TULSA - Jody Weise owner of The Uniform Shoppe in south Tulsa is adapting to the changing times in order to keep her store of 50 years open.
"The phonebook might still work," she said. "But I think people are getting on their phones or computers and looking it up."
She's taking advertising to a new level. She's hired photographer Daniel Rosenstein with Tulsa Imagery to compose a 360-virtual tour of her store.
"We walk through, shoot the images and then we upload them to Google," said Rosenstein. "Google then stitches them together and creates a virtual walking tour, and that appears on Google searches, maps and Google pages."
The work by Rosenstein costs anywhere from $300 to $1,000 but once it's uploaded to Google there is no cost and Weise can use the images and link them to her website.
"It puts a small business like ours in a different league and it will help us compete with the big guys or help us compete with internet sale," she said.
Rosenstein was the first in Green Country to receive the certification of Google Trusted Photographer, but there are now others. This service has been offered in other major cities but was just recently introduced in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
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