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Does your website already have voice search for products or augmented reality for trying some items without visiting the brick-and-mortar store? If you think that such things are just useless ‘toys’ for the rich, you’ll be surprised at how much they can jump-start your business into the 2020s!

Even if your eCommerce business is doing well, users always compare services around similar providers and may go to competitors that cater to customer experience. They are willing to pay more for better quality, uniqueness, and comfort.

Have a look at how using the latest eCommerce trends can increase user satisfaction and your company sales today. Below you’ll find lots of top eCommerce trends 2020 for your website.

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by Anna Klimenko

How to Create a Medical Marijuana Marketplace

By 2026, the global cannabis market value is estimated to reach $57B, and online marketplaces will certainly grab their piece of the pie.

While the distribution of cannabis medications is strictly regulated by the government and its usage is only possible by prescription of a licensed physician, the online platforms are the most convenient way to get patients connected to such doctors and dispensaries.

The online platforms for the cannabis industry today are represented by B2C and B2B marketplaces, online stores, clinics, dispensary websites, and SaaS for managing this business. In this article, we will discuss how to make a website like Weedmaps, one of the most famous marketplaces in this industry.

Don’t miss an opportunity to be among the pioneers with your medicinal cannabis marketplace!

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by Anna Klimenko

The Future of SaaS: Top 5 SaaS Trends in 2020

Artificial Intelligence, personalization, security, vertical SaaS, integrations…You do not need to be a fortune-teller to name the most popular trends of the next year or two. They are on the surface and if you follow tech news, you’ve probably noticed that trends for software do not change too often. Moreover, what was called ‘hype’ in 2018 flows smoothly into 2019 and so on and so forth.

However, knowing bare technological trends does not tell you what is commercially viable, right? Given the fact that Artificial Intelligence for SaaS is at its peak does not help much when trying to figure out where it will have its greatest impact. In this regard, we would like to review the future of SaaS illustrated with examples of its application. Dive into our research!

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What do Google, IBM, Unilever, and IKEA have in common, besides being market leaders?

They, along with a handful of others, are trailblazers that have been applying artificial intelligence in human capital management for years already, and they have done so successfully!

Regardless of whether you believe in the ‘Terminator’ scenario or not, right now machine learning can give your company a real competitive edge in talent management. You can leverage ML to solve such major HR challenges as:

  • Candidate sourcing
  • Recruiting
  • Employee retention
  • Learning and development.

Let’s take a look at the examples of AI-powered tools for each challenge and how leading companies are using them.

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In 2018, more than half of all eCommerce purchases were made through online marketplaces. The revenue of 67% of marketplaces made $50M while 33% of the marketplaces earned more than $100M. No wonder more and more marketplace startups have emerged in recent years. 

However, at the same time, only 10% of startups become successful! The number one reason for startup failure is running out of the capital before the project becomes profitable. 

One of the ways to prevent this is to estimate the project cost carefully in advance. 

If you are hesitant about starting an online marketplace and the biggest uncertainty is the cost, you’ll want to get some estimates right away. 

In this article, you’ll see the ballpark figures for the development of 5 different marketplaces. We’ll outline their peculiarities and give an estimate of the most typical features.

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Around eight million school athletes in the United States are searching for college scholarships right now.

Just watch the movies about school-life in the US to find proof of the great importance sports plays for American students. Collegiate sports events are a significant part of the US culture supported by rich and famous sponsors and millions of fans.

College athletics has blossomed into a multi-billion business that gained almost the same importance as traditional sports. In 2018, NCAA, raised $857 million from television broadcast payments and licensing rights from CBS and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. alone – not to mention FOX, ABC, etc.

So, what is here for the sports recruitment agency owner?

The college recruiting process is still young and changing yearly, but technological support has already firmly established its position in the industry, helping thousands of athletes and coaches discover each other.

What features are the most important for the college sports recruiting website, and how to monetize such a platform? Find the answers inside!

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Consumers or Businesses – who is going to be your target audience?
Is there any difference in the development of B2B and B2C marketplace?

Today, in eCommerce, Alibaba is the largest business-to-business platform, and Aliexpress is one of the most popular business-to-customer platforms. These Chinese platforms are real magical caves of treasures with their secrets. Wouldn’t it be exciting to uncover some of them?

Then, just say ‘Open Sesame’ and follow us inside the article!

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81% of consumers are NOT satisfied with the quality of healthcare and prefer to avoid the system as much as possible.

Almost all industries except healthcare have raised the bar for consumer experience. Medical providers that close this gap the fastest, will gain a huge competitive advantage. But no one ever said it would be easy!

Squeezing ever more patients into doctors’ schedules, staying economically viable, and simultaneously improving the healthcare experience for people is a daunting task. That is why you need all kinds of tools that will help you stay on top of doctor-patient relationships and personalization of your services.

In this article, we’ll take a close look at healthcare CRM software and all the ways it can aid your practice in becoming more patient-centered. But before that, let’s get some important definitions out of the way.

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How do people search for jobs today? Not from newspapers, that’s for sure.

What about Google for Jobs, social media platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook, or freelancer marketplaces like Upwork and Toptal?

Some people still use classifieds like Craigslist and OLX for finding jobs, while errand runners go to platforms like Thumbtack and Taskrabbit.

But the majority of people (60%) use job boards like Indeed and Glassdoor! However, they are not the only players on the market! There are many opponents that differ by specialization, location, and features.

Is it difficult to create a personal website for job seekers and make it profitable and competitive among market leaders? Let’s find out what you should pay attention to when starting up a job board.

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A blank list with blue hyperlinks on it could never catch today’s user’s attention… or could it? These numbers tell a different story:

$1 billion of annual revenue, 50 billion monthly page views, 100 million ads posted monthly, 70 countries covered and 15 languages supported!

And all this is from a company of 50 employees who maintain a page of few features and an old-fashioned ‘newspaper-like’ user interface that has not changed for 25 years! 

Craigslist is a phenomenon of the eCommerce industry, and it is definitely worthwhile to discover the secrets of its success. What options do startupers have when aiming to build a website like Craigslist today? Let’s find out!

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by Anna Klimenko

How to Build an eCommerce Website like Amazon

Amazon is a fantastic example to be followed. Their history shows the way from dream to realization, from a small online bookstore to the multibillion-dollar shopping empire that conquered the world.

Some people may say that it was Jeff Bezos’ intelligence, stubbornness, and charisma that drove his incredible success, and they are right. Amazon’s rise, in its essence, is a series of smart and timely decisions that brought the company to the top of eCommerce. There are certain rules of business that allow anyone to try to reach great results, and we created this material to discover all of Amazon’s secrets.

This comprehensive research is dedicated to the financial and technical sides of Amazon and is aimed to help entrepreneurs build their eCommerce website startups on the threshold of 2020.

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63% of marketplaces are generating more than $50 million annually and the other 37% are generating $100 million or more across 100 surveyed marketplaces in the US.

Marketplaces turned conventional eCommerce upside down by involving other industries into their whirlpool.

If you are already fueled enough by your idea for a marketplace and just need to research more details on how to start building it, read the following considerations with many vivid examples that will give you a deeper understanding. Who can become a new Airbnb, Uber, or eBay? Let’s find out!

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One more pair of hands or an extra 24 hours a day is not a dream anymore for busy people like entrepreneurs, stay at home moms, and people with big plans and huge checklists. With the emergence of on-demand chore and handyman marketplaces like TaskRabbit and Thumbtack, people have a chance to delegate part of their hassle to professionals and enjoy their life. Every boring task, from grocery shopping to standing in a line, can be outsourced to people who make a job of it.

There are plenty of existing platforms for these services, so is it worth it to create a new gig economy marketplace for taskers? And how would you build a website like TaskRabbit and make the best of its development and marketing? We have researched this for you and spiced it up with our own experience. Read on to find out!

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There is at least one patient data breach every day!

In 2018, the number of compromised health records tripled compared to the previous year, with 15,085,302 records in 2018 and 5,579,438 in 2017.

Patient records are in danger! And the biggest threat comes from inadequate privacy and security measures used by healthcare providers and their IT vendors. 51% of the security violations have been repeated, which means that organizations continuously fail to detect and fix things the first time.

One of the important ways to protect your patients’ data and save yourself from devastating penalties and lawsuits is to build a HIPAA compliant electronic medical records system.

In this article, we are going to show you 7 key elements of HIPAA compliance for electronic records that will help you protect your patient data.

But we’ll start by getting some important definitions out of the way: What is EHR? How is it different from EMR? And what do they have to do with HIPAA? Read on to find out, or if you are already an expert, skip ahead to the compliance steps.

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The gig economy is estimated to reach 43% of the US workforce by 2020. This number includes all categories of self-employed citizens – from web designers and software engineers to Uber drivers and tradespeople.

According to Accenture, 20% of Fortune 500 companies are already using Upwork and the number of contract hires will only increase. Does it mean that new freelancer marketplaces will emerge and gain power? Yes! Even though the competition between platforms is fierce, there is always a place for new players. If you are one of them, click “Continue Reading” to get prepared for your new project launch!

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Are you totally satisfied with your EHR?

According to Deloitte research, the most popular complaints from clinics that use canned EHRs are the inability to customize the system without a vendor’s help (58%), poor quality metrics measurement (46%), insufficient vendor support (43%) and expensiveness (39%).

Whether your medical organization doesn’t still have a medical software or you are dissatisfied with the software you currently use, you may find ideas on how to create an EHR software in this article.

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$102,681,582 is the total amount of penalties to date that has been paid by organizations and individuals for noncompliance with HIPAA.

How does this make you feel?

Stressed, neutral, or motivated?

As a mental health professional, you haven’t been trained to deal with technology and cybersecurity, so it is only natural to be fearful and overwhelmed by rapidly changing privacy regulations.

We’re sure you are well aware of your duty to protect your patients’ information and you probably know how to do this physically (locking desks and using noise machines). But what about the digital information? How do you protect your emails, video calls, electronic records, messages, etc?

If you don’t have the answer yet and are looking for guidance, we’re here to help.

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Is your eCommerce business suffering from costly returns, customer churn, or margin decreases? Do you try your best to optimize prices but spend too much effort? Or maybe your online consultants are overloaded with claims and questions from customers and fail to deliver the best quality services?

If you recognized some of the challenges of your business, then it may be useful for you to know how the most successful retailers in the world manage them with the help of Machine Learning.

Come on and dive in with us into the ocean of the opportunities for your eCommerce business with ML!

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“When you think about recommending something to someone, there’s a real business reason why you might want to do that.” – Jack Chua, Director of Data Science at Expedia.

Machine learning recommendation systems are not just a trendy feature of online stores. It is a mighty tool that can propel your business to the next level, if used strategically. No wonder Jack Chua suggests always having “a great tie-in to the underlying KPI of what you want to drive”. For example, increase sales, customer retention, cross-selling, and so on.

If you’re still hesitating on how exactly to use recommendations to invigorate your business, we invite you to learn from the experience of those who already made it work brilliantly!

We collected the best examples of machine learning implementation in recommenders (including our own development projects) and explain in plain English how to build a machine learning recommender systems from scratch. Are you in?

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85% of consumers in the USA only use coupons when shopping. This is quite a large audience, isn’t it?

People used to clip the coupons out of the papers and magazines, but this method is getting outdated and hardly accepted by Millenials and younger generations.

Now that most of the daily aspects of our lives revolve around our smartphones, coupons have followed suit and also moved online. Digital coupons have the added benefit of seamless synchronization with loyalty cards, cashback, giveaways – so many alluring ways for everyday shoppers to save money. And definitely, there should be services that provide users with all these sweet bonuses.

If you also think that starting a custom daily deal website is a great idea, then this article will be a good find for you. We wrote a complete guide on how to create a coupon website step by step. Go on and use it!

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