Joining the e-commerce space
When Michael Jackness, CEO at Terran, first started Treadmill.com back in 2012, he had no idea what was in store. Up until that point, he'd been running an affiliate marketing business. However, after a decade of sameness, he knew it was time for something new. "We wanted to sell things directly to customers and provide more value for our audience," Jackness says.
After many years, Jackness knew he wanted to double down on his new passion. They sold Treadmill.com in 2015 and Terran was born.
Terran is just a bunch of e-commerce nerds
In the e-commerce category, Terran aims to be a market leader. They build and grow numerous e-commerce websites — names including ColorIt.com, Tactical.com, and WildBaby.com.
Jackness and his team have a deep passion for what they do and have found much success in the e-commerce space. To better provide their customers with the highest quality products and services, they drastically grew their staff and opened a remote facility in the Philippines to facilitate all the work.
Growing fast and trying to keep up
As Terran grew, so did their workload. Which meant more paperwork, both, for Jackness and his manager over in the Philippines, Mia Pamisa. "We used to do everything manually," Jackness says. "So, we had a lot of spreadsheets and documents, and it involved a lot of work, especially when it came to attendance monitoring and salary."
As time went on, it became harder for Jackness and Pamisa to keep up with everything. They needed a simple solution that would give them back much-needed work hours so they could focus again on growth instead of admin.
Needing a more natural way to run their team
After months of tracking time manually, paying out team member's invoices individually, and missing payroll a couple of times as a result, Jackness and Pamisa knew something needed to change. They were spending so much time going back and forth with each other and filling in spreadsheets it was eating into the time they needed to do their jobs. Additionally, Pamisa needed a more systematic method of managing projects and her team in the Philippines.
So, she began to research an alternative method, and it wasn't long until she found their solution: Hubstaff.
Uncomplicating the complicated with Hubstaff
Once Pamisa showed Jackness Hubstaff, they both knew they'd found their solution. Hubstaff
solved a number of their problems — time tracking, project management, activity monitoring, and integrations — all within one lightweight app.
Simple payroll with all the necessary integrations
The main draw towards Hubstaff for Terran was the payroll features
. Hubstaff makes it easy to track your team's hours and log timesheets across desktop, web, and mobile. What's more, Hubstaff allows you to automatically set up payroll for everyone on your team based on preset pay rates.
Moreover, because of Hubstaff's many integrations, Terran didn't have to switch to a new platform. They could continue paying their employees with PayPal
— all they had to do was plug in their team's payment info. This helped make sure everyone on the team got their paycheck on time. Additionally, because Jackness travels a lot, this was the perfect failsafe that ensured everyone would get paid on time, regardless of where he was in the world.