Squarespace Software


 

Squarespace helps users create websites and offers an e-commerce solution for small and midsize businesses for building online stores. Squarespace e-commerce solutions allow users to sell products and services, as well as manage inventory, shipping, accounts and taxes.

Squarespace stores allow users to upload unlimited products to their website. Users are provided with an interactive drag-and-drop sorting tool and tags and categories to organize and manage their products. The built-in analytics tool of Squarespace helps users track customer behavior, revenue, units sold, orders and traffic in real time. The mobile app of store management lets users manage orders and inventory, scan tracking bar codes, issue returns and fulfill orders.

Squarespace e-commerce websites provide unlimited hosting with level 1 PCI compliance and 128-bit security SSL encryption security. It has multiple payment methods including credit cards through Stripe, Apple Pay and PayPal.

 

Squarespace - Create product page
 
  • Squarespace - Create product page
    Create product page
  • Squarespace - Edit product details
    Edit product details
  • Squarespace - Orders on mobile app
    Orders on mobile app
  • Squarespace - Inventory on mobile app
    Inventory on mobile app
  • Squarespace - Pending overview on mobile
    Pending overview on mobile
  • Squarespace - User roles
    User roles
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Thomas from Ogburn Construction, Inc.
Specialty: Building and garden materials
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Easy to make your own space and look professional doing it.

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It is very easy to create pages and edit them.
It is also very easy to copy and paste information and add images to pages.

Cons

Manipulating boxes can sometimes be tedious tasks, as it has certain formats that you must stay within, but once you get used to it, it is fairly simple.

 
 

Elisa from The Narrative
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Alright, but need to step up their game

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Ecommerce function is lame. Also wish the blog feature had more in common with LinkedIn than WordPress. I don't want to log into pages every d#mn time, if you know what I mean.

Pros

If you don't have any clue what you're doing or what you want, use Squarespace. It's hard to get lost when you don't have a destination in mind. If I was a restaurant, musician, or anyone else that just wanted to "get her done" I''d use this in a heartbeat... though with all the competition out there, I'd do my homework first.

Cons

If there's something that you'd like to tweak or make your own, you're pretty SOL'ed. Sure there's the opportunity to code at your own risk, but surely in 2017 we can find a true happy medium, no? Loading times were also slow which means I spent a good deal of my build time watching the circle of buffering death spin. Frustrating.

 
 

Michael from Thriveworks
Specialty: Health and personal care
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Professional quality website

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I used a competitor for creating a previous website. I wish I would have used Squarespace instead. The templates are awesome! There are so many to choose from. You can make a great website without needing extensive training or experience in website development. If you like the template the way it is, just add your content. If not, customize it to your specific needs. I love it!

Pros

Squarespace has tons of high quality templates to choose from. Each template is fully editable. They've created a platform that looks great and is easy to use. You need some tech skills, but you don't need web design experience or training to make a professional website.

Cons

If I had to pick one con, I'd have to say that I don't like the setup and format of the commerce options.

 
 
 
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Mike from Mode Project
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Use Square Space to manage our companies website

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Ease of updating our company website as an employee with no HTML/Web Design skills.

Pros

I like that it has been really easy for me to jump into Square Space and make changes to a page if necessary. I am not the primary designer that set up the sight, but it is much easier than old solutions of using software like Dreamweaver and FTP software to save HTML pages and upload changes.

Cons

I still don't feel like I totally understand how to build a site from scratch if necessary. The software is powerful, but a bit too complex for me to create something from nothing. Thankfully, other employees are responsible for creating the design of the pages themselves

Source: Capterra
 

Erik from Willow Narrative
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Every Creative Needs Squarespace As Their CMS

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Beautiful themes, loads of forums and admin articles when I'm in a bind, there is not a CMS out there that is more user-friendly than SS.

Pros

Ease of use. Bar none.

My wife and I started a wedding videographer business and Squarespace is perfect for us. Having a background in working in digital marketing and advertising agencies, Squarespace was foreign to me because we typically built on WordPress or Drupal. But now that I've discovered SS, I'll never go back.

Whether it's creating new pages, blog content, or changing headers and copy for SEO purposes - I'd suggest to every creative to start with SS as their CMS.

Cons

Could use more functionality.

I'm not a coder, and I never will be. BUT, I can say there were times in the past when I was helping write for WordPress site when I could insert a plug-in or have a developer edit the site to our liking.

Apparently something like 20% of the Internet is built on WordPress, and I don't doubt that. SS lacks the enormous community that WP users have as well as a million plug-ins and themes to choose from - however I would never switch from SS because it will always support my lack of "coderness" I need to be able to properly build a beautful WP site.

Source: Capterra
 

Shelley from Infinite Design & Marketing

August 2017

August 2017

I tried this product out for friend that was confused and having trouble using it.

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This website builder has some really nice looking templates and it seems like it wouldn't be too hard to build a site using them.

Cons

The functionality of this is lacking, it is not user friendly at all really. It is difficult to even find buttons, until they pop after hovering over them.

Source: Capterra
 


July 2017

July 2017

Beautiful website for my business

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I created a clean, simple webpage for my small business with squarespace. There are so many templates to choose from and the customization options are endless.

Pros

Clean, beautiful templates to choose from.

Cons

I feel like the customization process could be more user friendly.

Advice to Others

Start with a free trial and see how you like it.

Source: GetApp
 

Caitlin from Iron and Fern
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

July 2017

July 2017

Visually stunning, user friendly design & functionality

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15x as many inquiries as I got before using another website builder platform, customer credibility, and a LOT less stress and time wasted!

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Visually stunning, mobile responsive template designs that allow a TON of user-friendly, drag and drop design flexibility. My website looks like I pay 20x more than I actually do and has truly revolutionized my business! I love the form feature and the ability for my customers to contact me and fill out questionnaires based on a wide variety of different "field" options all automatically sent straight to my email.

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The website editor has crashed for me often on Safari, so I had to get used to using Chrome for website editing. The form reporting also isn't the greatest, so while I do love getting form responses/reports sent straight to my email, they are sent in plain text in the email body so it makes it more difficult to gather and synchronize form results (would love PDF/spreadsheet options as well).

Source: Capterra
 

Lauren from Large Manufacturing Company

July 2017

July 2017

Great for professional-looking personal websites

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Easy-to-use: Just type the text into the box!
Really quick to purchase and integrate multiple domain names for one site.

Cons

Difficult to figure out how to edit the template.
Definitely need to pick your template based on the navigation layout.

Source: Capterra
 

Steve from gradelink
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

July 2017

July 2017

dead simple to use

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Pages load really fast. Easy to know your top pages in 10 seconds or less.

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Easy analytics. We used google analytics before and it takes a PhD to understand it. SquareSpace is very simple to understand and it loads fast etc.
Easy to setup a new page etc.

Cons

Not integrated with other CRMs or many other softwares. You have to use their short list of integrated products

Source: Capterra
 

Patrick from Direct Development
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Sleek and Easy

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Easy to setup my website and get an online presence, with SSL.

Pros

Squarespace is great for those who have no technical knowledge and just want a platform that is easy to use, looks clean and simple, and gives you a decent level of customization.

Cons

What I don't like about it is I wish that I could customize it more and ticker around with the templates and pages. Squarespace does a good job of baby-proofing their system so that you don't accidentally break your website. But as a front-end developing in training, I wish I could break it a little more.

Source: Capterra
 

Andrew from Braukline

June 2017

June 2017

Great tool for our homebrew club

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Easy to use, build and maintain website

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We needed a website for our homebrew club and square space made it so easy to do. We were able to quickly put a website together with all the functionality we needed and we're able to use plugins to make things like having a forum very easy to implement.

Cons

If you know how to edit a website beyond the basics you may feel slightly restricted but if that is the case there are plenty of other options out there

Source: Capterra
 

Lew from TenTact
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Mobility and ease of use

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Mobility and ease of use makes a great product customers like it and we like using it, emailing receipts what more do you need

Cons

Can't think of any cons maybe the fee could be cheaper but who doesn't want that. Maybe incorporate NFC so you don't need a card reader for like Apple Pay etc

Source: Capterra
 

Josh from Herzog-Meier Autogroup
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Squarespace is great!

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Squarespace is an excellent webhosting service that really made it a breeze to get going! For any questions customer service was fairly quick to respond, I couldn't be happier!

Source: Capterra
 

Heather from Proficio Consulting Group

June 2017

June 2017

Very easy to use for non-computer person

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I like the ability to edit and adapt easily. Once our designer set up the website, she was able to turn it over to us for use since then.

Cons

Mainly, I just wish there were more options for training and learning the software myself so that I would know all of the options.

Source: Capterra
 


June 2017

June 2017

Squarespace is a game-changer in the web world!

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We have been using Squarespace for several years now and at this point, it's really the only platform that I would build a website on (for my own purposes). The ease of use, the simply, clean, and well-designed templates, and the functionality is awesome, and all of this with very reasonable pricing. It's also so simple to use that any normal person (without much web knowledge) can easily maintain their own website rather than having to pay a professional to do it.

Cons

There are certain features that are lacking that you could get through other web platforms (especially shop features), but overall, these things are small in comparison with all that it does have to offer, especially for the price.

Source: GetApp
 

Silvana from DESIGNERY branding boutique
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Looks great to hard to assembly

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I don't know why but I would like for you to have wix platform with your sites design. It's so hard to make a website there.

Pros

Looks awesome, the different options are minimalist, modern and fresh

Cons

So hard to try to make it work.

Advice to Others

Make the assembly platform more friendly

Source: Capterra
 

Lacey from Gardens of Growth
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2017

April 2017

Stunning High-End Websites for those who don't need bells & whistles

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I always used Wix in the past to build websites, however I needed a very high end look and Squarespace fit the bill.

I'll admit, at first Squarespace was difficult for me to navigate when building my homepage. However, I watched the tutorials and was able to figure it out quickly.

The final product is stunning and I didn't have to do anything to make it mobile friendly - which is a huge plus. However, with the built-in adaptability comes some trouble. You cannot fully customize everything. There were several items I wanted on the site or little tweaks I wanted to make that were not possible.

I'd hope to have a gallery style blog page, but the design I chose for the rest of the site didn't allow that. In addition, the SEO on the design I used was very difficult to get right in Google. I tried to work with customer service, however they said the only way around my issue was by building custom CSS code.

So, I taught myself to code. There are people who adapt Squarespace sites for a living, but I didn't want to pay for this.

Overall, I'm happy with the final product and clients love it. I would like to see more customization options.

Pros

Stunning sites
High-end product
Self-adapts for mobile viewing
Integration with google
Great designs

Cons

Lack of customization on individual templates
Not enough consideration of SEO
Need to use CSS

Source: Capterra
 

Geoff from ViaTRON Systems, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2017

March 2017

Amazing

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Great software. Coming from a computer science background and living through the .com bubble I've had to use a multitude of software from basic HTML - Dreamweaver - flash - etc... When looking at companies to update our website I was getting crazy quotes all over the place.

Looked into this, and its so simple. Took me a weekend to do the site myself, with zero programming.

We dont use the ecommerce so I cant speak on that, but for everything else, amazing. Days of coding/HTML/flash/etc.. are long gone - Thankfully.

Pros

Simple to use.
Super affordable.
Always updating.
Works in any browser/smart phone device.
Getting compliments from clients on ease-of-use.

Cons

Could use more templates.
No Calendar/Event/Scheduling yet. (coming soon?)

Advice to Others

Just do it, free trial, totally worth it.

Source: GetApp
 

Amanda from gordon family law
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

February 2017

February 2017

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Create a website within hours. The templates are easy to use and fast to understand. I've been using square space for 3 years and have been very happy with the service.

Pros

Fast and easy to use

Cons

Some templates do not have flexibility

Advice to Others

More manuals or how to guides.

Source: Capterra
 

Landon from Tranquility vacations.

February 2017

February 2017

DIY websites made easy

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I've used square space to make 3 websites. It's easy for a noobie to navigate and it makes super clean webpages. I really enjoy using the software.

Source: Capterra
 

Joe from KEI

February 2017

February 2017

Great graphics

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We developed our web site using squarespace. Their templates are far more interesting then many of the other build your own sites I looked at. Easy to update and maintain. mobile friendly web sites are automatically created.

Source: Capterra
 

Anastasios

February 2017

February 2017

Beautiful and Easy to use, but lacking in features

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Squarespace lets you build probably the most beautiful websites out of an website host. They make it easy to build your own site and set things up. However they lack a lot in the ecommerce side of things. There is no support for subscriptions even though the company they partner with for transactions (Stripe) offers them and trying to manage an online store is a nightmare if you have more than a handful of items. You are limited in the way you can create offers/discounts and calculate shipping prices. When I started using Squarespace about 3 years ago, they were about on par or ahead of their competitors when it comes to ecommerce, however over time they have neglected the ecommerce part and have fallen way behind their competitors.

Pros

Beautiful
Easy to use
Fast
Integrates with a lot of services

Cons

Lack of modern Ecommerce features
Limited in promotions/discounts you can create

Advice to Others

Squarespace is great, but I can't recommend it for a company looking to set up an ecommerce store until they catch up to their competitiors.

Source: GetApp
 
 
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