San Francisco, CA, March 18, 2013 – Forrester Research estimates that B2B e-commerce in the US will be a $559 billion market by the end of 2013*. To capitalize on this growing market, companies must invest in B2B e-commerce sites that can maintain channel harmony, optimize distribution, and profit from opportunities.
Guest speaker, Forrester Research analyst, Andy Hoar, will join Intershop for a webinar that explores specific ways companies can grow B2B revenue by leveraging channel complexity and providing a great customer experience.
All registrants will be able to download the Forrester Research Report, “Key Trends in B2B e-Commerce for 2013.” As part of the B2B e-commerce playbook, this report outlines the landscape and some key trends that eBusiness and channel strategy professionals will see in the world of B2B e-commerce over the next 12 to 18 months. Forrester believes that B2B e-commerce organizations must address three key trends in 2013: growing demand for B2C-like B2B e-commerce experiences; increasing channel conflict between direct sales organizations and e-commerce operations; and rising demand for scarce B2B e-commerce talent.
WHAT: Intershop webinar featuring Forrester Research on Building a Successful B2B E-Commerce Business
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:00 – 10:30 AM PDT/1:00 – 1:30 PM
WHO: Andy Hoar, Senior Analyst serving eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals, Forrester Research, Inc.
*Source: Key Trends in B2B E-Commerce for 2013, Forrester Research, Inc., October 18, 2012
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.
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