Pinpointing The Site Performance Problem
Retail Systems Research has been a tried and true source for industry benchmarks and insights for more than a decade. E-Commerce trends and priorities have been ongoing topics of discussion for the firm, especially the recurring issue of performance. According to Steve Rowen, one of the firm’s managing partners, site speed has consistently been “disturbingly […]
Holiday Outlook Update: Investigating The Impact Of Tariffs And Recession Threats
Political and economic forces have a resounding impact on consumer sentiment and ultimately, retail industry performance. But how will ongoing conflict between the U.S. and China, as well as an escalating election season, impact holiday spending? Most of all, is there anything that retailers can do to be proactive and come out of the season […]
Using Mobile To Drive Holiday Store Traffic
Smartphones are consumers’ most personal devices. They’re always within arm’s reach — that is, if they’re not already in their hands. Retailers can harness the power of these devices with highly relevant messaging and timely offers, delivered through mobile advertising. During this episode of the Holiday Insights Series, Benoit Grouchko, Co-Founder and CEO of Teemo, shares how […]
How Will Shopping Events Impact Holiday Discounting Strategies?
Prime Day 2019 has long passed, but its impact remains. After all, Amazon reported that this year’s event was the largest in its history, selling more items than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. As Prime Day and Singles’ Day capture more consumer wallet share and media headlines, retailers are considering how these landmark sales […]
Forrester’s Sucharita Kodali Dissects New Retail Risks & Realities
Every day, retail executives must navigate new shopper behaviors and preferences. But they must also respond swiftly to outside political and economic forces that ultimately impact consumer sentiment and spending. Is your team prepared to respond and adapt to these new developments as they emerge? In this interview, Sucharita Kodali, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester, shares her take on the current retail […]
How To Capitalize On The Mobile Tipping Point
During the holiday season, 66% of online traffic and 48% of orders came from mobile devices. And in 2019, mobile will only play a more paramount role in the shopping journey, according to Rob Garf, VP of Industry Strategy and Insights at Salesforce. Augmented by AI-powered recommendations, voice search and in-store clienteling, mobile has officially […]
Are Retailers Finally Getting Holiday Experience Right?
The 2018 holiday season has unearthed a number of new trends and has reaffirmed the importance of others. But how will these new rules and realities impact retailers’ plans for 2019? Bryan Gildenberg, Chief Knowledge Officer of Kantar Consulting, provides his commentary on what’s happened during the holiday season and how retailers can take these […]
What The Experience Economy Means For Retail
Brian Solis has spent his career studying new consumer behaviors, disruptive technologies and how they impact businesses across industries. Needless to say, he has a lot of opinions about the Retail Apocalypse, the holiday season and why most retail innovation projects fail. We dive into all this and more during this episode of the Holiday […]
Is Your Store The Next Museum Of Ice Cream?
Melissa Gonzalez, CEO of The Lion’esque Group, is our go-to expert on all things related to store design, pop-ups and in-store experience. During our conversation, we talk about the evolution of the pop-up, the power of holiday events and why every retailer should create Instagrammable moments in their stores. Learn more from Melissa and the […]