Andre Hordagoda

Andre Hordagoda

Andre Hordagoda is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Go Instore, a solution technology connecting digital customers with in-store product experts using an AI-augmented reality, live video platform.  Over two decades, he has gained years of experience within e-commerce and has had a major focus on helping retailers improve conversion rates, AOVs as well as optimizing customer experience using a myriad of technologies ranging from digital personalization, AI, CRM, web analytics and now live, immersive video. 

Before launching Go Instore, Andre worked with large organizations, including Experian and Smart Focus (formerly Emailvision), as well as undertaking leading positions, growing early-stage businesses such as Peerius and SundaySky.

How Technology Can Help Retail’s Labor Shortage

There were a host of difficulties plaguing retailers this past holiday season, including inventory shortages, production issues and shipping constraints, to name a few. The most notable shortage, however, was on the labor front. As of July 2021, the number of retail job openings peaked at 1.2 million, compared to 876,000 during the same period…