18 days ago

C/4HANA: SAP’s Industrialization Of Customer Engagement

SAP announced a new name, market position, and strategy for its customer engagement portfolio. Instead of a potpourri of products, SAP will now offer the quirkily named C/4HANA, which is comprised of SAP Marketing Cloud, SAP Commerce Cloud, SAP Service…

1 month, 6 days ago

All Brands Need A Full-Fledged Digital Commerce Strategy

The internet has enabled brands to sell more of their products to an ever-expanding universe of shoppers, but digital distribution has also added complexity to the relationship between brands and retailers and other channel partners. All brands need to…

2 months, 18 days ago

Four Forces Drive The Consumer’s Tech Stack

Today I’m on stage in New York speaking to hundreds of marketing executives at our Consumer Marketing Forum 2018. I’m there to unveil the 2018 US Benchmark Data Overview, which for the first time ever we are making available to all Forreste…

4 months, 15 days ago

Amazon Will Own Your Customer And What To Do About It

From twenty years of trying, I know this about covering Amazon: It’s tricky. Our report process can take months during which we comb through our extensive Technographics data to find patterns or we interview executives. Not to mention the time it…

5 months ago

Luxury Retail – Invest In Digital Transformation For A Successful 2018 And Beyond

Good news for luxury brands – Luxury will see continued growth for online sales and for in-store sales that are influenced by digital touchpoints, per Forrester’s newly updated Global Luxury Retail Sales Forecast 2017 to 2022. So that’s great – but, as…

8 months, 21 days ago

SMB Commerce Platforms Are Now A $1 Billion Market

Commerce platforms provide the tools to power eCommerce, enabling online catalogs, shopping carts, and promotions. We recently published our updated Forrester Data: Commerce Platform Technology Forecast, 2016 To 2021 (Global). The market has changed considerably since we last published this forecast in December 2014. The biggest surprise? How quickly the market for SMB platforms has […]

8 months, 24 days ago

Luxury Brands Must Act Or Be Digitally Disenfranchised From Savvy Luxury Consumers

Luxury consumers around the world are embracing new technology and adding these digital touchpoints – including, of course, their smartphones – into their shopping behaviors. But overall, luxury brands have been far too slow to respond to their customers’ rising digital expectations. Luxury brands, tier one through to aspirational, are now scrambling to bolster their […]

9 months, 3 days ago

The Data Digest: eCommerce May Be The Only Way To Challenge The Google/Facebook Duopoly

As will be no surprise to advertising industry watchers, the duopoly of Google and Facebook once again demonstrated its dominance of the ad market following the release of their Q2 2017 earnings results. According to Forrester’s just launched Digital Marketing Tracker report, Google and Facebook accounted for 74% of both ad revenue and growth among […]

9 months, 18 days ago

Amazon Blends Digital and Physical Experiences At Their New Book Store

Recently I stopped in at the new Amazon Book store on 34th Street in Manhattan to see how Amazon is re-imagining the in-store experience. While Amazon has much to learn about retail from the brick and mortar giants, physical stores can learn a lot from how Amazon is successfully bringing the digital experience into the […]

9 months, 23 days ago

Announcing Forrester’s 2017 B2B Commerce Suites For Midsize Organizations

One size does not fit all and when it comes to Commerce Suites, midsize organizations want a full spectrum of selling capabilities, packaged with out of the box templates delivered via cloud services. Today we released Forrester’s Commerce Suites Wave, written by Andy Hoar. This research focuses on the unique needs of midsize organizations (i.e. […]

9 months, 30 days ago

Walmart and Google’s Voice-Assisted Commerce Partnership Highlight the Next Big Disrupter in Retail

Walmart and Google have announced an important new partnership that directly addresses the growing markets for voice-assisted shopping and free expedited delivery. Marc Lore, President and CEO, Walmart U.S. eCommerce, wrote on Walmart’s blog, “Starting in late September, we’ll be working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items for voice shopping via Google […]