Squarespace

A website makes it real.

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Squarespace Overview

What is Squarespace?

Squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence. Look like an expert right from the start with award-winning templates for your website, online store or portfolio. Customize the design to fit your personal style and professional needs. Get found in search by more people with powerful SEO tools. Learn where your website traffic is coming from, what your visitors are looking for, and how they’re interacting with your content or products with in-depth Analytics tools.

Squarespace Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$12,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Websites:
Personal: $12/month (billed annually) or $16/month (billed monthly).
Business: $18/month (billed annually) or $26/month (billed monthly).

Online Stores:
Commerce Basic: $26/month (billed annually) or $30/month (billed monthly).
Commerce Advanced: $40/month (billed annually) or $46/month (billed monthly).


Squarespace Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 3 others, Japan, Germany, Brazil
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Media

Template
Squarespace screenshot: Template

Squarespace Reviews

Squarespace Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
1229

Very good
532

Average
98

Poor
18

Terrible
4

Value for Money
4,3
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,4
94% recommended this app
Jane R.

Great design, great features, great support

I was first introduced to Squarespace when I hired someone to design the website for my business, and he showed me how to make changes myself. From there I started to play with it and ended up creating simple websites for several clients, many of whom were then able to take over their own upkeep and maintenance. And in the three years I've been working with Squarespace sites, the features and support have only improved. I also love that they're very attuned to what's trending in graphic design, so their templates never look dated.


Alyssa P.

Squarespace is my favorite web design platform as a boutique web designer

I love Squarespace. I've been using it for over 3 years and have been able to quickly produce several websites with it. I'm a little disappointed by how much Squarespace is limited on design, but the tradeoff is worth it with how easy their platform integrates e-commerce, email marketing, scheduling, and inventory management all-in-one.


Verified Reviewer

Squarespace, perhaps the best first-generation low-code website builder

Squarespace is our goto for standard business sites including our site; we run heavy ecommece clients on Shopify, and anything more advanced on Duda or WordPress.

Squarespace does win the first-gen low-code war -- way ahead of Weebly, Wix, or some of the others. The platform needs to decide which next market to focus on to continue to be relevant as Duda, Versoly, and other 2nd-gen platforms emerge.


Cathie C.

Not as easy as it used to be

I love the look. The feel. The elegant templates. It’s very clean but the challenge in building has pushed me back to a competitor to build a different site.


Kinsey V.

Web Design, but make it fun.

I first started using Squarespace under another Photographer, whom I was managing their studio and day to day "to-do's". I took over her website maintenance and blog, to which was surprisingly easy to navigate. I loved how I was able to read analytics and see what content was working and what was not. The sleek layouts made a few easy clicks look like I spent 4 years in web design. So it was really a no brainer when I decided to start my own business; I knew I would be showing my work to the world through Squarespace. There is just something about the designs of these Squarespace websites that look stunningly polished and exceptionally functional.


Jane R.
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great design, great features, great support

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/12/13
Review Source: Capterra

I was first introduced to Squarespace when I hired someone to design the website for my business, and he showed me how to make changes myself. From there I started to play with it and ended up creating simple websites for several clients, many of whom were then able to take over their own upkeep and maintenance. And in the three years I've been working with Squarespace sites, the features and support have only improved. I also love that they're very attuned to what's trending in graphic design, so their templates never look dated.

Pros

The aesthetic. Squarespace's design templates are fresh, current, and appealing to begin with, which provides a lot of options for customization.

Cons

It's not the most intuitive interface ever, but that said, they provide outstanding how-to articles and videos and infinitely patient customer support, so it's not hard to figure out how to do what you want to do, even if you have no coding experience.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Alyssa P.
Industry: Design
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Squarespace is my favorite web design platform as a boutique web designer

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/04
Review Source: Capterra

I love Squarespace. I've been using it for over 3 years and have been able to quickly produce several websites with it. I'm a little disappointed by how much Squarespace is limited on design, but the tradeoff is worth it with how easy their platform integrates e-commerce, email marketing, scheduling, and inventory management all-in-one.

Pros

Squarespace is clean, sophisticated, modern, easy to use, and has built-in features such as domain purchasing, email marketing, scheduling, and e-commerce that make it easy to run a business. With Squarespace, I can trust that my clients will be able to manage their website 100% by themselves once I finish designing it for them. With other platforms (like Wordpress), I cannot guarantee the same. I also like how transparent Squarespace's pricing and plans are. It's so easy to upgrade or downgrade as your needs change. In Squarespace, I can design a high-quality website extremely fast and share the draft with my clients easily.

Cons

Squarespace is the least flexible of all the web design platforms that I work with in terms of design customization. There are a lot of different types of widgets and ways to display content that simply aren't available on Squarespace because the platform limits what you can change in the design (probably to prevent websites from turning out bad). I've also noticed that Squarespace websites typically load slower than some of the websites I've built on other platforms like Webflow and Duda.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Squarespace, perhaps the best first-generation low-code website builder

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/26
Review Source: Capterra

Squarespace is our goto for standard business sites including our site; we run heavy ecommece clients on Shopify, and anything more advanced on Duda or WordPress.

Squarespace does win the first-gen low-code war -- way ahead of Weebly, Wix, or some of the others. The platform needs to decide which next market to focus on to continue to be relevant as Duda, Versoly, and other 2nd-gen platforms emerge.

Pros

Squarespace makes it easy to get websites up quickly -- we've built three, and all went from zero to launch within three days. If you just need some standard startup landing pages, Squarespace is for you.

Their customer support is great if about the basic blocks.

Cons

Squarespace has some gotchas that make for substantial challenges beyond the first few months of business unless you're willing to either pay for external plugins or write code, and that comes with several major caveats, such as:

* weird things such as sliders for images simply don't exist
* custom CSS only applies at the site and not the page level
* spacing is somewhat odd with no fine-grain control
* certain JS plugins simply don't work on the site
* there is NO undo of any unkind except plaintext
* there is NO copy/paste or page templating

Perhaps the biggest issue is that it feels like Squarespace is trying to straddle the fence between being the leading CMS and the leading ecommerce platform and as a result it is neither. Frankly, the basic site experience is such that we'd be very reticent to ever deploy the ecommerce capability for a client, and so we use it for customers with mostly static content who blog a couple of times / week or less.

The lack of premium support for code issues further hampers their market share -- adding that as an option might provide more revenue for them and a way forward, as few other platforms do.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Cathie C.
Industry: Consumer Services
Company size: Self Employed

Not as easy as it used to be

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/22
Review Source: Capterra

I love the look. The feel. The elegant templates. It’s very clean but the challenge in building has pushed me back to a competitor to build a different site.

Pros

When I started using square space it was a bit intimidating but after getting my site set up it was fine and I felt confident. I left it a while and came back and now feel lost. I don’t feel confident changing much.

Cons

I feel it has become more developer friendly and less novice friendly. I used to be able to navigate fairly well.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 3.0/10

Kinsey V.
Industry: Photography
Company size: Self Employed

Web Design, but make it fun.

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/12/11
Review Source: Capterra

I first started using Squarespace under another Photographer, whom I was managing their studio and day to day "to-do's". I took over her website maintenance and blog, to which was surprisingly easy to navigate. I loved how I was able to read analytics and see what content was working and what was not. The sleek layouts made a few easy clicks look like I spent 4 years in web design. So it was really a no brainer when I decided to start my own business; I knew I would be showing my work to the world through Squarespace. There is just something about the designs of these Squarespace websites that look stunningly polished and exceptionally functional.

Pros

As a former user of Wordpress, I found Squarespace to be a breath of fresh air. I've be using it since 2014 and have never looked back. It actually made designing my website and grabbing analytics fun! When navigating the software, it felt like I had been here before. It was so easy to find the tools and customize the fonts and sizing to my preferences. Adding pictures in where I need them is easy and the layouts they offer display my work in such a beautiful fashion that even I'm blown away. All in all, I love this software because it offers so many different themes and customizations without being confusing. It's actually fun and I love that a blog is included with my site. It's like a whole other site to customize and tweak to your taste. I was never a blogger before but now I don't have a choice, Squarespace makes it too easy to make excuses now.

Cons

There are very few things that come to mind when talking about disliking this software. I do wish there was a larger library of fonts readily available for each area of customization, across all themes.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,4/10
Based on 1 881 user ratings
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Squarespace Pricing

Squarespace Pricing

Starting from
US$12,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Websites:
Personal: $12/month (billed annually) or $16/month (billed monthly).
Business: $18/month (billed annually) or $26/month (billed monthly).

Online Stores:
Commerce Basic: $26/month (billed annually) or $30/month (billed monthly).
Commerce Advanced: $40/month (billed annually) or $46/month (billed monthly).

Websites:
Personal: $12/month (billed annually) or $16/month (billed monthly).
Business: $18/month (billed annually) or $26/month (billed monthly).

Online Stores:
Commerce Basic: $26/month (billed annually) or $30/month (billed monthly).
Commerce Advanced: $40/month (billed annually) or $46/month (billed monthly).

Value for Money
4,3/5
Based on 1 881 user ratings
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Squarespace Features

Squarespace Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for Squarespace

Additional information for Squarespace

Key features of Squarespace

  • 24/7 Email Support
  • Analytics
  • Blogging
  • Built-in Mobile Websites
  • Custom Domain
  • Free Google Fonts
  • Free Typekit Fonts
  • Image Manager
  • Multiple Contributors
  • Powerful Social Integrations
  • SEO
  • Save to Google Docs, MailChimp or Email
  • Style Editor
  • Wide range of tamplates

Benefits

The leader in web design: Stand out with an unrivaled set of templates.
The web’s most expressive stores: Create a beautiful store to showcase your products at their absolute best.
Powerful marketing tools: Grow your audience and maximize your success with Email Campaigns and SEO tools.
In-depth Analytics: Learn where your website traffic is coming from, what your visitors are looking for, and how they’re interacting with your content or products.
Award-winning 24/7 customer support: Get personalized support from our Customer Care Team via email or live chat.

Squarespace FAQs

Squarespace FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Squarespace.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Squarespace offer?

Squarespace offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$12,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Websites: Personal: $12/month (billed annually) or $16/month (billed monthly). Business: $18/month (billed annually) or $26/month (billed monthly). Online Stores: Commerce Basic: $26/month (billed annually) or $30/month (billed monthly). Commerce Advanced: $40/month (billed annually) or $46/month (billed monthly).

Q. What are the main features of Squarespace?

Squarespace offers the following features:

  • 24/7 Email Support
  • Analytics
  • Blogging
  • Built-in Mobile Websites
  • Custom Domain
  • Free Google Fonts
  • Free Typekit Fonts
  • Image Manager
  • Multiple Contributors
  • Powerful Social Integrations
  • SEO
  • Save to Google Docs, MailChimp or Email
  • Style Editor
  • Wide range of tamplates

Q. Who are the typical users of Squarespace?

Squarespace has the following typical customers:

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Q. What languages does Squarespace support?

Squarespace supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Squarespace offer?

Squarespace has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Squarespace support mobile devices?

Squarespace supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Squarespace integrate with?

Squarespace integrates with the following applications:

Bitium, Bookeo, Checkfront, Hotjar, LeadDyno, Peek Pro Tour Operators, ShipStation, Shipwire, Stripe, Zoho SalesIQ

Q. What level of support does Squarespace offer?

Squarespace offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials, Forum