2024

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Digital Sovereignty Is Changing The Cloud Market

Forrester eCommerce

In 2023 global cloud vendors all came up with their own digital sovereignty solution to address rising concerns from their customers. However, when I ask customers and vendors to define what digital sovereignty means for them, silence is the most common response.

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Top 4 Best SEO Apps for Shopify Stores You Can Start Using Today

Groove

Shopify stores, unfortunately, do not benefit from the old saying, "Build it, and they will come." A digital storefront has many benefits, but the foot traffic we've grown accustomed to over the years as business owners has been replaced by something else: organic marketing. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of the many different marketing methods, but the only one where customers can discover the benefits of your store simply by searching for a product or a solution.

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Tech, Talent, and Partner Innovation is the Secret Sauce for Retailers to Stay Competitive

Retail TouchPoints

Put mildly, it has been a challenging few years for retailers. A historic pandemic with a double-whammy of supply chain and staffing issues as well as persistently high levels of inflation have up-ended a lot of industry norms and pushed consumers to increasing their scrutiny on where and how much they spend. Interestingly, coming off a summer spending spree, when credit card balances spiked in the third quarter to a $1.08 trillion record , we also just saw record-breaking spend online on Black

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High Court Rules Against Government in Marks & Spencer Marble Arch Store Dispute

365 Retail

In a pivotal legal battle over the future of Marks & Spencer’s flagship store at Marble Arch, London, the High Court has ruled in favour of the retailer, granting a judicial review against the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities, Michael Gove’s decision to deny planning permission for the redevelopment of the site.

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The B2B Digital Commerce Playbook for Manufacturers

In this comprehensive guide, we delve into four essential ecommerce strategies for manufacturers. Each strategy is backed by a clear vision to ensure your efforts are aligned. Whether you’re a seasoned industry player or a budding digitalization champion, these strategies offer actionable insights to drive success. What will you find in the guide: Overview of how current events and external pressures impact business priorities.

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Vape retailer licensing scheme proposed in Parliament

TalkingRetail

A first-of-its kind licensing framework for the UK vape industry has been unveiled in Parliament, just days after a new investigation revealed a near 20-fold increase in the number of illicit vapes seized by councils across the UK since 2020.

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Why social commerce is transforming online retail

RetailDive

Once hubs for casual entertainment, social media platforms now serve as bustling marketplaces. Today’s social media scroller has become a digital window shopper with the power to buy in seconds.

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Wendy’s To Introduce Surge Pricing Similar to Uber

RetailWire

Wendy’s is gearing up to roll out a new pricing strategy that mimics the surge pricing model used by ride-sharing services like Uber. This means that the cost of your favorite Wendy’s items could fluctuate throughout the day depending on demand.

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Walmart’s 3 Strategic Artificial Intelligence Investments

RIS News

Walmart Inc. reported a strong fourth quarter and executives detailed how the Walmart and Sam's Club are strategically investing in Artificial Intelligence, both in stores and online. Get the details.

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NRF 2024: Key Takeaways From Retail Thought Leaders

RetailMinded

Retail and 2024 are both in full swing, and both the year and commerce kicked off at the National Retail Federation in New York City in early January. This is always a vibrant, engaging and important whirlwind for me… and an experience I look forward to every year. After all, as a self-described retail geek, I get giddy when it comes to exploring the latest retail technology, exploring flagship stores that keep up with collective retail trends and discovering new resources that help fuel t

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7 Reasons Why Social Media Marketing is Important For Your Business

Digital Doughnut

In the past two decades social media has become a crucial tool for marketers, enabling businesses to connect with potential customers. If your business has yet to embrace social media and you want to know why it is crucial when it comes to promoting your business, then keep reading.

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The Personalization Playbook: 2024 Strategies

Did you know—74% of IT leaders are looking to improve their tech stack to offer better personalization? It’s impossible to ignore the importance of personalization, but it comes with challenges. How do you do it with a tight budget? What about customer privacy and the use of data? The Personalization Playbook is packed with research and insights from Orium, Talon.One, and Bloomreach and gives IT leaders answers to these tough questions, helping them shape 2024 strategies for personalization.

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Slouching Towards Ubiquity: Five Notable Fintech Companies

Forrester eCommerce

Fintech is slouching towards ubiquity (see image below). As it does, fintech will evolve into a broadly held mindset in contrast to being defined as a type of company, a specific set of startups, a category of product types, or a series of new business models.

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Klaviyo vs Mailchimp: Best Email Marketing Platform for eCommerce

Groove

Comparing Klaviyo vs Mailchimp? This guide shares everything you might need to know. From form and function to price and support - we share it all.

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Six Principles for Redefining Retail with Responsible AI

Retail TouchPoints

Generative AI (Gen AI) has brought about a seismic shift that’s reshaping customer interactions and business operations. As retailers ride the AI wave, it’s important to simultaneously address both the opportunities and responsibilities it brings. Gen AI, with its vast potential for enhancing efficiency and personalizing customer experiences, also comes with ethical considerations.

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Revitalising the UK High Street: Beyond Commerce to Community Connection

365 Retail

The high street in the UK stands as more than a mere hub for shopping; it’s a cornerstone of local economies, embodying community, culture, and commerce. Despite facing challenges, the high street’s significance as a community and economic staple is unwavering, symbolising not only a centre for transactions but also a space for communal engagement and belonging.

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Mapping Digital Transformation: Retail’s Strategic Shift

Speaker: Jennifer Wright, Michael Scholz, Jasmin Guthmann, and Scott Canney

Digital transformation in retail is so much more than new technology. You need to get your whole organization, from entry-level workers to executives, on board with the new tech, new skills, and culture changes that digital transformation brings. Leading this mindset shift can be a daunting task… but that’s where this webinar comes in! Join our panel of experts as they guide you through the challenges of digital transformation, preparing you to avoid common mistakes and make the most of incredib

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UK government urged to follow Ireland’s Access to Cash rules

TalkingRetail

The UK government is being urged to follow new rules in Ireland which will force Irish businesses to accept cash. The Access to Cash bill is focused on local convenience stores, supermarkets and pharmacies, with other types of shops and retailers being exempted.

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7 retail trends to watch in 2024

RetailDive

From economic pressures weighing on consumers to relocating stores away from malls, here’s what’s on retailers’ minds heading into the new year.

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20 Platforms to Sell Digital Products

Practical eCommerce

Creators of ebooks, audiobooks, images, videos, templates, courses, and software have many robust choices for selling their goods. The post 20 Platforms to Sell Digital Products appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.

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Interest Rate Cuts Incoming but Not Just Yet, Says Fed Chair

RetailWire

According to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, the time is nearing when interest rates will decrease. However, Americans need to wait just a little bit longer as the central bank wrestles with inflation.

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The Circular Product Journey: Powering a Sustainable, Data-Driven Future With PIM

The linear flow of make > use > dispose is unsustainable. Not only is it at odds with the realities of modern society, but it also fails to meet evolving demands from consumers and regulators. Linear is out. Circular is in. Going circular is not an overnight switch. It requires forward planning and data-driven decision-making. In this ebook, you’ll see how the right technology can help brands and manufacturers secure the product data governance they need to power this circular transition.

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5 Retail Trends to Watch for 2024

RIS News

The top five trends to watch in 2024 will explore technologies and opportunities that will continue to transform the retail industry. These are noteworthy items that have been hot topics among industry experts and could have a significant impact on 2024.

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Unleashing The B2B Revolution: The Bold Power Of E-Commerce

Forrester eCommerce

Drawing from my personal experience and passion for e-commerce, I am excited to share research on the compelling reasons and effective strategies for B2B organizations to harness this route to market that will propel their organizational growth.

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The Low-Code Market Could Approach $50 Billion By 2028

Forrester eCommerce

According to a recent survey, 87% of enterprise developers use low-code development platforms for at least some of their work. Find out what's driving the growth in the low-code market in this preview of a new report and forecast.

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Sustainability Reporting Standards, And Frameworks, And Regulations, Oh My!

Forrester eCommerce

The first reports on the climate impact of organizations under the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) won’t trickle in until 2025 for the 2024 financial year. And the greatly anticipated Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC) rule on Climate-Related Disclosure slated to be finalized in 2023 has been postponed yet again.

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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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CDP In APAC: A Fast-Growing Emerging Market

Forrester eCommerce

I’m pleased to announce the publication of The Customer Data Platforms In Asia Pacific Landscape, Q1 2024 report. This comprehensive report features 22 vendors with $5 million or more annual CDP revenue from the APAC market.

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Build A Human-Centered Productivity Strategy

Forrester eCommerce

Image via Bing Image Creator Today, we’ve released a major new report for clients on employee productivity, Increase Your Organizational Productivity Now. This report builds upon Forrester’s long history of covering productivity as a dimension of Employee Experience, driven by research from my colleague David Brodeur-Johnson.

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CMOs: Advancing From GenAI Pilots to Proficiency Doesn’t Come Easy

Forrester eCommerce

The awe and wonder of genAI – instantly generating ad headlines, email copy, images for social posts, quality video, and more – is quickly fading as the complexities of adopting its capabilities into marketing workflows take center stage.

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Which AI and Automation Technologies Make the Most Sense in Retail Today?

Forrester eCommerce

We just released an evaluation of more than a dozen AI and automation solutions and mapped them according to maturity and utility.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Breaking Down The US Executive Order To Protect Americans’ Sensitive Personal Data

Forrester eCommerce

President Biden issued an executive order to “protect Americans’ sensitive personal data from exploitation by countries of concern.

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50/50: Gratuity Has Reached A Tipping Point

Forrester eCommerce

Tipping fatigue is growing as automatic prompts on digital point-of-sale proliferate. Find out the consumer sentiment on this hot topic.

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The Forrester Wave™: Learning Management Systems And Experience Platforms, Q1 2024 — Three Things I Learned

Forrester eCommerce

For the last six months, I’ve been deep in the weeds of evaluative research on learning platforms, and it has been eye-opening.

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How to Improve Digital Privacy and Trust Between Consumers and Companies

Retail TouchPoints

In the U.S., the past year was the most active to date for passing state-by-state data privacy laws. Following suit with GDPR and other jurisdictions globally, the U.S. is weighing national data privacy and security regulation to help companies keep up with the patchwork of state laws. This flurry of legislative activity comes at a good time — and with good reason.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr