Carrie Johnson

VP, Group Director serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Carrie serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals and leads a team that helps these professionals in the retail, financial services, travel, and healthcare industries optimize sales and service strategies across channels. Carrie's current research focuses on online and multichannel retailing.

Prior to this position, Carrie spent eight years at Forrester researching the dynamics and growth of online retailing. In this role, she analyzed consumers' adoption of eCommerce, their multichannel behavior, and how retailers optimize sales to those consumers with key technologies and strategies. In this role, Carrie authored many key Forrester reports, including Forrester's annual eCommerce forecast. In addition, since 2002, Carrie has authored or led the research effort for "The State of Retailing Online," a Shop.org survey conducted by Forrester Research.

Previous Work Experience

Carrie's background prior to Forrester includes work at the Harvard Business School, where she wrote case studies on Barnes & Noble, Frontgate, PlanetAll, QVC, Streamline, and TV Guide.

Carrie has appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNBC, and CNNfn to speak about online retail trends and react to various retail news events. She has also been quoted in various newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Boston Globe.

Education

Carrie is a magna cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College.

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    Report:Mobile Channel Strategy: An Overview

    How eBusiness Leaders Should Approach Mobile As A Sales And Service Channel

    Across the globe, the mobile channel is growing at a rapid rate. eBusiness and channel strategy leaders at B2B and B2C firms are at the forefront: 94% of eBusiness managers we surveyed are either...

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    Report:The Building Blocks For Social Success In eBusiness

    As consumers become more comfortable integrating social tools into their everyday lives, eBusiness leaders seek the right social strategy to achieve their goals. While the benefits of social media...

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    Report:How eBusiness Firms Use Social Tools To Connect With Customers

    As consumers increasingly use social media to connect with each other and with brands, eBusiness executives seek to understand how — and if — these tools can drive online sales and...

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    Report:Using Channel Satisfaction Data To Build The Business Case For eBusiness

    Forrester recently released a report showing the results of a survey of more than 4,500 US consumers and their level of satisfaction with Web, phone, and in-person interactions across 12 different...

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    Report:Tapping Into US Online Auction Buyers

    Understanding Online Auction Buyers And The Role Of The Auction Marketplace

    By year-end 2007, 21% of US online consumers had purchased from an online auction in the past 12 months, representing a hefty slice of the eCommerce pie. Young, affluent, and tech-savvy, online...

    • Downloads: 367
  • Report:An eBusiness And Channel Strategy Introduction To The State Of Consumers And Technology, 2008

    Forrester has released its annual guide to US device adoption and forecasts, demographics, and technology attitudes and behaviors. This year's report offers a generational analysis to show key...

    • Downloads: 868
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    Report:How To Get Customers To Shop Online

    How Consumers Research, Buy, And Get Service

    Our research still shows that despite the adoption of online transactions, consumers prefer in-store experiences over the Web when it comes to researching, buying, and getting customer service. This...

    • Downloads: 986
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    Report:Web Buyers — And Their Expectations — Grow Up

    Experienced Web Buyers Are Becoming The New Mainstream

    The online shopper is maturing: Only one in 10 Web buyers has less than one year of online shopping experience, down from one out of five Web buyers in 2005. In fact, today, nearly one-third of Web...

    • Downloads: 622
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    Report:Retail Channel Surfers Prefer To Buy Offline

    Understanding Web Buyers' Price Expectations For Retail Shopping Channels

    Although the number of technologically inclined Web buyers is steadily increasing, Web buyers still prefer to shop in traditional offline stores, and their spending behavior confirms this — on...

    • Downloads: 532
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    Report:eBusiness Managers Test The Social Computing Waters

    Results Of Our Third eBusiness, Channel And Product Management Survey

    Forrester recently conducted a survey of our eBusiness, channel and product management research panel on the topic of Social Computing in September 2007. We found that eBusiness firms struggle to...

    • Downloads: 271
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    Report:How Big Online Spenders Use The Web

    US Adults Who Transact Online Are More Likely To Use The Web For Everything

    Online transactors — US online adults who bank online, apply for health insurance online, and book air travel online — are incorporating a wide variety of online activities into their...

    • Downloads: 323
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    Report:Who's Bidding And Selling In Online Auctions?

    A look at US adults who are bidding and selling in online auctions.

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    Report:Who's Shopping Online In Canada?

    Canadian eCommerce Adoption Remains Stagnant

    Online adoption continues to build momentum in Canada, but eCommerce adoption does not: The number of Canadian consumers shopping online during 2006 remained stagnant over 2005. What's holding back...

    • Downloads: 265
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    Report:US Auto Insurers' Slow Merge Onto The Information Superhighway

    US auto insurance carriers like Progressive and GEICO have grown their online channels significantly over the past few years. Yet in 2006, online applications accounted for only 5% of total auto...

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    Report:Connected Gen Yers Create Custom Products Online

    Social Computing Increases The Creation And Importance Of Custom Products

    Interest in creating custom consumer products has remained flat overall during the past three years. But, as more young consumers embrace Social Computing, it's not surprising that Gen Yers are the...

    • Downloads: 245
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    Report:Financial Services eBusiness Managers Foresee A Solid 2007

    Industry Results Of Our eBusiness, Channel, And Product Manager Online Survey

    Forrester recently surveyed our panel of 107 eBusiness, channel, and product management executives to examine their 2007 online budgets and priorities. Financial services companies represented a...

    • Downloads: 113
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    Report:Retail eBusiness Executives Expect A Solid 2007

    Industry Results Of Our eBusiness, Channel And Product Management Survey

    Forrester recently surveyed our panel of 107 eBusiness and channel and product management executives to examine 2007 online budgets and priorities. Retail companies represented almost one-fifth of...

    • Downloads: 84
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    Report:Web Buyers Still Expect Lower Prices Online

    But That Doesn't Mean Retailers Have To Bottom Feed

    A history of insane promotions and deals has left the Web with the dubious reputation of being a bargain basement. As a result, online shoppers expect to find lower prices online than in other...

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    Report:Identifying Big Spenders Across Online Businesses

    More Advanced Online Activities Correlate To Increased Online Spending

    As the Web matures, firms from health plans to brokerages are opening up eBusiness channels that introduce consumers to more and more complex online transactions that go far beyond simple book...

    • Downloads: 242