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E-commerce rules the world. According to the latest forecasts, by 2040, 95% of purchases globally will be made on online marketplace platforms.

The number of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) platforms is on the rise. However, today we will discuss the third marketplace type, which is customer-to-customer (C2C) marketplaces.

In this article, we will explore the differentiating features of C2C platforms. Also, you will know the main reasons why investing in customer-to-customer marketplace development seems such a sound idea.

The definition of a customer-to-customer (C2C marketplace)

A customer-to-customer platform, or C2C for short, is an e-commerce website, where users…

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Business directory websites like Google My Business, TripAdvisor, or Facebook became a magic bullet for many companies. By listing their business on such platforms, they get exposure and find new customers.

The first business directory website that comes to our mind is Yelp. Indeed, this platform can boast 178 million unique visitors per month.

So how did Yelp achieve such success? And what should you consider if you want to launch a similar platform? To get answers check the guide below prepared by our expert team.

Business directory website: definition and key players

According to Wikipedia, business directory websites…

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How to make a website appealing to customers? What should be done to increase its profitability? Questions like this became pressing issues for many owners of online businesses.

Luckily, there are web app development trends that help entrepreneurs build modern software solutions that users will love.

So let’s proceed to the top 6 most influential trends in web application development for 2021 that you should take on board.

1. AI and chatbots

Artificial intelligence is one of the most influential technologies in the tech landscape for 2021. AI chatbots, virtual assistants (Alexa, Siri, Cortana), and voice…

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Building a software product from scratch may seem costly for a startup on a small budget.

In reality, expenses vary significantly depending on the solution, experience, and your partner’s team.

In this article, we will discuss our key findings to bring down the cost of software development.

1. Create a detailed business plan

Be clear about the main objectives you ultimately want to achieve. Bear in mind the wide range of business goals based on your particular product.

To begin with, define who your target audience is and set a pricing strategy. Who are your competitors? What advantages…

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Forrester predicts that US B2B (business-to-business) e-commerce transactions will reach $1.8 trillion by 2023. So it seems that now is a good time to create a B2B marketplace.

Thinking about where to start? This guide covering the key stages of B2B marketplace development will be a good help.

The definition of a B2B marketplace

In simple terms, a B2B marketplace is a website where sellers and service providers offer their products to other companies.

Such platforms are famous for the specific payment options that differ from payment gateways on B2C e-commerce websites. …

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Currently, JavaScript is known as one of the most sought-after programming languages on the web. As reported by W3Tech, 97.1% of all the websites use it as a client-side programming language. Other areas of its implementation include mobile app development, web games, and desktop application development.

It should be noted that JavaScript is not a static technology. On the contrary, it is evolving constantly, meaning that few frameworks and libraries are introduced almost daily. Sometimes it is hard to choose the ones that suit your project the most.

To make things easier…

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The recent survey by Stack Overflow shows that today JavaScript is more popular than ever. Actually, almost 70% of professional developers use this programming language. What does this data give us? The point is that you should know JavaScript to build web applications users will love.

More specifically, you need to keep an eye on the latest JavaScript development trends. This valuable knowledge will help you build engaging, high-performing, and user-friendly web products. So what are the prominent JavaScript trends you should not miss in 2021? Let’s find out!

#1. React is booming

The popularity of…

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Nowadays, e-commerce has stopped being a cherry on the cake, as it’s the cake itself. We certainly agree with this quote by Jean-Paul Agon, CEO of L’Oreal. It’s an important thing to understand for offline and online shops of any size.

What else to consider if you want to stand out from the crowd when starting an online marketplace? Learn from your audience and rivals and stay on top of the industry trends.

What are the most influential online marketplace trends? In this brief article, we filtered them out for your convenience.

1. Mobile shopping

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In 2021, video streaming services are booming. Moreover, the global streaming market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 21.0% from 2021 to 2028.

To ride that wave, entrepreneurs need to know how to create a video streaming service like Netflix that people will love to use. These services represent SaaS solutions that are very popular nowadays.

In this article, we’ll discuss the main steps and tools needed to build a Netflix clone.

Step 1. Define your niche

When thinking through this topic, do not aim at every man, but find your specific…

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Should I stay or should I go? That’s surely not what users think when interacting with a great web design. The thing is, such design leaves customers no time to hesitate whether to leave a certain website.

One of the most important things in making a great web design is to follow the latest industry trends. So let’s guide you through the top UI/UX design trends that will boom in 2021.

1. Decluttering and minimalistic

Minimalism stands proudly among the latest UI trends and is not going to lose ground. The reason is, users encounter tons…

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