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  • Retail
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Retail Segmentation: Gen Y Online Shoppers

    Using Forrester Technographics® To Profile Generation Y Online Shoppers In The US

    In the US, Gen Y is a digitally savvy segment that frequently buys online through a number of touchpoints and will continue to be a core segment for US online retailers for years to come. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 403
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Zebra Strengthens Its Connected World Platform With Motorola Solutions

    Combined Company Assets Enhance Reach Of Zebra's Zatar Platform

    On April 15, 2014, Zebra Technologies announced its intent to purchase Motorola Solutions' enterprise business unit for $3.45 billion using cash and debt. This gives Zebra comprehensive asset...

    • Downloads: 72
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Omnichannel Order Management, Q3 2014

    IBM And Manhattan Associates Stand Out In An Increasingly Competitive Landscape Of Solutions

    In Forrester's 77-criteria evaluation of omnichannel order management vendors, we identified the nine most significant software providers in the category — eBay Enterprise, hybris (an SAP...

    • Downloads: 268
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    US online retail sales continue to thrive: They accounted for almost 9% of the $3.2 trillion total retail market in 2013 and will continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly...

    • Downloads: 8
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:A Mixed Bag For The Latin American Tech Market In 2014 And 2015

    Brazil Rejoins The Strong Markets Of Chile, Colombia, And Mexico After A Weak 2013 But Will Slow In 2015 As Others Expand

    The Latin American tech market is rising in importance, and more and more Latin American businesses are becoming globally competitive, adapting as they do so the technologies and technology...

    • Downloads: 183
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Cross-Channel Retail Sales Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Tracking The Growing Influence Of The Web On European Retail Brick-And-Mortar Sales

    By 2018, Forrester forecasts that 44% of all retail sales in Europe will be offline sales that are influenced by the Web. The growth of these cross-channel retail sales emphasizes the importance of a...

    • Downloads: 225
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Art And Science Of Retail eCommerce

    Executive Overview: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    As retail eCommerce sales continue to explode, eBusiness executives must check all the boxes to ensure that they are not missing opportunities in this critical channel. This playbook provides...

    • Downloads: 1724
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Younger US Shoppers Use The Mobile Channel Differently Than Older Shoppers

    ForecastView Document

    Forrester recently released its mobile phone and tablet commerce forecast for the US, which illustrates the transition from the PC to smartphone and tablet online retail market. While the overall...

    • Downloads: 18
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Phone And Tablet Commerce Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Mobile Phone And Tablet Commerce Will Hit $114 Billion In 2014

    Forrester estimates that 29% of all online retail sales in the US will be transacted on smartphones and tablets by the end of 2014. Media goods (e.g., video, music, books), clothing, and consumer...

    • Downloads: 456
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Emergence Of Beacons In Retail

    Early Implementations Lack Depth, But Future Integrations Have The Potential To Transform The In-Store Customer Experience

    It is impossible to read retail news today without hearing about another implementation of beacons, a technology based on Bluetooth low energy (BLE) that allows smartphones to interact with sensors...

    • Downloads: 666
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, China 2014

    Forrester asked 4,500 online consumers in metro China about their interactions with a variety of companies, gauging the usefulness, usability, and enjoyability of those experiences. Based on these...

    • Downloads: 160
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2014: UK Online Grocery Sites

    Forrester evaluated the grocery websites of four supermarkets in the UK — Asda, Sainsbury's, Tesco, and Waitrose —using its Website Functionality Benchmark methodology. We selected the...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Benchmark Your Consumer Centricity In Retail And CPG

    Retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) AD&D professionals have to help their stakeholders to drive actionable insight from a wide range of solutions and external agency services, such as those for...

    • Downloads: 64
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Take Your eCommerce Business Global

    Executive Overview: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    eCommerce revenues continue to climb around the globe: The US, Western Europe, and China alone will generate over $800 billion in online sales this year. Online shoppers do not have the same...

    • Downloads: 208
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Case Study: Red Robin Builds An Agile Customer-Centric Culture With Yammer

    The Restaurant Uses Social Tools To Engage Employees And Accelerate Innovations That Customers Crave

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, a US restaurant chain, competes in a crowded market where customer tastes change rapidly. As such, the company must build an organization that can quickly change its...

    • Downloads: 131
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Cross-Channel Retail Sales Forecast: 2014 To 2018

    Web-Influenced Offline Sales Total More Than $1 Trillion In 2014

    We forecast that US cross-channel retail sales, which we define as transactions that touch a digital medium but are not completed on the Internet, will reach $1.4 trillion in 2014 and grow to $1.8...

    • Downloads: 194
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Customer Experience Index, Germany 2014

    How good is the experience at leading German companies? This report helps answer that question by providing a benchmark of the quality of customer experience for 25 German brands across seven...

    • Downloads: 117
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

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    While online retail sales continue to grow, the impact of the Web on overall retail is much larger. With the proliferation of smartphones, the large installed base of tablets, and general...

    • Downloads: 3
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Shoppers Buy At General Merchants

    North American Consumer Technographics®: Uncovering The Drivers Of Repeat Online And Offline Purchase

    Consumers today have a myriad of choices when deciding where to shop. The age of the customer is in full swing, and to best serve existing and potential customers, companies need to be...

    • Downloads: 35
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Should "Ship-From-Store"

    Revenue, Customer Experience, And Margin Gains Await Retailers That Have The Vision To Seize This Strategic Opportunity

    Amazon is intensifying the online battle across many fronts, including the construction of new distribution centers designed to get orders to the customer as quickly and cheaply as possible....

    • Downloads: 396
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Three Things Frightening Retailers Now

    An Analysis Of Web-Related Risk Factors Disclosed In SEC Filings

    eCommerce and technology have become a larger part of retail companies overall, but the benefits of web sales also come with significant risks. We looked at the risk factors cited in the U.S....

    • Downloads: 160
  • For Customer Insights Professionals

    Report:Navigate The Complex Customer Loyalty Ecosystem

    Tools And Technology: The Customer Loyalty Playbook

    Are you among the many customer insights professionals trying to boost your customers' loyalty but confused by the number of vendors offering loyalty solutions? The escalating importance of customer...

    • Downloads: 2511
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Using Technology To Drive In-Store Customer Engagement

    How To Start Employing Emerging Technologies To Join Physical And Virtual Shopping Experiences

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals at retail firms have an opportunity to help their companies employ in-store technologies to craft superior engagement strategies. As I&O becomes a...

    • Downloads: 246
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Global eCommerce Opportunity

    Landscape: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Gone are the days when most brands offered just one or two international sites: Today, a global eCommerce footprint is the end goal. To reach that goal, companies are taking a strategic look at the...

    • Downloads: 1618
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Lessons In Leading The Digital Business Revolution

    Insights From Keynote Speeches At Forrester's 2013 eBusiness And Channel Strategy Forum

    The forces of digital revolution have reached critical mass, threatening every incumbent firm in every industry. The 750 executives who gathered in Chicago in November 2013 for Forrester's Forum For...

    • Downloads: 349