Sucharita   Kodali

Sucharita Kodali

VP, Principal Analyst Serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

Sucharita serves digital business strategy professionals. She is an expert on eCommerce, omnichannel retail, consumer behavior, and trends in the online shopping space. She is also an authority on technology developments that affect the online commerce industry and vendors that facilitate online marketing and merchandising.

In her research, Sucharita covers such consumer-oriented topics as eCommerce forecasting and trends, merchandising best practices, conversion optimization, and social computing in the retail world. She has also authored "The State Of Retailing Online," a joint study conducted annually with NRF.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to Forrester, Sucharita was the director of marketing at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she managed the customer acquisition, retention, and market research efforts for the $2 billion luxury retailer's online channel. Prior to Saks, she held management positions at Toys R Us, where she was a merchant in the Babies R Us division and a store manager in one of the company's largest toy stores. She also worked for the Walt Disney Company, where she developed and managed marketing plans for new business initiatives, including the Disney Stores, the Disney Cruise Line, and Club Disney.

Additionally, she was involved in the expansion of Cap Cities/ABC properties, specifically ESPN Zone, ESPN Magazine, and the Go.com network. She has written two nonfiction books and has contributed to BusinessWeek Online.

Education

Sucharita holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Sucharita Kodali

VP, Principal Analyst Serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

Sucharita serves digital business strategy professionals. She is an expert on eCommerce, omnichannel retail, consumer behavior, and trends in the online shopping space. She is also an authority on technology developments that affect the online commerce industry and vendors that facilitate online marketing and merchandising.

In her research, Sucharita covers such consumer-oriented topics as eCommerce forecasting and trends, merchandising best practices, conversion optimization, and social computing in the retail world. She has also authored "The State Of Retailing Online," a joint study conducted annually with NRF.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to Forrester, Sucharita was the director of marketing at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she managed the customer acquisition, retention, and market research efforts for the $2 billion luxury retailer's online channel. Prior to Saks, she held management positions at Toys R Us, where she was a merchant in the Babies R Us division and a store manager in one of the company's largest toy stores. She also worked for the Walt Disney Company, where she developed and managed marketing plans for new business initiatives, including the Disney Stores, the Disney Cruise Line, and Club Disney.

Additionally, she was involved in the expansion of Cap Cities/ABC properties, specifically ESPN Zone, ESPN Magazine, and the Go.com network. She has written two nonfiction books and has contributed to BusinessWeek Online.

Education

Sucharita holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Sucharita Kodali's Research

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  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: The US Multichannel Retailers Customer Experience Index, 2018

    How US Multichannel Retail Brands Earn Loyalty With The Quality Of Their Experience

    June 19, 2018Sucharita Kodali, Alex Causey

    How well do leading multichannel retailers earn loyalty with the quality of their customer experience (CX)? This year, we reveal the complete rankings of 42 multichannel retailer brands that were analyzed as part of the US Customer Experience Index (CX Index™). We also unveil surprising trends in CX quality and the role that emotion plays in CX. Customer experience professionals can use this report to inform their ongoing improvement efforts.

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: The US Digital Retailers Customer Experience Index, 2018

    How US Digital Retail Brands Earn Loyalty With The Quality Of Their Experience

    June 19, 2018Sucharita Kodali, Alex Causey

    How well do leading digital retailers earn loyalty with the quality of their customer experience (CX)? This year, we reveal the rankings of 11 digital retail brands that we analyzed as part of the US Customer Experience Index (CX Index™). We also unveil surprising trends in CX quality and the role that emotion plays in CX. Customer experience professionals can use this report to inform their ongoing improvement efforts.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: All Brands Need A Full-Fledged Digital Commerce Strategy

    The Fundamentals Of A Digital Commerce Strategy For Brands

    May 8, 2018Sucharita Kodali, Michelle Beeson

    Consumer-facing brands have enormous opportunities to grow sales through digital commerce channels, but they also face substantial risks. Some digital channels, like direct-to-consumer sales, can be very profitable, but the prevalence of that same merchandise in online marketplaces presents additional pricing and product integrity considerations. If brands' digital business professionals do not craft a clear digital commerce strategy, they ultimately empower "gray market" sellers at the expense of their own sales and the sales of their retail partners.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Mobile Shopping Is Stalling, But Don't Panic

    May 3, 2018Sucharita Kodali

    Retailers have been aggressively investing in mobile commerce. However, the total percentage of physical goods retail in the US sold via mobile devices has not grown significantly in recent years. Digital business executives should carefully analyze the objectives that they have for their mobile investments and recognize the limitations of the mobile channel. This report explores the facts around current mobile shopping figures and outlines what retailers need to do in the current landscape.

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    REPORT: Survival Of The Best Fit: Fashion Market Sheds Department Stores, Small Retailers

    Sector Spotlight: US Fashion

    April 25, 2018Sucharita Kodali

    Empowered shoppers have pulled the rug out from under the second-largest retail subcategory, fashion, which comprises clothing, accessories, and footwear. Pure plays and wholesale brands are surging, while small retailers struggle to maintain their market share. Falling prices are central to retailers' struggles as fashion occupies a shrinking slice of US household budgets.

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