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

DEC 2020 04

Happy holidays to all

04 DEC 2020


Our offices will be open over the festive season (apart from the public holidays). However, our developers will be away from the 14th December 2020 to 11 January 2021, so please send any website changes or updates to as soon as possible.

OCT 2020 27

Don’t forget: referring a new client to us is a WIN-WIN!

27 OCT 2020

 We want to remind you of our ongoing refer-a-friend policy.


If you send a friend our way and they sign up with WEB-BOX, both you and the friend you referred will get a 50% discount off your monthly subscription fee for 3 months. All your friend needs to do, for you both to benefit from this amazing offer, is to let us know that you were the one who recommended us.

We hope this perk will help you boldly share your love of web-box!

If you have any questions, you can gladly contact us.

MAY 2020 28

Feed all your properties to Gumtree for free

28 MAY 2020

Good news! From the 1st of June web-box clients will be able to automatically feed all their listings to Gumtree for free. Before you could only feed 5 properties to Gumtree at no cost via your web-box website.

All new properties you now upload will be ticked by default to feed to Gumtree - you do not have to do anything. To also feed older properties, select and edit them in your admin console and tick the Gumtree feed box.

Feed your older properties by ticking their Gumtree feed box.

We are sure that in these stressful times that getting all your properties onto Gumtree, with their 1 million a month visitors, without incurring any additional cost will be a great help to you. 

If you want to maximise the exposure your listings get on Gumtree you can buy an optional package from them that automatically bumps up your properties so they will appear at the top of the default search results. This costs R1999 + VAT per month per branch (a 33% discount on the current rate). This significantly increases your exposure. You can email Gumtree at for more information.

If you already have a Gumtree subscription in place, you can benefit even more - contact your Gumtree account manager for these details.

If you do not want your properties to automatically feed to Gumtree, please contact us and we will disable this for you.

MAY 2020 25

Exclusive Facebook offer For WEB-BOX clients

25 MAY 2020

Do you want to learn how to run your own Facebook business page? This is where web-box can help. We are currently running a lockdown Facebook special which will get you up and running quickly, but most importantly, you will also get a 12 week training course that will allow you to confidently host and contribute to your page.

This web-box client lockdown special is a 50% discount off the setup price (R925 + VAT instead of R1 850 + VAT) and a 35% discount off the monthly fee (R1 007.50 + VAT instead of R1 550 + VAT) for the first six months.  

Facebook is an integral source of information for potential sellers and buyers. It also gives your brand credibility, so with this special you can enjoy peace of mind knowing you now have a professional social media presence that you are also able to manage.

See full details of the package here.

If you are interested, please email us and we will get in touch.

MAY 2020 06

Filter Property Alerts by city and suburb

06 MAY 2020

Your Property Alerts are even better. Subscribers to your Property Alerts can now filter them by city and suburb. This is in addition to the current property type and price range filters.

Filter Property Alerts by city or suburb.

You can choose which suburbs are available to filter by from the new Property Locations screen.

New Property Locations Screen.

Existing subscribers can also add area filters via a link on their Property Alert emails.

Link to change property alert filters.

We have enabled this for all websites. However, if you do not want it, please contact us and we will turn it off. 

In these challenging times, we want to reassure you that web-box is working hard to improve your website as much as possible. 

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be kind.

APR 2020 20

Property Alerts not just for new properties

20 APR 2020

With the Covid-19 lockdown in full effect, the chances are you have not been able to get new stock. However, nothing is stopping you from sending out Property Alerts for your current properties to your subscribers. The only way you can reach potential buyers right now is online, and email is the best way to reach as many people as possible.

Here are instructions on how to send out an alert immediately on an older property.

Get your current properties out to all your subscribers.

Now is the perfect time to make sure you have added all your contacts to your subscriber list. If you have a big list, please send it to us to do a bulk upload for you.

Just a reminder not to re-send older properties too often as it might result in some people unsubscribing.

If you need help with any of this, please contact us - we are here to help.

APR 2020 16

Financial Assistance Information

16 APR 2020

We have updated our mini site Estate Agent’s practical tips to navigate Covid-19 with notes on the financial assistance available during Lockdown and beyond.

In this financially (and emotionally) stressful time, the information out there is vague, and the landscape is changing quickly. We have tried to help you navigate this by structuring the information out there.

We are also looking to provide details of some professionals who can help you and will let you know if and when we do.

We hope this will be of help. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be kind.

APR 2020 10

Email Security: check links before opening

10 APR 2020

Unfortunately, email hackers are taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic and using it as an opportunity to scam people. They are doing this by sending an official looking email purporting to be from the Government/Bank or other official source, that asks you to click on a link. This link will either be used to steal information like bank details and passwords, or it could be used to install malicious malware, viruses or ransomware.

To protect yourself, you should always check links in emails before clicking on them. Below is how you can check the link on computer and mobile.

On a computer, hover your mouse over the link to see the actual url/link in a pop up or in the bottom bar.

On your phone, hold your finger on the link for a few seconds until this appears.

If the domain in the link is different to what is displayed in the email then you should probably not click on it. In this case is different to There are exceptions to this rule, but it is a good idea to play it safe.

A related email security pointer is to never enter a banking or email password on a website that you have clicked to from an email.

Industry standard virus & spam scanners are run against all mail on our mail servers and do stop thousands of these emails, but unfortunately it is impossible to stop them all.

If you have any questions about this, please contact us, we are here to help you.

APR 2020 01

COVID-19 link on all websites

01 APR 2020

The Government Gazette mandated that all websites ending in must have a link to This is to facilitate the easy spread and access to all information with regards to this pandemic. We have enabled it on your website from today, so your website is fully compliant with these regulations.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us.

Please stay safe. Stay healthy. Be patient and kind.

The WEB-BOX Team

MAR 2020 29

A Message From WEB-BOX

29 MAR 2020

Dear WEB-BOX clients,

Nothing is more important to us than the well-being of our clients, their businesses and our employees. In this unprecedented time, we want you to know we're doing all we can to support you.

Our services and support are running as normal.
We have already set ourselves up to work remotely, and have fine tuned this over the last 10 days. However, should you experience any issues that are not resolved through the normal channels please email us at

We will be helping our clients in whatever way we can. 
This will be a really tough time for us all operationally and financially, but we want you to know that we will do all we can to help and accommodate you in these respects. Call or email us, we’re here for you.

We have put up an online resource to help you.
Our evolving mini site presents resources and strategies to deal with these trying times. How to deal with the current situation and use your time effectively to come out stronger. See Estate Agent’s practical guide to covid-19.

Lastly, please take good care of yourself and your loved ones. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be patient and kind.

The WEB-BOX team

JAN 2020 30

Special ORMS offer for WEB-BOX clients

30 JAN 2020

WEB-BOX is happy to let you know that ORMS Cape Town School of Photography is offering WEB-BOX clients a 25% discount off their next Real Estate Photography course on 8 & 9 February 2020.

The course runs in Cape Town over a weekend. For more information, please see their website (remember to let them know you are a WEB-BOX client).

JAN 2020 15

WhatsApp Agents From Your Website

15 JAN 2020

Don’t you find it much easier to WhatsApp someone instead of calling or emailing? With 300 million users worldwide, WhatsApp is the most ubiquitous messaging service around. Since we want to make it as easy as possible for buyers to contact you, they can now WhatsApp your agents directly from the property page of your website.
WhatsApp agent from website property page.

This is now enabled for all our websites. As these messages can’t be logged in your admin consoles monitoring tab (as the texting happens in WhatsApp), we understand if you would like us to disable this for you - just let us know.

We hope this works for you, and you get lots of WhatsApp leads from your website.

Please contact us if you have any feedback or questions.

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