Plobal joins Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help ecommerce merchants grow mobile revenue

Retail Technology Review

As mobile becomes the default shopping device, Plobal gets on board the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program to help high-volume merchants increase mobile revenues by engaging their most loyal customers. Internet Retailing Mobile Computers

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Astound Commerce delivers Salesforce Commerce Cloud Cartridge for eShopWorld

Retail Technology Review

Astound Commerce, the digital commerce agency and systems integrator, has been chosen to develop a pre-built integration or ‘cartridge’ for eShopWorld, the global commerce company that provides a technology platform to brands and retailers that wish to sell online into global markets.

Creative Media Outshines The Technology

Forrester eCommerce

The excess of adtech and martech such as demand-side platforms (DSPs) and data management platforms (DMPs) gives marketers all the control and insights required to run efficient and effective media campaigns.

Benchmark Your Retail Technology Investment Plans

Forrester eCommerce

When benchmarking retail technology investment plans, we found that retailers around the world plan to: Maintain interest in SaaS for agility — and exploit PaaS for differentiation.

Realizing ROI in an Omnichannel Rich Retail 4.0 Environment

Redefine “Digital Transformation” In The Era Of Technology-Driven Innovation

Forrester eCommerce

business technology (BT) digital transformation technologyWhat does the term “Digital Transformation” mean to you? Is it about digital customer experiences? Digital operations? Transforming business models? Leveraging software ecosystems? Is it a floor wax? A dessert topping? Digital Transformation” as a term loses meaning when it involves everything under the sun. Over the past few years, we’ve seen companies label anything and everything as “Digital Transformation”. No […].

SaaS Billing Technology: A Sleeper Agent For Business Agility

Forrester eCommerce

As a digital business strategist, you may not think billing technology is in your purview. “When [billing] goes well, no one cares. When it goes wrong, it’s the end of the world,” one business customer summed up.

New Research Survey: Video Technologies For CX And EX

Forrester eCommerce

Our Forrester Tech Tide™ aims to help companies make investments in video technologies for customer and employee experiences. We’re currently fielding a survey for vendors, end users, and experts who use video technologies.

Your People Problem With Emerging Technology And Innovation

Forrester eCommerce

chief information officer (CIO) emerging technology Innovation innovation management business strategy digital strategy employee experience innovationNearly half of the firms we survey are prioritizing innovation as key to their business strategy.

Predictions 2020: Distributed Ledger Technology Moves Beyond Proof Of Concept

Forrester eCommerce

In 2020 users of blockchain and distributed ledger technology will focus on operational matters, deployment flexibility and, interconnectivity. age of the customer blockchain chief information officer (CIO) core tech strategy emerging technology prediction promoted

Making Sense of Enterprise Marketing Technology (EMT)

Forrester eCommerce

Making sense of the enterprise marketing technology (EMT) landscape can easily overwhelm even the most dedicated martech aficionado. 2018’s “Martech 5000” is astonishingly closer to 7,000 vendors, rendering vendor differentiation difficult and vendor selection a nightmare.

DAM Or Web CMS? Find Out Which Digital Experience Technology You Need

Forrester eCommerce

In this two-part series, Mark Grannan and I break down the technologies into four categories: users, assets, workflow, and delivery. We get a lot of questions from clients about the differences between digital asset management (DAM) and web content management systems (web CMSes).

Mobile Retail Technology – Too Fast, Too Furious?

Retail TouchPoints

By Ross Homans, Stratix If you think of technological advancement for retailers as a highway, there seem to be two distinct lanes with very different speeds The first lane is where “traditional” technology such as monitors, laptops and desktops live.

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How To Ride The Technology Wave (And Not Get Swept Away)

Forrester eCommerce

there’s enough emerging technology in financial services to fill a whole alphabet book. Investing in emerging technology is one of the main […]. AI, blockchain, chatbot, digital identity, etc.

Invest In These Video Technologies That Drive Growth

Forrester eCommerce

In our new Forrester Tech Tide™ on video technologies for customer and employee experience, we took a look at 18 technologies that support video initiatives. Read the report to find out more about those technologies, and listen to the podcast below for a quick summary.

Improve IT Efficiency Through New Technology

Zmags

As marketing campaigns become more and more technology driven, the roles of IT and digital marketing have begun to intermingle and blend. The post Improve IT Efficiency Through New Technology appeared first on Zmags. Ecommerce Best Practices ecommerce marketing technology

Keep Experimenting To Apply The Best Digital Technology For Your Store Environment

Forrester eCommerce

Retailers are slowly moving beyond omnichannel fulfillment capabilities in stores to invest in digital store technologies that empower store associates, improve customers’ engagement, and enhance store operations.

Map Your Way To Digital Technology Mastery

Forrester eCommerce

And building a technology road map for digital transformation presents greater difficulty than it might seem […]. age of the customer digital business digital transformation technology

Intelligent Retail Technology Investment.It’s All About People

Retail TouchPoints

By Garry Church, Inmar Retailer buying decisions on technology are all too often influenced by the latest trends and reflect the “flavor of the month.” The customers who spend their hard-earned income with them should be a retailer’s North Star when assessing retail technology options.

How Technology Can Help You Create A Winning Product Content Strategy in 2019

BigCommerce

Consumers expect an… Ecommerce TechnologyProduct content has always been key to standing out on the very cluttered, very competitive digital shelf.

Beyond Moore’s Law: How Exponential Technology Will Drive Disruption

Forrester eCommerce

I’ve been thinking a lot about exponential technology and asking myself: “Is disruptive change due to ‘Moore’s Law’ done?” business value chief information officer (CIO) emerging technology innovation Quantum ComputingNewsweek recently proclaimed, “The Future Is Uncertain As Moore’s Law Comes To An End.” However, while most experts agree that silicon transistors will stop shrinking around 2021, this doesn’t mean Moore’s Law is dead in spirit […].

Technology & Electronics Ecommerce Site Design

BigCommerce

Selling technology is hard. This means that technology sellers online must carry a wide swath of items at various price points, and be able to negotiate for the bigger deals. Here is how 4 various technology sites optimize for price, products and profitability.

Transforming Healthcare Through Technology

Forrester eCommerce

I have dedicated my career to healthcare technology. Because I am passionate about putting the patient at the center of their care and believe technology is a catalytic agent that will help organizations achieve that goal. Forrester helps clients create customer-obsessed operating models. In healthcare, you need to be obsessed with your patients. If […]. age of the customer artificial intelligence (AI) cloud computing digital transformation healthcare

Creating A Frictionless Shopping Experience With Technology And Data

Retail TouchPoints

With technology that creates a seamless shopping experience and insights from your data. Technology That Transforms The right application of cutting-edge technology not only improves the shopping experience — it helps drive revenue and build trust with your customers.

Forrester’s Top Emerging Technologies To Watch 2018

Forrester eCommerce

I’m excited to announce that our list of top emerging technologies to watch in 2018 is out. 3d printing age of the customer chief information officer (CIO) emerging technology innovationIf you are a client, you can download the report here; if not, here is a quick video blog. It explains what’s different about this year’s report and how we came up with our list. It further contains […].

Fashion Meets Technology – Choose Well, Be Well!

Retail TouchPoints

By Geetanjali Sarna and Amit Prabhakar Gaitonde , Wipro Despite the growing use of technology in all facets of life, fashion retail has continued to play it safe when it comes to utilizing technology to further innovation and the customer experience.

Technology Scholarship

Guidance

Tech leaders bear the burden of bettering technology while avoiding common pitfalls like misinformation. the tech leaders of tomorrow and learn how you think technology. in their quest to shape and refine the role of technology. Guidance Tech Leaders Scholarship 2017.

Voice Technology Is The Key To Faster Smart Home Adoption

Forrester eCommerce

Smart speakers continue to sell like hotcakes and create ripples of excitement among smart home enthusiasts. This is not only good news for smart speaker manufacturers but also for manufacturers of other smart home categories, because owners for smart speakers are more likely to purchase other smart home devices such as smart thermostats and locks. […]. internet of things (IoT

Your Technology Investments May Not Deliver The Productivity Gains You Expected

Forrester eCommerce

Improving productivity has traditionally been a key justification for technology investments. However, trends in overall US productivity indicate that increases in tech spending no longer raise overall US productivity as much as in the past.

2018 Mobile And New Technology Priorities For Marketers

Forrester eCommerce

Forrester just released a new report on mobile and new technology priorities for marketers, based on our latest global mobile executive survey. We found out that marketers: Fail to deliver on foundational mobile experiences.

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Top Security Technology Trends in 2019: Transforming the Future of Work in Security

Forrester eCommerce

Walk the show floor at any security event and you will be inundated with a multitude of purportedly cutting-edge and disruptive security technologies. When every vendor claims that their solution is unique, and that no security program would be complete without it, how do you cut through the noise to pinpoint what you must pay […]. age of the customer

Introducing Forrester’s Guide To Employee Experience Technology

Forrester eCommerce

Employee experience (EX) is top of mind for today’s companies. As we detailed in our report “Why EX? Why Now?” ” investments in EX yield both tangible and intangible business results such as reduced recruiting costs, lower attrition, higher employee work performance, and increased discretionary effort. The question still remains, though: What elements should businesses focus […]. employee experience

How Are You Using IoT Technology To Drive Business Innovation?

Forrester eCommerce

Over the past several months, I’ve spoken to dozens of Forrester clients about many emerging technologies. A common thread that I’ve observed is they all need help seeing around the corner, identifying the next “big thing” before it becomes the next big thing.

Beacon Technology: Shining A Light On Customer Experience

Retail TouchPoints

To capitalize on this growing trend, more and more retailers are beginning to leverage beacon technology. Beacons are small and typically unseen devices that use Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) wireless and geofencing technology. Why is beacon technology beneficial?

Leveraging Emerging Technologies In The Transformation Of “Made In China”

Forrester eCommerce

I recently published a report — “Emerging Technologies Are Transforming ‘Made In China’” — in which I discuss how manufacturing CIOs should leverage emerging technologies to drive their transformation under the “Made in China 2025” initiative. chief information officer (CIO) AI big data digital transformation emerging technology manufacturing

Putting Emerging Technologies Like AI To Work

Forrester eCommerce

In the age of the customer, technology and business leaders must start with an understanding of customer needs, then choose appropriate technologies to address those needs. But complex emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, and the Internet of Things can be challenging to harness in service of customer need.

Are Microservices The Answer To Retailers’ Technology Woes?

Retail TouchPoints

By Steven Berkovitz, OrderDynamics When presented with a need for a new technology capability, retailers are often faced with the decision of whether to ignore the need, or to rip-and-replace an existing system and purchase a whole new solution suite.

Evolution’s Master Technology Enabler: Conversation

Forrester eCommerce

Welcome to the final post in a four-part series I have been working on for the past few months. This series summarizes something I call the four basic forces of consumer behavior: emotion, tools, coordination, and conversation. These forces have compelled consumers to build their consumer tech stacks, the devices and software services that they […]. age of the customer

The Forrester Wave: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019 Is Now Live

Forrester eCommerce

I’m excited to share that our evaluation of loyalty technology providers — The Forrester Wave™: Loyalty Technology Platforms, Q2 2019 — is now live. In our 28-criterion evaluation, we identified the top 13 loyalty technology vendors – Aimia, Annex Cloud, Brierley+Partners, Cheetah Digital, Clutch, Collinson, Comarch, CrowdTwist, Epsilon, ICF Next, Kobie, Merkle/HelloWorld, and SessionM – […].

Digital Store Technologies Take the Stage For Both Customer and Associate Experience

Forrester eCommerce

It’s the combination of original retail theater – entertainment, novelty, and engagement – with digital technologies and services to create the next level of in-store experience.