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Simple Product Photography Tips From A Professional Photographer

Keith Bennett, professional photographer, shares why he thinks product photography is one of the most important considerations for your website, and 5 simple product photography tips to remember when shooting your products or working with someone to do so. (more…)

Adding Barcodes to Products and Improvements to Product SKU Identification

Storbie now includes more flexibility for product identification with the inclusion of a barcode field and the ability to define a stock ID for single SKU products. (more…)

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Shop Local Initiatives, Destination Marketing and Events at Orewa Beach

In our Shop Local article series, we talk to retailers, town centre managers and passionate people about what makes their local area unique and how they’re spreading the word within and beyond their community.

We spoke to Hellen Wilkins, Manager at Destination Orewa Beach, about the unique coastal lifestyle of Orewa and the shop local initiatives in the area, as well as how they are responding to their evolving environment and audience. (more…)

Creating Vibrancy Through Connected Communities – Manurewa

In our Shop Local article series, we talk to retailers, town centre managers and passionate people about what makes their local area unique and how they’re spreading the word within and beyond their community.

Storbie spoke to Wendy Dunn, Manager at Manurewa Business Association, about creating a vibrant community.

Manurewa is a major suburb in South Auckland and one of the most multi-cultural suburbs in New Zealand. The Manurewa Business Association aims to promote the well-being and vitality of the Manurewa town centre to create vibrancy and offer a diverse shopping experience in a safe and secure environment. (more…)

The Benefits Of Participating In Community Events and Projects – Mangere Bridge Village

Storbie is passionate about people finding and buying local products and services. In our Shop Local article series, we talk to retailers, town/city centre managers and passionate people about what makes their local area unique and how they’re spreading the word within and beyond their community.

Storbie spoke to Kate Adams, Manager at Mangere Bridge Village Business Association.

Encouraging Shop Local Through Community Events and Projects

Tell me a bit about Mangere Bridge Village and what makes it unique.

Mangere Bridge has a real sense of community and I feel that is what makes us really unique. Community participation when it comes to events and community-based projects shows this in so many ways. (more…)

The fast, simple and cost effective way to retouch your ecommerce product images

In the world of ecommerce, your product images are extremely important. High quality images help to promote and sell your products when your customers can’t see or touch them. It doesn’t always have to be super flash, slick and professional, but presenting products clearly and consistently, and in a way that complements your brand, will help your website go a long way. If you’re new to online selling, read about the basics of product imagery in this article from award-winning designer Tim Christie. If you already have product imagery that might be in need of a bit of love, read on! (more…)

New Feature: Shop notes on orders

In response to customer feedback, we have added the ability to add your own notes to orders. (more…)

The First Ever New Zealand Facebook Boost Your Business Event Hosted by Business North Harbour

Storbie is passionate about people finding and buying local products and services. In our Shop Local article series, we talk to retailers, town centre managers and passionate people about what makes their local area unique and how they’re spreading the word within and beyond their community.

This excerpt is from the May 2016 edition of the FYI Magazine. Thanks to Business North Harbour for sharing. Read the full article and watch the video below!

Boosting Local Business With Facebook

In the cluttered world of social media how do you make your business stand out and ensure it leads to growth?

It was a real coup for Business North Harbour, when in April they partnered with Facebook to host a free information seminar so members could interact with experts from Facebook and learn about Facebook’s best practice for businesses. (more…)

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Storbie Update: Full-width header with parallax hero image!

Would you like a full-width photo in your header? How about a dose of parallax scrolling with a dash of animation to give your website a bit more zing?

The team are working on some great new design features and first off the rank is a new header with support for a full-width photo with optional parallax scrolling, text overlay and a call-to-action button. Also included is the option to have your navigation next to your logo. (more…)

GoRetail: The positive impact of a collaborative shop local initiative [Video]

GoRetail is a collaborative programme of strategies to keep the Gore CBD strong and ensure Gore remains a great place to do business.

The initiative certainly has the town talking. Watch the video to see the positive impact GoRetail is having towards making Gore the most commercially resilient provincial town in New Zealand. (more…)