Nitin Lahoti

186 Flips | 24 Magazines | 3 Likes | 5 Following | 11 Followers | @N3Lahoti | Entrepreneur. I'm passionate about technology, startups, UX/UI design, mobility, digital marketing and product ideation.

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

UPS bets on blockchain as the future of the trillion-dollar shipping industry

The world is run by trade. Freight and logistics in the U.S. alone account for nearly $1.5 trillion annually (2015 data). As the world’s economies scale up, that number is only expected to increase as we become more dependent on the international supply chain for our goods and services.<p>The …

5 Selling Dos And Don'ts Every Sales Leader Should Know

As with any field, sales is littered with nuggets of wisdom and blatant misconceptions alike. The challenge for sales leaders then becomes being able to tell which is which. To help you differentiate the good advice from the not so good advice, here are five sales techniques that I’ve found to work …

Selling

Luxe, a startup that valet parks your car when you can’t find a spot, just raised $50 million from Hertz

That's why rental-car company Hertz just made a $50 million strategic investment in Luxe, a San Francisco-based startup that makes it its job to handle the parking for you.<p>Luxe works as a valet on-demand. In a way similar to Uber, you tap on an app when you need your car parked, and it tracks you …

Uber, Ola's Indian Legal Woes Put SoftBank's Funding in Firing Line

Though Meru lost an earlier antitrust suit versus Ola, lawyers and industry sources said that moves by SoftBank - already a major investor in Ola - …

Designing smart notifications

My phone buzzed. I was somewhere in Iceland. More than ten miles from my car and any other human being. Holding a phone with a dying battery. I …

UX Design

How to Design a Useful Wireframe

The backbone of a structured digital project, wireframing is one of the earliest and most important design activities. Wireframes allow the team to …

Copywriting in UI. Words that Make Design Go Round

Here in Tubik Blog we have discussed a lot of diverse aspects of design, including UX wireframing, layout, color palette, typography, appropriate …

UI Design

5 Classics Every Entrepreneur Should Make Time to Read | Inc.com

There are a few books out there that have stood the test of time in the business world. They helped shape the industry years ago, and they continue to remain true to this day. If you have high aspirations for yourself and haven't read these five books, you are doing yourself a disservice. They are …

Self-improvement

The 6 Essential UX Tools For Every Designer

By Hannah Atkin<p>It can be extremely intimidating to any UX designer, particularly someone just starting out, to navigate the overcrowded world of …

65 Questions Venture Capitalists Will Ask Startups

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Entrepreneurs need to be prepared in pitching their startup companies to a venture capitalist by …

10 hot design tools you absolutely must try

A recent design tools survey conducted by Khoi Vinh, one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America”, shows that Photoshop is slowly losing its popularity among designers.<p>Answers from over 4,000 participants hailing from almost 200 countries prove that designers are open to new …

Wireframing

The 6 Stages of a Startup | Inc.com

In my days as a VC I noticed several patterns when meeting with founders and asking a basic question -- "At what stage is your startup?" The story was important -- what problem they were solving, backgrounds, etc., but I also tried to focus on where they were in their company's lifecycle to get an …

Product Management

Microinteractions: The Secret of Great App Design

by Nick Babich<p>The best products do two things well: features and details. Features are what draw people to your product. <i>Details</i> are what keep them …

UI Design

Loyalty marketing platform AppCard raises $20M series B to prepare for mobile commerce revolution

AppCard, a mobile-first loyalty marketing program for small and medium-sized retailers, is announcing a $20 million Series B round, led by Alexander Rittweger and PLDT capital. PLDT Capital is the investment arm of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT, NYSE: PHI, PSE: TEL). Existing …

Platform 5 makes it easier than ever for web developers to wrestle with WordPress

WordPress is a necessary evil for many websites (ours included), but dealing with its clunky interface no longer has to be. PageLines is introducing Platform 5 for web developers, a set of plugins that offer drag-and-drop ease to compliment WordPress’ power.<p>Platform 5 also offers real-time editing, …

Web Design

Do You Need an Engineer? Answer These Questions First

There are some very talented engineers out there with the experience, intelligence, and empathy needed to work well in any company. They’re in high …

3 Steps to Conquering E-Commerce in 2016 | Inc.com

As with all industries, ecommerce has evolved over the last year. If you're looking to expand your business and connect with more consumers, this is a great time to try something new. Take a look at what has changed, what hasn't changed, and want you really should be doing to get and keep customers …

eCommerce

What Generation Z Is Teaching Us About E-Commerce

The youngest generation, Gen Z, understands there are a lot of different ways to solve any problem. The only real rule? It's gotta be fast.<p>Eight seconds.<p>That's how long you have to keep their attention.<p>Eight seconds.<p>At VentureBeat's Marketing.FWD conference here in New York City this week, Dana …

5 Things Ecommerce Customers Actually Want From Your Store

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What should you be focusing on to improve your ecommerce business? You undoubtedly have plenty of ideas of your own, and so do your team members and external stakeholders. Then there’s the seemingly endless advice from industry …

Five Mistakes New E Commerce Sites Should NEVER Do!

E Commerce has already taken over the way world functions. Everything can be bought and sold online now, thanks to the local online outreach that …

Marketing

How to Expand Your E-commerce Business Overseas

While the rise of e-commerce has broken down many of the barriers that once prevented business-owners from expanding overseas, there remain a number …

Customer Service

The Mind-Boggling Potential of Global D-Commerce

<b>E-commerce</b> is now part of everyone’s vocabulary. No matter how you spell it (ecommerce? eCommerce? Ecommerce? e-commerce? e-Commerce?), we all know …

eCommerce

Are You Making These 3 Ecommerce Website Design Mistakes? - Small Business Trends

The growth of the ecommerce industry has been very rapid over the past few years.<p>Many organizations and individuals are selling different products …

eCommerce

What These 3 ECommerce Apps Can Teach You About User Onboarding

User onboarding is the process of getting your users to succeed with your product right after they start using it. Your product’s onboarding …

Apps

The future of e-commerce? The combination of content and commerce.

<b>Phase 3 in e-commerce: the combination of content and commerce</b><p>If you take a good look around, you might discern some early examples of phase three. …

Infinite Scrolling, Pagination Or “Load More” Buttons? Usability Findings In eCommerce

What is the best UX pattern to display products on an e-commerce website: pagination, a “Load more” button or infinite scrolling? At Baymard …

eCommerce

How 3 Mega E-Commerce Websites Approach Title Tag Meta Description Optimization

Here’s a test: Google “fairy wings” right now. Your job is to quickly find which result will sell you a set of glitter fairy wings and preferably …

Do Visitors Trust Your Website? Start Instilling Website Trust

<b>Make Your Website More Trustworthy With These Elements</b><p><b>Do visitors trust your website?</b> You can’t expect to run a successful online business if …