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The Retail eCommerce Playbook For 2020

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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  • Webinar Retail's Omnichannel Acceleration: Mastering Commerce And Fulfillment In Times Of Crisis And Beyond

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Eastern time (16:00-17:00 GMT) | Brendan Witcher, Nicole Murgia

    Today's customers expect a consistent and connected experience across shopping touchpoints. As consumer behavior continues to shift as a result of the pandemic, a seamless omnichannel experience is...

  • 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 Envisioning The Future Of Omnichannel Commerce

    Vision: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    June 11, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    Omnichannel is not a new concept, but B2C, B2B, and even B2B2C companies still grapple with how to transform from multichannel to omnichannel. Omnichannel capabilities cover four key areas: view of...

  • 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 One Customer, One Organization, One P&L

    Organization: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    May 19, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    In the age of the customer, channel-specific strategies, tactics, and organizational structures become irrelevant. Why? Customers expect seamless and connected journeys. Companies must therefore...

  • 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 Construct The Business Case For Digital Store Transformation

    Business Case: The Digital Store Playbook
    May 1, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    Retailers today are transforming their physical stores from places to shop to digital centers of engagement. Myriad technology solutions support this transition, including automated checkout,...

  • Webinar What's Hot And What's Not In Retail Tech For 2020

    April 21, 2020 | Brendan Witcher, Nicole Murgia

    In the highly competitive world of commerce, retailers and brands must invest in tech initiatives that will differentiate them, drive revenue growth, and keep their customers satisfied. In this...

  • Report Process Makes Perfect: Exceed Customer Expectations With Omnichannel Excellence

    Processes: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    March 13, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    Although having a functioning omnichannel fulfillment program is now a basic necessity, many retailers still fail to meet customer expectations. They also struggle to fully understand program...

  • Report Top Retail Tech Trailblazers To Emulate In 2020

    Leading Retailers Achieve Customer Satisfaction And Operational Efficiency With Innovative Tech Investments
    March 3, 2020 | Brendan Witcher

    Retailers often look to competitors and other brands that are leading the way in digital transformation for inspiration and ideas on how to execute on top retail initiative investments. For the...

  • 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....

  • Webinar Predictions 2020: Retail

    2020 will be a(nother) year of upheaval in global society and its institutions. Elections, trade barriers, climate change, and more have both consumers and businesses on edge. To evolve and grow,...

  • Report Same-Day Delivery: Avoid The Rush And Deal With The Realities

    Large Retailers Tout Same-Day Delivery As The Next Standard For Shipping, But Challenges Raise Doubts About Long-Term Viability
    December 26, 2019 | Brendan Witcher

    Same-day delivery gets a lot of media play, but many retailers and restaurants struggle to see the viability of offering this service as a long-term business model. Aside from logistical and...

  • Report Predictions 2020: Retail

    To Grow, Retailers And Brands Must Navigate The Rough Social And Economic Waters Ahead

    Digital business retail pros, get ready for yet another tumultuous year in 2020. Social responsibility, continued expansion into new services, and data mastery are just some of the areas that we...

  • Webinar Hot Or Not: The Top Retail Initiatives For 2019

    July 10, 2019 | Brendan Witcher, Claudia Tajima

    For brands to succeed in the dynamic and constantly evolving world of commerce, they must meet rapidly rising customer expectations with exceptional, relevant, and value-oriented...

  • 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 Building The Business Case For Omnichannel Commerce

    Business Case: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    May 8, 2019 | Brendan Witcher

    Digital retail executives must build effective omnichannel business cases to minimize the risk of launching initiatives that: 1) lack critical internal support; 2) fail to meet customer...

  • Report Paving The Path To Omnichannel Commerce

    Road Map: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    March 5, 2019 | Brendan Witcher

    Digital business professionals have recognized the need for omnichannel programs for years, but many are unsure of where to start. This report guides digital business pros on how to craft an...

  • 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 Omnichannel Requires Scoring A Trifecta With Technology Solutions

    Tools And Technology: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    January 8, 2019 | Brendan Witcher, Claudia Tajima

    In today's "anywhere, anytime" commerce, digital business professionals race to fully modernize their commerce systems but are coming to terms with the fact that omnichannel is far more complex...

  • Report Trailblazers Of The Top Five Retail Tech Trends

    Leading Retailers Invest In Tech For Customer Experience And Operational Excellence
    January 2, 2019 | Brendan Witcher, Claudia Tajima

    Retailers must carefully invest to compete in a growing retail market that is rife with digitally savvy competitors. They are primarily investing in five key commerce tech areas: omnichannel,...

  • 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 The Forrester Wave™: Omnichannel Order Management Systems, Q3 2018

    The 10 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    September 24, 2018 | Brendan Witcher

    In our 40-criteria evaluation of omnichannel order management system (OMS) providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — Aptos, Digital River, IBM, Jagged Peak, Kibo, Magento, Manhattan...

  • Report Omnichannel Commerce Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    August 15, 2018 | Brendan Witcher

    To achieve key business goals with omnichannel programs, digital strategy professionals need to ensure that they have the right metrics in place. But not all metrics are created equal, and success...