Trends Report

Assess The Impact Of Touchpoints Along The Consumer Path-To-Purchase

How Research Touchpoints Affect Consumer Spending

April 9th, 2013
Cory Munchbach
Gina Fleming
With contributors:
Reineke Reitsma , Alexandra Hayes , David Cooperstein , Ryan Morrill


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 information sources and channels to research the products and services they discover. But some sources are more effective than others at driving consumers to the buy phase and have a stronger influence on the price they ultimately pay for their purchase. This document is part of a four-report series of Forrester reports on how consumers progress through each phase of the customer life cycle. It examines consumers' most influential research sources for their purchase and the premium they pay, using our touchpoint-analysis framework.

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