Wrapping it up
Loading times do play a massive role when it comes to online retail. When implementing 3D product representations the wrong way the loading time can increase substantially resulting in bouncing customers and an overall drop in sales. When implementing 3D files through a third-party provider via IFrame or API and combine it with the know-how to decrease file sizes the right way the problem becomes a non-issue. To the contrary online shops profit from increased interaction and all the benefits that come with showing of product in 3D, namely increased conversion and decreased rates of return.
Lastly politicians and big tech alike promised us 5G in the foreseeable future. Let’s see how that plays out. If 5G was indeed broadly available loading times for web shops would not be a big deal anyways.
In the meantime, do not worry. For the above-mentioned reason your customers will return and spend even more time on your shop and increase buying if you implement 3D product visualisations via a third-party provider. As usual if you have any questions regarding this topic feel free to reach out via PM, mail or in the comments.