ShopClues appoints Arun Goel as VP-Products
Seeks to bolster merchant services through the talent acquisition
ShopClues, India’s first and largest managed marketplace, in the pursuit of enhancing its merchant services announces the appointment of Arun Goel as Vice President-Products. His focus at ShopClues will be building and managing services to enable merchants to scale their business faster and more effectively. He will also be responsible for providing merchants with technologies and services to be successful in the hyper-local context.
At ShopClues Arun’s key responsibility areas would be to build and provide world-class financial services for merchants including accounting, taxation and payment services to help them better manage their working capital. He will also look at digitising merchant businesses and assist them in increasing their sales and non-transactional revenue. The hyper-local services and technologies for merchants will include marketing, advertising, logistics, digital coupons, location aware solutions that will help buyers and sellers discover each other.
Elaborating on the new hiring, Sanjay Sethi, Co-founder and CEO, ShopClues.com commented, “At this stage of our growth, it was imperative to bring on board someone with a vision and entrepreneurial passion. We are certain that Arun Goel’s profile is a perfect fit for our requirements and are positive that, with his profound business knowledge and product development experience he will make valuable contributions towards the growth of the company.”
ShopClues’ innovative business model and business supporting facilities have been instrumental in attracting merchants on board its platform. From neighborhood stores, ShopClues University for sellers, encouraging a hyper local ecosystem, and creating specific domain names for merchants to various merchant programmes such as Seller Summit, vendor financing etc. ShopClues offers a complete range of services to help merchants scale their businesses and reach out to more customers.
“I plan to continue building scalable, robust, intuitive and very easy-to-use products. I will also look at making strategic partnerships with external vendors to align with the existing strategy to grow the company’s merchant base at a faster pace. My overall objective is to make ShopClues the one-stop merchant service provider to help sellers increase their sales at the POS.” said Arun Goel, VP – Products, ShopClues.com.
Prior to ShopClues, Arun served Moody’s Corporation as VP Engineering and has been associated with several other renowned brands like Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and Siemens Corporation Research at various leadership positions. An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and ENPC School of International Management, Paris, Arun is a Financial Markets and Trading expert.