S07 EP20: How to Build Supply Chain Resilience as DTC Commerce Organisation w/ Dhruv Saxena

On today’s episode, Kunle is joined by Dhruv Saxena, co-founder and CEO of ShipBob, a market-leading warehouse management that provides warehouses as a service, or 3PL to largely Shopify, BigCommerce, and direct-to-consumer eCommerce space.
On today’s episode, Kunle is joined by Dhruv Saxena, co-founder and CEO of ShipBob, a market-leading warehouse management that provides warehouses as a service, or 3PL to largely Shopify, BigCommerce, and direct-to-consumer eCommerce space.

Experimenting with side projects such as eCommerce startup while being a full-time software engineer, Dhruv, with his business partner and friend, Divey had to endure long lines at post offices during lunch breaks to mail customers’ orders. Faced with the difficulty in mailing orders and being too small a business for 3PLs, Dhruv utilized his knowledge as a software engineer and started working on the automation of mailing their products which birthed the idea of ShipBob.

Building ShipBob from the ground and starting with a 10,000-square feet warehouse, Dhruv shares ShipBob’s aim to help small local eCommerce businesses access ShipBob’s network and wide-range fulfillment services. Being part SaaS and part warehouse, he offers new innovations such as Merchant Plus, a software that small businesses can use to manage their own warehouse while being able to access ShipBob’s network.

This episode is especially inspiring as you’d hear Kunle and Dhruv talk about how eCommerce businesses are doing despite facing macroeconomic headwinds. You will also get to learn about the early years of ShipBob, their work culture, and how customers and merchants were always at the forefront in making the decisions and direction for ShipBob. Take advantage of the golden nuggets dropped in this episode, especially if you’re a small business owner looking to level up your logistics.

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