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It's Time For Retail Stores To Open Their Doors To The Digital Org

Organization: The Digital Store Playbook

August 28, 2020

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This is the Organization report in The Digital Store Playbook For 2021.

Why Read This Report

In the age of the customer — and especially in the midst of a pandemic — channel-specific strategies, tactics, and organizational structures become irrelevant and (worse) potentially crippling. To operate as a single entity, today's digital business professionals are helping their organizations consolidate online and offline divisions. It's not easy to make this change, but operating holistically allows companies to shift their focus to create a universal customer experience and more adeptly adapt to fast-changing economic, social, and other factors. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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Table of Contents

  • Channels Are For TVs, Not For Customer Experiences
  • Companies Must Go All In When Converting To Omnichannel
  • Organizational Consolidation Will Be A Multiyear Journey
  • Recommendations

  • Obsess About Your Customers To Banish Channels For Good
  • What It Means

  • eCommerce Becomes Part Of Global Retail
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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