Cafe, Takeaway and Restaurant owners are asking if we can build them a website that takes online orders so they can deliver during lock down. Yes we can. But e-commerce is expensive. A basic online store usually cost $4000 to $6000. Others will say they can do it cheaper or even for free, but there are always trade-offs that you will pay for later. This investment makes sense if your need for online orders is permanent. But what if the demand for online orders will be gone in 6 months? Eat Local Another option is Eat Local NZ. They takeContinue reading
Most people still remember what they were doing when they heard about the Twin Towers falling. COVID-19 wasn’t like that, it crept up and before we knew it we were stuck in our homes, wondering if the business we’d put our everything into for all those years would survive. It was so strange and surreal, yet uncomfortably familiar from watching movies or reading fiction.Will our businesses survive the lock down, can we still operate, do we still have any customers? If our business is more bricks than clicks, our initial and obvious reaction is to look over our shoulder forContinue reading
With hand sanitiser shelves usually being empty in stores, we are left wondering what other options we have to get coronavirus off our hands when we’re out and about. The first thing to do is understand why soap is always better than hand sanitiser. With that out the way, making your own hand sanitiser is a great option for when you don’t have access to soap and running water – if you can get your hands on some alcohol. To destroy the virus, you need 60% to 80% alcohol in your hand sanitiser. Aim for 75% to be safe (moreContinue reading
Now and then we come across business owners who are desperate to get their domain name back because their web designer registered the domain name in their own name instead of their client’s. Nobody “owns” a domain name. Your domain registrar leases you (the registrant) sole right to use your domain name. If an agent (e.g. a web designer) uses their own name as the registrant when they register your domain name for you then your agent ends up being the registrant, and they technically have sole usage rights for the domain name instead of you. Any sensible person canContinue reading
The GDPR is a European Union data privacy regulation that may affect New Zealand businesses that offer products or services via a website to individuals within the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA). This article gives a high level overview of the GDPR from a business owners’ point of view and gives you links to other resources that will help you understand your obligations in the context of the services you use, such as WooCommerce or MailChimp. You Are Responsible For GDPR Compliance The GDPR is a complex legal subject on which Anyware Ltd is not qualifiedContinue reading
Last week I was searching to purchase some waterproof sports gear and I used some very simple Keywords to find a supplier and make a quick purchase.Continue reading
I was staring hard at Windows 10 and sneering back at me was “Windows Update Failed”. It didn’t care about my 3pm deadline.
Where was hope when I needed it?
Watch British comedian Michael McIntyre humourous look at online bookings. If your eCommerce business matches McIntyre’s experience them its time to review your online shopping process and make the changes for a positive impression.Continue reading
Are you a business with online payment options? You need to find the right payment system for your type of business from the very start. Here is a guide to online payment process options.Continue reading
On 20 November 2017 Vodafone ended its email service. Vodafone email customers will have to choose from free personal accounts or paid accounts. See which one works best for your business.Continue reading