Squarespace

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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
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India and 3 others, Japan, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Screenshots

Squarespace screenshot: Template
Squarespace screenshot: Template

Squarespace Reviews

Squarespace Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5
Excellent
1187

Very good
516

Average
94

Poor
17

Terrible
4

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.5
94% recommended this app
Derek N.

The best web design platform available

I am designing 99% of my clients websites on Squarespace. It helps me get to market faster and easier, and deliver a product my clients love.


Kayla H.

A Great Website Making Tool

Squarespace has made my online portfolio unique, eyecatching, and a great way to show off my work to prospective clients. They also consistently have great first time offers so if you are considering using their services you can almost always find it at a great deal.


Andrea C.

SquareSpace is a let-down. It's hard to use and is missing basic features. The marketing...

Overall, I hated using SquareSpace and I was so disappointed because I switched away from WordPress + Divi to give SquareSpace a whirl based on SquareSpace's amazing marketing. What a let down. I will never use SquareSpace again. My client wanted both of his sites designed in SquareSpace because he was also duped by the ads. I made one site and it took forever because I was constantly googling how to do something with code to get the site how we wanted it. If you use SquareSpace be prepared to be frustrated or to hire a developer. Basic functionality is missing and you can't copy anything you've done to use elsewhere. I wanted to duplicate the first site and modify it for the second. You can't do that. I had to make both sites from scratch. Support was absolutely terrible. Zero help compared to the awesome Divi support staff that has made my designing life so great for so many years (I'm not an affiliate, just a fan). Oh! And SquareSpace is expensive! You have to pay for each and every site. With WordPress, you pay for hosting somewhere, like Siteground, and you can add as many sites to that account as you like no charge. Squarespace has pretty templates that you can't modify pretty much at all, and it's expensive with terrible support. Do not choose SquareSpace as your CMS unless you are a developer. Awful.


Karl M.

Squarespace is beautiful, but lacks some basic functionality

Functional and beautiful when it works. Very limiting in the area of sales tax.


Verified Reviewer

Squarespace makes complicated tasks smooth and easy

It's been really good! I use Squarespace for my photography portfolio. Back in the day I coded my own websites and it was a pain in the butt. Having Squarespace as an option is just so much better. I can focus on the parts of the process that I enjoy.


Derek N.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

The best web design platform available

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/08/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I am designing 99% of my clients websites on Squarespace. It helps me get to market faster and easier, and deliver a product my clients love.

Pros

I have been designing websites professionally for over 15 years and it's very rare that I don't design on Squarespace for clients. It's easy to use, the templates are beautiful, and there are so many features and endless flexibility.

Cons

I wish custom code injection was available on the basic/personal levels. As of right now, you need to upgrade to the business account to inject any code in the header or footer.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kayla H.
Industry: Animation
Company size: Self Employed

A Great Website Making Tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 17/06/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Squarespace has made my online portfolio unique, eyecatching, and a great way to show off my work to prospective clients. They also consistently have great first time offers so if you are considering using their services you can almost always find it at a great deal.

Pros

It is easy to use, especially for someone who doesn't understand HTML like me. There are plenty of templates that fit each of my needs for my site as whole. I especially love the ways to set up picture galleries, which are most of what I have on there as I use it as an art portfolio.

Cons

Hooking up multiple domains to a single website can be a bit of a hassle, but eventually I was able to get mine running smoothly, and that is a very specific issue to have regardless.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Andrea C.
Industry: Design
Company size: Self Employed

SquareSpace is a let-down. It's hard to use and is missing basic features. The marketing fooled me!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 23/07/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I hated using SquareSpace and I was so disappointed because I switched away from WordPress + Divi to give SquareSpace a whirl based on SquareSpace's amazing marketing. What a let down. I will never use SquareSpace again. My client wanted both of his sites designed in SquareSpace because he was also duped by the ads. I made one site and it took forever because I was constantly googling how to do something with code to get the site how we wanted it. If you use SquareSpace be prepared to be frustrated or to hire a developer. Basic functionality is missing and you can't copy anything you've done to use elsewhere. I wanted to duplicate the first site and modify it for the second. You can't do that. I had to make both sites from scratch. Support was absolutely terrible. Zero help compared to the awesome Divi support staff that has made my designing life so great for so many years (I'm not an affiliate, just a fan). Oh! And SquareSpace is expensive! You have to pay for each and every site. With WordPress, you pay for hosting somewhere, like Siteground, and you can add as many sites to that account as you like no charge. Squarespace has pretty templates that you can't modify pretty much at all, and it's expensive with terrible support. Do not choose SquareSpace as your CMS unless you are a developer. Awful.

Pros

SquareSpace has beautiful templates. They are truly gorgeous. SquareSpace also has an easy-to-use sidebar of options that puts everything that you can do on the left side. The interface is as clean as the templates. Hosting of your site is done through Squarespace. That's it when it comes to pros. There are a ton of Cons to using SquareSpace.

Cons

As a WordPress user (who has also designed with Wix), SquareSpace falls short almost everywhere. You can't import your brand font—essential. You have to use code or a back-door solution with AdobeFonts. If you want 5 items in a row, no can do. You get 4 or 6. You can't drag the amount of padding around items and sections. You must use spacer blocks (time consuming and such a bad way to do things). There's no media storage! If you upload your photo it isn't stored anywhere for easy selection later. You must upload the same image multiple times whenever you need it—frustrating. Changes can't be made on individual copy styles. Squarespace sets up its CMS as a global system so if you want to change the way your font looks in just one place, you need to insert code (markdown block). You should be able to select it and change the size or colour. But no. It's CRAZY! So time-consuming. Missing basic word-processing functionality. Squarespace has no plugin options. You can't duplicate a page of your site and you can't duplicate your site! Everything is done from scratch! In WordPress, you download a .JSON file and upload it somewhere else and you're flying. Not with SquareSpace. You can't make your overlays look different per section. Everything applies globally. You can't add borders to images. The biggest CON? There's no undo! No revision history. If you delete something accidentally, it's gone forever. Support is terrible. Every answer is "you can't do that" or "try to find code.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Karl M.
Industry: Sporting Goods
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Squarespace is beautiful, but lacks some basic functionality

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/03/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Functional and beautiful when it works. Very limiting in the area of sales tax.

Pros

Squarespace makes it easy to build a nice website without too much coding know-how. It's very flexible, even for taking orders for customized products.

Cons

Squarespace lacks the basic function of making certain products tax-free. For instance, we don't have sales tax on clothing in MN, but we do on hard goods. If you sell both of these products on your website, your out of luck because the tax setting are tied to location only, not products. This makes selling both retail and wholesale through the same site virtually impossible without some serious workarounds. Myself and many other people have made squarespace aware of this basic issue for more than 3 years, but insofar they haven't come up with any solutions.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Squarespace makes complicated tasks smooth and easy

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

It's been really good! I use Squarespace for my photography portfolio. Back in the day I coded my own websites and it was a pain in the butt. Having Squarespace as an option is just so much better. I can focus on the parts of the process that I enjoy.

Pros

- It's easy to use and quite easy to customize. There are a lot of possibilities.
- Templates are fresh and inspiring.
- Interface is smooth and easy to navigate.
- Uploading and organizing photos is a dream. It's very easy.
- Templates work flawlessly on desktop and mobile
- Price is fair (not cheap, but a good value for everything it includes)
- The first year was half price with my student email address

Cons

- There's no way to create a client proofing gallery! This feature would be invaluable to photographers who want to give their clients a way to select which photos they're interested in.
- Having a custom email address costs extra (I believe it's $5/month)
- The selection of templates is a little limited and sites can have a noticeable Squarespace look. But there is room for customization.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8.4/10
Based on 1,818 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 1,818 user ratings
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Squarespace Features

Squarespace Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Custom Forms
Customisable Branding
Customisable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Order Management
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
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:

Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Small Business

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