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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 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...

  • Report Now Tech: Configure Price Quote Solutions, Q4 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 27 CPQ Solutions Providers
    December 21, 2018 | Tom Kaneshige, John Bruno

    You can use configure price quote (CPQ) solutions to shorten deal-cycle times, increase deal conversion, and improve customer experience. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select...

  • Report Case Study: Myntra Embraced Artificial Intelligence To Transform Its Business Model

    Experimentation And Discipline Are Key To Thriving On Emerging Technologies
    November 27, 2018 | Leslie Joseph

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals and business leaders struggle with the question of how to adopt emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) within their...

  • 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 The Rise Of Customer Service Robots

    Use Physical Robots To Make Operations More Human
    August 21, 2018 | Kate Leggett, Ian Jacobs

    Customer service leaders are reimagining their operations with automation and AI at the center, fundamentally changing the nature of jobs. Customer service robots — semi- or fully autonomous...

  • 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 CRM Goes Vertical In The Age Of The Customer

    Landscape: The CRM Playbook
    February 22, 2018 | Kate Leggett

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals who support CRM cannot afford failed technology initiatives. They increasingly deploy CRM solutions that are verticalized to leverage...

  • 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...

  • Report Transform Retail Applications For Distinctive CX

    Set A Path For Application Transformation That Aligns With Your Retail Strategy
    May 16, 2017 | George Lawrie

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) in retail face a crisis, with several hundred malls set to close in the next decade. But the crisis offers an opportunity for retailers that can rethink...