At this time of year, the marketing stakes grow increasingly high as you attempt to get your message and brand out there. Not only are consumers busy shopping for Christmas gifts they're also planning holidays and beyond into 2020. With its growing user base of engaged fans, and improving eCommerce features, Instagram has become an essential part of the marketing mix. Yet many brands will miss... more »
Kiwi Made Builders specialise helping add value to homes with first class renovations. Owner Mike came to Utopia for a new website. He was booked-in to exhibit at a local trade show and the website would be used to capture visitor details and aid in follow-up after the show.
Garden Maintenance Professional Services Ltd provides top-quality garden maintenance and services to clients in West Auckland and the North Shore. Owner Mark came to Utopia needing a new website to match the new branding on his truck.
Damar is a New Zealand owned and operated, compliance managed manufacturer of ‘niche market’ coatings, chemicals and aerosol products. Paul came to Utopia for an upgrade to their old customer ordering platform. The system needed to be modern and support some unique features.
Accepting online payments from customers is now even easier. It used to be that only PayPal was available but now the options are endless. Before looking at the options you need to decide what type of payments you want to accept: Credit card via your bank You will need to discuss what credit card payment options exist with your bank first. From there they may provide a bespoke solut... more »
Merco Limited is responsible for all sales, marketing and support of the POLi payment system in New Zealand. Company director Jeff contacted Utopia for an upgrade to their MMS website – this is a platform to allow customers to create simple forms for receiving payments. The MMS product is aimed at small businesses and organisations for getting things like subscriptions paid.
Spreadsheets are great tools for number crunching. But if you have lots of data, for example on customers, staff or your inventory, you may benefit from a more efficient data management tool. Here's why you should consider replacing spreadsheets with databases to help your business grow. 1. Centralised systems If your business is growing and you have staff to help you run it, keeping trac... more »
Vitae is New Zealand’s fastest-growing, nationwide provider of workplace wellbeing and employee assistance services. Utopia and Vitae have a long-standing relationship with Utopia creating their old website and making updates as necessary. David their Corporate Services Manager contacted Utopia to upgrade their website to enhance security, site performance and modernise the design.
North West Country Ltd was established to give the area a unified voice to promote the region, and provide visitors with a central hub for information. Manager Phelan came to Utopia needing to upgrade how they manage their membership database.
Firestop Centre brings together Passive Fire Protection products from a range of manufacturers and shows in one easy process all the compliant systems that will work for your particular situation. Their existing website allows customers to browse a range of products and download technical data sheets. They needed an order form so customers can purchase products online.
Many of today’s website use third-party systems as part of their website. Examples include Customer Relationship Management (CRM), invoicing and stock management platforms. Websites talk to these systems using a technical method called an API. These allow developers – like Utopia – to integrate a providers platform into a website. Occasionally the third-party systems are upgraded and th... more »
Nostalgia Blvd are suppliers of nostalgic merchandise from the 50s and 60s. Owner Kaye contacted Utopia when their old website was shutdown by the host after applying a system update. Christmas was fast approaching and a new online store was needed urgently.
Brainwave Trust is a national organisation set up as an independent charity with the aim of having every child in New Zealand raised with care and security. They wanted to do some Facebook marketing but their website performance was too slow which would cause errors or people wouldn’t wait the 15 seconds for it to display.
Superstaff are a boutique staff recruiter for temporary and permanent workers. Their Managing Director, Claire needed their new website implemented in a Content Management System (CMS) so their staff could easily update content on the website.
Over the last few years several local web hosting companies have been sold to a single large provider. This organisation now controls a huge percentage of the market. Each of these companies are running as they were, but at the same time they are part of the bigger provider. This can cause problems with communication and affect the level of support you need from your host. Having to provide endle... more »