Slickstream now supports email integration with ConvertKit. That means that if you manage newsletter subscribers using ConvertKit, you can automatically upload all sign-ups on your website via Slickstream.

Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Get your ConvertKit API Key

Sign into your ConvertKit account. In the menu in the top-right corner, select "Account Settings". When this is open, make sure you are on the Account Info tab. On this page, you should see your API Key there -- a random set of letters and digits. Copy this string.

Step 2: Go to the Integrations page in your Slickstream portal

You can access your portal by signing in from slickstream.com. (If you have not already signed in before, contact our support team and we'll make sure to help you get started.)

Once you are signed in, if you have multiple sites on Slickstream, be sure to choose the appropriate one, and under it, select Integrations.

Step 3: Create a new ConvertKit integration

On the Integrations page, click the "Connect ConvertKit" button. Paste the API Key that you got in step 1 into the API Key input field here. Click on Save. If everything worked, you should see that the integration is active.

You're almost done!

Step 4: Decide what to do with your new subscribers

Return to ConvertKit. Click on the Subscribers tab. In the bottom right corner, you should see two new tags listed, each starting with "slickstream". Whenever someone signs up using Slickstream on your site, we will add that subscriber into the "slickstream" tag. If they have checked the "notify me about new content" checkbox when signing up, we will also add them to the "slickstream-contact-allowed" tag.

As soon as you create the integration, we will start uploading subscribers -- including those that had previously signed up. So you may already have some email addresses associated with these tags.

Now you can decide what you want to do with these subscribers. You will probably want to use the Automation tab in ConvertKit to automatically add these subscribers into one of your lists -- such as those who will receive your newsletter. You can read about how to do that here.

 


 

Slickstream Customers with Multiple Sites

If you have multiple websites that use Slickstream, you can integrate each of them with ConvertKit following the same instructions listed above, even if they are being integrated into the same ConvertKit.

For each site, we create a separate pair of tags. Each tag name has a suffix that indicates the hostname associated with the site from which the subscribers are being uploaded. So, for example, if you have two sites, foo.com and bar.com, when you integrate both of them into the same ConvertKit account, you will find tags, "slickstream for foo.com", "slickstream-contact-allowed for foo.com", "slickstream for bar.com" and "slickstream-contact-allowed for bar.com".

We do this so that you can handle these subscribers differently depending on which site they signed up on. If the same subscriber signs up on two different sites, then that subscriber will have tags from both sites.

Topics: Engagement Suite, Documentation

Kingston Duffie

Written by Kingston Duffie

Kingston is the CEO/CTO of Slickstream.

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