Defining ‘Direct To Consumer’

Retail TouchPoints

DTC refers to the process of selling directly to the consumer. direct-to-consumer DtC Ashwin Ramasamy PipeCandy DNVBsBy Ashwin Ramasamy, PipeCandy If you’re a follower of retail, you have definitely stumbled upon these terms in your newsfeed — DTC, D2C, DNVB. Andy Dunn, the co-founder of men’s clothing retailer Bonobos, coined the term “DNVB ” which stands for Digitally Native Vertical Brands.

Consumer Marketing 2019: Beyond The DTC Revolution

Forrester eCommerce

The list of these digitally native, direct-to-consumer (DTC) challenger brands goes on and on — and incumbent consumer brands have taken notice almost as quickly as consumers themselves have turned to these up-and-comers for the products and services they need. Warby Parker.

What Defines A ‘Connected Consumer’ In 2019?

Retail TouchPoints

Last week, Retail TouchPoints broadcast its 2019 Connected Consumer Webcast Series , with retailers and solution providers alike sharing success stories and tips for providing a smooth experience across all channels. CCS19 connected consumer Editor Q&A

Introducing The Consumer Tech Stack For Europe

Forrester eCommerce

In the past few months, my colleague James McQuivey has written several blogs about the exciting times we live in. In these posts he focuses on how technology is fundamentally changing the way we interact with the world around us and how that change is grounded in evolution.

Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) Brand Growth Will Boost Social Ad Spending

Forrester eCommerce

In recent years, a wave of so-called digitally native direct-to-consumer (DTC) startups have burst onto the scene and have grown in popularity. digital marketing direct to consumer media buying online retail social marketing social media

Four Forces Drive The Consumer’s Tech Stack

Forrester eCommerce

Today I’m on stage in New York speaking to hundreds of marketing executives at our Consumer Marketing Forum 2018. See the report here: The Consumer Tech Stack. B2C ecommerce B2C marketing benchmarks business technology (BT) consumer mobile activities consumer mobile adoption consumer mobile devices consumer mobility consumer segmentation customer data customer emotion customer insights data insights ecommerce marketing technology technology adoption data

Apple Services = Yawn; Apple Positioning = Consumer Protector

Forrester eCommerce

Apple yesterday laid out a set of new services, including its new streaming TV service, but the overarching story is much bigger. Tim Cook orchestrated a show of Apple flexing the muscle of its 1.4

Introducing Forrester’s Consumer Energy Index: A Formula For Consumer Innovation Readiness

Forrester eCommerce

CMOs’ ability to impress and influence consumers becomes more difficult with each new technology and experience that enters the market.

Do Consumers Buy Facebook’s Vision For The Future?

Forrester eCommerce

Fresh memories of Facebook’s mistakes and looming fines are not the only reasons why Zuckerberg’s refrain is relevant; in this cultural moment, consumers are clamoring for brands that build community around specific […].

How to Take Your Brand Direct to Consumer

BigCommerce

Thinking of dipping your toes into the direct to consumer waters? In fact, according to IAB’s popular new study, The Rise of the 21st Century Brand Economy, the future of retail growth comes from direct consumer relationships. Why brands are going direct to consumer.

Decoding Patterns In Consumer Behavior Empowers Leaders

Forrester eCommerce

When sociologist Jane Jacobs artfully depicts crowds on a city sidewalk, she may as well be describing consumers. In Jacobs’ words: “Under the seeming disorder. is a marvelous order. It is a complex order. This order is all composed of movement and change. ensembles all have […].

Take A Stand For Consumer Privacy: The Anti-Surveillance Economy

Forrester eCommerce

While critics are all too willing to give this judgment on the use of consumer […]. “If You’re Not Paying For It, You’re The Product. ” If you have worked in or around tech for the last decade, you have heard — or likely spoken — this irreverent remark about the data economy.

The Data Digest: Prioritize CX Investment By Understanding Empowered Consumers

Forrester eCommerce

But in reality, resonating with consumers is complex and messy. age of the customer B2C marketing consumer segmentation customer data customer experience index (CX Index) data insights Europe

4 TED Talks For Understanding Consumer Decisions

Zaius

Although there are a plethora of TED Talks specifically focused on consumer behavior and how it has larger ramifications for your ecommerce marketing strategy, we’ve chosen to highlight our top four favorites. Without a proper understanding of why consumers make certain decisions, you’re playing a dangerous guessing game that will undoubtedly cost you precious time, money, and frustration. Because of this, consumers don’t necessarily feel freer or more liberated.

4 TED Talks For Understanding Consumer Decisions

Zaius

Although there are a plethora of TED Talks specifically focused on consumer behavior and how it has larger ramifications for your ecommerce marketing strategy, we’ve chosen to highlight our top four favorites. Because of this, consumers don’t necessarily feel freer or more liberated.

Serving Retail Consumers In An Age Of Digital Transformation

Retail TouchPoints

This new demand has resulted in more businesses implementing automation technologies such as chatbots and virtual assistants, to help make consumer interactions smarter, faster, easier and more accessible.

The Digital Consumer Age Of Retail: Moving Beyond Omnichannel

Retail TouchPoints

By Peter Zaballos, SPS Commerce The Digital Consumer Age Of Retail The retail industry has entered a new era – the Digital Consumer Age of Retail. Consumers’ proficient use of digital channels has revolutionized the retail industry and technology has changed the way people shop today.

Should Your B2C Brand Switch to Direct-to-Consumer?

Zaius

Many B2C brands are making the leap and shifting away from retail and toward direct-to-consumer (DTC). But should your GPG brand start selling direct-to-consumer? What does it mean to shift to direct-to-consumer? Direct-to-consumer means exactly what it sounds like: using ecommerce platforms to sell products directly to buyers. The massively popular brand was struggling just a few years ago and shifted to selling direct-to-consumer.

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Restoring Consumer Trust In Retailers’ Data Management: Can DMS Help?

Retail TouchPoints

But there is a larger issue: 61% of data breaches involve paper documentation , fraud is on the rise, and the “fast food” mentality of managing digital information, which has made us too “complacent” with our technology , continues facilitating breaches and consumer fear in the online retail space.

Virtual Reality Fully Opens Window Into Consumer Behavior In-Store

Retail TouchPoints

But it’s hard to understand the mindset of the consumer unless you’re in the store, shopping with them. While we’re in the infancy of applying VR to consumer research, we already know the possibility for insight can go even further.

Marketers, You Don’t Understand How Consumers Feel About Advertising

Forrester eCommerce

Marketers, you don’t know how consumers feel about your advertising, and it may be hurting you in ways you don’t understand. advertising B2C marketing behavioral targeting brand building chief marketing officer (CMO) consumer segmentation contextual marketing customer centricity customer life cycle marketing & strategy millennials personalization Marketing

The Empowered Marketer: Harnessing the Power of Direct-to-Consumer

Zaius

Is your B2C brand shifting to direct to consumer? As the so-called retail apocalypse continues, many brands in consumer product goods have realized that traditional retail is not necessarily the most reliable business model. In this exclusive interview, John shares: The biggest challenges of moving from wholesale to direct-to-consumer. How is Combe making the transition from primarily wholesale to an ecommerce, direct-to-consumer business?

The Complete Omni-Channel Retail Report: What Brands Need to Know About Modern Consumer Shopping Habits

BigCommerce

” Hubspot defines it as: “the ability to deliver a seamless and consistent experience across channels, while factoring in the different devices that consumers are using to interact with your business.”. This modern consumer behavior has led to a rise in two industry terms.

How Direct-To-Consumer Is Driving The Need For Real-Time In Retail

Retail TouchPoints

Well, you don’t need to care, but Charles Darwin would argue you should: “It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, it’s the one that most adapts to change.” Technology is changing the way we live, the way consumers shop and the way retailers need to operate.

Forrester’s Latest Infographic: Consumers Don’t Believe the Chatbot Hype

Forrester eCommerce

Consumers really don’t like your chatbot. It’s not exactly a relationship built to last – a few clicks here, a few sentences there – but Forrester Analytics shows us very clearly that, to consumers, your chatbot isn’t exactly “swipe right” material. That’s unfortunate, because using a chatbot for customer service can be incredibly effective when […]. chatbots customer experience customer service CX Forrester Analytics

Predictions 2019: Ethics And Consumer Action Transform Privacy Practices

Forrester eCommerce

2018 was a tumultuous year for privacy: The GDPR went into effect, California passed its Consumer Privacy Act, Equifax revealed the largest consumer data breach to date, and Facebook disclosed separate incidents of data misuse and a massive data breach. Amidst this whirlwind, consumers aren’t waiting on the sidelines — Forrester data shows that 79% of […].

The Data Digest: The Dangerous Contradictions Of Consumer Reviews

Forrester eCommerce

Barnum understood the value of online consumer reviews well before the arrival of the internet when he said, “Nothing draws a crowd quite like a crowd.” While consumer reviews generate buzz, they stop just short of being a circus because they’ve won immense levels of consumer trust.

[Infographic] Modern Consumer Behavior in the New Omni-Channel World + 31 Expert Tips to Dominate It Now

BigCommerce

Modern consumer behavior has altered so drastically over the last few years that even in a healthy economy, retailers aren’t feeling the revenue benefits. We dove into consumer behavior research by surveying shoppers on what impacts the consumer buying process. Free Download.

Predictions 2019: Consumer Power Pushes Marketers To Better Data And Experiences

Forrester eCommerce

“I get knocked down, but I get up again.” — Chumbawamba Halfway through the 20-year-long age of the customer, empowered consumers are more informed about their purchases, demand data privacy, and dictate the experiences that they want.

Infographic: Why Marketers Are Connecting With Consumers In Email

Liveintent

As part of our infographic series, this week we take a look at how email is an important vehicle for marketers to connect with consumers. Infographic 2: The connected consumer and email. Perspective consumers email Email marketing Infographic marketing

Consuming Hypermedia APIs vs The Other Guys

GetElastic

For readers who have only consumed REST level 3 APIs, it is worth noting that a lot of ecommerce vendors still have not adopted hypermedia APIs into practice and are working on legacy Level 1/2 API layers. API consumption has come a long way in the last few years.

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‘Tis The Season For Consumers To Still Not Buy On Social Media

Forrester eCommerce

Despite news of brands such as Nike, Adidas, Allbirds, and SeatGeek successfully selling on social networks, social media is still not a place that consumers buy products and services. This blog post is part of Forrester’s Holiday 2018 retail series.

Retailers Need To Embrace Mobile Apps To Connect With Millennial Consumers

Retail TouchPoints

The challenge that retailers are facing in reaching Millennial consumers is integrating the physical shopping experience and the digital shopping experience in meaningful ways. When Millennial consumers go shopping, they do so armed with mobile devices.

Consumer Marketing 2018: Build Emotion-Powered Brands With Dipanjan Chatterjee

Forrester eCommerce

I sat as a silent observer at an internal marketing workshop of a multi-billion-dollar consumer brand. WHAT DO EMOTIONS HAVE TO DO WITH BRANDING STRATEGY? They spoke for three hours about being customer-obsessed. They never spoke about the customer. That’s the old way of marketing.

What Does the Consumer Internet of Things Mean for Marketers?

GetElastic

The consumer Internet of Things (cIoT) is here. Consumers expect a seamless and consistent buying experience. The post What Does the Consumer Internet of Things Mean for Marketers? Today’s post originally ran on TotalRetail and has been updated.

Consumer Marketing 2018 Follow-Up: Jenny Storms Answers Your Questions

Forrester eCommerce

One of the positive consequences of having fantastic speakers and robust conversations at Consumer Marketing this year is that we have a backlog of questions from the audience that we weren’t able to address on stage.

CMOs Take Public Stances On Societal Issues To Tap Into Consumer Energy — Just As We Said They Would

Forrester eCommerce

In November 2018, we predicted that CMOs would target societal tensions to gain an advantage in competitive markets. Nike’s 30th-anniversary campaign featuring controversial activist Colin Kaepernick would serve as an opening salvo for other brands to just do it. And so they did.