Kate Leggett

VP, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Kate serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. She is a leading expert on customer relationship management (CRM) and customer service strategies, maturity, benchmarking, governance, and ROI. She is an accomplished public speaker and frequently presents at industry events such as CRM Evolution. She has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, and industry publications such as CRM Magazine, KM World, and Destination CRM.

Previous Work Experience

Kate has extensive industry experience, with more than 10 years of leadership at CRM and customer service software companies, where she held senior product marketing and product management roles. She is also a published author on customer service trends and best practices.

Education

Kate earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Retail
  • eBusiness & Channel Strategy
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Ship-To-Store Delivers 'The Goods'

    Retailer And Consumer Benefits Drive Mutual Adoption Of Omnichannel Ship-To-Store Programs

    Three decades after online ordering became a reality, the majority of customers still chose to complete their transactions with multichannel retailers through the physical store. But eCommerce plays...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:India Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    The Indian online retail market is in a nascent stage, yet it is growing rapidly. Despite all of the existing challenges related to underdeveloped logistics and supply chain operations, poor...

    • Downloads: 217
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Cross-Channel Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Like last year, our cross-channel retail forecast reveals that as consumers use smartphones more frequently and become more accustomed to shopping online, they're more likely to use the Web to...

    • Downloads: 797
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2013

    European eBusiness Executives Must Embrace A Multi-Touchpoint Reality

    European retail eBusiness executives face a time of unprecedented change. The range of touchpoints that customers use to discover, explore, buy, and re-engage with brands is growing by the day. New...

    • Downloads: 702
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Total online retail spending within the three Latin American (LATAM) countries covered in this forecast -- Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico -- is expected to reach $47.3 billion by 2018, up...

    • Downloads: 5
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Retailer Needs An Online Marketplace

    Multichannel retailers that are looking to compete effectively with aggressive pure-play counterparts that often offer cutthroat pricing or shipping programs will find that the marketplace model is a...

    • Downloads: 759
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Mobile Point Of Service Solutions For Retail

    Despite Rapid Adoption Of mPOS Solutions By Retailers, Business Objectives Remain Uncertain

    Over the past decade, as retail sales have shifted from physical stores to digital channels, traditional store-based retailers have been struggling to compete with the endless aisle and low prices...

    • Downloads: 804
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Powering The Agile Store

    Bringing The Best Of Digital Into The Physical Environment To Empower Customers And Associates Alike

    Digital technology is poised to transform the retail experience. As many retailers struggle to maintain costly store estates, eBusiness executives have an opportunity to play a leading role in...

    • Downloads: 603
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Latin America Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Trends In Brazil, Argentina, And Mexico

    A number of events over the next few years will focus the world's attention on Latin America. From presidential elections across the region that are set to have a substantial impact on domestic and...

    • Downloads: 347
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark 2011: Luxury Department Stores

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Sites Of Four US Luxury Department Stores

    Forrester applied its Website Functionality Benchmark evaluation methodology to the top four US luxury department stores: Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. These...

    • Downloads: 584
  • 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: 658
  • 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: 30
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: eCommerce, 2013

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Forrester's ForecastView group undertook a 2013 study to assess eCommerce readiness among 55 global markets. While there is no universal tool in selecting expansion opportunities, the Forrester...

    • Downloads: 6
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2014: Global eCommerce Mandates Multiple Touchpoints And Business Models

    Eight Trends Set To Impact The Industry

    The past year saw a surge in eCommerce revenues around the globe, and 2014 will be no different. eCommerce brands in every country will continue to spread their global wings, expanding their...

    • Downloads: 586
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Online Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Trends In China, Japan, South Korea, India, And Australia

    The past decade has solidified the leading role that Asia Pacific plays in the global economy, and eCommerce is no exception. Our forecast outlines the magnitude of the opportunity in the region:...

    • Downloads: 487
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2012: US Retail eBusiness

    eBusiness executives in retail will grapple with three key trends in 2012: growth of mobile device usage, heightened competition from Amazon.com, and continued market share shift to web retail....

    • Downloads: 1996
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Five Key Success Factors Of Every eBusiness

    Strategic Plan: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    One of the questions that organizations launching an eCommerce operation commonly ask is, "Are there common elements behind success?" With a decade of retail eCommerce behind us, we can see that...

    • Downloads: 717
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:International Shipping Solutions For US Online Retailers

    Using Cross-Border Shipping To Reach Global Customers

    The US may boast the largest eCommerce market today, but eCommerce growth rates are far higher in other countries across Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and other regions of the globe than in...

    • Downloads: 291
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Optimizing The Affiliate Channel For Deal-Driven Customers

    Traffic Has Increased And The Channel's Matured, But Proving Incrementality Remains A Challenge

    Customers are flocking to affiliate deal sites that offer promotional coupons and offer codes. The slowdown in the economy, advances in technology, and a more favorable consumer mindset toward...

    • Downloads: 470
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Understanding Online Payment Preferences In Europe

    Alternative Payment Systems Provide Opportunities For European Merchants

    The European online payment landscape is highly fragmented, with different payment methods achieving varied adoption levels across European countries. One in two European online buyers does not own a...

    • Downloads: 1111
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Online Retail Forecast, 2011 To 2016

    A Look At Growth In Five Markets With A Focus On China, Japan, And Australia

    Forrester Research wrote its first online retail forecast for Asia Pacific in October 2010. Since then, eCommerce in every market in the region has charged ahead, with growth continuing unabated....

    • Downloads: 1392
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Using Tmall To Sell Online In China

    Understanding The Opportunity On China's Largest B2C Website

    Taking a business online in China is intimidating. Seemingly endless red tape, a diverse online population, and differences in consumer behavior are all issues a company must carefully consider....

    • Downloads: 234
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark: Australian Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Websites Of Five Australian Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Consumer electronics retailers in Australia face many challenges, but online retail is booming despite the relatively modest feature set provided by most Australian sites. To dig deeper, Forrester...

    • Downloads: 182
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (EU-7)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    By 2018, 43% of all EU-7 retail sales will be influenced by the Web, up from 30% in 2013. Seventy percent of web-influenced sales in EU-7 come from the UK, France, and Germany, with Spain and Italy...

    • Downloads: 4
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2011

    Forrester expects US holiday season online retail sales to grow 15% year over year. While the possibility of a double-dip recession remains, consumers are continuing to increase their use of the Web...

    • Downloads: 382