Everything about your website – including the content, the way it looks, feels and works – is determined by your chosen website designer. Web design is a process of conceptualising, planning, and building your ideas into a reality. Elements such as the layout, colours, text styles, structure, graphics, images and use of interactive features can be the make or break point of converting a sale or lead online. You need to reach your audience in the most convenient way possible. Our websites are mobile friendly and responsive so you can be reached anytime, anywhere, and on the go!
E-commerce is the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the internet. These business transactions occur either as business-to-business (B2B), business-to-consumer (B2C), consumer-to-consumer or consumer-to-business. The biggest benefits of e-commerce include convenience, personalisation and customer experience, a global marketplace and minimised expenses.
Website Hosting creates a place where your website and emails sleeps at night, except, it doesn’t sleep, ever. This is a safe place for all your website and email files. The public can only access some of these files, in the form of a website where you choose what you share, may it be images, videos, audio, or blog files.
Social Media Marketing
We live in a modern age where customers spend hours each day scrolling through their own Social Media feeds, and with Social Media Marketing you can pay to have your promotion, product or service seen by an exact targeted audience.
Social Media Management
A consistent and up to date Social Media Page or Account is extremely important as this is your business’ public appearance and in the modern age which we live in, customers tend to gravitate toward engaging with businesses through Social Media as they know they will talk to an actual human. This makes ongoing management of any social media channel vital as engaging with your customers timeously & consistently builds brand loyalty and a better customer experience.
Search Engine Optimisation
Search Engine Optimisation is the process in which you optimise your website and the content thereof so it can be easily read by search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. This is a vital part to implement into your website from the start, to have the right content, with the right keywords, and technical aspects thereof (the code and speed of your site). As all these factors will have an influence on the Search Engine Results Page.
We also offer the following:
- Landing pages
- Logo, business card and e-mail signature designs
- Canva training
- Social media training
- WordPress, Shopify and Squarespace training
- Custom web development
Our Team Leader
E-commerce and Web design specialist
Monique has been in the IT industry for over 15 years. Specialising in software, she has built 2 sales departments from the ground up and taken over a third sales department. During this time, she has come to know the intricate wants and needs of clients and end-users, dealing with many different industries.
Her introduction to web design in 2019 was when a close friend, who was a brilliant web developer, twisted her arm in doing a new website for one of their clients. Not saying no to a challenge – she did it, and found a passion for digital design and creating the client’s dream website.
Later that year, in 2019, she was sitting at a beautiful wine estate in Franschhoek, South Africa, enjoying its amazing food and wine and taking in the gorgeous surroundings, when something started to bother her. How could this amazing gem be so hidden? Why doesn’t everyone know about this beautiful place? Right there and then it became so clear that this wine farm (and many others, to start with) did not have an online presence and how important it is for any serious business owner to be found by the public when searched for, and the norm has come to be Google, where most searching starts.
Digging deeper and getting to know some of the available website builders, she quickly realised that a whole new world opened up – with endless possibilities. This shaped the idea of offering a much-needed service at incredible rates, because web design today is nothing like it used to be in the past.
Quickly becoming accustomed with powerful website builders and themes, such as WordPress, Shopify and Squarespace – even free software such as Wix and Ecwid, an incredible fact stared her right in the face. Gone are the days where websites had to be created from scratch with nothing but code, because website builders such as these have changed the industry around and saving clients as well as web designers a great deal of time but even more importantly, money.
Doing research and designing more websites, a new challenge popped up and she discovered a true passion for E-commerce websites, creating online stores for clients wishing to sell their products and services online as well.
Loving website builders and themes, she realised how beneficial it would be to get to know coding languages, because sometimes you need to do just a little bit more in the backend than being allowed by the theme, and a new interest was triggered. This would eventually enable Monique to make small changes by customising templates using code.
Today she is the proud owner of Grapeseedinc, having combined forces along the way with an incredibly talented social media expert, an extremely creative graphic designer and a dear friend with web development skills – just in case. Together this team of independent professionals offer the complete package with one main goal: to offer the best possible products, at the most competitive pricing, and deliver on time as promised.
Being a super nerd, Monique enjoys the outdoors very much because it’s all about “balance”. In her free time, she enjoys staying fit by running, mountain-biking, going on hiking trips, playing golf and squash.
Jackal Creek Golf Estate
Johannesburg, South Africa
Vereeniging, South Africa
+27 83 639 6306