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We continuously refine and add new features to our websites. See our blog posts below.


DEC 2018 13

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

13 DEC 2018


Best wishes for the festive season from us at webbox. Thank you for your business over the past year.

**our offices will be open during the festive season apart from the public holidays***


NOV 2018 29

Feature Reminder: Document Management System

29 NOV 2018

We recently introduced a new document management feature for our standard and responsive websites. These documents can be either for your own internal use. 


Documents in your admin console.


Or you can make them available for visitors to the website to download.

Documents on your website.


Click here for a full guide on how it works. If you would like this enabled, please contact us.


NOV 2018 15

New Default Property Sort Order

15 NOV 2018

We have changed the default order of “for sale” and “for rent” properties on your website to highest price first. We’ve seen this makes your website (and therefore you) look better since it generally presents your better quality stock first. These properties also tend to have better pictures and descriptions.

New default sort order for ‘for sale’ and ‘for rent’ properties.


The default order of your “sold” or “rented” properties is still newest properties first. 

We have tried to ensure that any past requests for any other order have been kept. 

If you would like to change the default ordering of properties on your website please let us know.


OCT 2018 03

New Feature: Send Property Alerts At Any Time

03 OCT 2018

Exciting news! You can now send property alerts yourself as soon as you’ve listed a property. No more waiting for property alerts to go out the next morning.

Property alerts are an excellent marketing tool to send your properties to as many people as possible, and now you can increase the chances that you will be the first person to present the property to buyers. This is very important in the case of an open mandate as buyers could be working with multiple agents in the area so the first agent to present the property to the actual buyer will get the sale.

After ticking the property alert box when editing or uploading a property, select this option in your admin console.
The list of property alerts to be sent is shown in your admin console.

It is important to keep adding as many subscribers as possible to your database by collecting emails at show days, email enquiries and other personal interactions. Please be sure that you only add valid email addresses and only add email addresses you collected yourself.

If you have a large list of subscribers you would like to add, please email support@webbox.co.za and we will gladly add them for you.

Please give this new feature a try and let us know what you think.


SEP 2018 06

Feature Reminder: Owner Emails

06 SEP 2018

Owner email example.


The owner email is a great way to let sellers know how hard you are working to sell their property. This email shows the seller what their property looks like on the various portals and can be customised with your own personal message to them.

Sending an owner email is easily done from your admin console and is sure to impress the seller.

How to send an owner email from your admin console.

If you have any questions on this please contact us, we would love to help you.


AUG 2018 23

Feature Reminder: Additional Users / Multiple Login Function

23 AUG 2018

Did you know you can add additional users with their own logins to your website’s’ admin console? This means agents can upload and edit their own properties, but not those of other agents. You set their permissions so you decide who can manage and view properties, agents, subscribers, the portal feeds, your website stats, enquiries and others tabs in the admin console. This will free up your time, as well as give you a good overview of your agents productivity in terms of how many properties they are uploading.

Manage users in your admin console.

The first 10 additional users each cost R21 + VAT per month, thereafter R16 + VAT per month. If you would like us to enable this feature for you please contact us

Please note this is only available for standard and responsive websites.


AUG 2018 08

Change To Facebook Sharing in Admin Console

08 AUG 2018

Facebook recently changed their security settings so you will no longer be able to share properties to your personal Facebook page from the admin console. However, you can still share them from the property page on the front end of your website:

Click Facebook button to share the property to your personal Facebook page.

Sharing to your business Facebook page from the admin console is not affected by the new settings.

Don’t forget, we can help you set up your Facebook business page for R1670 + VAT (once-off cost ), or if you already have an existing page we can ensure it is optimally set-up for R940 + VAT (once-off cost)

Read more about our online marketing services.

Please contact us if you have any questions, we would love to assist you!


JUL 2018 27

Reminder: Quick Notes Feature

27 JUL 2018

Here is a reminder about a feature that can make life easier. Quick Notes is a quick and easy way to make notes on each property. It is useful for noting viewings, commission splits, owner interactions and anything else that you would like recorded for a property.


Quick notes for a property

Click here for a full guide on how it works.

Give it a try and please let us know what you think.





JUL 2018 05

New Document Management System

05 JUL 2018

Exciting news! You can now upload documents to your admin console to share with your team - no more storing documents in places nobody can find. This will save you hours of hunting around for the documents you regularly use in your business.

This feature also allows you to make documents public on the frontend of your website so your clients can download documents like rental agreements and tenant application forms. It's quick and easy to manage.

To access this feature, login to your admin console and select “Documents”:

Manage documents from admin console.



When uploading a document, you can choose to make it public on your website as a download, or keep it private for internal use only.


To make documents visible or not on your website.

Documents on your website.

To enable the “public” document function please contact us.

We would love your feedback about this new feature. (Please note this is only available for Standard and Responsive websites).


JUN 2018 07

Features - New and Existing

07 JUN 2018

It’s time for a quick update on a new feature and a reminder of one you might have forgotten about or are not using yet.

New - Webmail Link

We have added the link to your webmail mailbox to the bottom of every page of your admin console. Quick and easy to find:
Link to webmail in admin console


Reminder - Property Capture Sheet

This complete property checklist can be downloaded and printed so all information needed to list a property can be captured in one go - no need for any back and forth about items you might have forgotten to check. To download the capture sheet, follow the steps outlined in the pictures below:


Click on "downloads" in the admin console help section


Click on "Property Capture Sheet" to download it

Enjoy these features and if you have any feedback or questions we would love to hear from you.


MAY 2018 24

Match Your Banner To Your Corporate Colours

24 MAY 2018

You can now change the colour of the banners (for sale, to let, sole mandate) across the property pictures on your website to match your corporate colours.

Updated banner on property listing page

If you would like this to be done, just contact us and we will do it for you at no charge. Enjoy this latest improvement to your website!


MAY 2018 03

Web-Box Portals Update

03 MAY 2018


As you might have heard, Hozi Homes has closed down and therefore unfortunately your properties cannot be listed there anymore. However, we still ensure that our clients get optimum exposure via the available property portals.

Your web-box website gives you the ability to copy properties to all of South Africa's largest free property portals and optional pay ones. The optional pay property portals are: privateproperty.co.za, property24.com and the free property portals are: gumtree.co.za (5 properties free, pay for more), iolproperty.co.za (free in some areas, pay in others), rentbay.co.za, property.pricecheck.co.za, locanto.co.za, trovit.co.za, mitula.co.zahomehunt.co.za, immoafrica.net.

Load once and appear everywhere! If you have any questions, don’t forget we are just a phone call or email away.


APR 2018 19

Update Your Website

19 APR 2018

Everything needs a change so whether it is adding new pages to your website, updating your team’s pictures, upgrading, or wanting a full redesign, we can do it for you.

Want a colour scheme update, have new branding you're proud of, or just want professional advice on how to make your website really stand out and work for you? Please contact us - we would love to help you.

One of the best ways to make your website more current is to make it responsive. Responsive websites work on every device and every screen size, no matter how large or small. This is especially pertinent since more and more people start their searches from their mobile devices.

Our existing clients receive a discount on the set-up when upgrading to a responsive website - you pay only R3 000 plus VAT as opposed to the R5 500 everyone else would pay. If you already have a mobile website the monthly responsive cost will only be an additional R100, else it will be an additional R220. (With a responsive website there is no need for a mobile website.)

View mynextproperty.co.za on a phone and computer to see how our responsive websites adjust.

Please contact us to chat about all your options!


APR 2018 06

Special Gumtree Offer For Our WEB-BOX Clients

06 APR 2018




Petrol, VAT ... everything is going up.

Well, almost everything - we have some good news for our WEB-BOX clients! Gumtree are giving you a special last chance offer to sign up for any of their packages during the month of April and pay the existing price, not the increased prices that came into effect on 1st April. This would be a minimum saving of 15% on the new prices.

This offer to WEB-BOX clients is only available if you sign up before 30th April 2018.

The costs for the packages are as follows:
  • R 569 per month per branch: post 20 properties from your WEB-BOX admin console (bump ups etc extra)
  • R1 699 per month per branch: post unlimited properties from your WEB-BOX admin console (bump ups etc extra)
  • R 2 998 per month per branch: Featured Package with unlimited properties from your WEB-BOX admin console, 24 Hour Auto Bumps (automatically bumped up back to the top of the search listings every 24 hours with no manual intervention required from you), website URL on all listings
A reminder that Gumtree subscriptions are month to month.

To take up this offer, complete this form and email it to property@protool-support.com. Clearly indicate “Web-box April Offer” on the first page.


MAR 2018 12

Property24 Video Uploads

12 MAR 2018

In our constant quest to make your website work as hard for you as possible, we’ve worked with Property24 to allow any videos you load to a property in your web-box admin console to now automatically pull through to your listing on Property24. No more extra work of sending your videos separately to them for you!

Just follow these quick steps to ensure your videos go through to Property24:

Upload your property as normal. Once uploaded, go back to the property and under “action” click “edit”. Then scroll down to the bottom and click on “add a video”


Enter the video link and click “update”


You’ll be taken back to the upload screen, where you must remember to then click “update” at the bottom too!
Ta da! Your video will now be on your Property24 listing.

Remember, you will need an account with Property24 if you want your properties to feed through to them. Please feel free to contact us on support@webbox.co.za for any assistance.


FEB 2018 01

New Look Search Function

01 FEB 2018

While others have been easing back into the work year, we’ve already rolled out a new look for the search function on our standard websites. Have a look below!

The new suburb search is much quicker, and there’s the additional search criteria under “more options”.

New look search

If you have a standard website with us, go and take a look - the upgrade has automatically been rolled out to the properties pages of your website.

We think it’s a fantastic new look - let us know your thoughts. And as always, please don’t hesitate to contact us should you need anything.


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