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  • Retail
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, 2014 (US)

    ForecastView Document

    Derived from the US online retail forecast, this forecast details the online retail spending in the US during the holiday season (i.e., November and December). This includes historical data going...

    • Downloads: 10
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Mobile And Tablet Commerce Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (US)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    2013 was a clear turning point for mobile commerce (mCommerce) in the US. Retailers are currently undergoing a business model transition similar to the one that occurred almost a decade ago with the...

    • Downloads: 17
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why European Retailers Need Click-And-Collect To Thrive

    Facilitating Customer Convenience Through Click-And-Collect

    Delivery options that allow customers to buy goods online and collect them in person (click-and-collect) benefit both customer convenience and retailer logistics efficiencies. This service speaks...

    • Downloads: 124
  • 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: 314
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Moment-Of-Truth Best Practices In Retail And CPG

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals have heard how mobile moments transform customer experience and how micro moments — critical windows of opportunity — are the...

    • Downloads: 287
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Western European Online Cross-Border Retail Sales Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    European Online Cross-Border Sales Will Reach €40 Billion By 2018

    Cross-border online sales are on the rise in Europe, with Forrester forecasting that they will grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% over the next five years. Cross-border sales...

    • Downloads: 148
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Evolution Of Global eCommerce Markets

    Vision: The eCommerce Globalization Playbook

    Global eCommerce is evolving rapidly. Consumers around the globe are migrating online, with shopping increasingly becoming a key part of the online experience. Countries vary greatly in their...

    • Downloads: 2520
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail Forecast: 2013 To 2018

    European Online Retail Sales Continue Their Double-Digit Growth

    Forrester forecasts that online retail sales in Europe will grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% over the next five years to reach €233.9 billion by 2018. Online retail sales...

    • Downloads: 670
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Win Your Offline Mobile Moments

    Use Mobile To Break Down Channel Barriers On-Premises

    Your customer is experiencing a mobile mind shift. She expects to get anything she wants, immediately and in context. Whether she's in your store making a product decision or navigating an airport,...

    • Downloads: 269
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online: Key Metrics And Initiatives 2014

    This State Of Retailing Online report comprises the results from the annual survey that Forrester Research conducts in partnership with Shop.org. In this survey, online executives at retail companies...

    • Downloads: 1132
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Retail Forecast, 2015 To 2020 (Asia Pacific)

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    We expect online retail sales in Asia Pacific — Australia, China, India, Japan, and South Korea — to reach $1.4 trillion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.3%...

    • Downloads: 8
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Retool Your Operations To Enable Store Fulfillment

    Shipping Products From Stores Drives Incremental Revenue But With Added Complexity

    Store fulfillment programs have propelled omnichannel integration efforts to be center stage for eBusinesses. Retailers are no longer debating the benefits of store fulfillment — instead, the...

    • Downloads: 377
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Selling Direct-To-Consumer Online In China

    Brands Must Embrace Sales Channels Beyond Marketplaces

    eBusiness professionals responsible for driving online growth in China should consider the long-term benefits of selling direct-to-consumer (DTC) online. Not only does selling DTC promise higher...

    • Downloads: 178
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why Every Online Retailer Needs To Think Green

    The "Green Consumer" Opportunity And How Retailers Can Seize It

    Retailers have been dancing around green initiatives for years, but consumer demand has finally put green retail on the main stage. In addition to their obvious positive (or, at least, less damaging)...

    • Downloads: 228
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Plan Your European eCommerce Expansion

    European Cross-Border Buyers Are Valuable Digital Embracers

    European online cross-border purchasing is happening, but with almost a quarter of European online adults buying cross-border, it has not yet reached a critical mass. Those in smaller European...

    • Downloads: 165
  • 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: 688
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Commerce Technology Vendor Catalog

    Tools And Technology: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    This report helps eBusiness professionals understand the landscape of vendors across 45 different technology categories that span marketing, merchandising, customer service, fulfillment, back-office...

    • Downloads: 266
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:A New Generation Of Clienteling

    As Customer Expectations Change, So Must The Role Of The Sales Associate

    The rapid adoption of smartphones by consumers has radically changed the way in which they shop. Armed with connected devices, consumers now have a digital "trusted advisor" with them when shopping...

    • Downloads: 576
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Prioritizing Online Access To In-Store Inventory

    Retailers Stand To Gain From Online Visibility Into In-Store Inventory And Buy Online/Pick Up In-Store Capabilities

    Multichannel retailers have made unprecedented investments in enabling omnichannel services. Giving customers the ability to view, reserve, and buy in-store inventory through the online channel for...

    • Downloads: 345
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Planning For Retail Payment Innovation

    AD&D Professionals Must Prepare For Changes In The Payment Landscape

    The rise of new payment options are changing the world of retail payments — Apple Pay and Android Pay are just the beginning. Retailers have long disliked the charges levied by the card...

    • Downloads: 267
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Readiness Index: 2013 eCommerce Global Study

    A Quantitative Assessment Of The Global eCommerce Landscape

    When firms are evaluating global expansion, they need to consider more than just the countries' macroeconomic conditions or consumer market size. Consumer payment behavior, in-ground courier...

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: US Online Retail Forecast: 2015 To 2020

    We expect US online retail to reach $373 billion in 2016. That figure will grow to more than $500 billion by 2020. This brief explores the drivers of online retail sales growth in the US and the...

    • Downloads: 93
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Retail Analytics Q3, 2014

    The Best Solutions Already Have Broad Adoption

    As retailers look to become customer-obsessed in the age of the customer — through personalization 2.0, a single view of the customer, big data processing, and omnichannel engagement —...

    • Downloads: 549
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Case Study: How Data Can Enable Business Disruption

    German E-tailer reBuy Disrupts Retail Dynamics Through Intelligent Data Usage

    The use of data has evolved to the point where data has become the enterprise's most critical business asset in the age of the customer. The business model of reBuy reCommerce — the leading...

    • Downloads: 189
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: European Online Holiday Retail Sales Forecast, 2014

    European Online Holiday Sales Will Reach €35 Billion

    As Europe gears up for the most multidevice, multichannel holiday season ever, Forrester forecasts that online retail sales in Europe will generate €35 billion during the holiday months of...

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