NZ Web Design, eCommerce & software solutions based in Tauranga - call us now to talk about your website or software.

Website design, software & ecommerce is what the team at Friendly Web is all about. Based in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty  we are here to provide top quality web development packages to the whole of New Zealand. With over 25 years of combined experience in Web Design, online shops & custom built software, we are here and ready to help you with your next project. Call us now to enquire about starting a project with us or see what projects we have already completed and what  we did for our our customers and what they had to say.

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Website Design

We have created a platform that allows you to easily edit your website, using our unique user ‘friendly’ system. Put simply, you now have total control over your website content, at the same time retaining the overall professionalism of the site.

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Custom Software

We have the capability to write specific programs to meet whatever your technical requirements are. This will give you the control and flexibility to extract and analyse raw data, transformed into a format that is invaluable, whatever your requirement.

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We have created a virtual mall system for retailers to take the complexity out of eCommerce. We have made it simple, using our unique in-line editing technology. Click the part you want to edit, make the changes, click save. Job done - it's that simple!

Why Choose Friendly Web?

We are a little different when it comes to your web project, rather then telling you what you want we listen to your needs & then provide a solution that fits them. We do everything from helping you choose the right domain that will get you the recognized all the way to marketing your website after it has been launched and getting the results you deserve.

We are about ...

We provide our customers results when it comes to websites & software

We strive to provide you with functional, affordable and effective web solutions that target your needs and get you results.

To put it simply, we want you to be comfortable and confident when using your website or software which will provide results and will leave a lasting impression on you but more importantly, your customers. 


We offer ...

Freindly web has a wide range of web development services

Over 25 years of combined experience in an ever changing environment enables us to bring to you a raft of tools and expertise that is not only soundly based but operates at the cutting edge of new technologies to make your life simple.

Here are just some of the services that we can provide:


We do it for ...

We can provide websites & software to all customers

Whether your are a new business or a well established company, tradesman, church or school, we have everything you need to establish yourself on-line. 

With the way technology is developing, it is important for you to invest in an on-line presence. Whether that is by establishing a website or an eCommerce portal is your choice. 


We are ...

located at Level 1 - 120 Eleventh ave Tauranga

Currently located in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty New-Zealand. Our office is to be found on level one, 120 Eleventh Ave.

Feel free to pop in and see us if you require any help with web related questions or you just want to come in and see what we are all about!

Friendly Webs latest news See what we have been serving up

Yes, our new site is live and we have developed it to be completely responsive. What does this mean, well let me explain. There are a large number of devices which are capable of looking at websites. Starting with computers and laptops, right down to the smaller devices such as ipads and tablets and of course the iphones and android devices. 

Each of these devices has different criteria for viewing websites to ensure they fit nicely on the screen. Ensuring that your website can be viewed nicely on each of these devices means that your website needs to be responsive. This is exactly what we have done. We have built our website so it responds to the screen size of each device and changes the layout to make sure you are still looking at a nicely designed website.

Of course making your website responsive takes time but in the end will pay of. Google is very smart and can tell if your website is responsive or not. This means that if your website is indeed responsive it will perform much better on Google, why? Simply because your website can adapt to different devices thus generating more access to your website no matter what device you are using increasing visitors coming to your website.

What does it take to get my website responsive? That is a smart question to be asking. Responsive websites will benefit every business. All it takes is to chat to your web developer. In this case, chat to us, simply pick up the phone and call 0508 37 4363 or get in touch with us through our contact page to get more information on making your website responsive. 

4th Apr 2014

Friendly Shops is in the local news paper! Karl was approached by David from Bay of Plenty Times because he heard about a new concept Karl has developed. Friendly Shops is a on-line shopping system which allows businesses to upload products and sell them on-line. More or less it is a website which has lots of products on it for customers to purchase. 

Karl has been developing this eCommerce platform for a number of years but has recently made some significant progress which has seen Friendly Shops come to a state where it is becoming ready to go on-line. 

Friendly Shops currently has a number of eCommerce sites already live on the system, it is the likes of Eastern HiFi,Ezi Hair and Ezy Milk that were willing to try and see what the system can do. For more on these eCommerce sites visit our eCommerce page.

Where to from here? Well it is quite simple, Friendly Web will continue to develop the system and build more features which offer a unique experience and unique selling point which will aim to make potential customers money from launching their own on-line shop.

There is so much to look forward to, the ease with which Friendly Shops will allow you to run your shop is exciting. The ability to change all the content yourself, upload all the products, modify colours, take payments through PayPal and much more. All of this is made possible with the in-line editing features which Friendly Web has developed along with integrated services which will see your shop come alive and make a strong and unforgettable on-line presence. 

If this appeals to you, please get in touch with us to begin developing your on-line shop.

28th Mar 2014
Jesse Thomas is ready to take New Zealand’s digital advertising to the next level. Jesse Thomas, an entrepreneurial star, founded his business JESS3 in Washington D.C and is now taking the worlds complicated media and turning it into easy-to-view videos and digital advertising for major companies. He is a digital mastermind.

Now when I say major companies, I mean MAJOR companies for example:
•First we have a small little company called Facebook

But if you think Facebook is huge well lets have a look at some of his other clients

Feel free to click on these to see his work … Very impressive … 
•The Australian Embassy
•Mozilla Firefox

The list goes on…
•American Express
•And he was involved in the recent national elections in the US.

Oh and I cant forget one of his smallest companies he has worked with a little crowd called GOOGLE yes that is right GOOGLE.

Jesse says “When I started the agency, I always thought of NZ as a place to have an office, Auckland has always been my number one location for an office”.

Jesse and his co-founder were named in 2012 as Inc.'s 30 Under 30 America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs.

Currently based in Washington DC, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City, Jesse’s company specializes in data visualisation, its services ranging from
•Interactive media
•Social strategies
•Data visualisations
•Info graphics

Can anyone say my dream job …


On Jesse’s recent visit to New Zealand, he met up with a number of Auckland entrepreneurs through business incubator The Ice house.

He was also very impressed at the new skills he saw in Wellington at the the Weta Workshop.

"One of the great things with dual citizenship is that I can set up a business here - and I have the ability to bring Google, Nike, NASA, bring the work here and take my NZ workers to America," says the 30 year old.

So what are Jesse’s plans?

"I am trying to meet an MD type person who has agency experience, experience with a creative team.

"Hopefully that person has deal flow and would be developing a more senior team here," he says.

He as already thought of some new potential clients including:
•Air New Zealand
•The Warehouse

But his international clients like Samsung would greatly benefit from having an office here.

"We'd be looking for someone with experience or interest in information design,"’

What is his goal? Well it’s simple really…

To become the “hottest digital agency in NZ.” Personally I think he will do that quite easily.

Jesse, we look forward to you coming to New Zealand and becoming the hottest digital agency in New Zealand.

31st Dec 2013
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