Doug Stephens The end of the beginning of e-commerce
Global e-commerce is set to top 1.2 trillion dollars this year. And if that doesn’t seem astonishing, then consider that the figure represents a massive increase over 2018 levels. This, while brick and mortar retail slogs along at an anemic single-digit pace. Giants like Walmart, Target, JC Penney, Office Depot and others are all feeling what has gone from being a pinch from online to an all-out bludgeoning at the hands of Amazon, eBay and a never-ending pipeline of hungry and innovative digital pure plays.
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Attendees will learn:
- The current state and magnitude of global e-commerce
- The technologies that will propel the next generation of commerce growth
- Strategies to help conventional retailers to keep pace with the evolving market and prepare them for what's to come
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Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists, authors and speakers. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of the world’s best-known retailers, agencies and brands. Doug is the author of two books – the international bestseller Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World and The Retail Revival. Doug is the syndicated retail columnist for CBC Radio and sits on multiple corporate and academic advisory boards.