Empower your team with a CMS

Content management systems (CMS’s) will allow authorised members of your New Zealand or international team, to apply changes to your website. This leads to stronger control of your website, ensuring efficiency, flexibility and ease of use.

Our web developers currently work with international open-source CMS’s like Magento, WordPress and Umbraco, as well as New Zealand developed system, SilverStripe. During the project researching phase, we will help identify the ideal CMS for your company. Each solution has its unique benefits, but the best CMS for your business is usually dictated by a combination of your requirements, team’s experience, budget constraints and future growth considerations.

Above all, at Phancybox, we believe in quality, collaboration, trust and the ultimate goal of building successful projects that provide the best experience for your users. Lets initiate a conversation to start tackling problems and achieving results.


When it comes to managing a New Zealand ecommerce website, you can’t go wrong with a custom Magento web design.

Magento is the leading eCommerce CMS, trusted and implemented by over 200 000 leading global brands. There are a number of points to review when choosing between Magento and WooCommerce (another strong online-shop contender), but budget and/or requiring a finer level of control are usually the deciding factors.

Magento’s success and popularity in the retail industry fuels their ongoing product development and continuous efforts to build upon what is already a highly flexible open source solution. These efforts are carried out by both Magento, as well as 3rd party extension providers, allowing even further expansion in functionality when needed.

WordPress and WooCommerce

WordPress is a globally supported CMS, offering flexibility around future growth and expansion. It’s also incredibly easy to use.

Coupled with WooCommerce, you can have a simple online shopping website setup, while using one of the best CMS’s for managing SEO at the same time.

It is important to note that WordPress can either operate off a bespoke custom design, or it can run off a predefined set of templates called Themes.

The ideal solution is largely dependant upon the importance of your brand and budget, but a custom web design (like will certainly get some heads turning.


Umbraco is one of the few open source cms’s built on Microsoft’s .NET technology. The CMS requires a custom web design, unlike WordPress, SilverStripe and Magento, there are no predefined Themes or Templates. Each template is manually built from the ground up (like our custom WordPress websites). This manual intervention naturally requires more resources, resulting in this solution targeting medium to large NZ companies.

Ideal for those looking to stand out from the crowd, with unique branding requirements or non-ecommerce functionality. Although there’s an initial learning curve, Umbraco is really easy to use once you have the knack of it.


SilverStripe is a New Zealand CMS, with a large local community supporting this open source CMS.

Like Magento, it does come with a slightly higher demand for developer skill, meaning it is usually suited to the medium to high budget.

SilverStripe is built on a unique framework, offering a tremendous amount of flexibility for Kiwi developers, allowing for fully functioning, beautiful websites.