Logistics startup Shiprocket aims to expand into Middle East in the next 6 months


Tech-enabled logistics and fulfillment solutions platform, Shiprocket has announced its plans for expansion of operations in the Middle East in the next 6 months.

The company has announced its hiring plans for new candidates across India to bolster its existing team of over 500 employees. Alongside, the company will also be hiring across different functions for its Middle East offices.

The new hires will be across verticals and include professionals in departments like Engineering, Product, Logistics, Account Management, Sales and Marketing.

It has been observed that Logistics in Middle East has been growing at a steady pace and is expected to bring a promising future for the industry in the Gulf region as logistics companies look to invest and expand their operations.

The Frost and Sullivan report on logistics growth says that the Middle East will experience steady growth in the next five years. E-commerce boom, infrastructure development, and a spike in cross-border sales will be three key factors that will drive this growth. The logistics industry is projected to grow by 4.3% from 2020 to 2025.

Over the last year, the company has increased its internal workforce by over 82% with more than 13% QoQ growth in the last quarter. The hiring process will take place across recruitment portals, personal networks, internal references, and third-party vendors. Shiprocket is currently conducting online interviews due to the ongoing second wave of the pandemic. The platform will recruit new talents based on multiple factors like skills, experience, and ability & willingness to grow, among others.

Shiprocket has been growing its core business rapidly while also launching new product offerings over the past few months. To this end, we have been swiftly expanding our teams across functions to hire 80 people in India and 20 people across our Middle East offices to continue our plans of international expansion over the next 6 months.”

~ Saahil Goel, CEO, and Co-Founder of Shiprocket

Incepted in 2017, Shiprocket works with MSMEs in the e-commerce sector, catering to D2C merchants in 220 countries. Currently, the company serves over 1 Lakh sellers in association with 20 courier partners.

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