Bespoke online and ecommerce solutions

Thinking of refreshing your current website? Starting a new venture and need a custom application? Want to boost your online sales?

We provide an end-to-end service, from domain name registration and content creation through to complex application design, IT infrastructure and architecture, secure server hosting, plus ecommerce and payment gateway solutions.

IT systems

Let us help you update your entire IT infrastructure; make the most of cloud-based or native applications and replace or upgrade your existing hardware to streamline your processes and realise substantial cost savings.


We have a proven track record in developing a full spectrum of bespoke applications that can be accessed and shared on- or offline, including customised business management software.


Whatever your needs, we can create a site that works best for you and provides an online presence for your business – from a simple ‘shop window’ to a fully-fledged ecommerce portal, to a corporate showcase of products and services.


We offer a full range of writing and design services, from social media posts, blogs and one-off marketing emails, to regular customer newsletters and formal publications such as corporate brochures and annual reports – online or in print.

Marketing & measurement

Measure your brand’s impact and monitor your website’s performance with simple dashboard reporting tools. We also have a suite of custom-designed marketing tools through which you can reach your customer base direct via email or phone.

Recent projects

Fit for purpose

This small business in New Zealand wanted a showcase and online shop for their range of fitness products.

Shopping basket

This small business had an existing website but wanted to boost their online ordering and refresh the design. Using an off-the-shelf template as a starting point, we gave them a budget-friendly, intuitive portal.

Niche SaaS application

spark-e is custom-designed SaaS for the South African market; an easy-to-use management tool for electrical, plumbing, beetle, gas and electric fence inspections.

In the swing

A responsive, infinite-scroll product site developed specifically for use during a national marketing campaign – delivered in record time and in Japanese.

Big in Japan

Incorporating demonstration videos and other interactive elements, this fitness product site also had to cater for multiple levels of customer logins, downloadable products and online purchases.

Good to great

A suite of four websites for this global fitness brand that wanted e-commerce sites conforming to their international identity while resonating locally in Japan, South Africa and New Zealand.

All about people

A colourful shop window for a team of HR consultants and leadership coaches in the UK.

At your service

A simple but impactful infinite scroll design combined with multi-language options put this new concierge and laundry services start-up firmly on the map in Provence within weeks of launch.

Home, sweet home

This independent real estate agent needed a showcase for their luxury Cape Town property listings with a built-in CMS so that they can update their site and upload new pictures instantly. Sold!

Island hopping

This family-owned Greek island villa hasn’t changed much in three generations, but their website is now bang up to date, with modern lines and easy online booking.

Communication is key

With the global refresh of its brand, we helped this regional board update their website and introduce a suite of new features such as a job board and events calendar, while expanding content and their social media presence.

Colonial chic

This boutique guest house wanted to bring thier site up to date while reflecting the character and charm of the property itself. Features include smart image galleries, a guestbook and local area info.

Two-in-one solution

This Cape Town-based SME needed a way to enable their customers to make secure bookings for beetle and electrical inspections. The site we developed for them also interfaces to a bespoke, in-house application which they use daily to run their business.

Bilingual corporate site

This start-up wanted a straightforward design and easy navigation on their site to reflect the precise nature of their logistics analytics business. We built the site in German and English.

Surgical precision

This plastic surgeon wanted a fun, approachable yet professional site that would stand out from the crowd, showcase plenty of complex medical information and could be completely self-managed after go-live.

What our clients say

“What a pleasure to have a site constructed and delivered with simplicity, slick clean lines that work and a clear understanding of our market. No unnecessary frills and a cinch for our clients to navigate. It all adds up to great results. Exactly what we needed. Thanks!”

“We have worked with HCB for many years. We continue to do so because of their relaxed, professional style. They work fast, putting in whatever hours are needed, while making acute comments, sensible suggestions and witty asides – a total pleasure to work with.”

“I have worked with Hot Chilli Box on many projects since 2004. There’s a pattern to their work – they listen and can always be relied on to offer intelligent and practical perspectives. They ask smart questions, and then get on with it. They’ve also worked seamlessly alongside in-house and agency employees so we felt like one team, resulting in products everyone is delighted with.”

“HCB have been an absolute joy to work with and have provided a professional, articulate and creative service. They have designed and maintained both of our websites, which we are extremely proud of and which have proved hugely effective. We also worked with them on marketing campaigns that have helped build our brand and boost promotional activity. I strongly recommend their expertise and look forward to our continued relationship.”

Let’s work together

Please get in touch with us to have a no-obligation conversation about your project. We’d love to hear from you. Also, take a look at our rate sheet and terms.