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Website Specialists Directory

Clients often ask us about suppliers for various website related services.
Hamish Braddick
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Clients often ask us about suppliers for various website related services. Because we work in these circles, we often come across them or have used them ourselves. The list below are just some suppliers that we think stand out in their field and suit our small to medium business clients. 

Important note. We have not tested all the suppliers listed here, so we cannot vouch for the quality of their product or service. We encourage you to do your own research and due diligence to ensure that these are the right suppliers for you.

Business Applications

Unleashed Inventory Software

Unleashed is an online inventory management software that connects with your Zeald ecommerce website and Xero accounting system. The Unleashed integration provides accurate and up-to-date inventory records across your website and offline store with accurate accounting data through Xero; all in realtime, and online.
Phone. +64 9 447 1334

Pocketvine is a mobile marketing and customer insight platform delivered as an online SaaS (Software as a Service) application that enables businesses to engage with their customers using their mobiles.  The user interface is simple and intuitive to use, allowing you to manage multiple campaigns yourself.
Phone. +64 9 379 2450

Social Media Management


Language Translation

Blue South

Wherever your market, whatever your technology, Blue South can meet your language translations needs - on time; on budget; professionally. They can translate everything from Software to User Manuals, Product Data Sheets, Marketing Materials and Websites.
Contact. Ruth Sullivan

Web Video

Media Mechanika

Media Mechanika is an online video content specialist with an affinity for New Zealand’s mechanical, industrial, engineering and manufacturing businesses. Director/producer and company principal, Adam Jones has 15 years experience in telling great stories for business. He has won numerous awards for his storytelling. Finding the angle that gives your business cut through is what Media Mechanika love doing.
Contact. Adam Jones
Phone. +64 21 658 976
Location. Auckland

Subzero Group

Are you looking for an experienced, creative partner, who can deliver stunning results within your budget and timeline? Subzero is a creative studio, based in Albany, Auckland. We provide design, commercial photography and video production for print, digital and online media.
Contact. Viivi Ronkko
Location. Albany, Auckland


Real TV

For the past 10 years we've been making high-end award winning television and digital media for other production companies. Now we've formed 'Real', we're making the same quality television and digital media under our own company's name - using this value to answer your company's needs.
Contact. Kim Goodhart
Location. Ponsonby, Auckland


Virtual Studios

Virtual Studios have an automated service, known as Website Telly, that allows you to turn your still photos into your own video online. They also have templates you can use to create your own video by uploading a raw video file in the following formats: AVI, MPG, MPEG, WMV, SIU, MOV, MP4. Like YouTube, the video is hosted with Virtual Studios on their servers.


Silverline Media

Silverline is an Auckland Video Production company. They specialise in budget video production.  They will also host (US hosting) videos they produce.

Street TV

Street TV offer business video production services.  They specialise in video projects where the service provider needs to personally connect with interested parties as an essential step in advancing through the sales process.
Contact. Peter Webster
Location. Auckland


Film Construction

Film Construction is an Australasian company that makes creative and award-winning television commercials and digital video content. Once upon a time we had one director, one producer, and a vintage Italian coffee machine. Today, over 14 years later, we have an eclectic collection of 10 very talented directors, offices in Auckland, Sydney, and Queenstown, and a room full of awards.
Contact. Andy Patrick
Phone. +64 9 373 2895; +64 22 134 1152
Location. 22 Minnie Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand

ClickHD Online Videos

ClickHD Online Videos create great first impressions for your business via videos.  Led by a BBC Trained Director, ClickHD are web video specialists that help you connect with your target market.  Through our marketing and scripting expertise we provide a one-stop shop for businesses, making the process simple and hassle-free.  From establishing the videos objectives and scripting writing, through to filming, editing and distribution,  we work with businesses to establish a video marketing strategy that's right for them and their budget. Check out our website or give us a call to see how we can help you market more effectively with Web Video. 
Contact. Patrick McDonald
Phone. +64 9 4756460; +64 27 840 4577
Location. 8 Sandford St, Campbells Bay, North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand

Digital Masters

Founded by Television Producer Andy Tyler 30 years ago, Digital Masters has proved to be a survivor in an industry where many fall. Fine tuned over the years, Digital Masters is about a  small group of people, people who love what they do and have the tools to do it well. People who are as comfortable and understanding with 'first time' clients as they are with major corporates and old hands. With all clients it comes down to the same things - a complete grasp of the medium they work in, creativity and thinking that is 'outside the square', and good old fashioned honesty, service and value.
Contact. Andy Tyler
Phone. +64 9 30 30 453
Email.; 021 412 911
Location. 130 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland

Animated Video


Showboat blends strong, modern design with laser-sharp storytelling to create powerful & engaging animated videos that promote businesses of every size, shape and flavour. We use the endless possibilities of motion graphics to speak directly to your audience, creating an emotional connection that’s impossible with static content. It’s rocks versus rockets. The Showboat team has produced work for a huge range of clients – from high-profile international organisations to ambitious local start-ups. We bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the table every time. We’re perfectionists. No matter the size, every job gets our complete attention – ensuring we deliver the sharpest, slickest product possible – with a Showboat shine.  Mention Zeald and get a 10% discount.
Contact. Nate Martin
Phone. +64 3 470 5394; +64 21 252 3288
Location480 Moray Place, Dunedin 9056

Video hosting

Zeald does not provide video hosting services, for two reasons; firstly the Zeald servers are not configured to give a satisfactory video playback performance.  Secondly the load that streaming video would put on the Zeald servers could compromise all Zeald sites. So it's best to use one of the options below:


YouTube is the most well-known free video hosting company, which is owned by Google. You can upload video of any format and YouTube will convert the media. YouTube is also the second largest search engine behind Google.


Vimeo is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share and view videos. It makes an excellent alternative to Youtube. While it may not have as many followers as Youtube, its followers are very loyal with a "designer or indie film focus"


e-cast are an Auckland based video hosting and multi-media company - they provide high quality New Zealand based video hosting featuring true streaming video. However, they do have a hosting fee.


Brightcove are a U.S. based video hosting company.  They could be considered the commercial version of YouTube so the videos are expected to be higher quality than YouTube.

Audio hosting


SoundCloud lets you move music fast & easy. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sharing & distributing music for artists, record labels & other music professionals.


Images in Space

Images in Space specialise in commercial product photography.  They can also do product effects e.g. 'Image Spin'


George Passmore Photography

George Passmore is a commercial photographer, specialising in Advertising & Marketing campaigns, Portraiture and Design.

Flash animation

Note: Apple devices such as the i-phone and i-pad cannot display flash animation.  We recommend you consider carefully whether flash is an appropriate choice for your website

Infinity Web Creative

Design and develop across all digital mediums including websites, iPhone/iPad apps, web based applications, interactive kiosks, and rich internet application.


Catherine Chi

Freelance Developer

Convert PDF's to animated flash page turner


Provide a free ad supported version or try Issuu Pro 14 day free trial   
Zeald client examples. Charlton Jewellers (paid version), NZ kayak magazine &


Zinio is managed by Mercury Digital in New Zealand, based in Auckland. Zinio take publishers’ print files, and create a digital version of each magazine, host on the Zinio newsstand, and manage the ecommerce via the Zinio site. Publishers own the content, set their own pricing levels, and opt to enable sales of back issues, single issues, and or subscriptions. Links from publishers masthead sites can go directly to each titles offer page on Zinio. See the NZ House & Garden offer page as an example. Readers who purchase magazines through Zinio have the option of reading them on the device of their choice, and NZ titles are currently supported on PC, Mac, iPad, and Android Tablets.

Costs include.

  1. Production of each issue (by negotiation)

  2. Delivery per issue per reader US$0.25

  3. Credit Card transaction costs are passed through to publisher at cost (typically 2.5-4% depending on card company)

  4. We remit a negotiated percentage of nett sales with each publisher.



Sell annual accounts, each licence represents an edition. The editions can be any amount of pages an include any supported feature with no extra costs. Catalogues, newsletters, brochures, flyers, DM’s, magazines, in fact any type of collateral will work with this software. The contracts with Zmags are 1 year contracts and the costs are based upon how many publications you would do over the year. It is accessed on line with a username and password. From here you are able to upload the specific PDF’s and add a number of features.

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