Over the past decade, most of the advancement in e-commerce has happened in the consumer market. Technologies have rapidly evolved, empowering consumer brands to create great buying experiences that their customers love.

The next big wave of e-commerce growth will happen in the B2B market, Foox believes. These brands are turning to their B2C peers for guidance on how to take advantage of modern technology to create buying experiences that differentiate them from their competitors and help them seize a greater share of the market. He says, “The next big wave of growth for e-commerce is in the B2B market, and in order to take advantage of it, B2B brands are trying to create websites that let their customers buy much like they would from a B2C site, such as Amazon or Zappos.”

4. Internet of things

The internet of things has taken website development to a new level. According to Technavio, IoT will grow by 31.72 percent between now and 2019. The new report draws attention to the increasing number of smart connected devices, which is expected to pass 17 billion in the next five years.

Gartner predicts that at least half of the IoT development will come from startups that have been in business for less than three years.

By linking smart objects to the internet, IoT enables an exchange of data that was never possible before. Thomas Peham from UserSnap says the more devices being connected, the more we’ll find web developers coming up with upgraded solutions to help users control and communicate with their everyday gadgets and equipment.