October 20, 2020 — Retail Zipline, the leading communication and execution platform for retailers, today announced a partnership with Legion Technologies, the leading provider of AI-Powered Workforce Management solutions. Through this partnership, the two companies will help retail brands drive clarity through best-in-class communication while also driving efficiency via AI-powered scheduling automation through pre-built integrations.
Because of COVID-19's impact on the industry, today's retailers need to do more with less. They need to execute more complex directives, communicate more detailed safety standards, and comply with more rigorous mandates – but they need to do it all with fewer resources, smaller teams, and less payroll. Retail Zipline and Legion have partnered to create a one-stop-shop for communications and automated scheduling that will help retailers thrive in spite of these unprecedented challenges.
“The 'new normal' of retail is changing rapidly. Yet so many brands still rely on email, PDFs, spreadsheets and other manual processes for communication, scheduling and forecasting,” said Sanish Monkdar, Founder and CEO of Legion. “Retailers need to be agile to survive, especially during tough times. By collaborating with Retail Zipline, we're helping retailers streamline workflows so they can spend more time on what really matters – improving customer satisfaction while maximizing labor efficiency and employee engagement.”
Together, Retail Zipline and Legion are helping leading retail brands stay agile, compliant, and more productive:
Eliminating costly and time-consuming processes. Retail Zipline's real-time Messaging feature makes communication between HQ and associates easier than ever, and its Resource Library helps store teams find information quickly so they can spend more time with customers. In tandem, Legion's one-click scheduling automates the traditionally time-consuming process of forecasting, scheduling and verifying compliance – improving labor efficiency by almost 15%.
Engaging hourly employees. By helping associates feel happier, engaged and more productive, Retail Zipline and Legion are empowering store teams to bring brands to life. Retail Zipline makes it easy to inspire and engage teams with pictures, videos, and GIFs, in an environment that looks and feels like the brand. Legion's self-service approach to scheduling gives employees autonomy, allowing them to verify upcoming work hours and pick up additional shifts from anywhere using an intuitive mobile app.
“Store employees aren't just cashiers – they're the best and most important representation of the brand because they're the ones interacting directly with customers every single day,” said Melissa Wong, CEO and cofounder of Retail Zipline. “We're so excited to join forces with Legion and give brands the tools they need to connect their associates with their brand vision and empower them to own their schedules – which will ultimately improve job satisfaction and performance.”
About Retail Zipline:
Retail Zipline is the leading communication and execution platform for retailers. Built with the complexities of retail in mind, Retail Zipline helps HQ streamline and coordinate communications with the field, in a way that makes store teams happier and more productive. The company's goal is to improve the lives of one million retail employees by 2025, and the platform is already used by leading brands such as L.L.Bean, Hy-Vee Inc., Lush Cosmetics, BevMo!, LL Flooring, Cole Haan, The LEGO Group, TOMS, Torrid and others. To learn more, please visit retailzipline.com.
Legion powers the future of work by redefining how companies manage and empower their hourly workforces. Legion's autonomous, AI-powered Workforce Management platform enables companies to tightly manage labor spend while ensuring great experiences for their employees. Customers across industries including retail, hospitality, healthcare, and manufacturing use Legion to reduce costs, compliance risks and labor inefficiencies, and boost employee engagement. Legion has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor, and was recently included on JMP Securities' Hot 100 List of the Best Privately Held Software Companies. Legion is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. and is backed by investors including Norwest Venture Partners, Stripes, First Round Capital, XYZ Ventures, Webb Investment Network, Workday Ventures, and NTT DOCOMO Ventures. For more on Legion visit http://www.legion.co.
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