Many local businesses are currently having to pivot, close, or entirely change how they operate. But the good news is that some of them, especially those equipped to do business online, are able to provide more employment opportunities now than ever.
Spocket, a local Vancouver startup that is currently experiencing “hockey stick growth” and expanding its team, is an example of this silver lining.
The tech company was founded in 2017 by Saba Mohebpour, who recently made it onto Forbes 2020 “30 Under 30.”
Mohebpour was inspired to start a company that broke down religious, financial, and geographical barriers for entrepreneurs. At Spocket, the mission is to disrupt the e-commerce industry by providing an online marketplace platform for budding entrepreneurs to create their own source of revenue, namely using dropshipping.
With over 30 product categories, spanning everything from beauty products from small designers to home furniture from large retailers, Spocket allows entrepreneurs to have access to millions of products to sell in their online stores — without any upfront cost and without having to hold the inventory themselves.
The local tech startup is currently helping over 40,000 entrepreneurs start their own online businesses, connecting them with suppliers of products from around the world via its marketplace platform.
Spocket is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, and Kaylee Astle, Spocket’s Director of Operations and Finance, told Daily Hive that “we are on a mission to make sure the small merchants can compete with the likes of Amazon and eBay.”
One of Spocket’s success stories comes from Marc Chapon, who found success by dropshipping US and European dog accessory products for his online store. “Not only was I creating enough profit to sustain a comfortable lifestyle, without a 9 to 5 job, but also surplus profit,” according to a testimonial from Chapon on Spocket’s website.
In a time where we’re relying on the online world more than ever, Spocket’s platform — which allows people to start their own independent means of online income — is a timely business model.
Astle says, “As a platform that helps people start their own business and find financial and geographical freedom, this is more important now than ever given the current economic environment with COVID-19.”
Spocket has experienced a huge increase in activity during the past few months. “Globally, more people are turning to e-commerce to make their purchases, so that creates an opportunity for new merchants to enter the market and set up online stores. Whether you’re a student who hasn’t been able to secure a summer internship or perhaps a stay-at-home-mom looking to generate income, Spocket is there for you to launch and scale your online business,” says Astle.
In 2020, Spocket is focusing on growth so it can reach even more entrepreneurs around the world. With a team of 30 currently, they are looking to almost double in 2020. “Now is the time to join a start-up at an early stage and get a front-row seat on how to scale teams, drive revenue, and become customer-centric,” says Astle.
The company currently has 19 job openings in operations, social media, engineering, content and customer support.
Joining the Spocket team means you’re joining a culture that’s centred around impacting the lives of tens of thousands of entrepreneurs globally. It also gives you the opportunity to “play a role in democratizing the future of e-commerce,” says Astle.
Can’t wait to join a company that’s breaking down barriers for entrepreneurs around the world? Check out Spocket’s website today to browse for your new dream job.