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 Integration
  • Accounting Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anti Spam
  • Audio File Management
  • Authentication Software
  • 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
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Security
  • Data Synchronization
  • Design Management
  • Discount Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Campaign Management
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Email Templates
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • Forms Management
  • Geographic Maps
  • Geolocation
  • Gift Card Management
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Group Posting
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Indexing
  • Inventory Control Software
  • Inventory Management Software
  • 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 Optimized Emails
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Store
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Order Entry Software
  • Order Management Software
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • PCI Compliance Software
  • Pageview Tracking
  • Password Manager Software
  • Post Management
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Preview Functionality
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Configurator Software
  • 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 Software
  • Site Search Tracking
  • Social Commerce
  • Social Media Integration
  • Stock Management
  • Subscriber Management
  • Tagging
  • Tax Management Software
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time on Site Tracking
  • URL Customization
  • User Interaction Tracking
  • Video Management Software
  • Video Support
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management Software
  • XML / RSS
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(2,120)
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 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 2019-08-04

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.
Kacy L.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Clean, simple start-up but not the smoothest system.

Reviewed on 2021-08-31

I use Squarespace primarily for blogging and building a brand. It is not optimal for writing,...

I use Squarespace primarily for blogging and building a brand. It is not optimal for writing, editing and photos, but it makes for a great, clean website with many options with electronic forms, pull down menus and features. Overall, it's a great product, but still very clunky and unsteady.

Pros

It is easy for a non-expert like me to build a blog, navigate a website and make quick edits. Squarespace stands out above the rest in simplicity with drag and drop features. It does a good job with electronic forms to make a way for more to opt in and covers all the bases on what you need for a website. They offer great analytics!

Cons

The software is very clunky. I tend to use it on my MacBook, but have learned to write content somewhere safer than putting it straight into website. It has crashed so many times, and adding pictures often takes a very long time. The iOS apps seem to work better but that's not optimal for my work. I've also struggled some with text editing and formatting. The process isn't smooth.

Alternatives Considered

WordPress

Reasons for Choosing Squarespace

I wanted something cleaner that functioned as more than a blog. I wanted analytics and somewhere I could build up as I grow.

Switched From

Mailchimp

Reasons for Switching to Squarespace

Squarespace was the easiest to get started right away.
Andrea C.
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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 2019-07-23

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.

Erin R.
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  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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

A Novice Can Do It

Reviewed on 2021-05-31

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.

Alternatives Considered

Shopify and Wix

Reasons for Choosing Squarespace

I was tired of updating all of the plugins. It was a nuisance.

Switched From

WordPress

Reasons for Switching to Squarespace

I liked the perceived ease of use and portfolio of websites I saw that were built on a Squarespace platform. Also Shopify didn't really make sense since my site is more than just a store, I'm pretty copy heavy which Squarespace lends to better.
Stephen O.
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Value and Simplicity, Meet Beauty!

Reviewed on 2021-07-04

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.

Alternatives Considered

Wix

Reasons for Choosing Squarespace

The UI and usability were horrendous!

Switched From

WordPress

Reasons for Switching to Squarespace

A lot of research and recommendations from friends within the field.
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Squarespace FAQs

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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 Software, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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