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Aksh Gupta

Aksh comes from a family of entrepreneurs. He started his first company at the age of 19. Aksh is passionate about technology and role it can play in changing people's lives. Aksh was featured by PBS as one of the young entrepreneurs in 2011. Aksh has a Masters in Economics from DePaul University.
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Recent Posts

New Feature: Facebook Events and Facebook Local

By Aksh Gupta | Jan 5, 2018 3:22:21 PM

More ways to sell means more sales, period. Without a doubt, Facebook is driving a lot of activity online. Consumers are taking pictures, posting them for their friends to see. The friends get excited about it and want to book that experience for themselves. This is a virtuous cycle and at Occasion, we are focused on how to make this cycle work for you better.

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Occasion's new calendar is live

By Aksh Gupta | Jun 5, 2017 2:20:00 PM


Excited to share that we have launched a brand new calendar layout and design for everyone!

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Product Updates: January 2017

By Aksh Gupta | Jan 26, 2017 1:23:24 PM

Every year, we come up with an operating word that guides our efforts. This year the word of choice is “velocity” and our efforts will be focused on continuously answering one question on your behalf - how can we add velocity to your business?  The answer is by focusing on two parts - improving customer experience and improving merchant experience. Over the course of 2017, you can expect us to add velocity across your entire operation - whether is marketing, sales, operations or customer service. 

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Occasion is among top 50 startups

By Aksh Gupta | Sep 21, 2016 1:41:40 AM

Occasion has been selected by Tech.co to their Top 50 list. Check out the list here.

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A brand new way to have customers agree to policies and waivers

By Aksh Gupta | Aug 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

As a business, you need a way for your customers to agree to a policy (cancellation or refund), waiver or disclaimer.

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Avery Update: Redesigned Business Backend is Here

By Aksh Gupta | Jun 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM

We are excited to announce the launch of a fantastic upgrade that will take your business backend to the next level. Our newest version, Avery, comes with a fresh, user-friendly aesthetic to help your business thrive. How could Occasion give you easy access to all your information without overcomplicating it? Our goal was to bring you a whole new experience with three things in mind: updated data and visuals to analyze trends in ecommerce engagement, more efficient use of your planner and listings, and the ability to take your business on the road with a mobile-friendly design update. Everything you need is at your fingertips -- get exploring!

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Launching Paypal integration

By Aksh Gupta | Dec 16, 2015 1:01:40 PM

What do 165 million people around the world and Occasion have in common? PayPal.

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New Gift Cards Feature is Live

By Aksh Gupta | Dec 3, 2015 7:12:01 PM

According to GiftCards.com, annually consumers buy $100 billion worth of gift cards for their friends, families and employees. Especially during the Holiday season, as identifying gifts for individuals is becoming more and more difficult, popularity of gift cards is increasing.

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Use Vouchers to work with Groupon, LivingSocial and more

By Aksh Gupta | Nov 4, 2015 4:15:11 PM

More than a million businesses have used some kind of daily deal company to promote their business and services. The post-deal customer experience matters greatly to retaining all the new customers that come in for the first-time.

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Merchant Partners completed $1,000,000 in Online Sales in 3 Months

By Aksh Gupta | Oct 12, 2015 4:01:44 PM


In a span of three months, between July and September 2015, Occasion's merchant partners processed $1,000,000 worth of orders online (industry standard term is gross merchant volume, or GMV) via their webites, social media and email marketing. This is 10x bigger than what we saw last year during the same time period.

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