25 days ago

Q&A: Branded Manufacturers Digital Commerce Strategies

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) commerce is not a new concept for branded manufacturers, but there is certainly renewed interest and more options to choose from. With consumers ever more digitally connected, branded manufacturers are enticed by direct digital…

25 days ago

Retailers Are Starting To Reap The Rewards Of Omnichannel Commerce

Retail digital business executives must challenge the status quo and deliver omnichannel excellence across the customer lifecycle. Changing consumer behaviours, new technology, and an evolving competitive landscape mean that traditional organizational …

2 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…

2 months, 28 days ago

Observations on NRF 2018. Making Retail Great Again

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show attracted tens of thousands of attendees . Far from resigning themselves to conquest by market places they are determined to make the right investments to thrive and survive. Three years ago we found retail CIO…

3 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…

3 months, 1 day ago

#NRF2018’s Focus On Customer-Associate Engagement

At the packed NRF Big Show #NRF2018 in New York last week, many retailers looked at vendors touting new tech, including AI, AR/VR, and more, all in the name of improving customer experiences. But most of those same retailers know that, before leaping i…

4 months, 16 days ago

The Data Digest: The Holiday Email Invasion, No Personal Touch At the Holidays? How Cold!

Last week was a massive week for marketers. Black Friday 2017 hit record numbers: Not only did shoppers start early, they began clicking at a rate of 2,800 orders per minute, spending $1 million per minute at the peak of Black Friday. Research shows th…