Sucharita Mulpuru

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy PROFESSIONALS

Sucharita serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. She is a leading expert on eCommerce, multichannel retail, consumer behavior, and trends in the online shopping space. She is also a noted authority on technology developments that affect the online commerce industry and vendors that facilitate online marketing and merchandising.

In her research, Sucharita covers such consumer-oriented topics as eCommerce forecasting and trends, merchandising best practices, conversion optimization, and social computing in the retail world. She has also authored "The State Of Retailing Online," a joint study conducted annually with Shop.org and a leading industry benchmark publication.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to Forrester, Sucharita was the director of marketing at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she managed the customer acquisition, retention, and market research efforts for the $2 billion luxury retailer's online channel. Prior to Saks, she held management positions at Toys R Us, where she was a merchant in the Babies R Us division and a store manager in one of the company's largest toy stores. She also worked for the Walt Disney Company, where she developed and managed marketing plans for new business initiatives, including the Disney Stores, the Disney Cruise Line, and Club Disney.

Additionally, she was involved in the expansion of Cap Cities/ABC properties, specifically ESPN Zone, ESPN Magazine, and the Go.com network. She has written two nonfiction books and has contributed to BusinessWeek Online.

Education

Sucharita holds a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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  • Sucharita Mulpuru
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Seize A Window Of Opportunity In Patent Reform Now

    Don't Let Patent Trolls Hamper Your Digital Retailing Innovation Efforts

    Virtually all eBusiness and channel strategy professionals face a significantly increased volume of patent litigation due to the issuance of many more loose patents since the 1990s and from the...

    • Downloads: 18
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Forrester Research eCommerce Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (US)

    Online Retail Tops $300 Billion In 2015

    Forrester expects online retail sales in the US to reach $334 billion in 2015, approximately 10% of all sales in the US. eCommerce will experience a strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10%...

    • Downloads: 303
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Future Of Shopping

    Only Six Sectors Will Thrive; Others Will Struggle Or Die

    The retail industry is more complex than ever. Every year, startups release new technologies that promise to help consumers shop more easily or aim to help retailers improve their businesses. At the...

    • Downloads: 640
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2015: Key Metrics, Initiatives, And Mobile Benchmarks

    Forrester partners with Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation, to survey retailers annually about their eCommerce businesses and key initiatives for the coming year. This latest...

    • Downloads: 445
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Brief: Five Lessons From Five Cyber Mondays

    Insights From US eCommerce's Biggest Day Of The Year

    Cyber Monday, the Monday after Black Friday, is now the biggest shopping day of the year for online retailers in the US. In fact, online retail sales exceeded $2 billion on Cyber Monday in 2014. In...

    • Downloads: 106
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Rank Yourself With The Digital Maturity Model

    Assessment: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    As eBusiness and channel strategy professionals at retail companies evaluate their eCommerce opportunities, establishing a level set of current strengths and weaknesses is essential. This year,...

    • Downloads: 1575
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Retail eCommerce Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    To achieve key business goals — such as increasing retail sales both online and offline — retail eCommerce executives need to ensure that they have the right metrics in place. These...

    • Downloads: 1202
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Five Key Success Factors Of Every eBusiness

    Strategic Plan: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    One of the questions that organizations launching an eCommerce operation commonly ask is, "Are there common elements behind success?" With more than a decade of retail eCommerce behind us, we can see...

    • Downloads: 933
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Arc Of Technology Markets

    How To Buy Technology In Pivoting, Chaotic, And Stable Market Phases

    To serve customers well, eBusiness executives need to hire the best technology partners: those that innovate well but have staying power as markets evolve. We studied 40 instances of the Forrester...

    • Downloads: 105
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Who Does Mobile Commerce Well?

    Lessons From 20 Top Mobile Merchants

    One of the most common questions that eBusiness executives currently pose is "Who does mobile commerce well?" In this document, we provide examples of 20 mobile experiences across a variety of retail...

    • Downloads: 372
  • For B2C Marketing Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: Social Media Grows Up

    A Stable Social Landscape Will Foster Marketing, Customer Insights, And Sales Success

    Social media will experience evolution rather than revolution in 2015. Privacy issues will get people's attention but won't scare anyone away from social sites. In fact, people will grow more willing...

    • Downloads: 539
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Predictions 2015: US B2C And B2B eCommerce Players Will Struggle To Keep Up With Customers

    eCommerce continues to grow rapidly for both B2C and B2B businesses. This report prognosticates the most pressing issues that eBusiness and channel strategy professionals need to watch in 2015 and...

    • Downloads: 420
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Online Holiday Retail Forecast, 2014

    Online Sales Will Reach $89 Billion This Holiday Season

    We predict that US online retail sales during the critical months of November and December will be higher than ever. Forrester projects that the online channel will generate $89 billion during that...

    • Downloads: 206
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:TechRadar™: Retail Analytics Q3, 2014

    The Best Solutions Already Have Broad Adoption

    As retailers look to become customer-obsessed in the age of the customer — through personalization 2.0, a single view of the customer, big data processing, and omnichannel engagement —...

    • Downloads: 387
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Five Pitfalls To Avoid When Executing A Retail eCommerce Strategy

    Processes: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    Retail eCommerce has nearly two decades of experience under its belt, so companies in the early stages of web retail can now follow a fairly established set of best practices. This report is a...

    • Downloads: 1011
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Must-Have eCommerce Features

    Road Map: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    eBusiness professionals often struggle with how to prioritize the countless issues that populate eCommerce to-do lists. This chapter of the retail eCommerce playbook is a prescriptive look at the...

    • Downloads: 1988
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The State Of Retailing Online 2014: Marketing

    This latest report in our series using data from The State Of Retailing Online, a Shop.org study conducted by Forrester Research, covers interactive marketing benchmarks for online retailers. More...

    • Downloads: 565
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Three Things Frightening Retailers Now

    An Analysis Of Web-Related Risk Factors Disclosed In SEC Filings

    eCommerce and technology have become a larger part of retail companies overall, but the benefits of web sales also come with significant risks. We looked at the risk factors cited in the U.S....

    • Downloads: 279
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The New Paradigm Of Retail

    Vision: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    Omnichannel and agile commerce promise to change the offers that retailers provide and the ways in which consumers buy; as a result, the look and feel of retail is certain to change in lockstep. All...

    • Downloads: 3809
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Cross-Channel Retail Sales Forecast: 2014 To 2018

    Web-Influenced Offline Sales Total More Than $1 Trillion In 2014

    We forecast that US cross-channel retail sales, which we define as transactions that touch a digital medium but are not completed on the Internet, will reach $1.4 trillion in 2014 and grow to $1.8...

    • Downloads: 453
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Art And Science Of Retail eCommerce

    Executive Overview: The Retail eCommerce Playbook

    As retail eCommerce sales continue to explode, eBusiness executives must check all the boxes to ensure that they are not missing opportunities in this critical channel. This playbook provides...

    • Downloads: 1976
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Quick Take: Fire Phone Fails; Amazon Doesn't

    Insights, Not Sales, Will Define Amazon's Success

    On June 18, 2014, Amazon announced the launch of a smartphone, named the Fire Phone, with unique hardware and services designed to enhance its core businesses: retail and a digital platform....

    • Downloads: 163
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Retail Segmentation: Gen Y Online Shoppers

    Using Forrester Technographics® To Profile Generation Y Online Shoppers In The US

    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...

    • Downloads: 609
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Mobile Phone And Tablet Commerce Forecast, 2013 To 2018

    Mobile Phone And Tablet Commerce Will Hit $114 Billion In 2014

    Forrester estimates that 29% of all online retail sales in the US will be transacted on smartphones and tablets by the end of 2014. Media goods (e.g., video, music, books), clothing, and consumer...

    • Downloads: 636
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    Report:US eCommerce Forecast: 2013 To 2018

    Forrester expects online retail sales in the US to reach $294 billion in 2014, or approximately 9% of all sales in the US. We're forecasting a strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5%...

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