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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 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 The Art And Science Of Retail eCommerce

    Executive Overview: The Retail eCommerce Playbook
    May 2, 2019 | Fiona Swerdlow

    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...

  • Report Construct The Business Case For Digital Store Transformation

    Business Case: The Digital Store Playbook
    April 25, 2019 | 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 interactive digital...

  • Report Building The Integrated Retail Commerce Business Case

    Business Case: The Retail eCommerce Playbook
    April 25, 2019 | Sucharita Kodali

    Digital retail is an integral part of the overall retail picture. According to Forrester data, US online retail sales will grow at nearly three times the rate of total retail sales from 2017 to...

  • Report The Future Of The Digital Store

    Vision: The Digital Store Playbook
    April 23, 2019 | 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 How To Transform Your Retail Store

    Executive Overview: The Digital Store Playbook
    April 19, 2019 | Fiona Swerdlow

    Today's customers look for and buy experiences, not simply products. Digital technology offers retailers a toolkit to engage customers with new and enhanced experiences. It also enables them to...

  • Report Envisioning The Future Of Omnichannel Commerce

    Vision: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    April 16, 2019 | 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 Design Your Digital Store Blueprint For Customer Impact

    Road Map: The Digital Store Playbook
    March 29, 2019 | Michelle Beeson

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

  • Report The Six Tenets Of Product Information Management

    A Guide To Winning The Product Content Arms Race
    March 28, 2019 | Bruce Eppinger

    Product information drives the cost-effective differentiators of online shopping experiences. The need for more information in more channels and the demand for optimized product content in each of...

  • Report The State Of Retailing Online 2019: Omnichannel, Marketing, And Personalization

    Landscape: The Retail eCommerce Playbook
    March 25, 2019 | Sucharita Kodali

    Forrester conducts the annual "The State Of Retailing Online" study by the National Retail Federation (NRF). This research summarizes attitudes and investments that retailers and digital business...

  • Report Retailers: Assess Your Digital Business Maturity

    Assessment: The Retail eCommerce Playbook
    January 11, 2019 | Fiona Swerdlow

    To evaluate their eCommerce opportunities, digital business retail professionals must establish a level set of current strengths and weaknesses. This framework plots your organizational maturity to...

  • Report How To Select A Commerce Specialist Service Provider

    Lessons From Reference Customers Of "The Forrester Wave™: Commerce Specialist Service Providers, Q4 2018"
    January 7, 2019 | Lily Varon

    In the first Forrester Wave™ evaluation of commerce specialist service providers, we used 24 criteria to evaluate eight vendors. This report compiles the lessons that customers shared about...

  • 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 Keep Experimenting To Apply The Best Digital Technology For Your Store Environment

    Benchmarks: The Digital Store Playbook
    December 10, 2018 | Michelle Beeson

    Forrester's 2018 Digital Store Capabilities Assessment benchmarked 10 leading retailers across France, the Netherlands, the UK, and the US. This evaluation helps digital business executives...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Commerce Specialist Service Providers, Q4 2018

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    November 27, 2018 | Lily Varon

    In our 24-criteria evaluation of commerce specialist service providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — Astound Commerce, BORN Group, diconium, Gorilla Group, Isobar, LiveArea,...

  • Report Case Study: How Levi Strauss & Co. Used Innovation To Create New Market Leadership

    Overcome Internal Challenges To Disrupt Your Market
    September 19, 2018 | James Staten

    Levi's Commuter X Jacquard by Google is a clever example of a digital-business value innovation that gives an enterprise a new market leadership position. Bringing the Bluetooth-enabled commuter...

  • Report Digital Transformation Case Studies: How 23 Companies Redesigned Their Business

    Examine Other Industries' Innovation Methods To Inform Your Transformation Strategy
    August 27, 2018 | Martin Gill

    Business leaders in every industry are launching initiatives to digitally transform their business. The task is daunting and has no clear path to success. Explore these 23 case studies —...

  • Report The Visionary's Guide To Digital Store Planning

    Strategic Plan: The Digital Store Playbook
    July 23, 2018 | Fiona Swerdlow

    A successful strategic plan hinges on a strong vision for the digital store. Digital business leaders driving digital store transformation initiatives need a clear plan for how technology can...

  • Report Now Tech: Commerce Service Providers, Q2 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 29 Commerce Service Providers
    June 4, 2018 | Lily Varon

    Digital businesses can use commerce service providers (CSPs) to design their digital commerce strategy and ecosystem, create immersive commerce experiences, and build and integrate digital commerce...

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

    Organization: The Digital Store Playbook
    May 14, 2018 | Brendan Witcher

    Digital business mastery and serving customers consistently across their shopping journeys are shattering traditional retail silos. Managing P&L statements in channel silos drives companies to...

  • Report Now Tech: Retail Associate Enablement, Q2 2018

    Tools And Technology: The Digital Store Playbook
    April 27, 2018 | Ananda Chakravarty

    You can use retail associate enablement tools to enhance the customer experience in the physical store and improve both labor and store operations efficiency. But to access these benefits, you'll...

  • Report One Customer, One Organization, One P&L

    Organization: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    April 27, 2018 | 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 be...

  • Report Omnichannel Mastery: Optimize Fulfillment And Engagement

    Continuous Improvement: The Omnichannel Commerce Playbook
    February 5, 2018 | Brendan Witcher

    Omnichannel fulfillment capabilities — the ability to offer the customer cross-channel visibility and ordering options — have become standard offerings for leading retailers. Many started by...

  • Report Keep Experimenting With Digital Enablement Technology In-Store

    December 11, 2017 | Michelle Beeson

    Forrester's 2017 Digital Store Capabilities Assessment benchmarked 16 leading UK and US retailers to help digital business executives understand how their investments in and implementation of...

  • Report Evolve Now To Personalization 2.0: Individualization

    Your Customers Expect And Will Reward You For Personally Relevant, Value-Added, Individualized Experiences
    December 5, 2017 | Brendan Witcher

    To meet customer expectations of rich, relevant experiences, digital business professionals must help their firms evolve their personalization strategy from segmentation to individualization. The...