Sucharita Mulpuru

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Sucharita serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. She is a leading expert on eCommerce, multichannel retail, consumer behavior, and trends in the online shopping space. She is also a noted 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 Shop.org and a leading industry benchmark publication.

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 M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: US Cross-Channel Retail Forecast, 2015 To 2020

    Mobile Phones Influence Nearly $1 Trillion In Retail Today

    While online retail continues to grow rapidly, digitally-influenced offline retail is also significant and growing. Shoppers often research online in big and small ways across every shopping category...

    • Downloads: 123
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Who Does Mobile Commerce Well In The World's Largest eCommerce Market?

    Lessons From The Top Six eCommerce Retailers In China

    Mobile shopping has gained considerable momentum in China, but many retailers are still not ready to deliver good shopping experiences. Many retailers intend to upgrade their mobile commerce sites...

    • Downloads: 100
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2016: The eCommerce Gap Widens

    How Winning B2B And B2C Firms Will Pull Ahead For Good

    2016 presents B2C and B2B professionals with a now-or-never choice: Either outpace the pack by responding effectively to six important trends — or fall permanently behind in the customer...

    • Downloads: 342
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2015

    Online Sales To Top $95 Billion During Holiday Season

    Forrester predicts that US online holiday sales will exceed $95 billion in 2015. This represents 11% growth in holiday sales over 2014. Email marketing continues to be the most effective tool for...

    • Downloads: 140
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Phone And Tablet Commerce Forecast, 2015 To 2020

    Mobile Retail Transactions To Top $115 Billion In 2015

    Commerce on mobile devices continues to grow rapidly. Forrester projects that retail sales on smartphones and tablets will total $115 billion in 2015. This report provides a forecast of smartphone...

    • Downloads: 283
  • 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: 2319
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    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2015: Marketing And Merchandising

    Benchmarks: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    Shop.org, 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: 452
  • 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: 180
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Kids Are Overrated: Don't Worry About The Millennials

    Why eBusiness Pros Risk Missing A Bigger Prize

    It is human nature to be fascinated by youth. History has the exploits of Ponce de Leon and his search for the fountain of youth dating back to the 16th century. Even today, retailers are obsessed...

    • Downloads: 576
  • 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...

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    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: 705
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Shopping

    Only Six Sectors Will Thrive; Others Will Struggle Or Die

    The retail industry is more complex than ever. Every year, startups release new technologies that promise to help consumers shop more easily or aim to help retailers improve their businesses. At the...

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    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2015: Key Metrics, Initiatives, And Mobile Benchmarks

    Forrester partners with Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation, to survey retailers annually about their eCommerce businesses and key initiatives for the coming year. This latest...

    • Downloads: 765
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Five Lessons From Five Cyber Mondays

    Insights From US eCommerce's Biggest Day Of The Year

    Cyber Monday, the Monday after Black Friday, is now the biggest shopping day of the year for online retailers in the US. In fact, online retail sales exceeded $2 billion on Cyber Monday in 2014. In...

    • Downloads: 147
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Retail eCommerce Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    To achieve key business goals — such as increasing retail sales both online and offline — retail eCommerce executives need to ensure that they have the right metrics in place. These...

    • Downloads: 1369
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    Report:Predictions 2015: US B2C And B2B eCommerce Players Will Struggle To Keep Up With Customers

    eCommerce continues to grow rapidly for both B2C and B2B businesses. This report prognosticates the most pressing issues that eBusiness and channel strategy professionals need to watch in 2015 and...

    • Downloads: 507
  • 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: 233
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Five Pitfalls To Avoid When Executing A Retail eCommerce Strategy

    Processes: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    Retail eCommerce has nearly two decades of experience under its belt, so companies in the early stages of web retail can now follow a fairly established set of best practices. This report is a...

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    Report:Must-Have eCommerce Features

    Road Map: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    eBusiness professionals often struggle with how to prioritize the countless issues that populate eCommerce to-do lists. This chapter of the retail eCommerce playbook is a prescriptive look at the...

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    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2014: Marketing

    This latest report in our series using data from The State Of Retailing Online, a Shop.org study conducted by Forrester Research, covers interactive marketing benchmarks for online retailers. More...

    • Downloads: 641
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Three Things Frightening Retailers Now

    An Analysis Of Web-Related Risk Factors Disclosed In SEC Filings

    eCommerce and technology have become a larger part of retail companies overall, but the benefits of web sales also come with significant risks. We looked at the risk factors cited in the U.S....

    • Downloads: 300
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The New Paradigm Of Retail

    Vision: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    Omnichannel and agile commerce promise to change the offers that retailers provide and the ways in which consumers buy; as a result, the look and feel of retail is certain to change in lockstep. All...

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    Report:US Cross-Channel Retail Sales Forecast: 2014 To 2018

    Web-Influenced Offline Sales Total More Than $1 Trillion In 2014

    We forecast that US cross-channel retail sales, which we define as transactions that touch a digital medium but are not completed on the Internet, will reach $1.4 trillion in 2014 and grow to $1.8...

    • Downloads: 549
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Retail Segmentation: Gen Y Online Shoppers

    Using Forrester Technographics® To Profile Generation Y Online Shoppers In The US

    In the US, Gen Y is a digitally savvy segment that frequently buys online through a number of touchpoints and will continue to be a core segment for US online retailers for years to come. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 680
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    Report:US eCommerce Forecast: 2013 To 2018

    Forrester expects online retail sales in the US to reach $294 billion in 2014, or approximately 9% of all sales in the US. We're forecasting a strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5%...

    • Downloads: 759