera placement and then progress to shoot your virtual tour and shoot any media elements and B-roll footage.

TOUR HOSTING

We host the tour on our own platform for a small monthly fee of £4.67 per month and provide you with shareable links for you to embed the tour on a website, social media, mobile or tablet pc.

TOUR HOTSPOTS

We include a number of 'hotspot' multimedia elements in all of our custom tours, these can be text links, website links, video or photos such as menus, offers, prices, buy now links or redirects.

OPTIONAL

 Our optional extra's include live-chat virtual tour element, dolls house, floor plans and our tour management and support packs. Upgrade to the Management Pack to also benefit from our FREE virtual tour reshoot option*. 

Virtual Tours, VR Headsets & 

360 Photos

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Our Virtual Tours are fully compatible with all VR headsets and can bring to life your virtual tour in a way never previously experienced and the photography can also be used to share 360 snapshots and with our advanced packages 4K stills.


VR is a great way to showcase your business at events, markets or for use in any sales environment, such as an estate agents to showcase houses, travel agents to showcase hotels, retail to show new stock or restaurant to give prospective visitors a taste of things to come. 


Give your business the WOW factor! Let customers see what's happening before they visit. Showcase a new car in your garage, new menu items in an engaging way, new retail stock with links to purchase straight from their mobile, there are so many options that can be included.

virtual tour Pricing 


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  • Google Street View Consultation & Shoot
  • 1 to 5 Panoramas
  • Editing & Tour Upload Included

BASIC Virtual tour 

  • Virtual Tour Consultation & Shoot
  • 1 to 5 Panoramas 
  • Basic Tour Navigation Included
  • 10 Interactive Hotspots
  • Editing & Tour Creation Included
  • Lead Generation Element Included
  • Virtual Tour Hosting £4.67 per month
  • Optional Dolls House View £15.00 
  • Optional 2D Floor Plan £10.00 
  • Optional Support Pack £9.67 per month 

Standard virtual tour

  • Virtual Tour Consultation & Shoot
  • 6 - 10 Panoramas 
  • Standard Tour Navigation Included
  • 20 Interactive Hotspots
  • Editing & Tour Creation Included
  • Lead Generation Element Included
  • Virtual Tour Hosting £4.67 per month
  • Optional Dolls House View  £15.00
  • Optional 2D Floor Plan £10.00
  • Optional Live-Chat £8.87 per month
  • Optional Support Pack £18.67 per month

advanced virtual tour

  • Virtual Tour Consultation & Shoot
  • 11 - 15 Panoramas
  • Advanced Tour Navigation Included
  • Unlimited Interactive Hotspots
  • Editing & Tour Creation Included
  • Lead Generation Element Included
  • Virtual Tour Hosting £4.67 per month
  • Optional Dolls House View £15.00
  • Optional 2D Floor Plan £10.00
  • Optional Live-Chat £8.87 per month
  • Optional Support Pack £24.67 per month

Get 2 Months Free if you purchase your Virtual Tour Hosting, Live Chat or Support Pack annually in advance.

If your virtual tour requires 16 or more panoramas or if you have more than 1 business that you wish shooting then speak to us about a custom quote for your business.

 Virtual tour hosting is chargeable at a flat fee of £4.67 per month payable in advance.

*Free virtual tour reshoot is subject to a mileage charge if your business is located more than 27 miles from our office, see our terms for full details.

FREQUENTly asked QUESTIONS

What is a virtual tour?

A virtual tour is a simulation of your real world business environment using sequences of immersive 3D media to give the viewer the opportunity to walk through your business from their mobile or desktop PC.

what's included in a virtual tour?

Our virtual tours are built to order and can include a variety of engagement options including dolls house views, linking hotspots to content such as videos, websites, music, narration, text and more + our virtual tours are fully hosted on the internet too.

how will a virtual tour help my business?

Our virtual tours can be linked to your website, social media and Google Street View. Adding a virtual tour to your website has been shown to increase viewing times of 5-10 times, giving you more opportunity to develop a relationship with your visitor but in today's Covid-19 world, it also gives potential customers the opportunity to explore your business, venue, school or attraction from the comfort of their home helping to develop confidence in your business.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

We need a organise a call to learn more about your business and your business layout, size etc. This we can do over the telephone to speed up the process of getting you booked into the diary for a convenient consultation & shoot. Prior to the shoot, we will send you a email with some questions you will need to answer and some things to prepare for the actual day of the 'shoot' like making sure there is access, lighting, decluttering (if needed), access to the information you want for your interactive elements and pre-shoot suggested cleaning.

HOW LONG WILL A TOUR TAKE?

Truthfully, how long is a piece of string. Until we know your business layout and size, we cannot predict how long the tour will take. For a small business, such as a beauty salon with maybe 2 rooms, we would advise that the consultation will take approximately 30 minutes, we would then do a walk through of your business to check lighting and determine camera positions and then progress to a 'shoot'. 2 Rooms allowing for collection of B-roll would normally take an hour, so for a small business 1.5 hours would be a good estimate.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

Their are loads of options for shooting virtual tours from smartphones, consumer 360 cameras, high-end 360 cameras and DSLR and Mirrorless camera's. We choose to shoot with the last option, because quality matters to us. We have tried other options but the results were questionable and if you are paying for a virtual tour, you want the best for your money. The advancements in consumer grade equipment like budget 360 cameras and smartphones, still do not compare to a more traditional DSLR which have a larger sensor that captures more detail. We get much more creative control and dynamic range by using our equipment, and when this is combined with our state of art editing software, the results, we believe are better. Not all equipment is created equal, and you deserve the best.

why is their a hosting cost?

We host the tour on our own virtual tour platform for a small monthly fee of £4.67 per month and provide you with shareable links for you to then embed the tour on a website, use the links to showcase your live tour on social media, send a link to open on a mobile device, tablet PC or on a VR Headset like Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard.

What's included in the optional support pack?

If you plan on getting the most from your virtual tour, consider upgrading to our Management Pack that includes up to 1 hour per month for tour amendments including updating hotspots with fresh content or changing hotspot media and links, tour backup and ongoing maintenance and support. Plus get an included FREE virtual tour reshoot every year (terms apply).  If you want a weekly or monthly tour reshoot, then reach out to us for a individual cost.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WISH TO MAKE CHANGES AFTER my tour IS PUBLISHED?

If your tour is under our support pack then just let us know what changes you want to make and as long as the change does not mean 'reshooting' the panoramas, these will be done for you. So items like changing the hotspots, email address for lead generation, swapping out interactive content or adding in fresh content, can be taken care of. If you require a 'reshoot' under our standard maintenance plan, you get a free reshoot every 12 months, so we can discuss implementing this early if needed. If you are not under a support plan then we would charge a fixed hourly rate for changes. Please speak to us about what needs doing and we will provide a cost. 

What's the in-tour live-chat upgrade?

If you take advantage of our Upgrade VR pack, you can also integrate live video chat into your virtual tour.  When integrated you can share your screen directly with customers that you give the tour too and guide them around your virtual environment and interact with them live, on-screen. The possibilities to boost sales have just stepped up a gear, imagine being able to sell products directly from your virtual tour to your customers from your screen? Showcase a particular event space, room, car, caravan, house, resort or talk through a feature of your business, so that your message comes through loud and clear or provide pre-sales advice to guide your visitor down the path you want them to take.  It's all here when you upgrade to live-chat.

what lead generation is included?

We will display your business name, location and contact information on your virtual tour and include a dedicated email capture form for you to collect customer details. Turn your virtual tour into a lead generation machine with email message collection and rerouting to a chosen email address included. 

what's a interactive hotspot?

A interactive hotspot is a location marker within your tour that when clicked on will open a message window. This customisable link could be used to pull viewers attention to special features, offers, menu elements, hyperlinks and video content. All of our tours have these capabilities available as standard.

What's google street view?

Street View, by Google Maps is essentially a basic virtual tour that features directly from within Google itself. Take the customer beyond the limits of viewing a photograph by giving them video access into your store, bar, restaurant, hotel, house, car showroom, gym or any other local business, straight from Google Maps. Street View tours do not include hotspots and so we would advise looking to perhaps upgrade to a full virtual tour to benefit from all the features our tours possess.

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32 Clifford Street, Cudworth, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S72 8BA

07805 081929

info@smartviewmarketing.co.uk

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