Sucharita Mulpuru

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Sucharita serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. She is a leading expert on eCommerce, multichannel retail, consumer behavior, and trends in the online shopping space. She is also a noted authority on technology developments that affect the online commerce industry and vendors that facilitate online marketing and merchandising.

In her research, Sucharita covers such consumer-oriented topics as eCommerce forecasting and trends, merchandising best practices, conversion optimization, and social computing in the retail world. She has also authored "The State Of Retailing Online," a joint study conducted annually with Shop.org and a leading industry benchmark publication.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to Forrester, Sucharita was the director of marketing at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she managed the customer acquisition, retention, and market research efforts for the $2 billion luxury retailer's online channel. Prior to Saks, she held management positions at Toys R Us, where she was a merchant in the Babies R Us division and a store manager in one of the company's largest toy stores. She also worked for the Walt Disney Company, where she developed and managed marketing plans for new business initiatives, including the Disney Stores, the Disney Cruise Line, and Club Disney.

Additionally, she was involved in the expansion of Cap Cities/ABC properties, specifically ESPN Zone, ESPN Magazine, and the Go.com network. She has written two nonfiction books and has contributed to BusinessWeek Online.

Education

Sucharita holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2014: Marketing

    This latest report in our series using data from The State Of Retailing Online, a Shop.org study conducted by Forrester Research, covers interactive marketing benchmarks for online retailers. More...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Fire Phone Fails; Amazon Doesn't

    Insights, Not Sales, Will Define Amazon's Success

    On June 18, 2014, Amazon announced the launch of a smartphone, named the Fire Phone, with unique hardware and services designed to enhance its core businesses: retail and a digital platform....

    • Downloads: 129
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    Report:When eCommerce Executives Should (And Shouldn't) Believe Vendor Case Studies

    Decision-Makers Need To Distinguish Between Useful Data And Propaganda

    Because of the preponderance of point solutions in the online retail world, eCommerce executives are bombarded with numerous vendor-authored case studies that claim to increase a client company's...

    • Downloads: 346
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Four Essential Metrics For Cross-Channel Measurement

    With consumers regularly migrating across channels when researching and purchasing products, eBusiness professionals are tasked with the challenge of quantifying that cross-channel behavior....

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    Report:Benchmark 2007: Retail

    Most Online Shoppers Are Early Adopters

    While online shopping continues to grow at a blistering double-digit pace, much of that growth results from the significant amount that the most tenured online shoppers spend online. Although they...

    • Downloads: 505