L2 Releases INTELLIGENCE REPORT: OMNICHANNEL in Partnership with RichRelevance
New York, NY and San Francisco, CA – July 30, 2014 – A decade of omnichannel investments such as cross-channel inventory management and ship from store capabilities are paying dividends for retail giants as they reshape their brick and mortar footprint. In 2013 the showrooming phenomenon, consumers browsing products in store and purchasing online, garnered a great deal of media attention but now the tides have turned: data suggests consumers are more prone to “webrooming” – researching online or on mobile and purchasing in-store.
L2’s Intelligence Report: Omnichannel, created in partnership with RichRelevance, examines the efforts of 100 retailers to drive customers from clicks to bricks and back again. L2 attempts to determine brands and best practices that are removing organizational and technological barriers to deliver a true omnichannel experience.
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- 50 percent of offline retail sales will touch digital channels by September 2014.
- Omnichannel success requires uniting e-commerce and physical store teams via alignment of technology, incentives and training of on and off-line associates.
- Of the 100 brands tracked in our 2014 Omnichannel Retail study only 6% have real-time inventory visibility online and only 26% offer in-store pick-up.
- Gucci is the only brand in the luxury category to launch inventory visibility since L2’s 2013 study, joining Tourneau as the sole luxury retailer with in-store inventory visibility.
- Only 5 retailers (Best Buy, Crate & Barrel, Home Depot, Sears and Walmart) leverage the information stored to a consumer’s account in order to seamlessly deliver in-store inventory information.
- Of the 8 department stores benchmarked in the study, 75 percent provide inventory visibility – Barney’s and Bergdorf Goodman are the only holdouts.
- Retailers such as Macy’s and Coach that are deploying omnichannel strategies are seeing growth that surpasses Amazon due to their leveraging of stores as assets.
Comments on the news:
- “We believe the most successful organizations will bring customers to the center of their sales strategies and will make the requisite investments in systems, incentives, and attribution models, using digital as the connective tissue.” –Maureen Mullen, Head of Research & Advisory, L2
- “Omnichannel success requires retailers to use technology and data to deliver real value to shoppers in terms of convenience, experience and connection. There is a sea change occurring in retail as merchants tap into personalization, location data and new devices to deliver real-time experiences that support the shopper in her goals.” – Diane Kegley, CMO, RichRelevance
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