Live chat sales platform Needle has its headquarters in a van, with several employees working inside.
Social-commerce start-up Needle does business from a mobile office van, a new type of work environment for nimble business models. The impressive RV provides a workspace for employees and serves as a travelling billboard for the company, which connects retail partners like Urban Outfitters, Skullcandy and Under Armor with product experts who chat to consumers. Mashable reports that the “mobile contact center” has space for 30 employees, with flat-screen computer monitors, benches, tables, and a roofdeck lined with artificial grass.
Needle ended the lease at its office space in Salt Lake City and headed out on the highway, showing that a start-up doesn’t really need a static base these days as people can work from anywhere. They drove the mobile office van to San Francisco, L.A. and Las Vegas to recruit for and promote the company, and are planning an East Coast tour soon.