March 1, 2010, 12:00 AM

E-retailers boost their technology budgets

Most retailers will spend more on e-commerce technology in 2010. A Forrester survey reveals their top priorities.

57% of online retailers plan to spend more on e-commerce technology in 2010, including 49% whose investment priorities cover new or upgraded e-commerce technology platforms, Forrester Research Inc. says in the study, “2010 U.S. Online Retail Technology Investment Outlook.” The report is based on a survey of 291 online retailers in the fourth quarter of 2009. Other popular areas of technology investment this year include content management tools, multichannel order management integration, system security and mobile commerce. Among the goals underlying many investment plans this year are improved marketing capabilities, including a strong focus on social marketing as well as search and other forms of online marketing, the study says.

comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

From IR Blogs

FPO

Jake Nickell / E-Commerce

What one web retailer learned from a bricks-and-mortar test

Threadless has closed its one physical store but found other ways to get its artist-designed ...

FPO

Devika Girish / E-Commerce

Eight lesser-known uses of beacons for retailers

Beacons, which communicate with consumers’ smartphones, are most often used to welcome shoppers to stores ...

Advertisement