We’ve done all the seat time so you don’t have to…

The sky’s the limit with our website design solutions.

Buckle up tight, because we’ll take you to the moon with our bespoke website design and development solutions. Whether you need a brochure website, a small online store or a
large scale e-commerce solution, we’ve mapped every flight path to get your business from earth to orbit.

We will design, develop and launch your new website, ensuring it passes our high bar of quality assurance.

Before we blast off, we need to know your destination…

Our website flight plan will ensure your website doesn’t get lost in space.

Every single niche, in every single industry, requires its own unique website style, format, and capabilities. That’s why we ensure that we do deep-dive research into your market/needs before developing your website. Our flight plans include our findings, and how Gherkin will help your business blast off.
  • For small to medium businesses

    Small to medium businesses typically require brochure websites—but that doesn’t mean they should be cookie-cutter. Gherkin’s incredible web design team makes sures you stand out.

  • For selling your products online

    For small online shops, a creative, aesthetic, and clean web design will delight your customers—while pointing them towards the BUY button.

  • For large e-commerce solutions

    For large e-commerce brands, we develop cohesive design and branding solutions, while ensuring your website runs smooth, clean, and beautifully.

Designing a website is like fueling a rocket.

Your target for your website is the moon. You’ve got the payload (your business or product), you’ve got your desired destination—now you just need the fuel to get you there. Your website design has to speak to your target market, telling them the story of your business—who you are, how trustworthy you are, and what your personality is. Design is an artform and a language. And the right design is the rocket fuel you need for launch.

Every Mission Needs A Mission Control

Website development is the Houston that NASA astronauts radio when “we have a problem”. Website development is the work that goes on behind the scenes while you, the famous astronaut, are launching through the stratosphere. This can be the development of a simple page, or the development of a complex application. Gherkin’s development team is world-class, and can handle any asteroids in its path.
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Pre Launch Testing

Before the countdown to launch, we need to ensure that every single minute detail has been taken care of. This is to avoid any potential disasters on our mission. We do this by testing, retesting, then testing again. We ensure the pre launch checklist has been thoroughly performed. Once we’re confident that all is gravy, it’s time for launch, baby!
A taste of some of our sweet success stories…

We’ve cooked up 400+ websites. Here is a small, tasty sample…

Just because we’re amazing at rescueing the meal doesn’t mean we slouch when it comes to flavour. We can design a website from scratch for a new project, tidy up an existing but dated website, or just simply articualte an idea better through design fundamentals.

Here’s a selection of three website projects that showcase our skills in design, development, creative and critical thinking and effective user experience.

eCommerce Rebuild for Urban Building Products

Technical Product in need of a
Simple Solution.

First we rescued the website off a complicated and expensive proprietary CMS that was delivering no results

The we made it real easy for the user to see what the product does and how easy it is to use, then made it super simple to purchase.

Project highlights
  • Take what was old and tired from a brand perspective and give it a new look that didn’t completely abandon the foundations.
  • Save the client a tone of money by moving them off a clunky and expensive proprietary CMS that they had no control over.
  • Focus on what UBP’s clients really needed, a easy to see, easy to use user experience throughout the website and eCommerce portal.

Brochure Website + SEO Backbone.

A “New View” for Nuview

Tinting & Films 

Nuview needed website and SEO rescue when we first sat down as results at their previous SEO company had ceased, but we could also see that a fresh image was also required.

We came up with a fun yet potent way of communiateing to thier clients through three animal graphics that have been a smash hit for their sales team.

Project highlights
  • We delivered a image upgrade across all assets including print, social and web including a freshly designed logo.
  • Secondly we delivered a new website that carefully created a new experience for the customer while not disturbing the predictability for an existing client base.
  • Lastly we outlined a new Search Engine Optimisation plan to compete online as well as armed thier sales team with all they needed to use the website offline in day to day sales activities.
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Take a look at this beauty!

Rebrand and Rebuild for
the Aussie Butcher Team.

The guys at Aussie Butcher has a well established name in the market. Distinguishing the Aussie Butcher as a New Zealand owned and operated company with fresh NZ meats mean refocusing on their brand identity.

We partnered with the awesome team at Aussie Butcher to launch a new image, new website and new social media campaign to win the hearts, and stomachs, of good old fashioned kiwi battlers.

Project highlights
  • The guys hadn’t had a image upgrade – ever. And as Kiwis only like seeing the shape of Australian when we’re flying in for a holiday we delivered a new type set logo to bring them into 2021.
  • eCommerce had proved difficult for the Group so we simplified the user experience down to a clean brochure site focused on weekly specials and instore incentives.
  • Communication with the existing client base was super important for the guys, so we integrated some cleaver autiomations around social media and eNewsletter marketing that keep the chatter going week by week, season by season.
Before you get in touch…

Any questions? Here are a few common ones…

How long will it take to setup my care plan?

Once you sign up and provide login credentials, we’ll have your plan set up within 1-2 business days. Everything from speed improvements to security will be addressed by our team during on-boarding.

Does monthly time roll over?
Our care plans are designed to be monthly plans and as such we reserve your place in our queue and resources each month, therefore it does not rollover for our Green ($99) and Silver ($149) plans. You can take comfort in the fact that what you will request within that 30/120 minutes of time (depending on your plan) will be addressed by our team with immediate attention.

With our Gold Care Plan ($199) contracts not only does the time rollover and stack upto 12 months, it also has a built in mechanism that every 24-36 months our Gold contract holders get a brand new website upgrade, designed and developed from the ground up – What this means is that you never have to buy a website again which is perfect for small to medium sized businesses.

Do you manage WooCommerce websites?
Websites with advanced functionality like this require our Gold Care Plan or above. They take more resources for us to manage, test and keep running smoothly. We want to have you on the right plan so we are able to dedicate what’s needed to keep your website secure, fast, and open for business.
What happens if my website goes down, is hacked, breaks, etc?

Our website care plans are preventative care, so we do our best to prevent anything from happening. However in the event that your website has a major issue, we will be there by it’s side communicating with the web hosting company on your behalf. We do not make guarantees that your website will not be hacked, but we will do everything within our power to prevent it, as well as assist in the restoration and cleanup of the website with one of our backups.

How do strategy coaching calls work?

Email is our preferred form of communication and provides the quickest response. However, we know brainstorming and strategy works best on the phone or on a video call. These consulting calls are reserved for our Platinum care clients. These calls help websites achieve their goals and reach a broader audience. Many times clients use this time for online screen-share small updates or training.

Does it matter what hosting provider i’m using?
We’ll work with anybody regardless of their hosting provider. We realise that every website has different needs and that clients have different budgets and hosting requirements. We do run our own super fast, super secure and affordable servers and would love to discuss migrating you over to us. However sometime the path of least disruption is the best and we’re happy to manage your website where it’s currently hosted.
How does the SEO package work?

With our SEO package we work every month on getting your website ranked higher in Google. Initially we help identify the keywords to target and make recommendations on how to optimize your website for SEO. You’ll probably need to build a few additional pages at the onset that target some of the keywords. Then we do white-hat link building campaigns, directory submissions and other SEO work to help get your site ranked. Each month we’ll ask you to create an additional blog entry or page targeting certain keywords.

Every month we work on getting your website ranked higher in Google and monthly we provide:

  • Website traffic report
  • Keyword rankings report
  • Monthly accomplishment report

The cost for ranking 10 keywords is $497/month. The cost for ranking 10 keywords starts from $575/month. We think you’ll be so satisfied with our SEO work that the results will speak for themselves.

Do I have to create content for the social media package every month?
You know your business and customers best. Therefore we rely on you to send us a variety of content for us to extract from. The content that you send us can be a link, photos, latest news for your company, an article you found interesting, a YouTube video, or another blog post from other sites you want us to monitor. Once we create the posts, we will request your approval and schedule them out for the next 30 days. We will take care of providing stock images, hashtags and SEO meta information.
What if I need more support time/hours?

If you have an enhancement or task that requires more than your dedicated monthly time, we will submit a quote for you to approve separately from your plan. We will evaluate requests that exceed your time on a case by case basis, and with approval, work past the time and bill for time exceeded at our current support rate of $125/hour.

Can I really cancel any time?

Absolutely. We are laser focused on you and your website, so we would be sad to see you go but we know that financial needs weight on many decisions and don’t want lock anyone in. Request a cancellation via email and we will let you know what licenses you will need to purchase and will immediately stop the next payment.

My website wasn’t built by Gherkin Media, can I still be on a website care plan?

Although these plans are designed for sites that were built by us, we welcome clients who are looking for a long term partner with a professional and dedicated webmaster.

We first like to do a Website Evaluation & Tune-up to become familiar with the website, how it was built and to fix issues that we find. With the evaluation we will perform all the “Website Updates and Monitoring” tasks and make a full backup. Most importantly we will make list of issues to fix and suggestions for improvement needed in order to proceed with the website on a monthly care plan. Based on your type of website, this Website Evaluation is a fixed 4-hour fee.

I have more than one website. Do you offer a discount for multiple websites?

If you have more than one website and you are on the Gold Care Plan or higher, you can add an additional website to your Website Care Plan for $75/month and share your plan’s support time between your sites. This option is not available on Silver or Legacy care plans.

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Do you need help getting your web project off the ground?

Has your web project stalled, crashed or disappeared?

Has your existing web developer run out of fuel, or changed flight path and never returned? Good news, our Gherkin Special Tactics team can save the day!

Get in touch and ask us about our FREE rescue package for web projects that are underway but have hit a wall.

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