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Employee Scheduling App

Iconic Texas business Fuel City uses MakeShift, a cloud-based scheduling app, to save managers time and empower frontline staff.

“To win and retain staff, employers have to improve the employee experience while reducing overall expenses and growing the bottom line, said Matt Umholtz, President of AllianceHCM. “With its simple app and easy-to-use administrative solution, our customers are absolutely loving MakeShift!”

MakeShift announced today that it is partnering with Alliance Human Capital Management (HCM) to offer MakeShift’s easy-to-use employee scheduling app to all current and future Alliance subscribers. AllianceHCM has recently crossed the 1 million user mark within their AllPay Onboarding portal, and this partnership with MakeShift allows Alliance to provide their customers with the best scheduling solution for managing their employees.

“To win and retain staff, employers have to provide innovative tools to improve the employee experience while reducing overall expenses and growing the bottom line, said Matt Umholtz, President of AllianceHCM. “With its simple app and easy-to-use administrative solution, our customers are absolutely loving MakeShift.”

The partnership was driven by Alliance’s customer demand, some of whom asked for MakeShift by name. Many companies today are looking to streamline employee scheduling for their managers while allowing their staff to access schedules and swap shifts on mobile.

This is vital during the pandemic, as there has been an increase of volatility in workforce planning, as well as a pressing need to keep workers happy. Research from Mercer shows that frontline workers in retail and wholesale have the highest rate of voluntary turnover (37%, in fact), and scheduling is frequently cited as being more important than pay when it comes to employee satisfaction.

Texas-based business, Fuel City—an award winning food and fuel chain—uses MakeShift to manage scheduling for their frontline people employed at their six locations across the state.

“Scheduling, shift changes, and time off requests are so much easier to manage now,” said Vince Segurra, General Manager and Retail Director for Fuel City. “Having a live schedule at their fingertips is an invaluable tool for our managers. The painful days of Excel spreadsheets are in the past now that we are using MakeShift.”

MakeShift is an online employee scheduling app. Key customers are in the retail, fitness, and recreation sectors. The MakeShift app is in high demand as businesses commit to making scheduling easier for their managers and empower their staff to influence their work schedules.

“Fuel City has been a long time MakeShift customer and they were a catalyst in this AllianceHCM and MakeShift partnership. There is nothing more gratifying for our team than to be so valuable to a customer that MakeShift is a must have part of their overall payroll and scheduling solution. We are confident that other Alliance subscribers will find MakeShift as indispensable as Fuel City does.” said Adam Greenberg, CEO, MakeShift.


About MakeShift

MakeShift is an online employee scheduling app that empowers businesses to build employee schedules in less time with none of the hassles of clunky, error-prone systems of the past, creating happier teams that drive growth. MakeShift offers free employee scheduling demos and one-to-one customer support to managers and owners looking to put their PeopleFirst™ and make employee scheduling PainFree™.

Established in 2014 to address the need for web and mobile-based scheduling for the healthcare industry, MakeShift has grown to serve organizations of all sizes in hospitality, fitness/recreation, retail, and healthcare including Fuel City, Virgin Hotels, La Senza, and Alberta Health Services. MakeShift seamlessly integrates with industry leading human resource and payroll tools including Alliance.

About Alliance Human Capital Management
As one of the largest independent payroll providers in the country, Alliance Human Capital Management (HCM) is heavily invested in providing the latest technology backed by the most personalized customer service in the industry. Since 1989, we’ve listened to what our users want out of their complete HCM solution and worked with the unique needs of thousands of business owners to ensure we always provide the most superior solution and unrivaled support to our clients. Our proprietary online software delivers paperless Applicant Tracking, Onboarding, WOTC, Employee Self-Service, Payroll Processing, HR Management, Benefits Enrollment, Timekeeping, and so much more.

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Same-day delivery apps need more than speed to survive post-pandemic



We have entered a whole new era of e-commerce centered on speed and convenience. Business leaders are being forced to prioritize delivery capabilities and push for more accelerated delivery services.

“Fast/reliable delivery” was the most important online shopping attribute among the more than 8,500 consumers queried for PwC’s June 2021 Global Consumer Insights Pulse Survey, making it clear that delivery services will only become more crucial across the e-commerce landscape.

Now that consumers have grown accustomed to same-day (and same-hour) delivery service models, customer expectations for delivery options will only increase.

In fact, according to a recent report from the mobile app intelligence platform SensorTower, the top food delivery apps saw continued growth in January and February 2021, with installs up 14% year over year. And yet, despite climbing user growth, DoorDash, Uber Eats and GrubHub remain unprofitable. So how can business leaders design rapid delivery models that meet consumer expectations — and still make money?

If your delivery service results in a poor customer experience, you’ll be less likely to win customer loyalty just because you offer faster delivery.

The challenge: Delivery apps need more than speed to drive profitability

To remain competitive, delivery apps are rethinking their services and broadening their offerings.

“Amazon powers next-day delivery,” Raj Beri, Uber’s global head of grocery and new verticals, said in May. “We’re going to power next-hour commerce.”

But speeding up the delivery process won’t necessarily drive revenue. More importantly, if your delivery service results in a poor customer experience, you’ll be less likely to win customer loyalty just because you offer faster delivery.

The primary challenge faced by delivery apps, or any e-commerce company looking to add delivery services as part of its offerings, is building a foundation that enables not only speed and convenience for the customer, but one that takes into account all aspects of the customer experience. For example, when delivering food, the business responsible for the delivery must make sure the food is handled safely and remain free of any contaminants. The temperature — whether hot or cold — must be maintained throughout the delivery process and the order itself must be correct.

The solution: Same-day delivery relies on sophisticated technology platforms

The “Uberization” of everything, combined with dramatically elevated consumer expectations, will take much more than a delivery app and fleet of drivers for businesses to be profitable. To follow through on the promise of same-day delivery services, a number of things need to happen without any missteps between when an order is placed and when it shows up at the customer’s door. The more complex the product being delivered, the more difficult the delivery process becomes.

To enable same-day delivery services while also reaching profitability, a delivery app must take into account the technology needed to meet customer expectations. It involves much more than simply designing an app and growing user numbers. A truly successful same-day delivery model that provides an exceptional customer experience relies on a sophisticated software platform that can simultaneously manage various aspects of the customer journey, all while making it appear seamless from the customer’s point of view.

Profitable delivery services are built on automated systems powered by artificial intelligence systems and robotics. The technology must come first, before the app and before user growth. Any other delivery business model is putting the cart before the horse.

Domino’s Pizza is a brand that has perfected the delivery process and vastly improved the overall customer experience by making technology core to their business model. The key moment came when the brand defined itself as an e-commerce company that sells pizza. It committed to data applications and implemented a robotics technology platform that enabled electronic delivery systems that added speed and efficiency to the delivery process. In April, Domino’s began rolling out a robot car delivery service to select customers in Houston via Nuro.

GrubHub is also taking steps to integrate robotic capabilities into its delivery process. According to recent reports, the company announced it would be adding self-driving units that deploy drone-like robots to deliver food to college students. The program, which will roll out on a limited number of U.S. college campuses this fall, aims to reduce delivery times and, hopefully, costs.

This focus on technology is crucial in the world of delivery apps, or for any businesses forced to compete in the newly emerging category of next-hour commerce. The key to building a successful, profitable business model is to invest in technology platforms that can connect all components of the customer journey, from opening an app and clicking on a product to purchasing the product and scheduling the delivery, and beyond.

Same-day delivery: Where to go from here

In a world where everyone wants to open an app on their phone and have whatever it is they need to be delivered within an hour, it’s tempting for business leaders to focus on the delivery app itself, whether they are building their own or partnering with another company. But focusing on the app is a shortsighted view of same-day delivery models.

Instead, business leaders must use a wide-angle lens and consider every single aspect of their customer journey: How do customers engage with their business? How do customers search for and find the products they offer? What does it take to complete an order and what conditions must be met before the order can be delivered? Also, what happens after the order to ensure it went smoothly and to the customer’s satisfaction?

Some businesses are finding success partnering with delivery apps, but this comes with the risk of putting your brand’s reputation in the hands of another company that acts as a frontline employee with customers. Other companies are adding delivery service options to their current e-commerce model, relying on third-party software that can be plugged into an existing technology stack. Unfortunately, this comes with limitations and is not viable for regulated businesses that include multiple components.

The only way to ensure a seamless customer experience on top of same-day delivery services is to build a proprietary software platform that puts the technology at the heart of your business, which allows you to automate key processes, adding speed and convenience to your delivery model. It also makes it possible to integrate robotic systems that can expedite orders, include artificial intelligence protocols that can accelerate business growth, and scale your delivery model as your business expands.

Thriving in the new era of e-commerce

“Next-hour delivery” is a catchy tagline that is sure to gain traction among consumers, but whether it will help drive profitability remains to be seen. As the CEO of a firm that has built a profitable business model centered on same-day delivery services, I’m skeptical that the promise of next-hour delivery will drive more revenue if the technology powering the delivery systems lacks automation, artificial intelligence and robotics.

It’s true that businesses will be forced to compete on same-day delivery. But another truth that has emerged since the pandemic is that this new era of e-commerce comes with heightened customer expectations that won’t be met on speed alone. Consumer satisfaction hinges on more than the amount of time it takes to move an order from an app to the customer’s door.

To succeed in the delivery service market, business leaders must ask themselves a number of questions: Which parts of their business are needed to complete a same-day delivery order? Is the ordering process intuitive? Can the order and delivery be monitored by the customer? Is the order correct when it arrives? Does it meet the customer’s expectations?

And, most importantly, is their business built on a technology platform that can support the entire customer journey and delivery model, from product discovery and purchase to same-day delivery and beyond? The businesses that answer yes to these questions are the ones I expect to thrive in the post-pandemic world.

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Shopify allows merchants to sell NFTs directly through their storefronts



Shopify has made it possible for eligible sellers to sell NFTs (non-fungible tokens) via its platform, which opens up a whole new world for e-commerce merchants.

On Monday, the NBA’s Chicago Bulls launched its first-ever NFTs –– including digital artwork of NBA championship rings –– by launching an online store on Shopify. Instead of having to go to an NFT marketplace, Bulls fans can now purchase the digital art directly with the team’s online store using a credit or debit card. In its first day of making them available, the NBA team sold out of the NFTs within just 90 seconds, according to Kaz Nejatian, Shopify’s VP of merchant services.

“You could buy NFTs on credit cards before, but honestly the NFT buying experience outside Shopify isn’t awesome for anyone right now,” he told TechCrunch “That’s why we decided to do this work. Merchants and buyers shouldn’t have to take a course in crypto to buy things they care about.”

It’s also about giving consumers more options to buy NFTs – especially those who are not well-versed in cryptocurrency.

By making it possible for merchants to sell NFTs directly through their Shopify storefronts, the company says it’s creating access for merchants who want to sell NFTs. They will eventually be able to choose which blockchain they’d like to sell on based on their products and customer base since Shopify supports multiple blockchains, Nejatian said.

“By contrast, if merchants want to sell on an NFT marketplace, they need to choose based on the blockchain supported by that marketplace,” he added.

The Chicago Bulls selected the Flow blockchain for their NFTs, for example. But overall, Shopify merchants can today choose from Flow and Ethereum, but soon “will have more choice with other blockchains on Shopify,” according to Nejatian.

The move was also driven by demand from merchants asking for the ability to sell NFTs and the desire to give creators and artists another forum to grow professionally.

“Many creators are already seeing the value of selling NFTs to their fans, but we’re removing some of the friction for themselves and their buyers, allowing them to better monetize their work and their connection to their audience,” he added. “We’re opening up a world where their fans feel meaningful connection to their brands, and where NFTs just increasingly become part of how we buy and sell online.”

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PayBito to Host IEO for E-Commerce Startup Promoting Local Brands



We’re delighted to be a part of a venture that targets decentralization, This venture gains our support not only because its objective aligns with ours, but also because it attempts to set two wrongs right.

Global digital asset exchange PayBito announced today that it will host IEO for Indonesian E-commerce Startup. The E-commerce venture seeks to quash the market oligopolies by promoting local brands on the same scale as market leaders to facilitating competition through decentralization.

The company is slated to launch its utility token after 3 rounds of IEO. The commencement of the first round is scheduled to commence on the 25th of July, 2021.

This comes at a time when global consumers are growing increasingly concerned over the lack of choices and market monopoly from big brands. And governments are introducing laws to curb monopolization. On a separate thread, the world has also witnessed several campaigns to encourage and promote homegrown brands and products rather than rooting for established brands.

PayBito Chief and Blockchain pioneer Raj Chowdhury says, “We’re delighted to be a part of a venture that targets decentralization,”

“This venture gains our support not only because its objective aligns with ours, but also because it attempts to set two wrongs right.”

The utility token IEO is limited to a hard cap of 20,000,000 tokens, with an allocation of 4,000,000 tokens for private sale and 7,500,000 tokens for public sale. The private sale is slated to commence on August 2. Public sales for the IEO will run from 25th October to 7th November 2021. To be a part of the public sale, users are required to have a verified PayBito account with adequate funds to qualify for the offering.

  • The following incentives are available for purchasers:

(i) Purchasers are allowed a 10% token bonus for their purchases of tokens on Day 1 to Day 3, from 30th October 11:00 AM UTC to 2nd November 2019 11:00 AM UTC.

(ii) Purchasers will automatically be entered into a bonus raffle with a token prize pool valued at US$100,000 for purchases worth US$100 or more during the public sale. Purchasers will receive one raffle ticket for every US$100 worth of tokens purchased. Terms and conditions applicable.

PayBito is committed to providing optimal support and expertise to conduct the campaign with success.

  • About PayBito:

PayBito is a leading cryptocurrency asset trading platform operating globally. The platform is designed and managed by a team with rich experience in Banking security systems, Cryptocurrency trading, and Blockchain technology. It is available in the web version as well as in iOS and Android stores. PayBito services include white label cryptocurrency exchange, white-label payment gateway, exchange affiliate, and coin listing. PayBito offers some of the best rates and top-notch security in the crypto world.

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DesignRush Reveals The Best eCommerce Experts to Hire in 2021 [Q2…



eCommerce sales are estimated to reach 18.1% of global retail sales in 2021. As more businesses setup their eCommerce platforms, experts predict that the industry will continue to grow as it did in the last five years.

DesignRush, a B2B marketplace that connects brands with agencies, has released the second quarterly (Q2) list of the top eCommerce experts to hire. The list features experts in:

The top eCommerce experts worldwide, according to DesignRush’s Q2 list, are:

  • A1 Future Technologies –
  • Aelieve, LLC –
  • Afritech Media –
  • Ahy Consulting –
  • Anderson Collaborative –
  • Athena Media Singapore –
  • Bhavitra Technologies –
  • Blue Owl –
  • Boomerang Business BDeveloper Services LLP –
  • BroSolutions –
  • Catapult Revenue –
  • CO-WELL Asia –
  • CodeToWP by appwise –
  • CognitiveClouds –
  • Comrade Digital Marketing –
  • Creative Solutions –
  • Cut2Code –
  • DigiGround –
  • Digital Operative –
  • Dobies Health Marketing –
  • Dotline Digital Technologies –
  • Eltrino –
  • Emizentech –
  • Evestar –
  • Exposit –
  • Fermion Infotech –
  • FMEextensions –
  • Fortitude –
  • GoDaddy Dave Premier Marketing Agency –
  • Growwwise –
  • HMG Creative –
  • Hooked On Code –
  • HTML Pro –
  • Innovative Flare –
  • IntexSoft –
  • ISHIR –
  • Lion’s Share Digital –
  • Marketing Wire –
  • Matchbox Design Group –
  • Maven eCommerce –
  • Maverick Agency –
  • Minerva Infotech –
  • Netwise –
  • Onex Yazilim –
  • Osmond Marketing –
  • PixoLabo –
  • Polcode –
  • QPSoftware Web Agency –
  • RedAlkemi Online –
  • Scalan Labs –
  • SEO Agency Mumbai –
  • Servicii SEO Bucuresti –
  • Shawn DeWolfe Consulting –
  • Sites by Sara –
  • Skelia –
  • Social Link –
  • Stackk –
  • Storm Brain –
  • Suria International Services Pte. Ltd –
  • Swenson HE –
  • Techliance –
  • Tekli Digital Marketing –
  • The Weird Company –
  • Tulumi Digital Marketing –
  • UPQODE –
  • VeecoTech –
  • WebServ –
  • Xtreme Websites –
  • Zfort Group –
  • Ziggle Tech Inc. –

Brands can explore the top eCommerce companies by location, size, average hourly rate and portfolio on DesignRush.

About DesignRush: is a B2B marketplace connecting brands with agencies. DesignRush features the top agencies around the world, including the best Digital Agencies, Logo Design, Branding, Digital Marketing, Website Design, eCommerce Web Design Companies, and more.

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