We are a highly skilled team of professional over achieving eCommerce Experts who support clients from all over the world, remotely.  As a collective, we boast an extensive ecommerce, web development, digital media and digital marketing skillset with over 50+ years combined.

The foundation of our careers began within large blue chip corporates where we were trained by the best.  We have an in-depth understanding of business and how to operate at the highest level whilst maintaining a competitive edge.

We firmly believe in up-skilling ourselves, keeping up with the latest ecommerce trends and cross-training between ourselves to ensure uninterrupted support and knowledge share with our clients.

Our prized sister company (www.celestialgifts.co.za) was established in 2005 and increased in turnover by 500% during a lengthy recession.  We attribute the longevity and success of our other ecommerce properties to a high quality output, exceptional customer service combined with tried and tested methods & consistency.

The History Behind Our International eCommerce Agency

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ue to our reliance on hospitality & travel being able to operate, Lock-Down 2020 halted our prized and well established ecommerce property (www.celestialgifts.co.za). Lock-down forced us into reflection & the realisation that we need to further future proof ourselves and the way we operate our businesses. Now more than ever, it is necessity for businesses to have an online presence, where ecommerce is becoming mandatory so that we can transact without interruption.

As a collective, we offer our clients, 50+ years of accumulated IP, experience and skillset in the form of an ecommerce eco-system. Clients who need to get their businesses online or improve their digital presence and reach, will benefit from the progressive chemistry within our team as well as the expensive mistakes we’ve made in the past leading us to each other. We are a team of over achievers and your precious business will flourish in our very capable hands.

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Our Team of eCommerce Experts to Support You

Odette Butcher
Odette ButchereCommerce Property Developer & Digital Transformation Coach
Odette grew up in a family business for 25 years and from as early as the age of 8, she was serving and transacting with clients. Odette spent 10 years based in London when she lived, worked and traveled extensively. In London, she was trained by and worked for the best world class Investment Banks. On her return to South Africa she spent 4 years working for Sanlam as a Project Manager whilst she set up her first ecommerce platform in 2005. Celestial Gift Experiences ~ www.celestialgifts.co.za is Odette’s personal bucket list which she makes available for clients to purchase in the form of gift vouchers. Celestial Gifts is Odette’s successful passion project of 15 years and boasts a whopping 500% increase in turnover during a recession. She attributes her ongoing business success to discipline, consistency and making the right decisions at the right time. For the longest time, Odette could see a pressing need for an eCommerce Agency and so it was born during lock down 2020 when Celestial Gift Experiences went into hibernation.
Odette is a lover of the mountains and an avid trail runner. She is a global athlete and has completed adventure marathons in the Polar Circle, on Everest, The Great Wall of China, the Petra Dessert as well as Lebanon and Iraq. Here you can learn more about Odette a.k.a the bucket list genie ~ www.odettebutcher.com
Daniela Das Neves
Daniela Das NevesDigital Marketer & eCommerce Administrator
Daniela is passionate about all things e-commerce & finding solutions through digital design.

From working towards her degree in Computer Generated Multimedia to assisting in the testing and operational side on various ecommerce projects, there is nothing that this digital wiz can’t achieve.
Daniela has gained experience in the ecommerce world by venturing headfirst into job opportunities straight out of high school. She started off in Johannesburg working across many ecommerce titles to then making her way back to Cape Town to start her journey with the Bucket List Genie & the Celestial Gift Experience ecommerce platform.

Daniela has a dedication to learning new skills & for sharing knowledge. Having worked as a tutor for two years, teaching children between the ages of 7 and 18, Daniela has practiced great patience & compassion to become the hardworking individual that she is today.

She has rare qualities found in someone so young to include impeccable business communication skills, customer support, conflict resolution & trouble shooting. Her high levels of empathy & appropriateness, interweave through all the tasks that she completes to make her delivery ever personal, helpful & valuable.

Janine Meyer
Janine MeyerWeb Developer & eCommerce Specialist
Janine started working in the website development field in 1999. Since then, her portfolio has grown to include websites for local and international companies, as well as working with graphic designers and publishing houses, spanning over 5 continents.

Her first 3 years in website development was spent working for a well known ISP in Johannesburg. It was there that she learnt her coding skills and developed her expertise in website usability. Further along her career, she grew her skills to include search engine optimisation on a code level. This gave her invaluable knowledge into how an online presence works with the search engines. In short – how to take a clients vision and turn it into a website that works!

Her services include front-end website development, website design and development using wordpress and woocommerce, content management systems, database driven websites, website security, website support, but to name but a few.

Janine has this incredible ability to unravel, unpack and transform her client’s vision into digital reality. She never fails to deliver or impress and in conducting herself this way she has the ability to form long lasting relationships with clients by becoming an integral asset to their business.

Farnaz Matthis
Farnaz MatthisCopyWriter & Content Creator
Farnaz is from London and spent time growing up in the United States. She graduated with a degree in Economics and Business Studies from Middlesex University, London and from there she worked for ten years in the corporate arena for catering giants Compass, a mind-set attitudinal change company, KPMG and finally, Goldman Sachs Investment Bank, one of the world’s top investment banks.

Farnaz is an exceptional freelance copywriter with a deep-rooted passion for writing and literature. She specializes in blogging, web content and blurbs. She copywrites for Celestial Gift Experiences, The Bucket List Genie and eCommerce Virtual Services to name a few. She has an incredible style with the ability to understand exactly what the audience needs to learn accompanied with the correct tone. She is exceptional at researching topics and expertly summarizing key focus points. Farnaz describes time as neither present, past or future in this medium but a delicious mix of all three.

Jacqui Garbers
Jacqui GarbersDigital Marketer & eCommerce Administrator
Jacqui has a BCom in Marketing Management with 11+ years of eCommerce experience. She started her career in supplier relationship management with the marketing of products on large blue chip e-commerce sites. Recently Jacqui has been a full time eCommerce free-lancer & Digital Marketer, where she has progressively gained more digital marketing knowledge and skills. Jacqui played a pivotal role during her time supporting Celestial Gift Experiences as an eCommerce Specialist, covering all areas of the business. She shows great leadership, trustworthiness and care in how she deals with clients and often ran the business independently when the business owner was away. She is a planner, organiser and has a keen spirit for learning.

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