YOOBIC is the Zipline alternative that drives real-time operational excellence and greater scalability for growing enterprises, while drastically improving the frontline employee working experience.
Finally, one platform for communication, task management, and microlearning that both leaders and frontline teams enjoy using.
“90% of our retail employees use YOOBIC on a weekly basis. It’s really user-friendly and reminds store teams of social media — which they’re very accustomed to navigating. So questions around where to find information, how to navigate around the tool, and all of those types of support questions have almost disappeared.”
“The YOOBIC team is one of the most helpful partnerships I have had in my business. They are patient, always putting our needs first, and have helped us create accountability in reaching our goals.”
“As our brand continues to scale, YOOBIC is allowing us to speak from the top down to our front-line teams with one unified voice. There are many solutions out there, but unlike the rest, YOOBIC has delivered all that was promised in the initial partnership negotiations.”
Zipline is simple and easy to use.
YOOBIC is scalable and easy to use.
On the surface, Zipline and YOOBIC seem to have some features in common. The difference in quality and functionality becomes clear when you dig deeper.
Complex organizations and businesses that want to scale need a robust Frontline Digital Workplace solution — not a point solution. That’s why they choose YOOBIC.
If you want a seamless connection between digital operations, communications, task management, and applied learning — one that empowers your frontline to exceed performance levels and build customer trust like never before — you’re in the right place.
A fundamentally different user experience for frontline teams
Other Retail Operations Tech
Does one or two things well enough but lacks the workflow orchestration and user experience necessary for frontline teams to achieve operational excellence and thrive.
The YOOBIC Experience
Designed to create the most engaging and productive digital workplace for frontline teams, with a robust suite of task management, communication, and training tools — all in the flow of work.
100% Digitized Checklists & Audits
Quick Tasks & Action Plans
Store Service Requests
Visual Merchandising Campaign Management
Centralized Knowledge Library
Chat, Video Chat & Live Streaming
Two-Way Communication & Feedback Loops
Interactive Course Creation & Microlearning
Customizable Learning Paths
Gamification: Battles, Badges, Leaderboards, Rewards
No-Code Content Builder
Predictive AI Technology
(Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint, Power BI)
Advanced Analytics with Customizable Dashboards
Employee Engagement Metrics
Plug & Play
francesca’s chose YOOBIC over Zipline
YOOBIC’s task management tools have been really great for visibility and accountability at the boutique level, the district level, and at the Home Office level — because we can see all the tasks, who completed them, and when they completed them. As a District Leader, you can see the completion rates from your teams, and then, at the Home Office level, we can see that and drill down into the details if we need it.”
Sarah Brown – Director Of Field Training & Guest Experience, Francesca’s
Associate-Friendly Task Management
- YOOBIC digitizes tasks for frontline teams — everything from checklists and standard operating procedures to promotional and visual merchandising execution. Assign action plans, and automate pass/fail scores. Easily receive and resolve requests from your frontline teams (maintenance, equipment, damages, etc.) through a virtual helpdesk. And gain visibility into task execution and potential bottlenecks with real-time analytics.
- Zipline delivers great functionality for simple task with few parameters. But some tasks require more advanced logic that Zipline can’t perform. And you won’t get real-time performance analytics for a clear overview of what’s happening in the field.
Optimized site visits, inspections & audits
- Digitize all your visit, audit, and inspection checklists with YOOBIC. Effectively score inspections, assign action plans to fix compliance issues, track completion, and share automated reports with managers and relevant stakeholders — all right inside the app.
- Zipline’s store audit tool is seriously lacking in functionality. It operates more like a checklist, doesn’t do effective scoring, and can’t offer analytics in real time. One retailer who chose YOOBIC over Zipline said, “If we had gone with Zipline for tasks/comms, we would have needed to keep our current auditing tool, as Zipline didn’t have the functionality we need for audits.”
Easy, versatile content creation & gamification for better training
- YOOBIC’s AI authoring tool rapidly turns existing content into personalized courses, micro-learning, and quizzes using no-code creation and templates. Its advanced multi-language translation aids global L&D program deployment. Gamification features like battles, badges, and leaderboards, coupled with rewards, keep frontline teams engaged, providing insights through integrated analytics. YOOBIC also integrates with other LMS platforms, enhancing your existing LMS without replacing it.
- Zipline doesn’t do learning. It provides a resource library for storing handbooks, SOPs, and product info. YOOBIC offers a Knowledge Library, too, enhanced with our AI-powered NEO Chatbot. This chatbot allows employees to access information easily, without manual searching. Tailored to specific sections of your Knowledge Library, NEO Chatbots become domain experts. Employees ask questions in natural language, and the chatbot retrieves, summarizes, and presents key information from the relevant files and folders, delivering concise, informative answers.
Advanced, yet approachable, analytics & actionable insights
- With YOOBIC’s automated and role-based dashboards, no-code customizations, and Power BI integration — HQ teams get real-time visibility into execution and performance, without the overwhelm. Predictive AI technology identifies recurring issues and root-causes. And the ability to correlate with external KPIs means you can accurately attribute store operational activities to performance.
- Zipline’s reporting is barebones. No data correlation, no actionable analysis. It’s intentionally simple and doesn’t do a good job exporting and customizing analytics. Former Zipline users have found its analytics especially lacking around store visits, compliance, and multiple regions/departments.
Unified communications, a highly engaging user experience
- YOOBIC’s advanced audience management features let you target communications to specific audiences, foster team engagement through a two-way feedback loop, build camaraderie with our Communities tool, and speak from HQ to frontline teams with one unified voice. YOOBIC’s social media-like interface and gamified features drive fast, frequent usage. Both frontline teams and leaders find it easy and enjoyable. Just one reason YOOBIC has a 90% adoption rate.
- Zipline’s communications and interface are clean and simple. But former users who switched to YOOBIC told us Zipline’s communication segmentation is limited, newsfeed notifications aren’t noticeable — and it isn’t robust enough to fully eliminate email. Although Zipline’s user experience is pleasant, it wasn’t interactive enough to keep teams engaged over time.
Dedicated customer support, forever
- Every YOOBIC customer has the support of a dedicated Account Manager and Customer Success Manager who are always ready to help troubleshoot issues, strategize workflows, accept feedback, and celebrate your wins. One customer said, “YOOBIC has our best interests at heart!” We’re inclined to agree with them.
- Zipline’s customer support is also top-notch. We’re both obsessed with helping our customers and it shows.
Deploy a more reliable, flexible, and scalable solution
Your field teams shouldn’t have to struggle with legacy tools that worked well enough in the beginning but don’t make sense anymore, and maybe haven’t for a long time.
There’s a reason YOOBIC is the preferred choice of global enterprises: It was built for the challenges of modern deskless workers — bridging the gap between workforce orchestration, execution, and employee experience.
- 350+ customers worldwide
- 90%+ program adoption rate
- 95%+ renewal rate
- 30 Senior Strategic Advisors and a vibrant Customer Community with active user groups
“YOOBIC has helped us solve a huge number of challenges by offering an all-in-one solution where we can communicate with our team, send out training, and have operational checklists to make sure we’re executing at our best… After doing dozens of demos with different pieces of technology, when we met the YOOBIC team it was almost too good to be true.”
Former Director Of Operational Excellence
Bolay Fresh Bold Kitchen
See why YOOBIC is consistently rated the #1 platform for retail
There is no better time to make the switch and future-proof your employee communication strategy. Get in touch with our team to learn how.