We create easy and affordable websites of all shapes and sizes that get results for our clients all over Tasmania and even the mainland.
In the rather complicated web world, we like to keep things really simple for you. We create attractive website designs that are easy to navigate and look great on mobile devices. Our process is quick, easy and affordable from start to finish, ensuring that we get you up and running with a new Zest-y website in no time.
- Website that look great on any smart device
- Super easy for people to use
- Sell your products online
- Integrated with social media and much more!
We originally went to Zest to get a website developed so that we could sell our lamb online. We arrived with some pretty wild expectations, little knowledge of what we really wanted or was possible, and absolutely zero technological expertise. All we knew was there was a 'feel' that was 'us', that we wanted to capture in a website .... and to sell our lamb online. How on earth does someone convert that into something tangible?!!! Somehow they managed to do it.
Sam was amazing at being able to pull out the 'us' and meld that not only into a website but through a wide range of promotional material to support our business idea. He and the team at Zest brought with them a wide range of industry experience that we had no idea was even required and guided us through the labyrinth that is the current business world. Our already high expectations were not just met but exceeded.
Our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to you all, for the brilliant work you did for us.
- Nici and Pete
Having zest as a major supporter of my not-for-profit charity, SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY, has been a huge positive in helping us achieve the professionalism we were after. The quality of our website that they designed is excellent, and just what we were after. Great service and superb workmanship are all that we could have asked for.
- Mitch McPherson
Andrew and the team at zest have always been helpful and knowledgeable with the dealing we have had with them over the years and recently Sam and his little helpers have given our website a make-over. I would recommend them to anyone who wants local help with a website or merchandising.
- Paul French
Andrew and the team at Zest were amazing in helping set up our brand at The Plough Inn. From our logo, website, signage and everything that needed branding, they were very helpful and informative. Highly recommend!
- Dianna Warren
In 2019 our business endeavoured on improving our website with a large multinational company. We were promised superior service and quality, however after months of poor assistance and great expense, we had nothing to show.
Our website ultimately crashed. We contacted Sam from Zest and immediately our website returned online. Additionally, Sam upgraded and designed a new website that suited our business needs perfectly. He was instantly reactive with our requests in designing a site that not only looks fantastic but is simple for us to update and for our customers to navigate. Since improving our website with Zest, we have had increased website traffic and positive feedback from our customers.
Zest provide fantastic customer service and we look forward to continuing and expanding our business with their website support.
Just wanted to say thanks for a great job on our new website. It is super easy to follow, looks great and the back up service is fantastic! Well done.
- Gina Stuart
Sam and the team at zest have been a pleasure to work with. They are always available to answer a million questions, and are more than patient with us when we elongated the website creation process.
- Jason Geale
The team at zest were excellent from the get go! They worked with us to create a wonderful website that complements our brand. Sam was incredibly helpful and took the time to answer our questions straight away. The finished website is great and we are getting lots of positive feedback about our new site. We are very happy with zest and highly recommend them.
- Kim Trickett
The recent overhaul of our website was executed beautifully by the zest team - a cleaner, more modern design that better resonates with online users of today, and is easier to use on mobile devices.
The feedback from our new website has been very good, which I think reflects on the work that went into it, along with the content that is being uploaded to it. The Chamber has plans on further developing the site down the track and look forward to working with zest again in the future. Sincere thanks to Sam and the team for their guidance and follow ups with the website.
- Daron Gumley
Our new website is much easier to manage and does a more effective job of showcasing our many projects across our service categories. The fresh design is in-line with all our recent brand image changes, and the team at zest continue to manage our marketing beautifully.
Zest have redesigned my logo and helped develop my wonderful website which has already received so much traction and given me some really good advice along the way as well with developing my business. A big thank you to Andrew and the team at zest, I couldn’t have done it without you and I look forward to working with you into the future.
- Rachel Williams
Mopoke Munchies has been in the making for years. Now it has finally come to life and we could not have done it without the amazing team at Zest in Launceston. From the very first enquiry they have been great in communication, professionalism and creativeness. During the process of coming up with a logo and making a website we have been constantly informed. We were told exactly what to expect and for what price and what the timeline would be. Even having our logo printed on our van was arranged in no time at all. We cannot recommend the team at Zest enough. We are very pleased with the results.
- Max and Katja Vloet
Sam made the process really easy for us from start to finish. They welcomed our feedback and worked with us to make sure the end result captured the look and feel that we wanted.
- Kat Martyn
We recently worked with zest to create a refreshed logo and updated website for our growing business. We needed someone to interpret the ideas we had for our brand and guide us through the creative process. zest's advice and experience was invaluable, resulting in a refreshed logo that is easily recognisable and a website that not only showcases our work but is user friendly for both our clients and us. Thanks zest!
- Denise Trojan
The team at zest did an amazing job putting our website together. We are extremely pleased with how it looks and everyone we worked with was always efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks again for the great work!
- Will McLoughlin
From the entire Cavaliers crew - thank you to the team of zest-y creatives that have produced a brilliant new website for our club. The player bios section is fantastic, and our overall new brand image with the new logo design is perfect.
When looking to start my new business I approached Andrew to see what he could offer. The whole process from the first meeting, through to the logo design and web page development was great and the team was fantastic in offer options, recommendations and kept me informed and a part of the whole design process. Nothing was ever too much trouble and the experience was fun, exciting and the end results have been fantastic. I would highly recommended the zest team.
- Heath Clayton
zest handled my website, branding, logos and even stationery and templates to ensure I could focus on building my business. They were timely, professional and honest. Couldn't fault them, highly recommended!
- Michael Hay
Great service, creative ideas and prompt delivery. They listen to their customer.
- Leonie Williams
St Michaels is honoured to be asked to provide a testimonial for zest as it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Sam Byrne and his team to develop a highly sophisticated, functional and more importantly, pleasing to the eye for those who visit our newly created St Michaels website. St Michaels found Sam and his team to be supportive and they listened to our needs as our market is to communicate to Tasmanians living and working with their disability that requires some unique features of which Sam and the team at zest were able to incorporate into our design and ultimately achieve. St Michaels main website was completed on time and on budget through great communication and cooperation that we invited zest to prepare St Michaels Registered Training Organisation website and this too has been a great success for our Association. Is it a privilege to give this testimonial to Sam and his team and wish them the great success for the future when working with you, their new client.
- John Gilpin
My experience with the zest team has far exceeded my expectations. The high quality of the product they delivered, the short timeframe it was done and the personal, quick and professional service have all been exemplary. I cannot recommend zest highly enough for logo, website and letterhead design.
- Dr Mikko Larsen
zest produced a unique website design that suits our brand perfectly - clean, detailed, and really very easy for us to manage page content internally moving forward.
I have been using zest for my online businesses for the past 6 years. Since day one, when I had no idea about how to make a website or set up a business, the team at zest have gone above and beyond to help me out. I can’t thank them enough. Without the professionalism and the creativity of zest, my businesses would not be as successful as they are now.
- Mac Northeast
In 2010 we took over Tasmanian Hotel & Catering Supplies, taking on an immediate rebrand and expansion of the business statewide. zest have been fantastic since day one, helping with all of our marketing needs, including logo redesign, signage designs, stationery designs and printing, catalogue production, all our daily advertising, and the development of our e-commerce website. The results from the hard work zest put into our advertising and marketing continues to help us grow our business.
The zest-y team are creative and timely. We have had their assistance with a number of projects, big and small, along our journey. We continue to support the team and thank them for their guidance.
- Zach McArthur
Rebranding my website with zest has been really easy. Sam talked me through the whole process and shared his ideas with me to create a beautiful, manageable website. Thank you zest!
- Hannah Taylor
The process to make a logo and website was made easy by the team at zest. I had no idea where to start with the design, but the team guided me through the process, and created a logo and website that I am thrilled with.
- Amelia White
We first went to zest as we wanted to support a local company to create a distinctive website for our business. From the beginning the zest team listened to our needs and have been amazing with communication, delivering a high-quality website better than we ever could have imagined. We couldn't be more happy with the friendly and professional help of Sam and the team at zest!
Australian Training Management approached zest at the start of 2016 with some ideas on a complete website reconstruction. Andrew and the team at zest listened to those ideas and provided us with their professional expertise in the design and creation of our amazing new website. zest have always responded to any task or enquiry in a timely manner and continue to provide our company with outstanding support to ensure that our website remains up to date and functional. We would highly recommend zest to anyone.
- Mitchell Bentley
Just over two years ago I approached Sam at zest for some assistance in building a website for my new business venture. From concept to finalisation Sam and the team at zest were constantly in contact with me, making absolutely sure the process was on track. zest have ensured that my business makes an outstanding first impression. Of course, a website is not a set and forget proposition. Sam and his team always respond promptly to my requests for updates and tweaks to the site. And, if they haven’t heard from me in while, send me a little reminder letting me know they are there if I need anything. Having a proactive team like zest in my corner gives me great confidence. Sam and his team are local, they understand business in Australia, they are enthusiastic, always contactable, they know their stuff, and they get things done. I cannot recommend zest highly enough.
- Bruce Smith
Sam and the team at zest made the process of creating a new site a breeze. Receptive to our ideas and efficient in making them a reality, we couldn’t recommend them highly enough!
- Dr Toby Gardner
Thank you so much for working with us on our new website. Creating a new website can be an overwhelming experience but you supported us all the way through the planning stage to fruition. We now have a website that not only looks good, but also meets the strategic marketing aims of our business. We were not always the easiest clients, we changed our minds about stuff, and, at the 11th hour, asked for extra functionality with our e-commerce solution. Nonetheless you guys rose to the occasion, understood our needs and worked towards a solution with us without fuss. The support you gave us after the website was launched to make sure everything was just right was invaluable. We also had a few laughs along the way! Who could ask for more? Thanks guys!
- Lisa McCarthy
I approached zest because I needed a logo and website design for my business start-up. zest helped me throughout the process and I could tell that their experienced team really understood my business needs. I am extremely happy with both my website and logo which I display with pride!
I experienced a high standard of open communication and prompt service. I found the whole experience to be effortless and could not have asked for anything more.
I highly recommend zest for any design, advertising and website needs!
- Lisa Jones
zest consistently go above and beyond to help us with all aspects of our marketing. We have increased our sales with their helpful advice and continue to improve. They are always looking out for their clients best interests offering new and innovative ways of promotion and publicity. We are thrilled and would recommend zest to everyone.
- Brent and Danielle Mitchell
Got questions? Awesome - because we’ve got answers!
How long does it take to build a website?
How long is a piece of string? Jokes aside, it really depends on the size and nature of the website in question. However, to give you some idea, the average website takes 4-6 weeks from start to finish. E-commerce shopping websites typically take longer to ensure thorough set-up and testing of the store component, whilst one-page websites only take a couple of weeks to complete.
Do you charge any ongoing fees?
We do not lock you into dreaded monthly maintenance fees or anything like that. The cost of your website investment is a one-time fee. Your only ongoing costs will be website hosting and domain registration. If you need assistance making changes and updates to your website, we charge an hourly rate and we're quick!
What is domain registration?
In the web world, a 'domain' is your website URL, for example www.zesttas.com.au.
If you do not have a domain, we can register one for you. Domain registration is due every 2 years when registered through zest.
If you already have a domain, you may wish to transfer your domain registration across to zest. as your new registrar, so that your domain and website hosting are all in the one place and one phone call away for support when needed.
What is web hosting?
Your website consists of files and a database, all of which need to live on a computer server in order to be accessed and displayed on the internet. Website hosting is just that - you pay for room on a server where your shiny new website happily lives, serving eyeballs all over the world! Website hosting is an annual cost, and we offer a range of website hosting packages to suit the requirements of any website.
What does mobile-friendly mean?
Mobile-friendly refers to a website that has been designed and built correctly so that the structure and content of pages automatically reconfigure on any screen size to display perfectly. You can tell when a website is not mobile-friendly when viewing it on your phone - the page's content will appear tiny and you'll need to zoom-in to read the text.
Is mobile-friendly important? Yes, absolutely. Most people will browse your website on a mobile device compared to a desktop/laptop computer, and so we design and build websites using a mobile-first approach. If your website is not mobile-friendly, search engines such as Google will penalise your domain and make it harder for you to be found in search results.
What is SEO?
SEO is an acronym that you will be hearing a lot in the web world. SEO stands for search engine optimisation, which refers to completing specific tasks that will help improve your website's visibility in search engine results. We build websites that are SEO-ready and search engine friendly to give your website the best chance of being discovered online.
What is e-commerce?
E-commerce refers to selling products and/or services on the internet via a website. We design and build e-commerce websites that are super easy for you to manage, and super robust when it comes to adding shopping features and functionalities - including particular shipping setups, discount coupon codes for customers, follow-up email marketing, product pricing rules for certain customer groups and much more.
Can I edit my own website?
Yes! We can design and build your website so that it is simple for you or your team to manage and edit. There are, of course, some areas of a website that you cannot edit, but you will be able to do all that you need to including editing text, uploading images, updating blog posts, managing shop products and processing orders.
Do you provide training and support?
Do I win a prize for reading ALL these FAQs..?
You sure do! Mention this to Sam-the-web-man and he'll be sure to hook you up with a little discount on your Zest-y new website. Boom.