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The Retail eCommerce Playbook For 2019

The Art And Science Of Retail eCommerce

Retail eCommerce sales continue to climb, and digital business executives must check all the boxes to ensure that they are not missing either opportunities for direct online sales or ways that this...

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  • Report Now Tech: Pricing And Promotion, Q3 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 23 Pricing And Promotion Providers
    July 15, 2019 | George Lawrie

    You can use pricing and promotion solutions to increase revenue and margin by more effectively enforcing pricing policies and more sensitively matching price to subjective value. Additionally,...

  • Report Use Modern Syndicated Sales Data Sources To Boost Return On Trade Promotions

    Get The Most Out Of Trade Investment With Modern Syndicated Data
    July 11, 2019 | George Lawrie

    In 2015, consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands spent more than $500 billion on trade promotions alone. Even with the benefit of syndicated point-of-sale data services to guide their investments, CPG...

  • Report Retail Technology Plans, 2019

    Retail Highlights From Forrester's Business Technographics® Surveys
    May 30, 2019 | George Lawrie

    As brands and retailers tackle the challenges of 2019, digital business professionals must consider the potential impact on their road map of new technologies and apps to win, serve, and retain...

  • Report Prepare For Blockchain In Your Supply Chain

    There's Hope Beyond The Hype
    April 9, 2019 | George Lawrie, Martha Bennett

    Blockchain solutions appear to promise resolution to long-term supply chain challenges such as end-to-end visibility, transparency, and intelligent fulfillment. Traditional supply chains achieve...

  • Report The Future Of Department Stores: AD&D Imperatives

    The Crucial Role Of AD&D Pros To Help Department Stores Thrive In The Age Of The Customer
    March 4, 2019 | George Lawrie

    All retailers are trying to navigate the gap between profits, dividends, and technology-mediated relevance to customers. But department stores face special challenges — and a seemingly intractable...

  • Webinar Predictions 2019: Retail

    January 29, 2019 | Fiona Swerdlow, George Lawrie, Brendan Miller

    In 2019, retailers will continue to adapt to changing market conditions, evolving technology, and ever-rising customer expectations. This webinar explores how putting digital at the heart of the...

  • Report Now Tech: Product Information Distribution Services (PIDS), Q4 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 23 Product Information Distribution Service Providers
    December 18, 2018 | Bruce Eppinger, George Lawrie

    You can use product information distribution services (PIDS) to manage data feed requirements, simplify connectivity, and improve the quality of product information. But to access these benefits,...

  • Report Predictions 2019: Retail

    Global Economics, Regulators, And Brand Strategies Will Shape The Year Ahead For Retailers And Brands

    Digital business professionals, get ready now for a tumultuous 2019. The key: Put digital at the heart of your business strategy to navigate everything from global economic factors to the growth of...

  • Report Use Apps Ecosystems: Advance Transformation

    Leverage Retail Apps Ecosystems To Accelerate Transformation
    October 15, 2018 | George Lawrie

    We've all heard about microservices and the flexibility they confer in reconfiguring business processes. But how might you orchestrate all the services and parties for a back-to-back order that you...

  • Report Now Tech: Digital Supply Chain Control Tower Solutions, Q4 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 14 Control Tower Providers
    October 11, 2018 | George Lawrie

    You can use control towers to orchestrate demand forecasts, open new routes to market, and deliver differentiating customer experiences such as subscription fulfillment. But to access these...

  • Report Check Out The Hidden Powers And Pitfalls Of Top POS Solution Providers

    Ponder Peer Perspectives Before You Choose Your Next POS
    September 11, 2018 | George Lawrie

    Choosing and implementing a POS can be nerve-wracking: Retailers expect point of service (POS) systems to deliver compelling omnichannel customer experiences, on top of optimizing cash management...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Point Of Service, Q3 2018

    The 13 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    July 31, 2018 | George Lawrie

    In our 25-criteria evaluation of point-of-service (POS) applications providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — Aptos, Cegid, Diebold Nixdorf, Fujitsu, Infor, Manhattan Associates,...

  • Report Master Digital Supply Chain For Age Of The Customer Operations Excellence

    Articulate The Vision For Your Digital Supply Chain
    July 9, 2018 | George Lawrie

    Digitally disrupted industries suffer from poor inventory productivity and availability, as well as high supply chain costs. These industries include (but are not limited to) retail and consumer...

  • Report Now Tech: Integrated Business Planning, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 15 Integrated Business Planning Providers
    April 13, 2018 | George Lawrie

    Digital businesses can use integrated business planning (IBP) to align strategic, operational, and financial plans to improve business performance, drive superior customer service from the same...

  • Report Retail Technology Investment Plans 2018

    Retail Highlights From The Business And Technology Services Survey 2017
    March 26, 2018 | George Lawrie

    As brands and retailers prepare to meet the challenge of 2018, application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals must consider their applications road map in the light of the capabilities...

  • Report Case Study: Shop Direct Masters Personalization At Scale

    The Journey From A Catalog Business To A Pure-Play Online Retailer
    February 23, 2018 | George Lawrie

    This report documents for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals the way in which Shop Direct deployed personalized content at each customer journey touchpoint to drive traffic,...

  • Report The Three Rs Of Retail Robotics

    Use Robots To Increase The Human Touch In Retail
    February 20, 2018 | George Lawrie

    There's no lack of examples of robots of humanoid appearance (think the LoweBot) that provide relatively limited service interactions with customers. Behind the scenes, both retailers and consumer...

  • Report Use Product Data Feeds To Increase Online Sales

    How Brands Should Optimize Product Data That Drives Traffic And Conversion
    January 26, 2018 | George Lawrie

    Product data is the cornerstone of direct-to-consumer (D2C) success. It powers search and comparison engines that guide consumers in the initial discover and explore stages of the customer journey....

  • Report Refit Your Applications For Direct-To-Consumer Sales

    Direct Selling Is Here To Stay — But Requires A Fundamental Review Of Your Application Portfolio
    December 13, 2017 | George Lawrie

    The rise of direct-to-consumer (D2C) selling models challenges traditional sources of competitive advantage for consumer-packaged goods (CPG) brands. Key elements of D2C sales — collapsing barriers...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning, Q3 2017

    The Top Nine Companies In The Retail Planning Marketplace And How They Stack Up
    September 18, 2017 | George Lawrie

    In our 28-criteria evaluation of retail planning providers, we identified the nine most significant ones, 7thonline, JDA Software, JustEnough, Infor, Oracle, RELEX Solutions, SAP, SAS, and TXT...

  • Report Vendor Landscape: Retail Planning Systems 2017

    August 4, 2017 | George Lawrie

    Digital disruption has forced retailers to address new competitors, newly empowered customers, and an increased range of merchandise. Merchants have reached the limit of retail planning by instinct...