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.

Create product page
Create product page
Create product page
Edit product details
Edit product details
Orders on mobile app
Orders on mobile app
Inventory on mobile app
Inventory on mobile app
Pending overview on mobile
Pending overview on mobile
User roles
User roles

Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)



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Jonathan from Good Ink

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Lacking in eCommerce capabilities

Pros

Super simple to set up a good looking website. Lots of themes available. No coding knowledge necessary. Perfect for portfolios.

Cons

Downtime has been an issue in the past. Theme changes seem to be a huge pain. Main complaint is around lacking eCommerce features. For example, it only integrates with Stripe for payment processing. Few shipping options and lack of flexibility make it not worthwhile for serious eCommerce

Allison from Children's Advocacy Center

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Only takes you so far

Pros

Squarespace is great for setting up a basic website using a well put together theme that looks good on all devices. I can confidently hand over the reigns to someone with little experience and they can make edits with little training

Cons

It's lacking in eCommerce capabilities that you would find in something like Shopify or WooCommerce. I don't like being locked in to a template without being able to create my own or customize one heavily

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Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Best option for Small Businesses that aren't IT savvy

If you are a small business or a startup trying to get a professional web presence, or an existing company with a horrible website, don't believe the limitations of a decade ago and "pro" web developers and companies that create websites for you for a large sum of money with continuing maintenance costs. Website development sites like Squarespace allow for any moderately computer literate individual to create amazing looking professional websites and professional emails with little hassle. You don't need an IT department or a website developer, and honestly, your site will look better than many I've had created by corporate webdevs. The trick is that sites like Squarespace use templates that you choose and customize with your own content. The con is, while there are tons of options in templates, what you see is what you get and you can really only customize content and minor aesthetics like font, pages, color schemes, pictures, etc. However, the templates are gorgeous and modern designed sites that will make your website look cutting edge. I've used several competitors, and while Wix is probably my next favorite due to customization, Squarespace is leagues better than any other site developer I've used, including Weebly, Wordpress, GoDaddy, Wix, etc. It is just so simple and the templates, while probably the least customization, are the prettiest ones available that add a professional touch you can't replicate in something like Wix. No IT, no problem.

Pros

Ease of use is unparalleled.
Templates are aesthetically unmatched by competitors- it's not even close.
The ability to switch between templates whenever you want is amazing.
Very professional feel to website with seamless G Suite integration.
Cost is very competitive.
Mobile optimized websites are lightyears beyond GoDaddy and Wix.

Cons

The templates are amazing, and there are a lot of choices, but if you don't like the options, you are stuck with what they have. Customizing is very limited within the Template framework, unlike Wix.
In order to be glitch-free and mobile optimized, the templates have very little customization.

Anna from Media Production

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

I LOVE SQUARESPACE!

Pros

They completely nailed the balance between simple enough for a non-web person to harness easily and plenty of options to customize. I am just super, duper impressed and my website is beautiful!

Cons

Just the learning curve; there are a lot of details, and probably a few places in which the user interface could be a tad more intuitive. Once you get the hang of it, its great!

Benjamin from PnP Loyalty

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

The easiest way to launch a basic website

Pros

Instant setup, with many templates available. Includes SSL. Customization options allow for easy implementation of popular website styles and fit for most businesses. Cost effective when considering alternative hosting and SSL costs. Some options include a free domain registration.

Cons

Fewer customization options than some alternative products, however, very simple to setup and mange.

Cameron from Solutionreach, Inc.

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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October 2018

Good way to get your website running - less customization but easy to use

Good and easy way to setup a site. I used this to setup clients & friends up with websites that they just wanted something simple up and would be making changes. It was easy to give them access and show them how to make edits, etc.

Pros

Easy to use, setup your site and get going. You don't need to know how to code but you can pick a template and get going.

Cons

Not as customizable as you would with Wordpress, but that's not necessarily the point. You want something to get up quickly and easily. If you are fine with working with limited customization templates, Squarespace is the best.

Anthony from Private Practice

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Probably the best way to design a website

Pros

Squarespace is great because it allows you to decide how involved and technical you would like to be. The possibilities are endless.

Cons

I did not like some of the workarounds necessary to get the look that you want, but these are minimal.

Jeff from Kasco Construction Inc.

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Squaring It Up

It has been awesome! Many of the sites created for organizations have received accolades for the look and speed. This is in part due to the selection of templates as well as the flexibility to meet the organizations needs and expectations of how they want their business to be portrayed.

Pros

The price, the amount of templates available, the quick learning curve, the ability to share editing responsibilities based upon permissions, the flexibility in editing a templated page for a specific need and the ongoing tips provided via email. I also appreciate how quickly I am able to launch a new site (as long as the content has been provided by the organization).

Cons

There are times when I would like to edit a templates code directly however we are relegated to only making tweaks via the Style Editor. Knowing this now, I am no longer frustrated and go into a new website creation and launch knowing this drawback.

bianca from valpak

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Great for the Neophyte

If you're building your own site or are a new web designer, this is a great learning platform! if you're looking for tons of customization, this might not be the choice for you!

Pros

This is an extremely approachable web platform. No need to be intimidated... they make the entire web design process simple, even for a beginner! Sleek, straightforward design options.

Cons

I think there are fewer customization capabilities in this platform in comparison to others. Plug ins and ecom capabitilies are also lacking.

Rick from Trapdoor Press

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Beautiful, simple software

Pros

Squarespace lets you make beautiful websites very quickly - an astonishing array of templates and integrations.

Cons

1) the price adds up. 2) it’d be great to see a few more landing page templates

Ali from Ali Limon Photography

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

BEST WEBSITE SERVICE FOR MY BUSINESS

Pros

I've used several brands to try and build a website and nothing come close to what squarespace offers. Their price-point is affordable for my business needs and the functionality and ease of use of the software is unbeatable. They have built in SEO that makes finding my business easier for consumers. I can't repeat how much I love squarespace enough.

Cons

There's nothing that I least like about this software. From day one they have made such a great product that easy for me to understand and use. This software is VITAL for my business and I'm extremely satisfied.

Joseph from Web Marketing For Dentists

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Great Way to eliminate Web Designer Cost

Great web design tool for any amateur, avoiding worrying about hosting, domain, and website. Squarespace does it all for you!

Pros

Application is very intuitive and easy to use. All templates are very modern and responsive, so you dont have to fear of using outdated website layouts.

Cons

Templates are still relatively limited. Competitors like wix have proven to have more template options.

Sean from SMB Studios, LLC

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

A solid builder for users who put in work

Pros

Squarespace has a substantial but not overwhelming selection of themes, each offering different degrees of customization. The builder interface is simple and intuitive, and adding blocks of content, spacers, modules, and components is as easy as it gets.

Cons

Because the selection of themes is not as exhaustive as some other CMS/website builders, users are—by design—limited in their choice of a starting point. The result is that, unless the user is willing to devote a substantial amount of time to customizing their design, their website will look more or less exactly the same as every other website that began with the same theme. For some users, this is not a deal-breaker, especially at the price point, but other users may find that their time is better spent on their business, hobby, or craft.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Easy websites

I'm a very satisfied user of the product. It helped our business launch a few brands quickly and with high quality output.

Pros

In my experience, this is the best website builder for junior level to mid-level graphic designers. But senior level designers shouldn't sleep on the Squarepsace either. It's very capable of handling custom designs which in turn help you build a fully branded website for personal or client work. And they continue to add more and more features to support the needs of these higher level designers.

Cons

Squarespace, in the end, still needs an internet connection to design your websites. Maybe an offline-mode would really help especially remote workers who could have spotty internet connection.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Takes a little getting used to but great product

Pros

I love the accessibility of square space. I use templates to gut them and make them my own since I don’t code.

Cons

I don’t like programs that allow users to design because I’m a professional designer. However, it makes creating websites highly accessible and more tasteful than WIX.

Teia from The Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Squarespace Review

Pros

The formats of different website designs were visually appealing.

Cons

There are so many different website layouts, it's hard to choose one.

Harsha from FusionCharts

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

Building a website made easy

Pros

Squarespace takes the effort out of building a website and maintaining it.

Cons

It's quite easy to overgrow its limitations depending on what you are doing.

Jenny from Bridges Paychotherapy

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Easy enough for an amareur

I needed a professional website in order to communicate what I do professionally as a therapist, where I do it, and how I do it. This helped me to do that and I am pleased with it.

Pros

It was quite easy for me to develop a good website and to get a domain name. It is even easier to update.

Cons

I was initially quite nervous about it and made a few errors when choosing a model. Once I figured out what I wanted it was quite simple.

Avery from SkuVault

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

All looks, no function

Lots of trial and error with little reward.

Pros

Squarespace takes pride in developing great looking layouts, especially those that focus on imagery. They make it easy to create a beautiful website that can showcase your portfolio or store to the best of it's ability.

Cons

Squarespace caters to those using heavy imagery. If you're trying to make a lifestyle blog, for example, you better come prepared with great photos. The layouts aren't very intuitive and can be hard to manipulate. There's also some basic functionality missing if you're a blogger looking to monetize your blog. This is what ultimately led me to switching to Wordpress.

Andrea from Grey Forest Wellness, LLC

Number of employees:  1 employee

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October 2018

Not for me

Pros

It seems relatively simple to build your own website through it.

Cons

It might be simple... but it's not easy.


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