The pandemic appears to have solidified e-commerce's ascendancy against the highstreet. Coronavirus has accelerated technology adoption in many sectors, and people have been forced to stay at home, increasing their online shopping habits in a bid to avoid visiting shops.
The past few years has seen an increase in online shopping as the pandemic shifted more consumers into the realm of e-commerce to purchase goods during lockdowns. In return, retailers have been investing in technology to meet the e-commerce demands of customers, and now as predictions suggest pandemic shopping habits are set continue.
Gartner analysts predict that mobile apps and Web 2.0 will be a deciding factor in 50% of your sales by 2015. In order to keep pace, your e-commerce processes need to evolve to include CRM technologies. Read on to learn what 6 factors are essential for an effective e-commerce/CRM merger.
In this week's Computer Weekly, the first of our three-part buyer's guide to next generation e-commerce looks at managing inventory in multi-channel retailers. We highlight the six technology companies that are threats to the dominance of high-street banks. And we examine the top five issues in virtual machine backup. Read the issue now.
Watch now to hear Elaine Turner's Director of ecommerce, Carrie Leader, discuss key strategies for building an ecommerce business as a branded manufacturer. Learn how Elaine Turner used a Cloud ecommerce platform to create a new destination site where visitors can research, buy, or engage with the brand to support sales in all channels.
In this week's Computer Weekly, we go behind the scenes of John Lewis's £40m e-commerce transformation plan to find out how to target the digital customer. Starbucks' European CIO talks about the coffee chain's IT strategy. And we evaluate three big suppliers' plans for virtualised networking. Read the issue now.
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