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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 Retailers: You're The Next Media Moguls

    Media Networks From Commerce Companies Are Growing And Transforming Shopping
    February 21, 2020 | Sucharita Kodali

    Amazon is now the most publicized case study of a successful media network from a commerce firm. But other retailers like Best Buy and Walmart have also quietly built profitable ad businesses over...

  • 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....

  • Report Retailers, Use PSD2 To Drive Differentiation For Your Customers

    Use The Strong Customer Authentication Delay To Optimize Your Response
    January 17, 2020 | Jacob Morgan, George Lawrie, Paul McKay

    The second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is a mandatory regulation to which all merchants in the EEA — and other retailers who have customers in the EEA — must conform. Among other provisions,...

  • Report Retailers: Assess Your Digital Business Maturity

    Assessment: The Retail eCommerce Playbook
    December 16, 2019 | Fiona Swerdlow

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

  • Report Revamping Shopping Malls By Balancing Technology With Experience

    Singapore's Take On The Future Of Shopping Malls
    October 16, 2019 | Xiaofeng Wang

    Offline retail still takes the lion's share of overall retail spending; this is particularly true for the island city-state of Singapore, with its abundance of shopping malls. This report analyzes...

  • 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 IoT Solutions Transform The Cold Chain

    Enhanced Cold Chain Processes Benefit Many Industries
    May 2, 2019 | Michele Pelino

    Firms in the perishable food, transportation, rubber and plastics, pharmaceutical, chemical, and oil and gas industries are deploying internet-of-things (IoT)-enabled cold chain processes to use...

  • 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 2019 US Tech Budgets: Industry Outlook

    CIOs Should Make Their 2019 Plans With A Solid Understanding Of What's Going On In Their Industry
    February 6, 2019 | Andrew Bartels

    The US tech budget outlook for 2019 is generally positive, with projected growth of 6.1% only slightly slower than its 2018 growth. But in that broad picture, different industries will face very...

  • Report Case Study: Intime Embraces New Retail Transformation To Drive Growth

    Omnichannel Is The Foundation Of An Insights-Driven Retail Business
    January 16, 2019 | Xiaofeng Wang

    Traditional retailers struggle to meet the fast-changing expectations of omnichannel customers and drive business growth. While most firms are digitizing to some degree, transformations seldom...

  • Report Case Study: FactCool And Zizzi Leverage Martech Investments To Drive Digital Transformation

    January 15, 2019 | Rusty Warner, Arleen Chien

    This case study for B2C marketers examines how an online fashion retailer and a casual dining restaurant chain are using their enterprise marketing technology (EMT) investments to lead their firm's...

  • 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...