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Circular Eggs get around on subscription

When you think of a subscription, maybe you think Netflix, news websites, or magazines, but have you ever thought, “eggs”?  Well, Rocketspark customer, Circular Eggs, sure did and since creating a website and using our handy subscription feature, their eggs have been getting around. Hayden Power and Tina Armstrong were both born on conventional dairy farms. After a stint exploring overseas they returned to Hayden’s family farm in Whakatāne and were given the opportunity to start work...

February 22, 2021

Launch: Two days of inspiration for the Rocketspark design community

Rocketspark has an epic network of design partners who do an incredible job creating websites for people all around the globe every year. We believe their work shouldn’t go unnoticed, so we are holding our third partner conference and awards evening, Launch. The design conference spans over two days of inspiration. Those who are lucky enough to grab a limited ticket will gain a fresh understanding of website development, storytelling and design, as well as the chance to network up a storm; not...

February 12, 2021

Mahi a Atua: Inspiring success in achieving systemic change

In celebration of Waitangi Day, we wanted to showcase one of our epic Māori business clients: Mahi a Atua. Read their story below. In the mid-1990s Diana Kopua developed Mahi a Atua, an indigenous approach that responds to ongoing issues regarding institutional racism and inequity for Māori within New Zealand health and society.  Te Kurahuna Ltd is the facilitator of the kaupapa Mahi a Atua. Because they are so collaborative they answered our interview questions as a team. The t...

February 5, 2021

Customer Accounts helps florist bloom

One of Rocketspark’s many helpful features, Customer Accounts, has fertilised the growth of a thriving flower business. Flowers by Joanne opened in Orewa 45 years ago, Barbara Everiss bought the business back in 2000, and after 18 years, she sold it to its current owner Li Gong.  Li speaks highly of her predecessor, who even left her a personalised number plate saying “bouquet”....

January 26, 2021

Rocketspark launches towards change in 2021

This spin around the sun is set to bring about many new and exciting changes for Rocketspark’s customers, new and old. Rocketspark in-house storyteller, Kyra Piccione, took time to catch up with some of the founders and team to learn what customers can expect this year. It turns out automation, a new modular approach to design, multiple logins for one site, possible vector animation and a website import programme are all on the cards, along with lots of other improvements, read on for more det...

January 26, 2021

Introducing Kyra Piccione

We have a new creative cat here at Rocketspark. Kyra Piccione has joined us to kick off 2021, bringing with her the passion to tell our stories. Kyra has spent most of her young adult life telling stories, through journalism, PR and as a communications guru in her past roles. After being nominated as a finalist in the NZ Media Awards for Junior Journalist of the Year in 2017, she went on a backpacking adventure to over 20 different countries.  Since then, she has been honing her craft of wr...

January 21, 2021

Free Google Shopping listings now available in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and more

Google Shopping has previously only been available as a paid advertising service that promotes products from your online store in Google search results. The great news is that Google is now offering free Google Shopping listings—and with a Rocketspark ecommerce website, you can be up and running with your free listings in no time....

January 13, 2021

The next wave of beautiful mobile design

As mobile website visitor traffic has continued to soar, we’ve worked on progressing the mobile design experience for our customers, as well as the mobile viewing experience for their customers....

December 17, 2020

Rocketspark 2020 Wrap-Up

As a business we’ve been fortunate this year to be in a position to pack-up our desks and all work from home as we went into lockdown. Like everyone else in a similar situation, we had to very quickly adapt and figure out how to work remotely—well, and together. Many of our customers operate relying on delivering face to face service such as retail, hospitality, tourism and trades and it’s been encouraging to see how resilient and innovative these businesses have been in the face ...

December 15, 2020

Digital Pop-up helps Olympic cyclists launch new business

Olympic cyclists Sam Dakin and Callum Saunders were on site at our Digital Pop-up Shop in November 2020 in Hamilton, tapping into some digital expertise ahead of launching their new business. ...

December 14, 2020

The Digital Pop-up Shop launched in Hamilton’s CBD to rave reviews!

We did it! The first Digital Pop-up Shop launched in Hamilton’s CBD at the end of November 2020. The week-long event equipped 151 local businesses with powerful digital skills and knowledge for better, easier business in 2021. We’re beyond proud to report the outcomes The Digital Pop-up Shop achieved for our local business community, especially after a year that has asked so much of them....

December 10, 2020

Tourism pivot idea proven a success—Nature & Nosh

The Rocketspark team have been working extra hard to help clients through the impacts of Covid and the founders wanted to treat the team as a special thank you.  A day spent outdoors with a mix of exercise, mindfulness and ‘local’ food was just the ticket....

December 7, 2020

Rank higher in Google with the latest AI SEO tools from Rocketspark

After more than two years of development and harnessing some pretty advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology, today’s the day we announce the biggest development in Rocketspark history....

November 30, 2020

The Digital Pop-up Shop comes to Garden Place, Hamilton CBD

Rocketspark along with Hamilton Central Business Association, Hamilton City Council and Modern Office are hosting Hamilton's first Digital Pop-up Shop for just 1 week this November 2020. The Digital Pop-up Shop is a one-stop-shop, a week of hands-on business workshops and informative seminars aimed at helping small-medium business owners and managers get up to speed with digital enablement....

November 4, 2020

The ultimate web designer and content writer collaboration playbook

Ok team. It’s pep talk time—huddle in! When great content writers and great designers are collaborating well, beautiful web design magic happens. The reality is that often this relationship isn’t as good as it could be. This blog is speaking to both designers and writers as equals in a team—like batman and robin other batman—because neither of you is the sidekick. At Rocketspark we have experience managing the design side of the web design process, but for this article we h...

October 22, 2020

How to wow clients with the website you've designed

So you’ve won over the client and they’ve decided to put their hopes and dreams in your hands to design their website. For many small businesses, a website is a significant one-off cost outside of their regular operating expenses, even at the bottom end of pricing ranges for design and build packages. When someone is spending big with a service provider, there can be a fair amount of client stress involved. The client has done their best to choose who they perceive to be their best value pro...

October 22, 2020

Auto-resize your ecommerce product images storewide

You can now auto-resize all of your product images storewide to be a consistent shape and size with a single click. With uniform product images, you’ll have a professional-looking and beautifully designed online store....

October 15, 2020

The digital tools Rocketspark uses (2020 updated version)

As Rocketspark continues to grow, our team needs tools that can help streamline their workflow to support this growth. At Rocketspark we have always used software to solve problems and streamline the way we work and this post is an overview of what we use and how we use it to work efficiently to a high-standard in order to give our customers the best....

September 24, 2020

How to choose a website designer for your business

Choosing a web designer can be tricky and with many stories of negative experiences, so how can you improve your chances of a good result?...

September 16, 2020

Tracking Made Easy with Tag Manager + Rocketspark

With Rocketspark's easy-to-use website builder, it's quick to set up a direct link to Analytics and Tag Manager. How? Simply paste your Analytics and/or Tag Manager tracking ID (UA or GTM code) into the Rocketspark website you wish to track (you don't need to hard code).Once Analytics and/or Tag Manager is linked with the Rocketspark website you wish to track, you can go ahead and set up the tracking in Tag Manager....

September 14, 2020

Grid Gallery 2.0 for more design freedom

Around this time last year, we launched our brand-new Grid Gallery feature—a powerful design and marketing multitool that offers a wide range of beautiful design options, for showcasing everything from ecommerce categories to architectural projects and everything in between. Since then, as we’ve continued to look at global trends from some of the best-loved, best-designed websites, the idea to take Grid Gallery to the next level has been brewing....

August 26, 2020

How to get your online store ready for Black Friday?

Ecommerce continues to boom globally as shopping behaviours adapt. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fast approaching, and now’s the time to prepare your ecommerce store for success. Also known as Cyber Weekend from Friday 27 November to Monday 30 November 2020—one of the biggest shopping events of the year....

August 17, 2020

A Kiwi Original—a BuyNZMade Podcast

Kiwis are DIY’ers and that often applies to websites too. Rocketspark makes websites fun again and our CEO Grant Johnson shares how the restrictions of Covid-19 has resulted in a resurgence in businesses wanting to reflect what 2020 Kiwi consumers expect, the customer stories that speak to the impact Rocketspark has been having and why Rocketspark gets a kick out of helping business owners have a better life. TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST CLICK HERE....

August 14, 2020

Move your Vend ecommerce website to Rocketspark

Rocketspark is an ecommerce website builder that’s integrated with Vend. As Vend will end their online storefront service as of 31 Aug 2020, we’re offering Vend customers the hassle-free opportunity to move their online stores to Rocketspark. Rocketspark is everything you need to create an online store and sell online. Eye-catching online store designs, easy-to-use ecommerce software, intuitive ordering systems, powerful integrations that enable you to streamline your business, payment proce...

August 13, 2020

Empower your success with Rocketspark’s latest ecommerce features

As ecommerce continues to boom throughout the world, feature requirements grow. At Rocketspark, our primary focus is to find ways to empower you to have a fresh and current looking website with all the bells and whistles that make operating an online store easier....

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