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Use AR to visualise products in your garden

Use AR to visualise products in your garden

OLPRO has implemented a new augmented reality service that enables you to see how tents, campervan and caravan awnings would fit in your own garden.
 
The feature, provided by size.link allows users to see OLPRO’s products through their phone in real size. This is particularly useful for people who are looking to use their products in the garden while socially distancing, but are unsure as to whether the product would fit in the space available.
 
When visiting the ‘Dimensions & Details’ section of the OLPRO products, users will be able to complete a simple 3 stage process that will allow them to visualise their product through augmented reality. Users simply need to click the button ‘see the size now’, open the weblink or QR code that appears and then select ‘view in your space’.
 
Daniel Walton, Founder of OLPRO, said: “The idea of camping out in the garden has been hugely popular throughout this lockdown period and has been a clear sign that 2020 will be the year of the staycation.”
 
“As countries from across Europe begin to ease their lockdown restrictions, we’re beginning to see a huge increase in demand for our products. However, we are still encouraging our customers to be extra careful in planning their travels away and remain safe at all times.”
 
“Our new augmented reality service will be perfect for those who are taking part in the Stay Home National Camping and Caravanning Week, and for those who will prefer to keep a social distance and camp in the garden.”
 
To see a video on how to use this new feature, visit the OLPRO YouTube account here.
 
Creating A Perfect Garden Camping Experience

Creating A Perfect Garden Camping Experience

If you usually spend your bank holidays heading off to camp in the great outdoors, the idea of spending the Easter weekend confined indoors may not be so appealing. Thankfully, we’re here to come to your rescue. This week, we’re supporting the ‘Great Garden Inside/Outside Camp’ in order to help lift your spirits. The event is taking place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of April, and is there to give us a little something to look forward to during these uncertain and difficult times. We spoke recently about the benefits that come with camping in your own back garden, but how can you make it an enjoyable experience for everyone? Read on for our top tips on how to create the perfect garden camping experience!

1: Make it Cosy
Once you’ve got your tent pitched, the first thing to do is make it comfortable and of course, extra cosy. Layer up the ground with your tent carpet or groundsheet and perhaps even a few blankets or cushions just to make things extra comfortable - particularly if you’ve got some fussy sleepers taking part! If you don’t have a complete set of sleeping bags for the whole family, no worries - just grab your duvets and pillows to make things a little more homey! 

2: Add Some Personal Touches
Particularly if you’ve got younger children who have never camped out before, this can be a great way to get them excited about things. Put up some fairy lights to make it look cosy, along with some colourful cushions or perhaps even get the kids involved in creating some bunting or decorations for outside your tent. If they’re still a little dubious about the whole thing, encourage them to bring their own pillow or perhaps even their favourite cuddly toy so that literally the whole family can take part.

3: Cook Inside if it’s Easier
While you may want to break out the camping grill  to cook up some burgers for dinner, remember that the beauty of camping in your back garden is that your kitchen is mere feet away! Particularly if you have curious little ones running around and you’re concerned about safety, it can be easier to do the bulk of your cooking indoors and then bring out the finished feast for everyone to enjoy in the tent. 

4: Have a No Gadgets Rule
Once you’ve eaten and it starts to get a little dark, it may be tempting to curl up in your tent watching something on your tablet or smartphone - but that defeats the point of camping! Tear yourself away from that box set for one night and actually use the opportunity to talk to your loved ones and enjoy some quality time together. While you may not want to part with your smartphone fully for the evening, switch off your notifications and keep it out of reach to help avoid any temptation. 

5: Layer Up
If you’re used to the whole camping experience, this is one you’ll be well aware of already. However, if you’re a camping newbie or someone else in your group is, this is definitely one to bear in mind. Make sure everyone has sensible clothing to wear and that you have plenty of jumpers to hand in case the temperature takes a dip at any point. 

6: Keep Things Well Lit
Of course probably the biggest benefit of camping in your own back garden is that you have immediate access to clean facilities! Make sure that you have a well lit path from your tent to the back door in case anyone needs to use the toilet during the night, or you could perhaps even leave a light on in your house just to help you get your bearings - no matter how well you know your garden, waking up in the middle of the night can still be quite disorientating. You’ll thank us later! 

So all that’s left now is to pitch up that tent! We all know this isn’t going to be the Easter weekend we had planned for, but a garden camping experience is definitely going to be one way to lift those spirits and to create that much needed holiday feeling. At OLPRO, we’re proud to be supporting the Great Garden Inside/Outside Camp this Easter weekend - it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy some family time away from the telly!

Written by Amy Jackson - Content Writer at Promo Codes For - 6th April 2020
Reasons to camp in the garden this Spring

Reasons to camp in the garden this Spring

Now more than ever, it’s incredibly important to look after yourself. Camping in the garden can be the perfect way for you to enjoy the outdoors while also maintaining your self-isolation and social distancing. As we’re supporting this Spring’s ‘Great Garden Inside or Outside Camp’, we’ve put together some reasons why your next holiday location is in fact in your own back garden.
 
Clean air
Right now, there’s nothing people are craving more than the clean air of the outdoors. Just one night out in the garden can help to fill up your lungs with oxygen, which can do a world of good for your physical and mental well-being at a time when self-isolation is so prominent.

A peaceful break from the TV screen
Let’s be honest, there’s only so much Netflix you can watch right? Camping in your garden can be the perfect opportunity to switch yourself off from the stressful situation that we’ve found ourselves in. Whether it’s giving yourself a break from the TV, social media or all electronics for one night only, camping in the garden can be a peaceful way of getting away from it all.

See the starry sky
You’ve always had access to one of the greatest views possible, but might not have always had the time to take a look in our busy day-to-day lives. If you can pick a night to go camping in the garden make sure it’s one where there are no clouds in the sky, we promise it’ll be worth it.

It’s cheaper than ever to camp in the garden (especially with Loan & Go)
You might be used to many aspects of your life becoming more and more expensive, but camping is the opposite! With our recently launched rental service, you can now loan products from OLPRO’s award winning range for as little as £35 over the course of 3 days, which is so much cheaper than buying one and having to store it in the garage all year round. Not only that, imagine the amount of money you’ll be saving on hotel rooms, booked flights and even petrol money… hmmm, we’re starting to think that camping in the garden is the future!

So, why not be a part of a HUGE community event...
The OLPRO team are helping to promote ‘The Great Garden Inside or Outside Camp’, taking place on 10th, 11th and 12th April 2020. The group was started to help give people a positive activity to look forward to, just like a normal holiday amidst all the chaos and uncertainty that we find ourselves in today.

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e’re sure that the event will help people to enjoy the outdoors in a safe environment and will help to lift people’s spirits. To view the event on facebook, visit the group page here.