No Sense Of Urgency From Retailers On RFID
from the we'll-wait,-thanks dept
It looks like many retailers aren't heeding Wal-Mart's call to join the RFID revolution. While Wal-Mart has been trying to lead the way, vendors have been kicking, screaming and dragging their heals. Wal-Mart had hoped vendors would be all set with RFID by now, but it hasn't turned out that way. The company also told other retailers: "Test it. Don't wait. Don't be last," to which other retailers appear to have responded, "No, that's fine. We'll be last." Other retailers are pointing to the troubles Wal-Mart has had with RFID, the fact that they're still pretty pricey and don't work as well as everyone had hoped, and they figure it's perfectly fine to let Wal-Mart be first to market. Once the technology has been broken in a bit, they'll become "fast followers," even if it means being "last."