Melton Toys is the first business in Melton Mowbray to let Google Street View inside its store.
Those using the Google service who are looking at King Street in the famous pork pie making town can now step inside the shop and have a look around.
In typical toy shop fashion Melton Toys celebrated the Street View launch with a search-and-find style competition, giving customers a series of clues and things to find in store. Three winners won themselves £20 vouchers to spend in the shop.
James Colclough, owner of Melton Toys said: “It’s fantastic to be the first business in Melton Mowbray to launch with this new service. It will allow our customers to get a feel for the shop before they come in store as well as raising our profile online. The snapshot in time was taken in August but we’re already planning to have another shoot done when we have our Christmas ranges on display.”
To get shop interiors listed on Google Street View, businesses must provide a series of 360-degree panoramic photographs, ideally taken with a ‘fish eye’ lens.
Melton Toys had their Google Street View implemented by Jay Pickersgill of Point Blank Photography in Melton Mowbray.
Pickersgill said: “It’s great to find forward thinking local businesses in Melton Mowbray who can really take advantage of the Google Business Photos service which we supply. It’s a new concept from Google, to link Street View to the high street. It’s perfect for people to promote their businesses virtually with a 360-degree panoramic tour allowing customers to view the interior of your shop/premises. It’s potentially the biggest historical mapping project since Street View and I’m very proud to have been selected by Google to run the project in Melton Borough and Nottingham.”
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