Zenbooth was founded in 2016 to solve a problem that’s common in the open offices of fast-growing companies and coworking spaces: noise.
Zenbooths are made partially from locally sourced wood, partially from recycled materials, and is assembled entirely in the United States. Today, the company produces thousands of booths every year from their factory in Berkeley, California. They’ve delivered their booths to fast-growing companies like Lyft and Samsung. But as demand for their product has grown, so too has the complexity involved in planning and shipping their nearly 500-pound phone booths—a process for which they rely on Airtable.
“We were using spreadsheets early on,” says Sam Johnson, Founder of Zenbooth. “But each booth we build is made up of many unique components, which all need to be stocked in the right quantities. After we shipped about 30 booths, we needed a better way to manage our inventory closely, and track production through various stages.”
“We’ve built a lot of our company around Airtable. You just lose a degree of freedom using an out-of-the-box system. We’ve been able to build a system in Airtable and gain a lot of automation that we wouldn’t have been able to get through spreadsheets.”