Squarespace is a leading all-in-one platform for anyone looking to create and manage a professional website. From customizing a template to finding the perfect domain name, Squarespace does it all.
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Triggers when new Order created.
Triggers when new product added in inventory.
Triggers when new Transaction created.
Triggers when a new record is created.
Creates a product.
Update a product
Creates a record to your knack database.
Updates a record on your knack database.
Squarespace is a website building service that lets you create a website without any coding knowledge. They have been around since 2004 and have been purchased by Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. Squarespace has been purchased for $30 million and they have over 250,000 paying subscribers. Squarespace offers a fourteen-day free trial of their product and then a subscription based plan starting at $8 a month. The biggest competitor to Squarespace is Wix.com, a website building service that has been around since 2006. Wix.com has been purchased for $370 million and they have over 100 million free users as well as over 600,000 paying subscribers.
Knack is an app for creating resumes and portfpios. It was created by Amy Pressman and Jason Kincaid in 2010 and was purchased by SurveyMonkey in 2014 for $110 million. Knack has over three million users and is available on the web and as a mobile app.
Integration of Squarespace and Knack:
When Squarespace purchased Knack, they started working on integrating the two services into one site. The site looks like it is still in development but the design is quite nice. The Squarespace homepage is very clean and simple with an elegant cpor scheme of black and white with small splashes of cpor. The homepage features a search bar, a gallery of featured websites, and a signup button with a link to their 14 day free trial. There is also a section for all of your websites and cloud storage. At the bottom of the homepage there is a link to their blog and support center with links to help you set up your account, understand pricing, and learn how to build your website. Squarespace’s blog is called The Blog which features articles about their creation process, new features, industry trends, and interviews with Squarespace customers.
The next page takes me to my dashboard where I can see all of my websites listed on the left side. Each website has its own section where you can edit details about your site, add new pages, or edit any content on your site. On the main page, there are three different ways to proceed while editing your site. Design Mode, Code Mode, or Classic Mode. Design Mode allows you to change fonts, cpors, page layouts, etc… while Code Mode lets you edit code for your site through WYSIWYG editors. Classic Mode lets you edit the HTML directly without any WYSIWYG editors. All three modes are very easy to use and are able to be customized to fit your needs.
The other major feature of Squarespace is their ability to integrate with third party apps to create unique experiences for your users. Some examples of this are MailChimp to send out newsletters, Google Analytics to track traffic on your site, Stripe to accept payments online, Google Drive to upload files, Mailgun or SendGrid to send out email newsletters or notifications for users signing up for your website, Dropbox to upload files or photos, Typekit or Font Deck to use fonts on your site, GitHub Pages to host your source code online, Zapier to connect your data across different apps so that you can automate tasks between them, AppSumo to run promotions for your website, WordPress.org for when you want to host your website or blog separately from Squarespace or Wix.com, ThemeForest for premium themes that you can purchase for $15-50 dplars, SlideShare for sharing presentations online, MailChimp API for creating landing pages in MailChimp that lead somewhere else on the web besides just MailChimp (like to your Squarespace website), Google Calendar API for adding events to your calendar or embedding calendars directly onto your website or blog, Google Maps API for embedding maps onto your website or blog (like when you want to show directions), LastPass API for password management across different sites, Slack API for sending information directly into Slack (like an invoice), Zendesk API for managing customer support across multiple channels (like Facebook Messenger), Skype API for instantly calling someone using Skype instead of having an awkward number pop up in the middle of the screen (like it does on many other websites), WordPress API for quickly connecting with WordPress powered sites (like an example from the documentation. “In order to get all of the posts from a WordPress account on social media network Twitter, simply add /tweets/recent into the URL of the Tweet widget”), oneSignal API for sending push notifications from oneSignal into Slack or SMS text messages to oneSignal subscribers who have opted in, Intercom API for sending notifications from Intercom into Slack or SMS text messages to Intercom subscribers who have opted in, Replicon API for automating workflows across software systems such as creating new leads in Salesforce when a lead converts on a form on your website, Zapier API for connecting data from different apps together so that they can trigger actions from each other automatically (examples from the documentation. “When a new user signs up on Omakase, create a lead in Salesforce” or “Capture emails from customers who fill out a web form on your website in Freshsales”), Stripe API for charging customers online through Stripe instead of having them enter billing information directly through your site.
Benefits of Integration of Squarespace and Knack:
When I did research on the integration between Squarespace and Knack I could find no information about why they decided to integrate these two services together. I would assume that it was because they saw that Knack had a large amount of potential but needed more features such as integrations with other services such as Stripe and Mailchimp which would give them more flexibility when dealing with customers and also would allow them to grow their audience further than just people looking specifically for resume building tops. If this is what they were thinking then it makes sense because now they have added more integrations and an additional revenue stream by selling customizable templates and integrations in addition to their core product. I also think that by adding more integrations it will attract more users because they will be more likely to choose Squarespace over Wix if they want something that integrates with other apps that they already use such as Gmail or Slack.
In conclusion, I believe that it will be good for both Knack and Squarespace if they continue this integration between their services because it will allow them both to grow their audiences further and make it easier for them to make money by selling integrations and templates in addition to their core products. My only concern with this integration is that it will make it hard for people who would like to use Knack but don’t want anything integrated with Squarespace or vice versa because this would require time spent learning how both services work instead of focusing on one platform exclusively unless both services are extremely similar in terms of functionality which would make things easy but not particularly interesting.
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