Laughing Squid Vendors, The Awesome Products and Services We Use For Our Company

Rackspace

photo by Scott Beale

People often ask us what companies we use for various products and services, so we thought it would be good to put together a list of Laughing Squid vendors. We’ll update this list over time as we add use new products and services.

Laughing Squid Blog Resources

Laughing Squid is proudly run on the wonderful open source blogging script WordPress, along with the Jetpack plugin and VaultPress backup service. The WordPress theme we use runs on the Genesis Theme Framework.

Some other services we use for the blog are MailChimp (email list), Google Analytics (traffic statistics), Google AdSense (advertising), Amazon.com Associates (referral program) and CloudFlare (traffic optimization).

Managed Hosting & Data Center

The cloud hosting infrastructure that we use for our web hosting operations is provided by Rackspace based out of San Antonio. They have been really great, living up to their motto of “Fanatical Support”. We are one of their oldest customers and have been with them since May 1999. Here’s my photos from my visits to Rackspace in 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2014.

For our web hosting service we use FreshBooks (billing), Zendesk (support), Stripe (payment processing) and FormStack (forms).

Company-Wide Tools

We use Slack for communication within our company, Asana for project management and Quip for collaboration on documents.

Fulfillment

For our fulfillment services we use NoonaCo in San Francisco, run by our good friend Helena “Noona” Nolan. They do all of the packing and shipping for our t-shirts, mugs, stickers and poster sets orders, as well as run our online store.

Stickers

People love our Laughing Squid stickers and we print them by the thousands at StickerGiant. They make quality vinyl stickers, with a quick turn-around and are able to match the PMS 360 green we use, as well as the occasional custom color.

T-Shirts

We have our Laughing Squid t-shirts screen printed by the great folks at Ape Do Good Printing in San Francisco. Here’s my write-up on Ape Do Good, which includes some photos I shot of their shop.

Buttons

We have our Laughing Squid buttons made by One Inch Round in San Francisco.

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