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Channel Software Tech Stack 2020 — PRM, TCMA, Ecosystem, Incentives, Channel Data, Learning, Readiness, And Pricing

Jay McBain June 26, 2020
^CLICK IMAGE FOR FULL SCREEN^   The channel technology stack is a group of technologies that firms leverage to plan with, find, recruit, onboard, develop, enable, incentivize, cosell with, comarket with, manage, measure, and report on partners. Delivering automation of indirect sales processes, workflows, and partner programs, channel software is becoming increasingly critical to a […]
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Insurtech Funding Roundup, Q1 2020: Investors Reduce Risk As The COVID-19-Induced Downturn Settles In

Jeffery Williams April 29, 2020
Insurtech funding contracted last quarter amid economic uncertainty. As the pandemic and its aftereffects linger, the outlook remains unclear.
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5G In Financial Services

Dan Bieler April 20, 2020
5G will let financial services firms step up their offerings for customers. But it will also increase competition in the sector. Is your tech strategy up to the challenge?
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The Coronavirus Crisis Puts Telcos Back On The Map As Strategic Providers

Dan Bieler April 20, 2020
The coronavirus crisis offers telcos an opportunity to reposition themselves. Over the medium and longer term, the stronger telcos will benefit from the crisis.
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Go Beyond Surveys To Measure CX

Maxie Schmidt April 15, 2020
Getting decent survey response rates is hard and getting harder for CX professionals. That means you need to start mining other data that can give you a sense of the quality of the experiences your customers are having.
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Work-At-Home: Just The First Step In Contact Centers’ Response To COVID-19

Ian Jacobs April 9, 2020
Learn why now is the right time for brands to move to a work-at-home model for contact center agents.
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How Retail Omnichannel Commerce Stands In 2020

Michelle Beeson March 31, 2020
Customers believe they are engaging with one unified brand or organization, regardless of the device or touchpoints that they use. Retailers must ensure the continuity of information and resources across digital and store touchpoints — or risk losing customers to competitors that do. A truly omnichannel operation that spans the customer lifecycle will optimize revenue, […]
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What I See Coming For The Channel In 2020

Jay McBain January 7, 2020
The ways B2B buyers and sellers transact are changing dramatically. Learn about the shifts ahead in 2020 and beyond.
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Understand Connected Shoppers In Southeast Asia

Xiaofeng Wang November 27, 2019
Forrester forecasts that more than 294 million adults in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are online in 2019 and that 56% of them, 164 million, shop online. In the recently published “Forrester Infographic: Connected Shoppers In Southeast Asia,” we share several insights: Shoppers in Southeast Asia are connected and channel-agnostic. Consumers in […]
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Benchmark Omnichannel Retail And Digital Store Capabilities In Singapore

Xiaofeng Wang November 24, 2019
Scores of six major retailers reveal a mixed picture in terms of offline and online experiences.
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Three Key Factors That Drove Alibaba’s 2019 Singles’ Day Success

Xiaofeng Wang November 11, 2019
Another year, another successful Singles' Day for Alibaba. Read how it generated a staggering $38.4 billion in online GMV on November 11.
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What To Expect On Singles’ Day 2019

Xiaofeng Wang November 4, 2019
How will retailers compete for sales during this year's mega shopping event? Get a glimpse of how it will unfold.
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Consumers Demand Hybrid CX

Tom Mouhsian October 30, 2019
The Falsehood Of Digital As The North Star Ever since “digital” swept across the world and became a word that’s almost synonymous with innovation, companies large and small have been in a race to digitize . . . everything! Driven in part by the (correct) assumption that customers themselves are increasingly digital, and bolstered by […]
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Channel Automation Becomes Table Stakes For Partnership Success

Jay McBain October 22, 2019
Channel professionals want to talk about expanding their partner programs and building broad ecosystems, but the truth is that many of their basic program and channel management processes are still painfully manual and error-prone. Before accelerating their channel program, they need to apply basic automation technologies to get their front- and back-end systems to a […]
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New Retail Updates — Key Takeaways From Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference

Xiaofeng Wang October 3, 2019
Last week, I attended Alibaba Cloud’s Apsara Conference 2019 in Hangzhou, China. It’s been nearly two years since Alibaba first showcased New Retail — its strategy to redefine commerce by blending online and offline ecosystems to create seamless customer experience and improve retail efficiency — on Singles’ Day 2017. Here are some key takeaways: To […]
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Retailers: Stop Your Obsession With Fast, Free Delivery

Sucharita Kodali October 3, 2019
Customers expect it — but it places a burden on retailers. Recent innovations may allow retailers, carriers, and customers all to benefit.
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Redefine Omnichannel Success To Measure Performance Effectively

Michelle Beeson September 24, 2019
What should our omnichannel scorecard look like? What key metrics should be included? What metrics are we missing? These are some of the questions I often get from retailers. Retail performance dashboards will most certainly include touchpoint-focused, point-in-time metrics such as online conversion rates. These are valuable measures, but conversion rates alone do not give […]
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Last-Mile Delivery: eCommerce’s Future Depends On Innovation In Package Delivery

Sucharita Kodali August 8, 2019
15 billion — that’s how many eCommerce orders were delivered last year to customers in the US. Not only are the costs of these shipments increasing, but many of those deliveries are inefficient and generate negative externalities for communities (think clogged roads, for starters). For my new research, “The US Last-Mile Landscape Today,” we interviewed […]
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A Blueprint For Pragmatic Digital Transformation: The Home Depot Story

Mike Chirokas July 30, 2019
Traditional retailers have been impacted more than most when it comes to digital disruption. Even retailers and brands that have embraced the urgency to transform often struggle to prioritize investments and create the right culture. Fortunately, we can learn from organizations that are embracing a pragmatic approach to transformation. They often start with focused innovation […]
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What’s Going On With Online Grocery

Sucharita Kodali March 19, 2019
Last week, IRI hosted its annual Growth Summit in Denver (where some hapless attendees were snowed in by an unfortunate blizzard on the second day). For anyone not familiar with IRI, it is one of the world’s largest analytics firms. Among a slew of other assets, it has proprietary data from checkout registers, which gives […]
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