There are a range of times you would need a customer to make a payment. These include accepting donations, payment for services, paying a deposit and online store sales. Before looking at what options are available you need to consider some of the concepts around accepting payments: All payments are done through 3 rd party providers (gateways). These providers handle the security around payments. These providers will in-turn charge you some form of fee – usually a monthly fee wi... more »
Little Red Fish are a 100% New Zealand owned and operated design company, creating sun safe garments, with a modest classic styling for children. Utopia have been supporting their existing ecommerce website. The time had come to give the site a facelift and improve overall site management.
Waypoint Electronics Ltd is an established Marine Electronics Business based in the Bay of Islands, servicing all of Northland, New Zealand. Business owner Wayne came to Utopia to upgrade their old website and make it mobile-friendly. He also wanted to expand and sell a wider variety of products.
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 solution or recommend a further gateway provider who you can use. This process involves more organisation... more »
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.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.
Violence Free Communities promote violence free communities by creating projects, events and tools that support people to enjoy active participation in their community. Administration co-ordinator Tamara contacted Utopia as they wanted to update their existing website. A Content Management System (CMS) was also required so staff could easily update the site.
For over 60 years the Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club has been providing a vital service to the local community. Club secretary Ross contacted Utopia as their existing website was in an unscalable platform that locked the club in forever and they wanted a modern website that was mobile friendly.
Melco Technologies is New Zealand's largest Printer Technology Distributor (PTD), specialising in Continuous Ink Supply Systems (CISS) & Specialised Inks for Inkjet Printers. Owner Graeme came to Utopia as he wanted to upgrade their existing website with an easy-to-use Content Management System (CMS) so new products could be added by staff.
The new Workplace Health & Safety Legislation has been implemented to improve New Zealand’s workplace safety culture. My Health and Safety is preloaded with toolkits, manuals and policies, all online and ready for clients and workers to use. Have a look at their new website.
Today there are many options for the deployment of an e-commerce solution for your clients. These can range from subscription based web services to plug-and-play modules for your favourite Content Management System. All subscription based solutions carry a number of problems. These include operating from overseas and not offering the type of branding and functionality opportunities you would like. To solve this Utopia has built an e-commerce platform for the popular system called CMS Made... more »
The team at Utopia have been creating websites for businesses as well as schools, clubs and not-for-profit organisations. Many of these are run by boards or committees that are running on a tight budget. Utopia can work with these groups to create a simple information based website, or, more specialised bespoke solutions. Here are some examples of the types of web based solutions these groups could benefit from: Membership management - database of members Newsletters Fee collection ... more »
Utopia and Kohia Terrace School have a long-standing relationship when it comes to creating and managing the various websites associated with the school. Recently Utopia completed a relaunch of the school website along with a micro website dedicated to the schools upcoming art sale and fundraiser. The new website provides a showcase for the exhibiting artists as well as a way for parents and friends of the school to purchase tickets to the upcoming gala event. The payment gateway used is... more »
Utopia works with many web designers to implement e-commerce websites. Beacon Hill Design , a design company from Marlborough, is a perfect example. Beacon Hill came to Utopia with a brief to implement their design for Honey World - a premium honey related producer - with a new e-commerce site. Utopia received the design in the form of already sliced HTML. This was altered and restructured to fit the chosen CMS platform. Utopia used CMS Made Simple and its own e-commerce module to provi... more »
Forbes and Davies are New Zealand's leading importer of Motorcycle and ATV tyres, clothing, helmets and accessories. Their website was linked to a specialist stock management platform which in turn incurred ongoing monthly costs. Forbes and Davies came to Utopia looking for a solution to cut these costs and provide improved functionality for their New Zealand wide network of dealers. Utopia reviewed the existing system and came up with a solution to link the website directly to their in-of... more »
Fort Richard - a private laboratory - came to Utopia after working with branding company No.8 Group Ltd on the design of their new website and associated marketing material. The new website needed implementing in a CMS system with and a new back-office system developed for managing the creation and release of documents to customers. Utopia split the project into two parts with the first being the public website. This included the following functionality: Fully responsive across mob... more »
Railblaza provide a diverse range of easy to use mounting systems and accessories for the marine, RV and farming sectors locally and internationally. They are committed to continually refining their product line. For this reason they came to Utopia with a new design they wanted applied to their existing website. Utopia discussed the options with Railblaza and walked them and their designer through the process of fine tuning the new design. This included taking into account the existing web... more »
New Zealand Aviation News is a magazine which commenced publication in 1978. It remains New Zealand’s only aviation newspaper. As with all media they had a website to support the publication. However, it did not support online digital subscriptions or a Content Management System. AMG Design came to Utopia with the vision to move the existing website design into a CMS and provide e-commerce facilities. Utopia performed the implementation using CMS Made Simple. The following additional fe... more »
You Can Sew is a unique company providing DVDs, patterns and video downloads on how to sew. As the product was being finalised, Utopia worked with You Can Sew to build up a requirement specification and implementation plan for their new web site. After completing some website designs Utopia implemented the site with some amazing features: Browsing of products Viewing sample videos - linked to YouTube Offering free products for download Checkout integrated with PayPal Host... more »