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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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  • Report Mobile Shopping Is Stalling, But Don't Panic

    May 3, 2018 | Sucharita Kodali

    Retailers have been aggressively investing in mobile commerce. However, the total percentage of physical goods retail in the US sold via mobile devices has not grown significantly in recent years....

  • Report Forrester Data: Mobile And Tablet Commerce Forecast, 2017 To 2022 (US)

    ForecastView Document
    April 9, 2018 | Susan Wu

    While retailers saw mobile commerce climb rapidly over the past five years, its growth will continue at a more measured pace over the next several years. However, US mobile commerce will continue...

  • Report Digitally Impacted Retail Sales In 2018: Still Only Half Of Retail

    Highlights From The Forrester Data: Digital-Influenced Retail Sales Forecast, 2017 To 2022 (US)
    March 26, 2018 | Sucharita Kodali

    Half of US retail sales are now digitally impacted. Forrester expects this figure to grow to 58% by 2022. While mobile and omnichannel adoption influence digital impact, industries like grocery...

  • Report The State Of Empowered Customers And Technology: Benchmark 2017, Global

    Global Consumer Technographics®
    October 6, 2017 | Anjali Lai

    Consumer behaviors and expectations are rapidly evolving, but the rate of change differs across the globe. And while similar attitudes drive the most empowered customers, their device usage varies...

  • Report Luxury Brands Must Chase Digitally Savvy Global Luxury Shoppers

    To Win In The Age Of The Customer, Obsess About Your Luxury Goods Consumer
    August 29, 2017 | Michelle Beeson

    Luxury consumers are highly digitally savvy, even more so than mainstream consumers. But many luxury brands have missed the memo. They need to quickly do much more to meet, let alone exceed, their...

  • Report The State Of Consumers And Technology: Benchmark 2017, US

    North American Consumer Technographics®
    June 28, 2017 | Gina Fleming

    This report is our annual overview of the impact of technology on US consumers' attitudes, behaviors, and expectations in a rapidly changing world, based on the Forrester Data Consumer...

  • Report Executive Q&A: Four Questions Retailers Need To Ask About Android Mobile Payment Systems

    eBusiness Leaders Need An Android Mobile Payments Strategy
    May 1, 2017 | Brendan Miller, Jacob Morgan

    Globally, Android holds the largest slice of the mobile handset pie, so retailers that effectively implement Android mobile payments stand to acquire new customers and increased sales from the...

  • Report The Biggest Prize In Mobile Commerce Is Influencing Offline Sales

    Mobile-Phone-Only Highlights From The Forrester Data: Mobile Phone And Tablet Commerce Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (US)
    February 13, 2017 | Laura Naparstek, Julie A. Ask, Susan Wu

    Why do sales transacted directly on mobile phones represent only a small slice of the total retail pie? Because consumers depend on mobile phones to research products more than they do to make...

  • Report (PLAY VIDEO) Product Videos Drive Conversion Without A Hollywood Budget

    October 18, 2016 | Nick Barber

    Video has evolved from being expensive and time-consuming to a viable option for retailers to drive conversions. As eBusiness and channel strategy pros allocate budgets, video must be a key...

  • Report The Canada Customer Experience Index, 2016

    Canadian Company Scores Reveal A Year Of Stagnation
    September 29, 2016 | Rick Parrish

    How well do leading brands build loyalty with the quality of their customer experience (CX)? In this report, we reveal the top performers in Canada and the specific brands that you must beat to...

  • Report The China Customer Experience Index, 2016

    A Benchmark Of How Well Brands In China Use The Customer Experience To Create And Sustain Customer Loyalty
    August 31, 2016 | Riccardo Pasto, Ryan Hart

    The 2016 Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) data for China is in, and what it reveals is surprising. The most comprehensive CX survey of its kind in China, this year Forrester's CX Index...

  • Report Brief: Retailers Must Embrace In-Store Technologies To Differentiate

    Smart Chinese Retailers Leverage In-Store Technologies To Achieve Operational Excellence And Then Drive The Customer Experience
    July 15, 2016 | Frank Liu

    The rising expectations and digital behaviors of empowered shoppers in China are compelling retailers to improve their in-store customer experience to boost loyalty and drive business growth....

  • Report Examining The Mobile Pathways Of US Shopping Websites

    A Forrester Data Snapshot
    June 16, 2016 | Nicole Dvorak

    Smartphone owners often navigate from one mobile destination to the next in a single session. Mobile pathways analysis explores the popular destinations customers visit right before and after your...

  • Report Do Smartphone Owners Use The App, The Mobile Site, Or Both?

    A Forrester Data Snapshot
    June 15, 2016 | Nicole Dvorak, Kyle Steinhouse

    Apps and mobile websites serve both distinct and overlapping needs, sometimes for the same customer. By looking at consumers’ passively collected behavior on smartphones, we found that for some...

  • Report Brief: Is Your Mobile App Customer-Ready?

    Understand The Mobile App Usage Of Australian Consumers To Drive Greater Mobile Engagement
    December 14, 2015 | Tim Sheedy

    Australians are beginning to expect firms to serve them on their smartphones in their mobile moments, and many Australian firms are making efforts to serve customers in those moments via...

  • Report 2015 European Retail Segmentation: Mobile Shoppers Double In Just Two Years

    Mobile Optimization Is A Must For European Retailers
    November 20, 2015 | Michelle Beeson

    Forrester's global retail segmentation helps eBusiness professionals understand the nuances of shopper behavior across different markets. It enables eBusiness executives to identify critical...

  • Report The India Customer Experience Index, 2015

    A Benchmark Of How Well Brands In India Use The Customer Experience To Create And Sustain Customer Loyalty
    September 21, 2015 | Ryan Hart

    For the first time, Forrester has applied the Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) methodology to appraise how well companies in India are delivering customer experiences that create and sustain...

  • Report The Business Case For mPOS Is Associate Enablement

    Mobile Point Of Service Is Marked By Rising Interest But Misunderstood ROI
    April 23, 2015 | Adam Silverman

    Mobile point of service (mPOS) has seen a rapid increase in interest from eBusiness and retail leaders over the past few years; however, the return on investment (ROI) has been elusive. Deployment...

  • Report Mobile's Role In The Consumer's Path To Purchase

    A Technographics® 360 Report: Using Behavioral Tracking, Survey, And Online Community Data
    April 15, 2015 | Nicole Dvorak

    When they want a product or service, consumers embark on a path to purchase; they discover, explore, buy, use, ask, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. The rise in the adoption of mobile...

  • Report The Chinese Retail Market Landscape In 2014

    Traditional Retailers Must Embrace Disruption
    December 1, 2014 | Vanessa Zeng

    The restructuring and slowing down of the Chinese economy is changing the country's retail industry. In 2014, the growth rate of China's top 100 retail chains has continued to decline and is now at...

  • Report Why Shoppers Buy At General Retailers In France And The UK

    European Consumer Technographics®: Uncovering The Drivers Of Repeat Online And Offline Purchase
    October 24, 2014 | Gina Fleming

    Consumers are more empowered today than ever before to choose where and when they shop. Forrester sought to develop an understanding of how and why consumers choose a retailer and what they expect...

  • Report The Impact Of Beacons In Retail

    Vendors Forge Partnerships While Retailers Deploy Pilots
    August 11, 2014 | Adam Silverman

    Retail organizations today are rapidly deploying beacon pilots based on Bluetooth low energy (BLE). While this indoor location technology offers the ability to identify a unique shopper within the...

  • Report Revisiting The Touchpoint-Impact Framework For 2014

    A Deep Dive Into Apparel And Personal Care Categories
    June 2, 2014 | Gina Fleming, Cory Munchbach

    Consumers connect with brands throughout the customer life cycle — they discover, explore, buy, and engage using a multitude of touchpoints. In the explore phase, consumers use a variety of...

  • Report US Retail Segmentation: Gen Y Online Shoppers

    Using Forrester Technographics® To Profile Generation Y Online Shoppers In The US
    May 19, 2014 | Martin Gill, Sucharita Kodali, Douglas Roberge

    In the US, Gen Y is a digitally savvy segment that frequently buys online through a number of touchpoints and will continue to be a core segment for US online retailers for years to come. eBusiness...

  • Report European Retail Segmentation: Emerging Patterns Of Multitouchpoint Shopping

    Using Forrester's Online Retail Segmentation Data To Understand Multitouchpoint Shopping Behavior Across Europe
    April 8, 2014 | Michelle Beeson

    European shoppers are embracing an ever increasing range of new devices and touchpoints across the path to purchase. eBusiness professionals must be prepared for the rise of multitouchpoint...