Dick’s Sporting Goods continues pushing to insource its ecommerce software, following a trail blazed by its CIO during his time at Home Depot, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company has also centralized its ecommerce fulfillment and revamped its supply chain to speed up ecommerce deliveries.
Given rapid changes in ecommerce and growing expectations of always-on consumers, it’s no surprise that the sector is a hotbed of retail innovation, technology and investment. And a lot of it was on display at this year’s Shop.org conference in Las Vegas. Here’s a sampling of the new tech that was on display in the Innovation Lab.
While interest in omnichannel is high, execution needs significant improvement. Many retailers, even after years of implementation, still need the right software platform, process and education on how to be effective. And siloed data and legacy systems are no longer sufficient to meet the challenge.