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Gallery Furniture and Marxent roll out Virtual Reality in time for the Holidays

December 10, 2018

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 10, 2018--Today Marxent announced a partnership with Gallery Furniture to add the company’s 3D Room Planner with Virtual Reality to the three Gallery locations in the Houston metro area. A visit to Gallery Furniture has always been memorable, and Marxent’s visualization tools, powered by the Marxent® 3D Cloud Platform and paired with the HTC Vive headset, are the perfect addition to the Gallery Furniture experience.

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CEO Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale shows off the Marxent-designed 3D Room Designer application now in use in Gallery Furniture’s three Houston-area locations. (Photo: Business Wire)

Customers have long enjoyed shopping at Gallery because of their unique approach to assortment, customer service and speedy delivery. Gallery maintains the largest selection of in-stock furniture in Texas, all of which is 100% American made and can be delivered on the day of purchase. This commitment to speed makes Gallery’s three locations a perfect fit for Marxent’s 3D Room Designer with Virtual Reality, which allows customers to see more furniture in less time, secure in the knowledge that each piece will fit in their real-world space.

“When I saw Marxent’s Virtual Reality setup, I knew that our customers would love it. We wanted to give our shoppers a surprise this Christmas season, and Marxent got us up and running in just two months, in time for the holidays,” said Gallery founder James Franklin McIngvale, known to area residents as “Mattress Mack.”

“We’ve always prided ourselves in offering every customer a memorable furniture shopping experience,” Mack said. “Our new 3D Room Designer with Virtual Reality does just that. We aim to be the absolute best place to shop for furniture and love surprising our customers with new things to see and do. VR is that and more. Come see us. You’ll love it!”

“As a community focused company, we admire Mack and Gallery Furniture’s approach to business,” says Marxent CEO Beck Besecker. “Gallery is an exceptional company. We couldn’t be prouder to be partnering with them to launch our 3D Room Designer with Virtual Reality in three locations in the Houston area.”

3D Room Designer with Virtual Reality is available at these locations:

NORTH FREEWAY LOCATION 6006 North Freeway Houston, TX 77076 Open 8 a.m.-10 p.m., 7 days a week Phone: 281-810-9746

POST OAK LOCATION 2411 Post Oak Blvd Houston, TX 77056 Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon-Sat, and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun Phone: 281-810-9746

GRAND PARKWAY LOCATION 7227 West Grand Parkway South Richmond, TX 77407 Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m., 7 days a week 281-810-9746

About Marxent

The Marxent® 3D Cloud is used by innovative omnichannel retailers to reduce furniture returns, sell bigger baskets and enhance the customer experience. The secret behind leading Augmented Reality furniture apps, in-store Virtual Reality apps, 360 Spins and 3D Room Designers for both Web and Mobile, the Marxent® 3D Cloud enables shoppers to plan, visualize and buy with confidence. 3D Cloud is a content management and hosting platform for 3D products that scale to the enterprise and powers applications for product visualization and configuration at all points in the customer path to purchase, including Mobile with AR, VR Showroom and Web VR applications. With 3D Cloud retail solutions, buyers can visually configure, price and quote projects with multiple components and customizations. For more information, visit www.marxent.com.

About Gallery Furniture

Gallery Furniture of Houston, TX is a national leader in sales for an independent furniture retailer. After opening in Houston in 1981, Gallery’s founder and local legend Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale expanded in 2009 by opening a smaller-scale version of the main store in two additional Houston locations. Gallery prides itself on its ability to deliver furniture the same day of purchase - often within hours of payment. This “TODAY” philosophy reaches into all aspects of the company - from the customer shopping experience to deep-rooted community service commitments. As Gallery Furniture moves forward with new and exciting projects, some things will never change, like the company’s utmost commitment to his customers, employees, and community.

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CONTACT: Press Contact:

Joe Bardi

Communications Director - Marxent

joeb@marxent.com

727-244-2698

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DEPARTMENT STORES TECHNOLOGY LUXURY SOFTWARE OTHER TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS RETAIL SPECIALTY OTHER RETAIL

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