Niche marketplaces are market segments which come about in response to unfulfilled consumer needs. The first step is to identify pain-points or gaps in consumers' professional and/or personal lives and then find ways and means to resolve those problems/fill the gaps. A good example of this is what was done by Hotel Tonight. They identified a need to provide last-minute booking services to customers operating on mobile devices. In just three clicks, a client can find affordable deals and book hotel rooms in different locations at whatever time.
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Flat web design trend has emerged in the past few years and it seems to have exploded in popularity. The credit goes to large companies and organizations that have changed their design aesthetic to flat design. The combination of bright colors and exotic typography lead to the trend of unique flat interfaces. It is a brilliant design concept as it directly focuses on the content. The design emphasizes usability and features open space, clean, bright colors and 2D illustrations. Microsoft was the first to implement this design style on their interface.
The way people used to shop in the past has greatly changed and now they use every possible means for shopping including the use social media, desktop computers, mobile devices and wear apps. Therefore, setting up an online store has become a major task and one has to keep a number of important things in mind including the choice of using ecommerce platforms which can be divided into two basic categories called hosted and self-hosted. Both of them have their own advantages but the choice depends upon your basic requirement.
Ways of shopping has changed significantly in past few years. Earlier shoppers used to visit offline stores and malls for buying products, but with massive outburst in internet usage in recent years, people have shifted their focus from offline shopping to online shopping. People prefer to shop at the comfort of their home and online shops give them surplus opportunities to compare, choose and buy from a wide range of products.
If you have been considering overhauling your website to get rid of all the old elements in order to bring in the new, you may want to pause a little bit. This scheme of website redesign, also called revolutionary design has been around for a number of years. However, many site owners have been disappointed with the results of their work, finding out too late that the new design doesn't appeal to clients. The reason for that is simple: frequently, site owners concentrate on how the site looks instead of redesigning based on the feedback given by users or analytical metrics.
The webmasters around the globe always keep on searching a superb and top-notch platform in order to host the websites. In a more general way, if they take the development of complex e-commerce websites into consideration, then their needs expand and they approach for finding a cutting edge solution. The primary focus of the webmasters is to go for such e-commerce platforms that are fully-fledged, easy to customize, robust and flexible.
Drupal is a great content management system and if are planning to run an online store with significant products catalog on this CMS, you are ready to move with great pace into E-Commerce that has become a trillion dollar industry in the past decade and it is constantly on the move. Now if you also want to take advantage of on this constantly increasing marketing trend, you need to include e-commerce functionality and features to your website by using variety of modules.
WordPress is no longer restricted to being a plain blogging platform, rather it has been loaded with easy-to-install plugins that can allow you to convert your traditional WP website into a feature-rich social media network. If you're the one who's been thinking about this, then you've landed on the right post. Here, I'll be focusing on BuddyPress- a renowned WordPress plugin that allows you to add user profiles, groups, private messaging and many such exciting social networking features into your website.