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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40 million active users who bought over 50 million craft products from around 2 million active sellers. These are just some of the impressive numbers compiled by Esty’s peer-to-peer business.

Did Robert Kalin, Haim Schoppik and Chris Maguire expect Etsy to be this successful when they launched it in 2005? And if they would make a website like Etsy now, on the threshold of 2020, would it still be so trendy and prosperous?

Since 2005, the concept of peer-to-peer became widely accepted, trusted and “business as usual” for dealing between individuals and entrepreneurs. Besides, with a plethora of eCommerce technologies accessible to startupers, now it should be easier to launch a similarly ambitious project compared to 10 years ago.

And today we will talk about the technical aspects and peculiarities of Etsy-like websites. You will see all the needed requirements and cornerstones that can help a budding startup create a peer-to-peer marketplace platform. Are you ready to dive in?

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As an owner of an Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home, you should definitely know how challenging it can be to provide high-quality care while overseeing routine operational tasks like resident admission, invoice generation, staff shifts scheduling and time tracking, and to top it all – making reports and analyze information.

In the US alone, the number of people aged 65 and older is anticipated to grow more than twice from 46 million today to over 98 million by 2060. It means that more elderly people will require nurse care and more assisted living facilities will open around the world.

Both types of senior housing communities are neither hospitals, nor hotels, but they similarly gather, keep and manage a lot of confidential data about their residents, staff, care plan, and financial transactions. It would be more hard work if this is done manually and on paper.

Why is it important to transfer the paperwork into computer systems? How do you make an ALF or nursing home software that will mirror exactly your needs and how much will it cost? We’ll talk about all this right now! Read on and do not to miss a thing!

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With 196 million users and $1.1 billion in advertising revenue, Zillow is truly the most successful real estate platform in the US!

Its popularity can be explained by the fact that over the years Zillow has become nearly everything to everyone in the real estate industry:

  • For buyers, it is the largest openly available database of home listings in the US and an array of useful free tools for home-shopping
  • For sellers, it is an opportunity to market the house in front of the biggest audience of buyers
  • For industry professionals, it is the biggest advertising network on the market.

Want to follow Zillow’s footsteps?

Then, let’s dissect Zillow’s business. Let’s analyze its strengths and weaknesses, as well as see what it takes to create a website like Zillow.

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What if you could hire faster and better? What if you could get new employees job-ready in half the time?

These and other human resource process improvements are possible with a successful human resource management system (HRMS) implementation. And that is probably what you are after, otherwise, you wouldn’t be here, would you?!

The right HRM system can improve any business, but for some companies, it is a game-changer.
These are companies belonging to industries with traditionality high employee turnover rates like hospitality business, care providers, cleaning companies. These companies place a lot of premium on recruiting that is one of their key business functions (hospitality business, care providers, cleaning companies etc.).

Companies in heavily regulated industries, where employees have to follow procedures and training (e.g. healthcare).

Does your business fall into one of the above categories? Do you feel that an HRMS is the missing component in your business to take it to the next level?

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by Anna Klimenko

How To Create An Auction Website Like eBay

Why do people like auctions? Is it the opportunity to buy cheaper? Or maybe it’s the sense of competition? For whatever reason, auctions have always attracted public attention.

Just imagine that every 5 seconds a smartphone is sold in the US on eBay. And this statistic is for smartphones only. Such websites as eBay are loved by sellers and buyers as they give both what they want – the opportunity to sell what one does not need to those who need it, effortlessly, even without leaving home. Imagine the massive volume of all the stuff sold through eBay. All these clothes, home decor items, electronics, used and even broken things. And many of them are sold at less than 25 cents!

The E-Commerce & Online Auctions in the US: Market Research Report issued in April 2017 by IBISWorld notes that annual revenue of the online auction business is estimated at $394 billion and is going to grow at 13.3% annually. Impressive, right?

That’s why we created this article for entrepreneurs who are also planning to start a business in online auctions. We’ll regard such essential questions as:

  • What industries for auctions are popular and who are your major competitors?
  • Which auction type will fit your project?
  • What should you start with and how can technology help you make a website like eBay?
  • How much does it cost to create an auction website like eBay?

Read on to answer your questions!

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It’s a wonder that while some people learn languages at school and in courses for years and still cannot hold conversations with natives, other people go abroad and acquire the skill in several months!

More and more people circulate around the globe for work, study, partnership, marriage, and tourism. English (or Spanish, French, German, etc.) as a second language is included in the school program in many countries, but no books, courses, or apps with flashcards and exercises can make people overcome the major fear and hurdle – the language barrier while speaking with natives.

Today we want to dedicate our research to language learning social network development. These are specialized websites for learning languages with people from all around the world! Ready to find out how to develop one of your own?

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85% of consumers prefer using price comparison websites to search for the best deals. Customers love digital tools that help them save their budget. GoCompare and MoneySuperMarket alone saved UK consumers over $4.1 billion in 2017.

Price comparison websites (PCW) are especially helpful with significant purchases like buying flights, insurance, selecting a credit card, or taking a loan from a bank – areas where it is not easy to make a decision without deep research.

If you’re planning to build a website for price comparison, this article will be helpful as we are going to dig deep into the essence of monetization, structure, technology solutions, and development costs. Read on to learn out all of this!

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Most vacations start with planning: booking tickets, accommodation, etc. For that, experienced travelers use aggregators for searching the best deals on trips, hotels, and flights.

The second most important factor that people consider after the price is online reviews. That’s why it’s no wonder that 93% of hoteliers regard online reviews as one of the most influential factors for the future of their business. Other things travelers pay attention to are the proximity to attractions, photos, and location.

TripAdvisor is one of the most popular travel review directories. This world-renowned website accommodates more than 600 million reviews in 28 languages. It is possible to replicate their service and reach the same success? What you need to know to make a review website like TripAdvisor?

Let’s find out how to make a review website like TripAdvisor in 3 steps!

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If you need a doctor, lawyer, hairdresser or caterer for your wedding, how do you usually search for the right people?

It is good to have recommendations from friends and family, but what if you are new to a city and have no acquaintances? Or what if all the recommended specialists are not available for a long period? Or you just want to compare prices and services?

For these and other reasons, a catalog of companies with their contacts and reviews would come in handy in your selection process.

On the other side, each service is represented with hundreds, thousands or even millions of entrepreneurs, so businesses struggle for their place to be displayed in as many places as possible to find clients. That’s why the creation of business directories has become a neat solution that is helpful for both clients and companies. Quite a number of such online catalogs have successfully functioned for years.

So, is it worth it to enter this competitive business and create websites like Yelp? If your answer is ‘yes’, let’s find out all the secrets of business directory website development!

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