eCommerce is among the most effective and simplest ways of selling goods online, but online merchants often find it a little more challenging. Thanks to SaaS software, online retailers may perform these routine operations in a streamlined manner. One of SaaS software's core principles is the need to enable integration with various shopping services and platforms. Online store owners have at their fingertips a large range of shopping platforms, including the option of selling on many online markets. That's why the implementation and support of shopping platforms integration can be important for any SaaS software vendor.
Integrating with shopping platforms gives you the ability to grow your market and the more shopping carts your SaaS application supports, the larger the chances of addressing the needs of a larger number of online shop owners. That's also why you, as the SaaS app vendor, need to consider incorporating your SaaS software solution with as many eCommerce sites as possible since you and your clients will benefit immensely from this sort of incorporation.
API2Cart has announced support to Squarespace upon your requests. This ensures one more way of attracting more customers for you and expanding market dominance. Throughout this article, we'll show you why Squarespace integration is important for you as a SaaS app supplier.
Why Squarespace Integration is Worth Considering?
As you may know, you can create a website using Squarespace in no time, with its drag-and-drop feature to see precisely what you are doing. Squarespace allows to build a website without learning a piece of code or needing to find web hosting.
Since its launch, Squarespace has enhanced with relatively cheap domains, SSL encryption, real-time carrier shipment, abandoned carts retrieval, automated discounts, and much more. According to BuiltWith, it was used to build 1.8 million websites, which means that Squarespace integration is a massive opportunity for SaaS service providers to draw more potential clients. It is extremely popular in the United States (2 million stores), the United Kingdom (153.000 stores), Canada (94.000 stores), Australia (93.000 stores), and Germany (24.000 stores).
>After developing a viable Squarespace integration and after connecting your software to the Squarespace APIs, you’ll be able to:
- Access stock information and inventory, order history for subscription orders and one-time purchases or from imported orders from third-party channels
- Manage products and customers
- Access all financial transactions for orders
- Use the webhook to subscribe to notifications from websites
Nevertheless, you must be cautious that attempting to access clients’ stores built on various systems requires considerable technological skill, as each system has its unique way to store data. Therefore, developing several integration methods will require a long time and demand some investment in capital, which we will discuss below.
Facts about Squarespace API
The Squarespace Commerce API offers a wide range of functionality.
The Squarespace Inventory API allows you to read and edit product data. Orders API provides information about active orders and completed orders. Products API lets you manage product lists and images, whereas Profiles API gives you access to customer profiles, order histories, and search patterns. Finally, Transaction API provides access to transaction history data.
What Challenges You May Face When Developing Shopping Cart Integration?
As we analyze the integration of shopping platforms we might fairly conclude that it is one of the most challenging tasks for any business that provides some kind of eCommerce products. Integrating with shopping platforms creates different challenges, some of which are listed below:
- It takes a long time for each implementation, and it's the same for Squarespace integration.
- Developing integration may take several weeks or longer if you're doing it yourself.
- Integration is a difficult task that requires massive effort, experience, and knowledge. Also, it takes at least a month to complete single incorporation. So, you can assume how long it will take for your developers to build numerous integrations with eCommerce platforms.
- Perhaps the biggest issue with integration with the numerous shopping platforms is the introduction of their updated versions. Your programmers could have designed the integrations based on the previous versions of the systems. Thus, while attempting to access updated versions of the data, you may encounter some issues.
All these aspects make the integration of shopping carts very complicated, so finding a way to make it simpler is crucial. The easiest thing you could do is to use a ready-made shopping platform integration solution like API2Cart, as this API platform has already implemented integration with over 40 eCommerce platforms, including Squarespace.
Your Squarespace API Integration Solution
As mentioned above, the integration with multiple shopping platforms takes considerable time, money and commitment. The excellent news is that you can comfortably connect with Squarespace via API2Cart without investing a lot of money, time and energy on that integration.
Moreover, you will be able to integrate not only with Squarespace but also with over 40 shopping platforms such as WooCommerce, Magento, PrestaShop, BigCommerce, OpenCart, Shopify, and many more. API2Cart enables you to work with orders, products, customers, shipments, and other eCommerce store data.
Other benefits from using API2Cart:
- unified API that eliminates the need to build separate integration for each platform
- synchronize data from stores with your product in real-time via webhooks enabled
- avoid the need to maintain the integrations and add new cart versions
- full technical support and opportunity to get any customization you will require
- escape mapping headaches
Having a reliable integration with eCommerce platforms, software providers can implement the following functionalities:
- order import
- inventory synchronization
- shipment creation
- product management
- order status updates
- report automation
- other import features
API2Cart is constantly adding new supported methods and is working to add additional versions of the carts and support for additional platforms. If you are looking for an easy way to develop Squarespace integration, try API2Cart.
If you have any questions about API2Cart and how it can help you solve your business needs, please contact us. We are always ready to help you with any matter. Moreover, we provide you with a FREE 30-days trial for you to try out all the needed methods in real-time. So, start getting benefits from eCommerce integrations via API2Cart.
July 19, 2021 on 2:07 pm
Hi there– I have a new client who sells software and wants to add Saas Agreements to their products for checkout. Sounds like your service is the perfect integration for them. Would love to chat with someone to be sure.
Basically, what’s missing in squarespace is the option to have document/page pop up after a product “add to card” form. We can do the product form to capture the lead, but want a pop up with the Saas agreement and a click box, “I accept these terms and conditions” to proceed. It is critical the form from step one still submits even if they “abandon cart” on the agreement.
Can this sort of journey be accomplished with your integration? Thanks!
July 19, 2021 on 2:49 pm
Hi! API2Cart allows software providers to get a list of products, orders, customers, categories, add this data, update and synchronize. We do not create pop-ups or landing pages.