Here at PogoStick, we’re always working on something new. The wonderful world of websites never sits still and neither do we. Here is a brief overview of some projects we’ve enjoyed working on recently.
Bloom on Ballance Florist
Blooms operate two florist shops in the Gisborne area and were looking to move away from their costly Zeald ecommerce site. It wasn’t mobile friendly, easy to use, nice to look at or simple to update or transfer. It was also costing them a lot of money every month – in fact everything cost, from simple changes to a basic backup. It was time to move on – but the process seemed overwhelming.
The good news for the team at Blooms is that we were able to take care of it all – for a lot less than other providers. We also reduced their monthly outgoings from over $150 to under $15. This covered everything, from website hosting, domain renewal and email services. The process to move across over 200 products was done within days, a holding page let customers know the new and improved website would be back in a flash – and it was. Everything was live and the online store operational within days. If you’re currently with a website provider that you feel is charging you too much and you’d like to move on, talk to us – it could well be easier and cheaper than you think.
Simplexity provide a range of construction-related services including earthquake rebuild assessment. They have an office in Middleton, with a lot of staff out in the field. Their old website was in desperate need of upgrading, and they wanted to consolidate their website, email, domain and hosting services to one provider – and saved big in the process.
Their new website was modern, fresh, easy to update and mobile friendly. Email services were transferred away from Spark – an expensive, unreliable and, from time to time, the well-known hacks, and moved to a more cost-effective email solution that was fully cloud-based and suitable for all mobile devices.
Braemar Station is situated on the stunning shores of Lake Pukaki with views of Mt Cook – it offers homely accommodation for riders on the popular Alps 2 Ocean trail, which starts at Mt Cook and finds it way through some of NZ’s most beautiful scenery, ending up in Oamaru.
The website was designed to showcase the scenic location along with making it easy for visitors to learn more and choose the right accommodation for their needs.
It’s fully responsive for smartphones and tablets and uses a CDN service to make sure images are loaded faster for an optimized visitor experience.
sPacific Landscape Group are based in sunny Tauranga and design, build and maintain beautiful gardens inspired by the carefree breezes of the Pacific islands. Their website had to reflect the style and grace of the gardens they create, with clean lines and fully-responsive design.
I had been working on my website for almost two years. With PogoStick Web Services it took literally two days! The process has built my confidence for adding more to my website in the future. I really can’t thank you enough. Not only were you affordable but very helpful and upfront about any extra costs. Very straightforward and easy for an IT noob like me.
Auckland’s Premier Online Retailer of Paleo-friendly Snacks
Forage and Graze needed an online store to retail a new line of snack foods. The website has been custom designed and equipped with several modern features to make it easy to display, market and sell goods online.
- Modern, responsive design for smartphones and smaller screens.
- Full online store functionality including stock management, order processing and secure credit card payments.
- Ability to issue custom coupons to specific groups of buyers with flexible discounting options.
- Automated integration with Xero online accounting
- Option to send courier-tracking email to customer when order shipped.
- Facebook feed and social media links.
Oh wow, the website has come together! Looks great! Very exciting.
Christchurch’s Largest Supplier of Aluminium Conservatories
Glenis Whittle and the hard-working team at Altherm Retail have been supplying Canterbury home owners with high-quality joinery, windows and doors. They also sell more conservatories than other firm in the Christchurch area, backed by a solid reputation of great customer service and attention to detail. Their website was in desperate need of a “face lift” – we provided a whole new design, made it mobile friendly, added image galleries and supplied all the back-end hosting and support.
The website is awesome. Thanks heaps for all your help.
The Wahine Book – Charity Website
We love to get behind a worthy cause and sharing Nyree’s epic tale of love, family and disaster on that fateful day in April 1968 is indeed a cause worth contributing to. Nyree is an amazing lady with a talent for storytelling, and her adventure aboard the Wahine is not only very Kiwi, it’s a triumph of spirit against all odds.
Nyree’s website was put together in less than five days and was fully featured to sell her story and her book to eager readers and schools around New Zealand.
- Facebook integration for comments, sharing and likes
- Press page with featured lightbox videos
- Integrated online purchase of book and program
- Website analytics built into the CMS dashboard
- Email web services for email@example.com
- Picture gallery of the book launch
“Jason you are incredible I love my website. I think it has to be the bestest in the whole wide world. I feel so proud.”
Structured Style for Christchurch Architect Firm
Roger Buck is well known in NZ for his house styles that blend perfectly with the environment. His firm’s new website showcases some of their stunning work from both Christchurch and around New Zealand.
- Custom styling with unique colours, fonts and background
- Responsive design for mobile devices
- Portfolio galleries with featured image and thumbnail collections
- Back-end CMS (Content Management System) to make website changes as needed
Maharajas Indian Restaurant
Fine dining in Wellington from one of the area’s very popular Indian restaurants is what Maharajas is all about. Their website is designed to be as sumptuous as their menu while providing an informative experience for visitors and an easy way to make a reservation.
- Responsive design for mobile phones, tablets and other small screens
- Flexible full-width photo slideshow
- Booking form for online reservations
- Real-time website activity stats for admin users
- Regular updates and company news can be easily added using the built-in CMS
“Thanks very much for making the changes, we are really happy with the results!”