Shiprocket further expands senior leadership team; appoints Varun Parihar as VP, Corporate Affairs

Varun Parihar, Shiprocket
  • Varun will spearhead policy advocacy and build relationships with the government bodies and industry associations
  • He envisions positioning the platform as a leading e-commerce enabler for small businesses

May 6th 2022, New Delhi : Shiprocket, India’s leading tech-enabled logistics and fulfillment platform is continuing the aggressive expansion of its senior leadership team.

The company has appointed Varun Parihar as the VP of Corporate Affairs, he will be responsible for policy advocacy, innovation and strategic partnerships. 

As one of the largest eCommerce shipping and enablement platforms, Shiprocket powers shipping and fulfillment for SMEs, D2C retailers, and social commerce sellers in India.

At Shiprocket, Varun will leverage his background to manage all corporate affairs with the community and will be responsible for nurturing relationships with key stakeholders spanning government, strategic partners and industry bodies. He will work closely to strategize and implement innovation and subsequent policy advocacy for e-commerce sellers and SMEs.  

Varun envisions positioning the platform as a leading e-commerce enabler for small businesses, especially in the D2C segment, among key government bodies and industry associations.

He also wants to help small businesses to adapt and flourish through e-commerce by creating a strong policy framework.

Varun’s ambitions for Shiprocket are aligned with the platform’s overall goals for D2C enterprises, particularly for small-time sellers. 

Saahil Goel, Co-Founder, and CEO, Shiprocket said, “Shiprocket is rapidly scaling, and to achieve our goals, we are expanding our senior leadership team.

We are building a robust team with specific domain expertise, and Varun’s rich experience across organizations with significant government interfaces will help accelerate our vision towards building a go-to logistics platform for small businesses that they can trust and grow with.” 

“Shiprocket’s growth trajectory over the past few years is commendable. The platform’s innovative, tech-driven solutions have contributed to the overall growth of the logistics sector.

I am thrilled to commence the next phase of my career with Shiprocket and my priority will be to work closely with the industry and the Government to help create a progressive regulatory framework for this emerging industry to support more SMBs with their logistics needs.” added Varun Parihar, VP – Corporate Affairs, Shiprocket.

With more than 15 years of experience, Varun has worked in senior leadership positions in several noteworthy organizations in the private and public sectors, including Hero Mindmine Institute Ltd., Lee Hecht Harrison (Adecco), FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), OLA, and Udaan.

A Corporate Affairs and Public Policy expert, he holds an MBA and PGDM in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing and Management, New Delhi, and has been a member of various government committees.

About Shiprocket

Shiprocket is India’s largest eCommerce shipping and enablement platform for SMBs. The technology powers shipping and fulfillment for SMEs, D2C retailers, and social commerce sellers in India.

With 17+ courier partners on board, the brand enables pan-India as well as international shipping deliveries. Its shipping solutions are available across 29,000+ pin codes within India and 220 countries across the world. 

Launched in 2017, Shiprocket is on a mission to create a seamless logistics data platform that connects retailers, carriers, and consumers across national and international locations.

In addition to offering Shipping Services, Shiprocket also provides a technology stack to help retailers integrate their shopping websites on Shopify, Magento, Woocommerce, Zoho, and others for workflow, inventory, and order management. 

Aside from being a shipping solutions provider, Shiprocket also serves as a Cash on Delivery payment gateway. With a multi-carrier API that allows sellers to manage orders, print shipping labels, and avail tracking information from multiple providers, Shiprocket also offers state-of-the-art fulfillment solutions.

The brand also provides a robust post-purchase experience to consumers, resulting in higher engagement and lower RTO (failed deliveries). The company recently ventured into the fin-tech space with their lending product ‘Early COD’.

Today, Shiprocket is the force behind the country’s 2.5 lakh plus sellers who generate a GMV of more than $1.5B annually on the platform. The brand delivers packets to more than 66M consumers annually and is growing 3X year on year.

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