Dick’s Sporting Goods will finish the transition to in-house software for all its e-commerce platforms this year, after developing new software for inventory tracking. The to-do list, according to The Wall Street Journal, includes an overhaul of the website, how products are showcased online, the website’s search and checkout functions and shipping estimates.
The eight-person team, led by chief technology officer Paul Gaffney, that developed the inventory software has a self-imposed goal to earn at least 10 times the cost of the team in annual revenue, WSJ reports.
“In a lot of retail, there’s been a tradition that tools were designed at headquarters and inflicted on the store [employees]. We’ve been trying to turn that around,” said Gaffney in the report.
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