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Zipier is your one-stop destination for payroll.

Zipier Payroll is the only 100% FREE U.S. payroll, HR, and attendance for your business.


Our story

Our story started in 2009 when Zipier founder, Craig, opened a call center in the Philippines. After signing our first clients, it became clear we needed a better solution for payroll, HR, and attendance. Zipier tried a few alternatives and finally realized if we wanted a great platform we'd have to build it ourselves.

As the years passed, other businesses took notice and inquired about using Zipier for their own business needs. Feedback from a wider community is something we value, so we gave out logins for free, and have done so ever since.

In 2013, after years of improvements and hundreds of extremely satisfied users, we noticed that there was still no one doing free payroll, HR, and attendance. We'd gotten a vision of how the whole world would benefit, so we made the jump.

Fast forward to today. We've been doing FREE Zipier Payroll now for 10 years. Our free live chat customer happiness team is open 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.


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  • 1 yr ago Finished all 210 U.S. withholding and UI forms for all 50 states.
  • 1 yr ago Finished all 124 U.S. new hire forms for all 50 states.
  • 2 yrs ago Jersey registered.
  • 3 yrs ago Craig returns to Manila.
  • 3 yrs ago Moved Zipier's Asia office to Manila.
  • 3 yrs ago Craig returns to the UK.
  • 4 yrs ago Craig relocates to Cebu.
  • 4 yrs ago Finished integration with the 7 most popular U.S. accounting packages for Zipier Payroll.
  • 4 yrs ago Finished automated server builds (with SaltStack).
  • 5 yrs ago Moved out of the office, back to Craig's house in the UK.
  • 5 yrs ago Tried to get a contractor to build SaltStack for 1 month. Failed.
  • 5 yrs ago Craig moves out of the office to figure out how to make remote engineers work.
  • 5 yrs ago Tried to hire a UK engineer. Learnt that UK engineers won't work on our budget.
  • 5 yrs ago Try working in an office for 5 months. No advantage.
  • 5 yrs ago Finished U.S. tax calculations.
  • 5 yrs ago Moved office to Craig's house.
  • 6 yrs ago Craig goes to Cebu.
  • 6 yrs ago Zipier broke even ... from now on.
  • 7 yrs ago Break even for the first time ... hovering on zero.
  • 7 yrs ago Fraser moves his family to the UK so we can work together daily.
  • 7 yrs ago Craig goes to Canada for 3 months.
  • 8 yrs ago Boot-strap funding from Craig and Fraser hits all-time high of US$27K.
  • 8 yrs ago Fraser goes to Cebu for 5 months.
  • 9 yrs ago Craig goes to Cebu for 6 months.
  • 9 yrs ago Move Bacolod office to Cebu.
  • 9 yrs ago Fraser increases to full-time (2 engineers).
  • 10 yrs ago First paystub submitted.
  • 10 yrs ago Fraser starts part-time.
  • 11 yrs ago Returned to the UK.
  • 12 yrs ago Registered Hong Kong company.
  • 12 yrs ago First timesheet submitted.
  • 14 yrs ago Hired Matt in Manila (1st employee).
  • 14 yrs ago Craig returned to the Philippines to hire 2 employees.
  • 14 yrs ago Craig 1st visit to the Philippines (as tourist).
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