Meraf Gedlu | Financial Controller

Payroll Systems customer since 2012...

ZÜCA has been developing durable and versatile carry-all, rolling bags since 2004. The product was designed to make people’s lives easier. It started off as a school backpack, inspired by the need to eliminate back and shoulder strain and improve health in young children who carry heavy books to and from school. The product line has since evolved and has penetrated many channels including: ice skating, professional beauty, sport, travel, medical and emergency response, outdoor world disc-golf, and more.

ZÜCA is headquartered in Milpitas, CA and serves both domestic and international markets from that location. The rolling bags are sold through retailers, distributors and on line in all markets supported.

They currently support dedicated ZÜCA retail locations in Japan and South Africa and are exploring showroom concepts in the US as a strategy to continue supporting retailers while minimizing in store inventory investment.  This would create an opportunity to test out the product before making a purchase.

In such a competitive marketplace, what sets ZÜCA apart from the rest? The rolling bags have a patented built in seat as part of the durable eco-skeleton. The line has now expanded into FAA compliant carry-on bags as well as larger luggage and professional configurations. There are six different frame configurations to choose from, and the interior of the bag is fully customizable and interchangeable to the needs of the purchaser. Customers can mix and match frame colors with different bag graphics to create their own individual look and functionality.  The durability of the frame itself is backed with their lifetime warranty – quite a unique product idea that has caught fire in various industries.

ZÜCA has been a client of Payroll Systems since 2012 and uses our Payroll, Timekeeping, and HR Support services. We spoke to ZÜCA’s financial controller, Meraf Gedlu, to ask how her experience with Payroll Systems has been.

“Payroll Systems has made my life so much easier. We went from spending 4 hours to only 5-10 minutes in payroll processing. I like how [the software] is all integrated and connected. We’ve also been able to automate a lot of things like our time cards, for example.”

As the company continues to expand their product line into new channels, staying knowledgeable in HR related topics is a priority. Payroll Systems is excited to be growing with them! To learn more about ZÜCA and its diverse product line, or to be a proud owner of one of their unique bags, visit their website here.

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