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

    Organization: The Digital Store Playbook
    August 28, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    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...

  • Report An Illustrated Guide To Collecting Zero-Party Data

    Use Microexperiences To Quickly And Easily Collect Rich Customer Attributes
    August 20, 2020 | Stephanie Liu

    Zero-party data (ZPD), or data that a consumer proactively and intentionally shares about herself, has always been a valuable source of customer insight. B2C marketers today are building a variety...

  • Report The 3D Connected Consumer In 2020

    The Combination Of Devices, Platforms, And Channels Redefines How Connected Consumers Are
    July 22, 2020 | Julie Ask, Erin Sellers

    Historically, internet speed and device type have defined how connected consumers are. But this representation is too simplistic today. Three dimensions — devices, platforms, and channels — now...

  • Report Mastering The Art Of Omnichannel Retailing

    Executive Overview: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    June 19, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    Digital business leaders know that many customers use a variety of digital and physical touchpoints as they move along the path to purchase. This complexity creates challenges for retailers as they...

  • Report Your Strategic Plan Is The Linchpin For Omnichannel Success

    Strategic Plan: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    June 2, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    Organizations today must have a comprehensive strategic plan that aligns their internal teams with a single vision for omnichannel excellence. However, because omnichannel commerce continues to...

  • Report The Top Retail Technology Investments In 2020

    Retail And Brand Professionals Share Their Priorities For Tech-Driven Commerce Initiatives In The Coming Year
    May 11, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    In January and February 2020, we interviewed more than 60 retail and brand professionals from over 50 companies to understand which technology initiatives they are investing in this year. This...

  • Report Design Your Digital Store Blueprint For Customer Impact

    Roadmap: The Digital Store Playbook
    April 17, 2020 | Michelle Beeson

    The store is changing rapidly as new technologies appear, older technologies evolve, and others become mainstream, including click-and-collect and mobile point of service (mPOS). The problem for...

  • Report The Forrester New Wave™: Digital-First Customer Service Solutions, Q2 2020

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    April 13, 2020 | Kate Leggett

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for digital-first customer service, we identified the 13 most significant providers — [24]7.ai, Astute, Comm100, Conversocial, eGain, Glia,...

  • Report Retailers Are Starting To Reap The Rewards Of Omnichannel Commerce

    Landscape: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    March 26, 2020 | Michelle Beeson

    Because customer expectations are so high, digital business professionals are investing heavily in customer-facing and back-end technology to deliver great experiences. This report analyzes...

  • Report The Future Of The Digital Store

    Vision: The Digital Store Playbook
    March 19, 2020 | Fiona Swerdlow

    Today's empowered customers use multiple digital devices to engage with brands and retailers on their own terms while shopping in-store. At the same time, new technologies are transforming retail...

  • Report Forrester Infographic: The 3D Connected Consumer In Hong Kong

    Create A Portfolio Of Experiences That Maps To How Your Customers Connect
    March 19, 2020 | Xiaofeng Wang

    Three dimensions — devices, platforms, and channels — now define how connected consumers are, and brands must serve their customers wherever they are in these complex ecosystems. Digital business...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Global Omnichannel Customer Service Outsourcers, Q1 2020

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    March 11, 2020 | Ian Jacobs

    In our 29-criterion evaluation of global omnichannel customer service outsourcing providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Alorica, Atento, Concentrix, Conduent, Sitel, Sutherland,...

  • Report Omnichannel Mastery: Optimize Fulfillment And Engagement

    Continuous Improvement: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    February 18, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    Omnichannel capabilities — i.e., the ability to offer the customer cross-channel experiences, visibility to inventory, and ordering options — have become standard offerings for leading retailers....

  • Report Crawl, Walk, Run Your Way To Omnichannel Advertising Acumen

    Roadmap: The Omnichannel Advertising Playbook
    February 3, 2020 | Joanna O'Connell, Jim Nail

    B2C marketers have to graduate their advertising efforts from a disconnected multichannel approach to a holistically managed omnichannel one — to benefit business performance and consumer...

  • Report How To Build Your Voice-Of-The-Customer Program

    December 3, 2019 | Faith Adams

    Voice-of-the-customer (VoC) programs require structure and follow-through to be effective at driving customer experience (CX) improvements. CX pros need to know how good their programs are, how...

  • Report Forrester Infographic: Connected Shoppers In Southeast Asia

    Retailers Must Deliver Consistent Experiences Throughout Customers’ Shopping Journey
    November 25, 2019 | Xiaofeng Wang

    Consumers in Southeast Asia (SEA) are connected and channel-agnostic. Retailers and brands must invest in digital strategies and omnichannel retail to provide consistent shopping experiences....

  • Report Create An Omnichannel Advertising Strategy Centered On Customer Experience

    Executive Overview: The Omnichannel Advertising Playbook
    November 22, 2019 | Joanna O'Connell

    B2C marketers need to embrace omnichannel advertising strategies to orchestrate connected experiences that drive better results. How? By adopting a customer-obsessed planning and buying approach...

  • Report Omnichannel Retail Capabilities Benchmark In Singapore

    November 18, 2019 | Xiaofeng Wang, Tom Mouhsian

    Forrester's 2019 Retail Omnichannel Capabilities Assessment benchmarked six retailers in Singapore. Digital business executives at retailers can use this report to understand how their omnichannel...

  • Report Forrester Infographic: The 3D Connected Consumer In China

    Create A Portfolio Of Experiences That Maps To How Your Customers Connect
    October 1, 2019 | Xiaofeng Wang

    Three dimensions — devices, platforms, and channels — now define the degree to which consumers are connected; brands must serve their customers wherever they are in these complex ecosystems....

  • Report Design Your Contact Center To Be Customer-Centric

    Strategic Plan: The Contact Centers For Customer Service Playbook
    September 25, 2019 | Art Schoeller

    As enterprises strive to offer better customer experience (CX), they must incorporate organizational and operational change into contact center architectural design. Companies must establish...

  • Report How The Home Depot Became A Digital Powerhouse

    Omnichannel Strategy And In-House Talent Created The Top-Ranked Mobile App And A "Digital-Plus-Physical" Culture
    July 19, 2019 | Allen Bonde, Mike Chirokas

    The Home Depot was the top Leader in The Forrester Retail Wave™: US Mobile Apps, Q1 2019, ahead of other digital leaders like Target and Sephora. So, how did it accomplish this? This report...

  • Report The Top Retail Technology Investments In 2019

    Retailers Must Distinguish Hot From Hype In Tech Investments
    July 9, 2019 | Brendan Witcher

    We interviewed more than 40 industry professionals to understand the areas of retail initiatives they are investing in this year. This report gives digital business professionals insights into...

  • Report The Omnichannel Maturity Assessment

    Assessment: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    June 24, 2019 | Brendan Witcher, Claudia Tajima

    Supporting an omnichannel fulfillment program is table stakes in retail today. Organizations need to assess their omnichannel maturity to understand their current state and compare it with their...

  • Report The 3D Connected Consumer In 2019

    Create A Portfolio Of Experiences That Maps To How Your Customers Connect
    June 20, 2019 | Julie Ask

    Three dimensions — devices, platforms, and channels — now define how connected consumers are, and brands must serve their customers wherever they are in these complex ecosystems. Digital business...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Customer Service Solutions, Q2 2019

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    June 18, 2019 | Kate Leggett

    In our 33-criterion evaluation of customer service solution providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Appian, bpm'online, Freshworks, Microsoft, Oracle, Pegasystems, Salesforce, SAP,...

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