Ankur Goel: Revolutionizing the Face of Indian E-commerce

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The motivational story that is going to unfurl in the later stages of this excerpt is the perfect example of grit, patience, and the will to out-class own milestones. Renowned global business leaders hitting the news or reaching the book stands with their contributions and success stories is a common phenomenon in today’s modern era. However, exploring the journey of a commoner with a modest lifestyle who had the audacity to cross the horizons with his sheer confidence is much more appealing.
An Adroit Leader
One such avid leader and persistent entrepreneur, who not only dreamt of a castle but rather built a complete online e-commerce platform is Ankur Goel, the Founder of Zencommerce India Pvt. Ltd. He envisions every opportunity as a gateway to attain greater entrepreneurial creativity. His biggest strength has been sensing, researching technology opportunities and executing the planned design with economic benefits. One key element that has transformed Ankur as a person is the days when he started as a trainer.  He asserts that “I always believed that training is something a subject, which in my opinion, everyone should take up in life. Everyone should take that particular cycle. Yes, I was a trainer in life because training gives you a lot of benefits”. What impacted him the most is the fact that since he trained people from diverse age-groups, the questions asked were unique and spontaneous in nature. Ankur realized that patience is one of the key things in life and also learned the art of handling multiple questions coming at a time.
Ankur has been an ardent speaker at various forums and has conducted webinars as a corporate trainer in prestigious companies including Boston, Aptech, Softpro, NITIEE, and Datamatics. As an IT management professional with extensive experience in operations, planning and execution, Ankur has steered Zencommerce through various phases and has cemented the company as a matured player in the Indian e-commerce industry and abroad.
Flipping Back the Pages
Ankur started his professional career in 1999 as a faculty for computer institutes and it was the year 2001 when he launched his first venture – AIM Computers that was a computer institute. Although the venture failed to prosper, it was the learning’s that drove Ankur to taste success at later years. Shifting his gears and prioritizing his needs, he joined NETEsoft India Ltd in 2007 as a Project Manager and led various projects for the hospitality sector & US Government related to website development and mobile applications. As a proficient project management consultant, his hard work paid off as he was appointed as the head of India operations. He continued to scale up and gather experience by finishing projects within deadline and implementing various life cycles like SDLC, Agile and Waterfall under different delivery models.
Alongside experiencing the life of a corporate professional, Ankur and his wife – Ridhima Goel decided to launch a new venture – Arkloop IT Solutions in 2010. ‘Once bitten – twice shy’ – this phrase seems to be apt for this situation as the Goel’s carefully avoided the mistakes committed in their past venture and steadily progressed to fortify Arkloop. The company offered quality web solutions including designing, marketing collateral, web applications, and digital marketing. As the company flourished Ankur left NETEsoft in 2012 to join his wife in taking Arkloop to new heights of success. As the company prospered and revenues soared, the Goel’s took a crucial decision to cross the boundaries and collaborated with a European company – DreamCommerce S. A. The two companies later formed the brand – Zencommerce that is presently headed by Ankur as a CEO.
Identifying the Needs of the Clientele
Right from the inception, Ankur was absolutely crystal clear about managing the operations at Zencommerce. He was swift in incorporating the effective learning’s from his past exposure – building up a long-lasting relation with clients and delivering quality products in the Indian market. As time progressed, the business scaled up as clients appreciated the premium quality of deliverables offered to them. As one of the best-rated e-commerce software’s, it operates on a SaaS-business model and has been awarded as the ‘Best Online Store Platform’ for three consecutive years – 2013, 2014, and 2015. Offering more than 250 built-in options that a customer can drag and drop as per their own requirements, the platform is integrated with Messaging apps, Payment Gateway & Logistics companies that lead to a hassle-free experience for the buyers. Compared to other players, Zencommerce has crafted packages which are all-inclusive of hosting and domain charges and it comes as a great benefit for the customers who have just 100-200 products to sell. In its endeavor to give maximum benefits to the customers, the minimum package is designed to upload up to 10000 products that can go to 50000 products without any glitch or extra charges. The platform has evolved as a complete ‘solution-provider’ that works seamlessly with all modern gadgets including tabs, mobiles, laptops, and desktops. Over the years, Zencommerce has worked towards creating new possibilities and offering innovative solutions to clients at optimum prices and erasing the traditional concepts in this arena.
The Propositions for Future
Ankur carries a very optimistic view of the future. He acknowledges the fact that inspiring professionals entering into the business arena are settling down in some way or another. Ending the conversation on a higher note, Ankur has crafted the roadmap of Zencommerce that takes them forward to create new milestones. He shares that within the next two to three years, he plans to increase the turnover by approx. 50 – 80 crores per annum.
Source :-The 30 Influential Business Leaders to Watch in 2019

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