But by utilising the world-leading, award-winning WordPress and Big Commerce CMS platforms, plus expertly designed themes, we can save you 50-80% of the time and costs to build a modern, interactive, sales-focused website. To make it your own, we fine tune the branding and backend coding to suit individual business needs.
This page displays a selection of our Genesis, Google-optimised, ePhone-ready business themes. Each has a slick, unique style providing an ideal design framework for any business. We tweak it for colour, your company logo, up to 6 info pages, a blog area, contact form, images and custom menu items to suit.
Our Design Themes – A cost-effective option for small business
Typically a ‘clean sheet design’ can take designers several weeks and cost up to $5,000. For specialist sites like eCommerce, $10,000-$35,000 is typical. The use of our stunning, pre-built themes is the best way to slash the required web design time and setup costs, without sacrificing good looks or features. If you do need that ‘special’ look, we can sometimes create a hybrid design, using an existing theme, but integrating specific elements from local graphic designers. Either way, it means a smart, high functioning site, for less cost.
We’ll keep you WAY ahead of your online competitors
The internet changes constantly. Those old ‘static brochure’ websites most of your competitors run have long been ignored by Google and their customers. Sites today must be dynamic and newsworthy – More your monthly magazine than an annual report. Our state-of-the-art WordPress platform is the worlds most versatile and upgradeable. It’s not only easy for us to update your content, but via affordable site ‘plugins’ can add in new services or features if and when you need them.
e.g. Videos; audio podcasts; email marketing; maps; self-managed directories; reservation systems (for restaurant or event bookings); food/product menus; customer reviews and testimonials; document or photo galleries; slideshows; simple e-storefronts (to sell products or redeemable vouchers); customer surveys; overnight e-payments (accept Visa or Mastercard); live chat/support; smart calendars; membership features or subscription sites; private areas and more…
Less spent on ‘Design’ means you can afford to promote – Ensure you GET FOUND
Yes, looks and amazing features are important, but for small businesses initially it’s more important you get found. What good is a nice website, if no one visits it? We provide you a Google local business listing, sitemap, analytics, on-site SEO (search optimisation) plus Google-recommended coding within all our sites. Additionally, special mobile search and site optimisation is also included to ensure sites are found and loaded quickly in any mobile phone browser. Plus we include e-phone links making it easy to call via mobile. N.B. No other website developer in NZ includes all these as standard. Most can’t even provide them as options.
However although all this gives you an immediate kick-start and a competitive edge, it still isn’t enough to get the required flood of traffic and ongoing sales. You also need a long term strategy (and funds) to actively promote and market your website, both online and offline. e.g. Use Google AdWords, off-site search marketing (backlinks, directories), build client lists, Youtube channels, email campaigns, use Facebook, Twitter, Mobile/SMS marketing, signs, business cards, events, even direct mail. We help with the various online tools, plus connect you with specialist industry designers, printers, marketers and copywriters.
View Our Specialist Industry Packages
We’re also building up a range of specialty packages with the appropriate plugin features for restaurants, realtors, publishers, communities and those that want to sell online. Due to the higher setup time and immense functionality provided, these will cost 3-4 times more than our standard packages, but still well under half the cost of similar style/functionality websites from others. And like our 12-pack themes, also available on a subscription basis. (i.e. Monthly rental/lease)
* Simplified, lower cost versions also available with similar styling, but without ecommerce/magazine functionality.