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FOOMAN
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Let’s create a corner where all things Kiwi can be discussed: From NZ tax requirements to country specific questions. Maybe someone even wants to start a Maori translation for Magento.

I am confident there are enough NZ members here to get this forum going. And if there is enough interest I volunteer to organise semi-regular meet-ups in Auckland for Magento store owners and developers.

Please introduce yourself below outlining how you Magento.

 
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FOOMAN
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FOOMAN is a small web and design company from Auckland. Since the early beta versions of Magento we were amazed by the potential it offers. We run our own online store on Magento and offer Magento as part of our eCommerce solutions.

We are keen to hear from other store owners and exchange experiences with like-minded developers.

 
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SparxDesign
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Hi guys

We run www.sparxdesign.co.nz specialising in affordable web design solutions.

We use Magento as our Sparx Shop Pro package!

Would be great if there were better shipping options for Magento for New Zealanders though? smile

Talk soon

 
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appity
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We are just about to drop our online clothing store...... has taken a wee while to get it sorted, but you guys know how it goes. I have also just finished a design for another company with the development to start asap.

Hey Sparx, what kind of shipping options were you after? More integration with the NZ shipping companies?

 
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uni-man
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Hi all

I run www.unicycle.co.nz and am responsible for setting web strategy. The US store www.unicycle.com is going live on Magento shortly, with others to follow. I’m also doing stuff for some other customers, and building a few modules (event calendar, wiki, customer log).

It will be good to meet up and swap some ideas: I’m finding the lack of documentation really slows things down: a 15 minute job can take all day…

Steve

 
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DK Takeshi
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Hi All,

We run a web development company that are working on providing total Magento-based eCommerce solutions.  We are currently working on building a customized server build that is being performance tuned to run Magento.

DK

 
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benz1
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We have several stores up and running woth CRE Loaded but with all that’s been going on with CRE we’re looking at moving to a different platform and Magento is definitely a contender. We’re also looking at a couple of other options but Magento seems to have the most potential.

Will be watching with interest to see how it develops.

Benz1

 
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jaskarn
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Hi,
I run an ecommerce store selling computers, parts and electronics. Currently moving from Zen Cart to Magento once i can get Magento to import CSV file i recieve from my suppliers!

 
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Bill007
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Hi there My name is Bill Bailey

I love hacking around with PHP, XHTML , CSS, XML, MySQL

I found Magento well over a year ago and I have developed New Zealand Greenstone ( it is an old version!)

I use this for testing purposes I have some early experience and you have to able to stitch together PHP XHTML CSS XML OOP

I will get back to Magento soon! just have a few monkeys on my back to unload

This software platform is fantastic, “I love the way magento think, it is complex! ( not for the faint hearted )” I will be happy to be of any assistance bearing in mind i have a lot on so answers may come slowly also Im very rusty it was a year ago

You Maybe interested

Free Business Blog this site passes PR its a blogging platform meaning you can start your own blog to promote your current Business you will rank in google with in minutes best results I’ve had on the title search of a post was 1 min

Hey see you all soon

Regards Bill007 cool smile

 
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deliciousmint
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Hey, this is a great idea, thanks Fooman!
I’m Katie, a designer based in Auckland and use Magento when my clients want an online store smile

 
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aceofwebs
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Thanks Fooman, great idea. I’m looking at Magento for my next e-commerce site.

Chris

 
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FOOMAN
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@everyone: good to see a variety of people here. I am sure more will follow as Magento gains popularity. I will see what I can do to find a venue for an informal gathering.

@Sparx: don’t hesitate to open up a separate discussion about what you had in mind about shipping options.

@uni-man: the documentation is definitely a bit lacking. I think the development speed of the early versions has put quite a few people off putting together documentation - the moment it was written it wasn’t accurate anymore. Have you seen the auto-generated one:

http://docs.magentocommerce.com/ ?

@Bill007: good to see you are still around. Do you want me to add your store to the collection I started in the other thread?

 
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basicallythis
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Hey there,

I’m Waylon Kenning, owner of a small business IT consultancy firm, at www.kenning.co.nz. I’m really interested in Mangeto as it’s the first truely interesting open source e-commerce platform tailored to the customer. Unfortunately this seems to make it a little more difficult for administrators to work with, but we’ll get there.

The only site I have so far is at www.sovietbadges.co.nz where I use to evaluate software. It’s a live site though, so you can purchase badges if you’re interested:)

Regards,

Waylon Kenning - www.kenning.co.nz

 
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bayli
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Hi All,

My name is Mark and I run the NZ arm (since moving back here in April 08) of www.teabagstudios.com

In the past we have developed e-commerce sites using Virtuemart, OS Commerce and Cube cart. Currently have a number of Magento sites under development or scheduled for development. We are so pleased with this product compared to the previous solutions that we have used!

Will post sites here as we get them launched.

Depending on our workload I may also be looking at forging relationships with other Magento (or HTML and PHP) people.

Cheers,

Mark

 
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aroha
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Kia Ora, Kia ora

we are a Retail Store in Napier and are working on a site right now. shipping is the big problem right now. but hey, we can work through it right..

Arohanui fellow kiwi magentians!

 
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BruceM
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Great idea Fooman, I’m using magento for a wine project.

Cheers
Bruce

 
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