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AI-based logistics startup Shiprocket appoints Ankit Gupta as VP for SMB vertical

Gupta will be responsible for driving seller acquisition, account management, and will have overall revenue responsibility of the SMB vertical which includes emerging D2C clients.

Tech enabled logistics platform, Shiprocket appointed Ankit Gupta, as the Vice President for its SMB (Small and Medium Businesses) vertical. Gupta will be responsible for driving seller acquisition, account management, and will have overall revenue responsibility of the SMB vertical which includes emerging D2C clients. He will also be in charge of driving the shipment growth for a large chunk of Shiprocket’s portfolio and ensuring sustainable long-term growth for the company with a focus on providing the best customer experience.

An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, Ankit, with 12+ years of experience, joined Shiprocket after a stint with Paytm where he headed the overall logistics growth and operations. Prior to that, he has also worked with notable organizations such as Jio, Snapdeal, Deloitte and KPMG. With strong business acumen, Ankit has diverse experience in strategy, PMO implementation and leading growth agenda with scalability in mind.

Speaking on the announcement, Saahil Goel, Co-Founder, and CEO of Shiprocket said, “Shiprocket has always been committed to delivering impeccable customer experience and strategizing ways to enhance acquisition and retention. Our new SMB vertical will be specifically catering to small and medium businesses. Given Ankit’s previous experiences that have primarily been focussed on growth and customer satisfaction, we are confident that he will be instrumental in driving Shiprocket’s focus on empowering order growth for our SMB vertical, especially emerging D2C brands, and will drive Shiprocket towards greater heights.”

“I am delighted to have joined Shiprocket as a part of the  leadership team. The platform is revolutionizing the logistics and fulfillment space and my plans for Shiprocket will focus on scaling the SMB vertical. I look forward to working closely with the Shiprocket team to achieve these goals and enable Shiprocket to scale up and further augment its offerings,” added Ankit Gupta.

Backed by marquee investors such as PayPal ventures, Bertelsmann India Investments, Info Edge Ventures, March Capital, Tribe Capital, and angel investors including Kunal Shah (Founder, Cred), and Deepinder Goyal (Founder, Zomato), Shiprocket plans on scaling up by expanding its footprint globally starting with the Middle East and augmenting its product offerings.

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