ShipBob, the omnifulfilment platform and US-based supply chain tech unicorn, announced that Guillaume ‘G’ Deront has been appointed General Manager of Australia. He will head ShipBob’s business in ANZ. Deront comes to ShipBob from Shippit, where he led the Sales and Success teams, working with omnichannel retailers to optimise their last-mile strategy.
What does Deront bring to ShipBob in his new role?
Deront, who last worked at Shippit, also held executive positions with Google and Gleam Futures, will be in charge of getting ShipBob’s tech-forward fulfilment, advanced analytics, no minimums, transparent billing and pricing structure, product bundling and global expansion capabilities across Australia, the EU, UK, US and Canada, into the hands of Aussie merchants.
“Having Deront leading the ShipBob charge in Australia is very exciting for our firm. Australia is a key market for ShipBob, and we’re thrilled to have Deront and his experience front and centre with us, especially as ShipBob experiences growth throughout Australia. With Deront’s help, we are excited to help Australian brands to scale locally and globally with our fulfilment network and capabilities,” commented Divey Gulati, President and co-founder of ShipBob.
What does the hire mean for ShipBob’s Aussie ambitions?
According to the International Trade Association, Australia’s ecommerce sales are growing rapidly, up 15.5% year over year and making it the eleventh largest ecommerce market in the world. With revenue predicted to reach AUD 46.44 million by 2024, this makes the Deront hire vital to leading ShipBob’s capabilities, as the market continues expanding quickly.
In the 2022 edition of ShipBob’s State of Ecommerce Fulfilment Report, ShipBob found that over 70% of ecommerce brands surveyed will add a new sales channel in 2022 and nearly 32% plan to start physically fulfilling orders in new countries in 2022. Despite supply chain challenges, expansion and internationalisation remain top priorities for ecommerce brands that want to get in front of new audiences and provide a positive customer experience.
“Australia is a breeding ground for successful ecommerce brands, ShipBob is well-positioned to help businesses expand their footprint across various sales channels,” said Deront.
“As more ANZ brands look to reach global customers, ShipBob’s offering of top fulfilment services and its logistics platform in Australia continues to set an industry standard, and I’m excited to be a part of it. I can’t wait to build the future success of the Aussie ShipBob office.”
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