According to Chief Product Officer Craig Miller, Shopify plans on spending over $1 billion “over the next few years” to build and operate a fulfillment network that aims to provide two-day shipping within 99% of the continental United States.
Historically, the company’s main product has focused on processing payments and orders for their customer’s on-line stores. This initiative moves towards helping solve the physical challenges around logistics.
Chris Walton is an accomplished Senior Executive with nearly 20 years of success within the retail and retail technology industries. He is well-versed in merchandising, store operations, inventory management, product design, forecasting, e-commerce, pricing and promotions, and tech product development.
Chris was most recently a Vice President with Target, where he led the retailer’s Store of the Future project and also ran the Target’s home furnishing division for e-commerce. He previously worked for GAP, Inc., as a Distribution Analyst and Manager.
Chris holds a BA in Economics and History from Stanford University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
He likes to dress as Darth Vader for Halloween, and his wife also frequently asks him to ask Alexa, "to turn off the music."