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$19.00/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.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom , India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$19.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Squarespace: 120

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audio File Management
  • CAN SPAM Compliance
  • CRM Software
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Channel Management Software
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Contact Management Software
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Management Software
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Email Templates
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forms Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Group Management
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Inventory Management Software
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Kitting
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Layout & Design
  • List Management
  • Media Library
  • Member Communication
  • Member Database
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Mobile Optimized Emails
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Management Software
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Pageview Tracking
  • Post Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator Software
  • Promotions Management
  • Publishing Options
  • 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 Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart Software
  • Site Search Tracking
  • Social Media Integration
  • Subscriber Management
  • Tagging
  • Tax Management Software
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time on Site Tracking
  • User Interaction Tracking
  • Video Management Software
  • Video Support
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management Software
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(2,718)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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Derek
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best web design platform available

Reviewed on 8/4/2019

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.

Alternatives Considered

WordPress

Reasons for Choosing Squarespace

Cost and security.

Switched From

WordPress

Reasons for Switching to Squarespace

Squarespace is cheaper, more secure, and easier to use.
Kerryn
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

An easy to implement, use and maintain website software

Reviewed on 12/13/2022

Squarespace enabled a number of our staff to contribute to the website without major changes to the...

Squarespace enabled a number of our staff to contribute to the website without major changes to the look and feel of the overall design. It was easy to introduce staff to the 'inner workings' and they very quickly grasped the concept of how it worked.

Pros

Squarespace is a great product for those who don't have a lot of experience in setting up a website from scratch. It can be set up by someone with minimal experience in website design, who can choose a template from the many that are available and then tailor it to suit their company colours and feel. You can activate google fonts to give it a more individual flavour and there is the facility to code if you need to customise it further. Others can be given various levels of access but don't have access to design features, which means there is consistent of feel across the website, even with several contributors, with no sudden change of a level one heading to comic sans italic (thank goodness!!) because they think it looks great!

Cons

As with most drag and drop websites, it may not be able to deliver some of the high end features a fully bespoke built for your context website can offer, but then that is not what it for. It is for those who want a good looking online presence that offers common features such as online store, email management etc.

Andrea
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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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 7/23/2019

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.

Maurice
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Squarespace, the all-in-one website builder you have been looking for!

Reviewed on 12/5/2022

Working with and on the Squarespace platform is a pleasant task. I got fast results that only...

Working with and on the Squarespace platform is a pleasant task. I got fast results that only needed some small tweaking.

Pros

The overall ease of use. With many features already available in the lowest pricing tier, making a professional and responsive website is an easy task.

Cons

Some features, like adding custom code or email integration, are only available in higher pricing tiers.

Alternatives Considered

Wix, WordPress and Bandzoogle

Reasons for Choosing Squarespace

I made the switch for one of my websites to create a hassle-free workflow.Wordpress needs a bit more maintenance, and for that website, I wanted to find an easy solution to set and forget an online portfolio.

Switched From

WordPress

Reasons for Switching to Squarespace

The ease of use and drag and drop editor made me choose Squarespace over the rest. I managed to create a professional looking website within minutes, something that is not always possible in Wordpress.
Jacob
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Built my organization from scratch through Squarespace.

Reviewed on 12/27/2022

I have had a great experience with Squarespace, I still can't believe that I was able to build such...

I have had a great experience with Squarespace, I still can't believe that I was able to build such a successful organization using Squarespace as my website. It has been an incredible journey that has been able to help a lot of people, change their lives, and was all done through using Squarespace as the medium.

Pros

I appreciate how use friendly squarespace is. I come from no background in Tech or website design/building, and I was able to sit down and build a nice website within a matter of weeks. I have been growing the organization for the past 3 years and Squarespace allowed me to build it up and spread it to over 30 countries around the world.

Cons

I have no complaints. It was very easy to use, manage, and maintain. The only thing that I didn't like was that the yearly cost to maintain the website was increased after 3 years of using it.

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Squarespace FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Squarespace.

Squarespace offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$19.00/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).

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 Teams, FedEx Ship Manager, GoDaddy Website Builder, Google Analytics 360, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Workspace, HubSpot CRM, Insightly, Instagram, Klaviyo, LinkedIn for Business, Mailchimp, Meta for Business, PayPal, Pipedrive, Salesforce Sales Cloud, ShipBob, ShipStation, Slack, Stripe, TaxJar, Trello, Twitter, Xero, Zapier, Zendesk Suite

Squarespace offers the following support options:

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

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