Squarespace

4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

4.6
Overall rating
Reviews

About Squarespace

Squarespace helps users create websites and offers an e-commerce solution for small and midsize businesses for building online stores. Squarespace e-commerce solutions allow users to sell products and services, as well as manage inventory, shipping, accounts and taxes. Squarespace stores allow users to upload unlimited products to their website. Users are provided with an interactive drag-and-drop sorting tool and tags and categories to organize and manage their products. The built-in analytics tool of Squarespace helps users track customer behavior, revenue, units sold, orders and traffic in real time. The mobile app of store management lets users manage orders and inventory, scan tracking bar codes, issue returns and fulfill orders. Squarespace e-commerce websites provide unlimited hosting with level 1 PCI compliance and 128-bit security SSL encryption security. It has multiple payment methods including credit cards through Stripe, Apple Pay and PayPal.
Squarespace Software - Create product page
Squarespace Software - Edit product details
Squarespace Software - Orders on mobile app
Squarespace Software - Inventory on mobile app
Squarespace Software - Pending overview on mobile
Squarespace Software - User roles
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Squarespace pricing

Squarespace does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Squarespace paid version starts at USD 16.00/month.

Starting Price:
USD 16.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Squarespace Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.3
Functionality
4.3
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 2,952 View all reviews
Jenna
Jenna
  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 04/08/2019

The Best AND Easiest Website-Creating Software You Will Ever Use!

Squarespace has saved me time, money, and has allowed me to expand my photography business over the past 5 years by providing the perfect place for clients to find me online. Plus, I get SO many compliments on my website! People always comment on how it is professional, clean, and easy to navigate.

Pros

When I first started looking for a platform to create a website for my fledgling photography business nearly 5 years ago, there were a few specific characteristics I was seeking: I needed the platform to be easy to use, quick to set up, and to showcase my photos in an optimal way to potential clients. I found all of that and more with Squarespace! I was able to get my website set up in just a few days and was able to do it without any tears or that "I'm going to pull my hair out!" feeling. If anything, it was the complete opposite! I couldn't believe how easy everything was to set up and how professional my website looked.

Cons

The ONE thing I wish Squarespace had more of: more creative templates. Their website templates are a great, solid "skeleton" (if you will), but you definitely have to put extra work in if you want to make your website stand out from others who utilize the same template.

Alternatives Considered

Wix and WordPress

Reasons for Switching to Squarespace

Squarespace was the easiest to get set up - fast. And it's the easiest to maintain, in my opinion! Many of my colleagues talk about their website woes, and about how hard it is to change certain things on their site. With Squarespace's intuitive drag and drop features (perfect for people who want to stay away from code!), anything can be easily changed at the click of a button.
Benjamin
Benjamin
  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 08/08/2023

A powerful website building solution

Squarespace has been a strong tool for my photography business. It's allowed me to easily create and update a portfolio website. While there are some customization limits I've been happy with Squarespace overall for years;

Pros

Squarespace offers great design templates, a user-friendly interface, and buit-in, reliable features. Gone are the days of dealing with plugins, updates and other headaches that come with some other tools.

Cons

I've run into some customization limitations, their update to the most current version was far from seamless, requiring customers to rebuild their sites rather than be upgradeable. There are cheaper options out there for sure as well.

Alternatives Considered

Webflow

Reasons for Choosing Squarespace

I was tired of dealing with template updates, hosting issues, plugins etc.

Switched From

WordPress

Reasons for Switching to Squarespace

I like the end design of many webflow projects but it didn't seem as easy to build and manage on a day to day basis.
Amy
  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 01/04/2024

Great blogging platform

Pros

There are lots of capabilities and features built into this blogging platform, and after a bit of a learning curve, I can take advantage of most of them.

Cons

It took me a bit longer than other blogging platforms to master, but it really is intuitive and packs a lot of tools.

Sonja
  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
1
Features
1
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
1

1
Reviewed on 18/03/2024

Customer service and support woeful

Terrible customer and I'm leaving the platform and taking my business elsewhere

Pros

An option for e-commerce transactions and onsite transactions

Cons

The customer service experience when I experienced an issue was subpar. Completely inflexible and quite frankly condescending with generic answers and no actual help offered

Nicole
  • Industry: Graphic Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 19/01/2024

Great for DIYers

Overall, I always recommend it as an viable option to my clients to choose from when helping them build a website because of its' user-friendly and low learning curve.

Pros

Squarespace offers beautiful templates and an easy-to-use platform to quickly and easily set up a website. It's also easy for me to teach my clients how to manage it effectively.

Cons

It is limited in its' design options and flexibility so if you're more advanced in web design, it might not be the right platform for you unless you're very well-versed in coding. I also find it a bit expensive considering its' restrictions.

Alternatives Considered

Wix and WordPress

Reasons for Choosing Squarespace

Thought it might be better. Wanted to try it out for myself.

Switched From

Wix

Reasons for Switching to Squarespace

Squarespace was different than Wix (so wanted to try it out) and less complicated than Wordpress.

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