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  • Retail
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Online Cross-Border Retail Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe)

    ForecastView Spreadsheet

    Western Europe is one of the largest markets in the world for cross-border trade. Online cross-border retail sales in Western Europe will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11% over the...

    • Downloads: 13
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning Solutions, Q2 2014

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    Retailers' profitability has always depended on the ability to turn inventory fast, since inventory is the principal asset on their balance sheets. Nothing influences inventory turn as much as...

    • Downloads: 555
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:Revisiting The Touchpoint-Impact Framework For 2014

    A Deep Dive Into Apparel And Personal Care Categories

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

    • Downloads: 353
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    US Online Retail Will Reach $262 Billion In 2013

    Online retail in the US continues to grow at a rapid rate, outpacing sales growth at traditional stores and stealing market share from them. We predict that online retail in 2013 will reach $262...

    • Downloads: 1634
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Consumer Wallet Shift And Retailer Strategy Bolster Canadian Online Retail

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    Online retail sales in Canada are set to rise by over 15% in 2014, topping C$22 billion but still representing just 6% of the total retail market. However, with continued double-digit growth through...

    • Downloads: 10
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research Search Engine Marketing Forecast, 2013 To 2018 (Western Europe)

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    Spending on paid search and search engine optimization (SEO) for each of the 17 Western European countries. Segments paid search spending by 11 different verticals. Includes historical...

    • Downloads: 8
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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

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    Online retail spending by 30 retail categories such as PCs, apparel, housewares, and consumer electronics. Includes metrics by category, such as online buyers and channel share as percent of overall...

    • Downloads: 7
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Rank Yourself With The Digital Maturity Model

    Assessment: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    As eBusiness and channel strategy professionals at retail companies evaluate their eCommerce opportunities, establishing a level set of current strengths and weaknesses is essential. This year,...

    • Downloads: 1622
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Seize A Window Of Opportunity In Patent Reform Now

    Don't Let Patent Trolls Hamper Your Digital Retailing Innovation Efforts

    Virtually all eBusiness and channel strategy professionals face a significantly increased volume of patent litigation due to the issuance of many more loose patents since the 1990s and from the...

    • Downloads: 22
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:Brief: Using Technology To Drive In-Store Customer Engagement

    How To Start Employing Emerging Technologies To Join Physical And Virtual Shopping Experiences

    Infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals at retail firms have an opportunity to help their companies employ in-store technologies to craft superior engagement strategies. As I&O becomes a...

    • Downloads: 375
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Lessons In Leading The Digital Business Revolution

    Insights From Keynote Speeches At Forrester's 2013 eBusiness And Channel Strategy Forum

    The forces of digital revolution have reached critical mass, threatening every incumbent firm in every industry. The 750 executives who gathered in Chicago in November 2013 for Forrester's Forum For...

    • Downloads: 479
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:How To Engage Your Omnichannel Consumer

    Brand Engagement The Consumer Way

    The report "Brand Engagement The Consumer Way," originally written for market insights professionals, highlights key behaviors that today's US online consumers exhibit when they engage with companies...

    • Downloads: 880
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:How China's Retail Innovators Built Their Agile Architecture Foundations

    Suning, JD.com, And Yihaodian Implemented Their Own Versions Of The Agile O2O Architecture Framework

    Enterprise architecture (EA) professionals who are putting customer experience (CX) at the top of their agenda should take a deep dive into China's retail industry. While the vertical still serves...

    • Downloads: 143
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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

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    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 Business Impact Of Customer Experience, 2013

    Years of Forrester data confirm the strong relationship between the quality of a firm's customer experience (CX) and loyalty. We built three simple models to estimate the impact customer experience...

    • Downloads: 1407
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Who Does Mobile Commerce Well?

    Lessons From 20 Top Mobile Merchants

    One of the most common questions that eBusiness executives currently pose is "Who does mobile commerce well?" In this document, we provide examples of 20 mobile experiences across a variety of retail...

    • Downloads: 397
  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    Report:The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2015

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

    Six in 10 Canadian companies want to improve their customer experience (CX) in 2015. Forrester's Canada Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) benchmarks 194 companies that do business in Canada...

    • Downloads: 174
  • 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: 705
  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    Report:Lessons Learned From Global Customer Data Breaches And Privacy Incidents Of 2013-14

    Continuous Improvement: The Data Security And Privacy Playbook

    Frustrated security and risk (S&R) professionals once wished for more media coverage of customer data breaches and privacy abuses to help them raise the importance of security with naive business...

    • Downloads: 340
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Digital Leadership In Retail, 2014

    Digital Business Insights For Retail CIOs

    Retailers are at the sharp edge of change in the age of the customer; those that fail to embrace digital transformations of customer experience will fail to win, serve, and retain customers —...

    • Downloads: 316
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2014

    Online Sales Will Reach $89 Billion This Holiday Season

    We predict that US online retail sales during the critical months of November and December will be higher than ever. Forrester projects that the online channel will generate $89 billion during that...

    • Downloads: 218
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:A Tsunami Of Empowerment Will Hit Your Network With The Internet Of Things

    Empower The Lines Of Business With Virtual Network Infrastructure

    The empowered era — cloud, virtualization, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD)—pummeled the network and networking teams. This deluge isn't letting up, as the Internet of Things (IoT)...

    • Downloads: 481
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of The Digital Store

    Landscape: The Digital Store Playbook

    The face of retail is changing. In-store digital experimentation is well underway, and eBusiness executives have the technical know-how and an increasingly cross-functional view to lead these...

    • Downloads: 754
  • 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: 341
  • 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: 476