Author: Shane

Shane founded his first software company while still at high school. While this didn’t help him get a girlfriend it was the beginning of a long love affair with making people‑friendly software. While building yet another online shopping site for a friend he realised that the only way that it was possible to have your own web shop was to shell out lots of cash or make friends with a geek. Who wants to do either of those? He hopes that you have as much fun using Smallfish as it was to make and now nurture.

Storbie Named as Deloitte 2015 Fast 50 Rising Star

Storbie Rising Star AcceptanceStorbie was totally chuffed to be named as a Deloitte 2015 Fast 50 Rising Star at the Wellington & Lower North Island awards last night! You can see all of the regional winners and rising stars here.

Goodbye Smallfish… Hello Storbie! Find out everything you need to know about our rebrand

Hi, Shane here, Smallfish Founder and CEO

Remember back in February when I sent a message out talking about what a monumental year 2015 was going to be? I mentioned some aggressive expansion plans for Smallfish and while I didn’t go into any further detail back then, I’m pleased to say that I can spill all the beans now. If you joined Smallfish post-February, well then you picked a good time! Everyone in the Smallfish team have been working extremely hard to take our product to the next stage of its life, build upon our platform to better it for our existing and future customers and further realise the overarching vision of Smallfish — the growth of a global network of shops and shop clusters that are intrinsically connected yet all unique. We are nearing a tremendously important milestone in our work. I’m excited to announce that very soon Smallfish will be formally transitioning our brand, our product, our company name and all of our efforts to Storbie. (more…)

The Next Generation Hosted Payment Solution from DPS – PxPay 2.0

DPS Payment Express Logo

Smallfish now supports PxPay 2.0, the latest upgrade to DPS’s hosted payment solution.

PxPay 2.0 supports multiple payment methods and gives you more customisation options for your payment page. The upgrade also gives your customers the option of Account2Account as an alternative to using a credit card. Account2Account accepts online payments directly from your customer’s bank account into yours in real time by utilising the online banking system. This is great as it offers an alternate payment method for your customers who don’t have, or choose not to use, a credit card. (more…)

Smallfish Sings the Blues

It ain’t easy being green and so we have decided to paint ourselves blue.

Smallfish Home Screenshot

Gone is our ‘ode to Kermit in charcoal’ colour scheme, replaced with a brighter bluesy theme showing our happy customers hugging their laptops with delight because they love their Smallfish online store so much.

Why did we make the change? Well, why not, and we think it’s more welcoming with a greater sense of fun which suits what we’re about.

We hope you like it.

All New Support Site

Our support site has been transformed from a bit of a, let’s be honest, ‘dog’s breakfast’ to something that we are very proud of. The content has been completely re-written into a set of step-by-step how-to guides that can be read individually or browsed through sequentially as an end-to-end user guide. The content also now reflects many new features that you may not know about and can be easily switched on within your existing store. (more…)

Coming Soon – Undo

Have you ever clicked the button on your mouse and then immediately wished you hadn’t? Perhaps you’ve just accidentally deleted a Smallfish shop tab and all of its pages or trashed the wrong product? Wouldn’t it be nice to do a ‘Dr Who’, go back in time and make it all OK again? Welcome to Smallfish’s new undo feature. (more…)

Vend Point of Sale Integration

A common challenge for stores that have both a physical and online presence is that the web shop and physical store products are one and the same. If you sell your last Weka tea towel in your store, you want it to automatically go out of stock on your web site before you find yourself having to make an embarrassing phone call. Also, wouldn’t it be nice if you could load a new product into your Point of Sale system and have it automatically appear on your web site with no extra work? Well… we have good news! (more…)

Zen and the Art of Product Tags

While you can create a Smallfish shop without thinking too much about product tags, if you spend a little bit of time coming to grips with how they work you could find that they make managing a Smallfish shop much easier. (more…)

Smallfish – 2013 Wellington Gold Awards Finalists!

Woohoo. Smallfish was very excited to be announced as a finalist in the 2013 Wellington Gold Awards last night. We are very proud to be finalists, and the only ecommerce provider, in the SUPPORTING GOLD category which recognises companies that provide products and services that help make other businesses successful. That’s you!

The Smallfish CEO, Shane, is featured in a Dominion Post article that announces the finalists. If you look carefully you will see that he has cunningly placed himself in front of a ‘Male (30-39)’ sign. He’s dreaming!

Customer Survey – The Results

Smallfish recently sent out some customer surveys and the response, quite frankly, blew us away. A huge number of you took the time to respond – thank you so much! It was incredibly affirming to get so much positivity, with 94% of you saying that you would be very likely to recommend Smallfish to a friend or colleague. (more…)