About 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$12.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Squarespace

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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and 3 others, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$12.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Squarespace: 138

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anti Spam
  • Audio File Management
  • Authentication
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • CRM
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Channel Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Geographic Maps
  • Geolocation
  • Gift Card Management
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Group Posting
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Indexing
  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Keyword Rank Tracking
  • Keyword Research Tools
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Label Printing
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Link Management
  • List Management
  • Media Library
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Keywords
  • Mobile Optimised Emails
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • PCI Compliance
  • Pageview Tracking
  • Password Management
  • Post Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator
  • Product Ratings / Reviews
  • Promotions Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reviews Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Site Search Tracking
  • Social Commerce
  • Social Media Integration
  • Stock Management
  • Subscriber Management
  • Tagging
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time on Site Tracking
  • URL Customisation
  • User Interaction Tracking
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management
  • XML / RSS
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(2,097)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Derek N.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best web design platform available

Reviewed on 4/08/2019

I am designing 99% of my clients websites on Squarespace. It helps me get to market faster and...

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.

Stephen O.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Value and Simplicity, Meet Beauty!

Reviewed on 4/07/2021

I have now built over 10 full websites using Squarespace and each one continues to grow my...

I have now built over 10 full websites using Squarespace and each one continues to grow my knowledge and stretch my ability. As I aforementioned, you don’t need to be a pro, but if you are, designing an incredible, impactful and don’t miss this, mobile friendly website is simple and easy.

Pros

The best thing about Squarespace is the ability to create gorgeous websites with little to zero experience. You don’t need to be an HTML wizard, but if you happen to be, you can still take full advantage of everything Squarespace has to offer.

Cons

Honestly, it’s hard to say one. For the mid level prosumer, I haven’t found a single better option.

Andrea C.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 23/07/2019

Overall, I hated using SquareSpace and I was so disappointed because I switched away from WordPress...

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.

Eddie L.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best in class product by far for several years now

Reviewed on 25/06/2021

I teach classes on digital marketing and entrepreneurship and ask my students to build a website...

I teach classes on digital marketing and entrepreneurship and ask my students to build a website without coding within a week that looks professional and generate sales from their website. SquareSpace has always helped them build a best in class product.

The website we have built quickly to get our companies started have resonated well with investors and everyone always compliments the look and feel of our sites.

Pros

I have used SquareSpace for over 5 years now, using the platform to build a minimum viable product before scaling to custom built websites, to putting up new websites that look extremely professional very quickly. Everyone who looks at the websites are impressed with how they look, not knowing it only took a few minutes to build. They continue to add functionality over the years.

They have a great dedication to customer service as well that responds quickly.

Cons

Moving some objects around was not always as intuitive as I thought they could be. If there are a tremendous amounts of data on a screen it may be slower to edit than it always was. Very minor bugs discovered on rare occasions. Just nitpicking, wonderful product.

Erin R.
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  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A Novice Can Do It

Reviewed on 31/05/2021

I've had a great experience with Squarespace. I'm currently going through a website redesign. I...

I've had a great experience with Squarespace. I'm currently going through a website redesign. I utilized their "matchmaking service" to try and find a designer and thought it was the most efficient system. It's like online dating. You fill out a form, which is like your profile, stating what you want. You get matched up with several designers. From those you "swipe right" on five. Then it becomes up to those five to court you by sending you an email, reaching out to jump on a Zoom and you take your relationship from there. I feel like I scored. I am enjoying working with my designer. She's so knowledgeable and she understands what I'm trying to accomplish. I cannot wait for my new site to deploy.

Pros

For the most part, anything I've tried to create on Squarespace is relatively easy. If I had questions, I was able to find a YouTube tutorial to figure it out. The sites look professional on both desktop and mobile and don't break the bank to create. You can also make your site transactional which is nice and the fees involved are reasonable.

Cons

I am not a tech savvy person so some of the functionality requires an in-depth online lesson to recreate something I've seen, however, it is all figureoutable.

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Squarespace FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Squarespace.

Squarespace offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$12.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Squarespace has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000

Squarespace supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Squarespace supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Squarespace integrates with the following applications:

AWeber, ActiveCampaign, Acuity Scheduling, Airtable, Basecamp, Constant Contact, ConvertKit, Dropbox Business, Evernote Business, Facebook, FedEx Ship Manager, GoDaddy Website Builder, Google Analytics, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Workspace, HubSpot CRM, Insightly, Instagram, Klaviyo, LinkedIn for Business, Mailchimp, PayPal, Pipedrive, Salesforce Sales Cloud, ShipBob, ShipStation, Slack, Stripe, TaxJar, Trello, Twitter, Xero, Zapier, Zendesk

Squarespace offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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