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We can help you by generating new content, refreshing old sites, or creating brand-new websites and e-commerce portals. No site is too big or too small.

There’s never been a better time to spice up your online presence. Many small businesses are changing the way they operate. At pace. We can help you get your business online, or update an existing site to work harder for you. Give us a call for a no-obligation chat.

Over the years we’ve helped dozens of small businesses and self-employed consultants on five continents to launch or build their online presence. Their needs varied, from simple one-page profile sites with booking tools and social media integration, to more complex functionality like fully-fledged shops and product showcases. 

On go-live, some of our clients opt to take it from there, while others ask us to help with ongoing hosting, maintenance and updates so that they can focus on running their business. We’re happy to do whatever works for you. Below are a few examples, some of which have seen quite a few changes since we first built them.

E-commerce and online shops


This USA-based client asked us to move their shop from one e-commerce platform to another, to add new functionality to the site, enhance the user experience and make it easier for them to manage their shop.

Looking fresh

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.

Pretty as a picture

A budding watercolour artist looking to establish her career wanted a place to showcase her work as well as an opportunity to sell some of her pieces. She had her first sale on day one. Please support her!

Sensory stimulation

We built a small e-commerce portal for the New Zealand distributor of this global fitness technology business. You might say we helped them get a foot in the door.

Mobile matters

Hot on the heels (sorry!) of the English site, we were asked to adapt the design for their Japanese counterparts. Following similar lines but this time with more emphasis on mobile-readiness.

Thoughtful and personal

This start-up online gift shop is geared for small purchases that will make a big impression. Multi-part, personalised products are a feature, with the customer able to choose a gift and accompanying card.

Global brand – from good to great

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

Incorporating demonstration videos and other interactive elements, the sites – in English and Japanese – also had to cater for multiple levels of customer logins and member-only areas, downloadable products and online purchases.  

Bespoke application

Spark-e is a custom-designed SaaS (Software as a Service) application that we designed specifically for the South African market.

It is an easy-to-use management tool for electrical, plumbing, beetle, gas and electric fence inspection businesses> It integrates all aspects of the client’s business management, including appointment booking, invoicing and employee time management.

Travel and Property sites

Our clients and their customers come from all corners of the globe, as evidenced by these businesses in Greece, South Africa and France, centred on the travel and property industries. The bespoke functionality that they required variously included online appointments, reservation bookings and secure payments, robust content management systems, multi-level user login, calendars auto-synched to third-party platforms, and much more.

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!

Colonial chic

This boutique guest house wanted to bring their 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.

Portal to Provence

This client is competing with large global players and needed a professional-looking online booking site. It includes reviews, secure payments and property owners can manage their own listings.

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-to-use online calendar and booking.


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.

Don’t just take our word for it

What our clients say

After numerous attempts to develop a website site myself that had the business look I was trying to achieve, I finally relented and sought professional help. Designing a website yourself without the skills and experience can take valuable time away from actually building your business and earning money. Hot Chilli Box was recommended to me by a colleague, and after contacting them and discussing my needs, within 24 hours they had produced for me something for that was professional looking, met all my requirements, and has drawn numerous positive comments from others. Thank you Hot Chilli Box!

– Matthew B.

HCB provides us with excellent service on a daily basis. The team is very creative, quick to respond, and just overall pleasant to deal with. They revamped our entire website platform this year, making it much more user friendly and aesthetically pleasing. I believe this transformation actually increased our sales! I would highly recommend using their services because not only is the team quick to resolve any issues but they will be sure to inform you along the way. 
– Taylor T.

Working with Hot Chilli Box has been a pleasure. We feel that Martin has added a huge value to the business and great improvements are being seen. He is very knowledgeable, has a lot of experience and great in the stakeholder management around the technical aspects as well as friendly and approachable. We will definitely continue using the services. Thank you Martin and the team. 
– Anna S.

Nikki and Martin are a real pleasure to work with. Professional, efficient with quick turnarounds and they happily go out of their way to offer helpful advice and practical solutions. We have already referred contacts in our network to Hot Chilli Box for help with corporate branding, website design / hosting and communications. A super job, thank you. 
– Paul G.

If you depend on your website for business results, Hot Chilli Box will make the difference that matters. Global tech guru Martin and leading communications whiz Nikki provide the world class mix of skill and talent that will enable you to stand out and get the attention you want in an increasingly cluttered marketplace. 
– Tony M.

I and my colleagues have worked with Nikki for many years. We continue to do so because she is a perfectionist with a relaxed, professional style. She works fast, putting in whatever hours are needed, while making acute comments, sensible suggestions and witty asides. She brings a lot more to a job than she takes away – a total pleasure to work with.
– Rupert R.

HCB have been an absolute joy to work alongside 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 have proved hugely effective in marketing and selling our services. I’ve also worked with HCB on numerous marketing campaigns which have assisted perfectly in building the business’ profile and pitching seasonal events and promotional activity. I strongly recommend their expertise and look forward to our continued business relationship. 
– Hannah S.

Nikki’s work enabled us to produce a fantastic regular publication for our members. Her dedication, commitment and sheer hard work meant every issue was one we were proud of and she worked well alongside in-house and agency employees so we felt like one team, resulting in products everyone is delighted with. 
– Rachel M.

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. Exactly what we needed. Thanks! 
– Denise W.

I’ve worked with Nikki on a number of projects and there’s a pattern to her work – she listens, asks smart questions, and then gets on with it. It all adds up to great results.
Keith L.

I have worked with Nikki on many publishing projects since 2004. She is extremely skilful, not only as a designer but also as a writer, and can always be relied on to offer intelligent and practical perspectives.
– Alison B.

Like what you see?

If these examples have inspired you, let’s talk about how we can help you create or refresh your website. No obligations, just explore your options.