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  • Past 6 months
  • Retail
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Future Of The Digital Store

    Retailers Are At The Beginning Of Their Digital Store Transformations

    The retail store is on the cusp of a transformation, one that hasn't been seen since the advent of the modern suburban mall. Today's customers have access to a growing set of digital devices —...

    • Downloads: 501
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: How Retailers Are Harnessing Digital Innovation

    eBusiness Pros Build Innovation Labs In Response To Digital Disruption

    Innovation labs are popping up all over the place in retail, across categories and regions. eBusiness professionals who have decided to set up an innovation lab have different options available to...

    • Downloads: 96
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Cross-Border eCommerce: The Opportunity For US Online Retailers

    International Shipping Solutions Provide A Low-Cost Way To Reach Global Online Shoppers

    eCommerce growth rates in many regions of the globe are outpacing eCommerce growth in the US. As a result, eBusiness executives at US online retailers are considering new ways to expand globally....

    • Downloads: 147
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Paving The Path To Omnichannel Fulfillment

    Road Map: The Retail Omnichannel Playbook

    Omnichannel fulfillment programs have topped eBusiness priority lists for a number of years. And while there is no doubt that retailers understand the omnichannel mandate, many are unsure of where to...

    • Downloads: 197
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2015: Marketing And Merchandising

    Benchmarks: The Retail eCommerce Playbook, the digital division of the National Retail Federation, in partnership with Forrester Research, conducted its annual survey of web retailers in May and June of 2015. This study is a review...

    • Downloads: 246
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research eCommerce Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (US)

    Online Retail Tops $300 Billion In 2015

    Forrester expects online retail sales in the US to reach $334 billion in 2015, approximately 10% of all sales in the US. eCommerce will experience a strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10%...

    • Downloads: 580
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:CPG Brand And Retail Channel Collaboration — From Signaling To Synchrony

    CPG And Retail Collaboration In The Digital Age Of The Customer

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals in retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) have invested significant effort in traditional electronic data interchange (EDI) messaging to...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Just For You: Use Personalization Technology To Help Associates In The Retail Store

    Retailers Fail To Create Relevant Digital Experiences For Their Associates

    As retail stores transform into digital stores, customers will expect personalized content and experiences in-aisle. Personalization technologies such as automated product recommendations are poised...

    • Downloads: 214
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Turn Pain Into Profits Through Omnichannel Returns

    Omnichannel returns, which allow customers to return online orders to a physical store, are a standard offering for most leading multichannel retailers. But even with this customer-centric capability...

    • Downloads: 123
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Cross-Channel Retail Sales Forecast, 2015 To 2020

    Don't Underestimate Your Digital Touchpoints' Offline Influence

    Forrester forecasts that over half of all retail sales in Europe will be impacted by the Web by 2020. These web-impacted sales include both online sales (including mobile and tablet sales) and...

    • Downloads: 504
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Does Customer Experience Really Drive Business Success?

    The Relationship Between Superior Customer Experience And Growth

    It's the age of the customer, when technology and economic forces have changed the world to such a great extent that an obsession with winning, serving, and retaining customers is the only possible...

    • Downloads: 629
  • 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: 2124
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The India Customer Experience Index, 2015

    A Benchmark Of How Well Brands In India Use The Customer Experience To Create And Sustain Customer Loyalty

    For the first time, Forrester has applied the Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) methodology to appraise how well companies in India are delivering customer experiences that create and...

    • Downloads: 56
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:China Tech Market Outlook: 2015

    Growth Still Tops Other Asian Countries Despite Economic Slowdown

    Technology purchases in China will reach $136 billion in 2015, making China the second-largest tech market in Asia Pacific after Japan. Demand will still be strongest for hardware and communications...

    • Downloads: 140
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Is The Web A Threat Or An Opportunity For Organized Retail In India?

    ForecastView Document

    This report provides insights into Forrester's Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (India). We define web-influenced retail sales as offline retail sales that are influenced by online...

    • Downloads: 2
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The US Customer Experience Index, Q1 2015

    Benchmarking The US Brands That Create The Most Loyalty With Their Customer Experience

    Three-quarters of companies want to improve their customer experience (CX) in 2015. Forrester's first US Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) benchmark of 2015 sets the baseline that will tell...

    • Downloads: 1158
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:Brief: Comparing CX Quality Between Store-Based Retailers And Digital-Only Retailers

    Store-based retailers face an uphill battle as they compete against digital giants like Amazon and Etsy for consumer dollars. Customer experience (CX) professionals should use this report to get a...

    • Downloads: 9
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Luxury Goods Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (EU-7)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    The €46.9 billion luxury goods market in Europe captures over 30% of luxury goods sales worldwide, with a significant share of sales coming from Italy, France, and the UK. Luxury goods growth...

    • Downloads: 5
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Web-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (India)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    The forecast analyzes the influence of the Web on retail sales to understand the total web impact (online sales plus web influence on offline sales) on retail sales and the need for omnichannel...

    • Downloads: 9
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Point Of Service, Q3 2015

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    In Forrester's 59-criteria evaluation of point-of-service (POS) vendors, we identified the 10 most significant providers in the category — Aptos, Demandware, Fujitsu, Microsoft Dynamics, NCR,...

    • Downloads: 168
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:European Tech Market Outlook, 2015 To 2016

    A Modest Improvement, Shadowed By A Strong Dollar

    CIOs in European countries can look forward to a slightly better tech market in 2015 and 2016. The European tech market has shown signs of moderate but sustained growth of 4% to 5% in euros. Aided by...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Retail eCommerce In Canada 2015

    A Look At Canadian Online Retailers' Key Metrics, Initiatives, And Marketing Tactics

    Forrester partnered with Retail Council Of Canada to conduct a survey of Canadian retailers regarding their eCommerce businesses and key initiatives for the year. The survey incorporated insights...

    • Downloads: 140
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building The Business Case For Omnichannel In Retail

    Use Forrester's TEI Model To Understand The Value Of Omnichannel Fulfillment

    Retailers are launching omnichannel fulfillment projects at a rapid pace. eBusiness professionals are prioritizing these projects due to growing customer demand for new order fulfillment options and...

    • Downloads: 362
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Tool Up For Digital Store Operations

    Applications Best Practices For Integrating Store Operations Into Your Strategy

    The death of the physical store is a popular, but not completely accurate, story in headlines today. Even as physical stores face pressures from digital channels and competition, the in-store...

    • Downloads: 86
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Consumers And Retailers Alike Are Embracing Reserve-And-Collect

    Store pickup is a tried-and-true form of fulfillment for omnichannel retailers but not all store pickup programs were created equal. In fact, today there are fundamental differences in programs...

    • Downloads: 197