Zeald is New Zealand's largest and most-experienced website design and digital transformation agency for SME businesses. For over 20 years, Zeald has worked at the forefront of digital technology in New Zealand, specialising in ecommerce and web development.
Since 2001, Zeald has worked with more than 15,000 small- to medium-sized businesses to digitally transform, and processed more than NZ$2 billion through its proprietary ecommerce platform ZEST. More than 50,000 people have upskilled through Zeald's digital education programmes (seminars, webinars, workshops, digital skills training and internships).
Since Covid, Zeald has granted more than 1,000 free website applications through its Get Ecommerce Movement (GEM), and continues to give away free GEM websites to Kiwi small businesses every week. Read more about Zeald's GEM initiative and other social impact activity below.
The digital landscape is an essential and intrinsic part of everyday life. Online is where people often work, connect with others, learn new information, engage with media, and shop for what they need. Businesses that have an online component have a huge opportunity to connect with customers and increase their sales and growth by tapping into how their customers spend time online.
At Zeald, it is our mission and vision to enable SME businesses to digitally evolve, engage, and succeed, leaving a lasting and positive impact on their lives and businesses. Regardless of budget, size, or digital capability, we want to complement the way SMEs do business with advice on how to get better, smarter results online.
Everything is constantly changing within the digital space. That's why we focus on developing new ways to use digital technologies to set businesses up to progress through various stages of change using innovative solutions, strategies, and technologies.
Our goal is to help businesses digitally transform and adapt to the changing marketplace and the way customers interact with businesses online. Digital transformation means having strong digital foundations from which a business can take advantage of new and developing technologies, and to keep up with digital change.
With every client interaction we keep integrity, empathy, and respect front of mind. We work together with clients as if they are part of our own team, holding their business needs as our own. We operate with the greatest level of integrity and transparency every step of the way. We give ourclients due respect, recognising the hard work and commitment required not only from our team, but from our clients also, to achieve successful outcomes together.
Having been around more than 20 years, it should come as no surprise that progression is important to us when it comes to doing business. In particular in the digital world, where if you're "standing still" you're actually going backwards. We prize innovation and transformation, always looking forward and towards new opportunities in the digital space.
Our vision to see New Zealand businesses digitally transform is also held for our local communities. Using our more than two decades of experience and expertise, we assist the wider community by creating a positive social impact through digital and ecommerce support and programmes offered to small businesses, start-ups, and charities.
Customer satisfaction is important to us. We delight in providing our customers with consistently good service, products, and other offerings ofsuperior quality, and that deliver the highest value for their digital marketing and business dollars.
Using our technology, experience and expertise to make digital more accessible and to help close the digital divide in New Zealand, the Philippines and the Pacific.
David Kelly (Chairman, Zeald) and Paul Conway (formerly Bank of New Zealand, now Chief Economist at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand) introduce the Digital Cluster Initiative. A joint partnership between Zeald and BNZ, they share about their vision for Kiwi businesses and communities, and how this new economic development model using digital transformation and collaboration through "clustering" has the power to transform Kiwi business networks and the New Zealand economy.
This initiative is part of Zeald's and BNZ's commitments as founding members of the Digital Boost Alliance Aotearoa.
In this interview with Nicola Shepheard (Senior Journalist, NBR) David Kelly talks about 20 years since co-founding Zeald in 2001. Now, David is focused on developing the social impact side of the business with new, cornerstone programme the Get Ecommerce Movement - also called the GEM initiative. Through GEM, Zeald is committed to helping Kiwi SME businesses and micro/small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Phipippines and the Pacific to cross the digital divide.
NBR article: "David Kelly's mission to bridge the SME digital divide"
Website developer Zeald, co-founded by Kelly 20 years ago, now has a philanthropic arm.