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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Stacy from Outlook Orange
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Squarespace review

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Squarespace is easy to use and easy to connect DNS settings, It generally takes 24 hours for a site to go live after the DNS settings have been connected.

The templates are beautiful, you can choose anyone and upgrade to either personal or business, I suggest business.

The trial is 14 days but that is usually enough time to create a site since you are usually just replacing images and text.

Pros

Squarespace is amazing if you are not familiar with code, it has a drop-and-drag function and many visually appealing functions, You can also add additional things like promotional popups (which is your subscriber block that pops up when you open a site), Facebook pixel, google analytics, connect MailChimp to collect a database and ad words.

With Squarespace your images won't be converted to low res, you can also add videos but these videos have to be connected via a third party such as youtube or a video service. The best thing about Squarespace is their customer service, their live chats. These experts help you with your issue and if they can't help you with the solution you were hoping for, they suggest alternative methods.

SEO is amazing.

Cons

The business package is expensive and if you don't have a business package you can't use a mobile info bar, place a Facebook pixel on the backend of your site and you also can't use Mail chimp to collect a database or a subscriber list.

The e-commerce site is not available in rands yet.

You also can't have an except dropdown on a page, this is a problem is you have long text and want a "read more" option. You can use anchor points but only if you are paying for a business plan.

You also can't have a video on a banner if you are viewing in on mobile.

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Steven from Comic World
Specialty: Toys / hobby shop
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Simple to use interface

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Pros

-Very easy to use POS
-Easy to add items and pictures
-Quick transfer
-Simple to train employees
-Easy to track sales tax

Cons

-Not a very in depth back office
-Employee management and inventory costs extra money
-They take a large % compared to similar companies

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Tina Marie from tmgCareerServices
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

April 2018

April 2018

Squarespace: Time Saver!

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Add nested folders.

Pros

Squarespace is such a magnificent tool to build websites. They make it so easy to find a template and build from there. The tools are easy to use and can be learned almost instantly.

Cons

The fact that there are still no nested folders is a bit frustrating. However, Squarespace makes it so easy to use - nested folder can be overlooked.

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Michael from Michael Maurer Photography
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

April 2018

April 2018

The best all-inclusive website designer

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Pros

As a wedding photographer, my website is many times the first point of access for potential clients. Squarespace has helped me, extremely easily, build a fully-customisable site to showcase my work, keeping my photography front and centre. There are dozens of templates to choose from, and the page builder is made in a way that even someone that isn't too tech savvy would be able to make their website from scratch. Their customer support team replies to queries within a few hours, and their pricing is very reasonable.

Cons

My only downside with Squarespace is that some very basic design functions, such as font sizes, vary so greatly between certain templates. For instance, the template I currently use doesn't give me the option to change the size of the normal text font, but only lets me change the size of the body text as a whole, altering headings in the process. This is a minuscule problem, and I easily found a way around it.

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Udaya from A&G Pharmaceutical Inc
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Great for online business to keep track of inventory and revenue generated

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We love this tool , its great. We can add multiple emails, so that everyone on the same page. If one fails to attend, the other can complement. We get request information, customers can be contacted easily and proper arrangements can be made

Cons

Not very popular though, a lot more advertising is needed. I am glad, the pop up window came in the side panel of Yahoo!, probably it will attract more businesses.

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Jen from Quantum Business Solutions, LLC
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

SquareSpace Not the Way for Most Businesses

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Good for smaller mom and pop operations or a secondary store for marketing purposes
Fairly easy to use for the laymen
Not super expensive as carts go
Some minor marketing advantages

Cons

If you want a professional store to be a part of your site, this is not the way to go at all. You would be best suited to have your developer build a cart that is part of one database and part of your site to bring traffic to your site directly.

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Mary from Praekelt.org
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2018

March 2018

Great tool for those with less technical experience to set up their own websites

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Pros

- Good for small businesses that don't have resources for a complete IT department but still want to offer e-commerce options
- Good set of integrated analytic tools to track reach and purchase funnels
- Easy to make and edit attractive websites

Cons

- A lot of Squarespace sites have a signature Squarespace look from template usage, diluting the aesthetic
- Advanced features do take some experience to get used to

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Philip from University of Missouri in St Louis
Specialty: Health and personal care
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

March 2018

March 2018

Squarespace is a useful product for our team!

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Overall, I think Squarespace is great for making websites for non-profit and educational audiences alike!

Pros

My favorite thing about Squarespace is the ease of use - no one on our project team has the expertise to create a website from scratch, but with Squarespace, we're still able to make stunning looking web pages. Their customer service is also very quick and responsive whenever we have a question. It's a much better service to use than any of their competitors I've tested out.

Cons

The only con I have is that they have limited support for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). We were looking into improving our SEO so we could appear further up on Google search results, but couldn't really do much with our current website.

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Tina from COPE Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Health
Specialty: Health and personal care
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

March 2018

March 2018

Easy/Affordable for Startup

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Pros

Fairly easy to navigate; good options included in the price; customer support is good as well; good price for a year

Cons

Technical Jargon! I tried to figure out how website creation worked, but felt confused. It was more time efficient for me to hire a startup marketing and design person to set up my email, do the initial inputting, etc...

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Kim from Cornerstone Calvary Chapel
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Squarespace

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It is user friendly and easy for me to navigate.
It is clean and visually laid out good.
It has good themes and the html doesn't get messed up on them if you change one.

Cons

It doesn't have every option that say Word Press has, it is limited in its menus and navigational options.

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

March 2018

March 2018

All around good website builder with stellar knowledge base

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Pros

Squarespace was very easy to learn and the templates were robust enough to fit my immediate needs. Their knowledge base articles are 2nd to none and very informative while managing to be succinct at the same time. Purchasing a domain through Squarespace was extremely easy and seamless as well.

Cons

Once you've scratched the surface, the learning curve for some of the more robust features was a little higher than I would've liked.

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Taylor from candid marketing + communications
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Easily Create a Site With No Development Skills

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This is a great application to use when creating campaign landing pages or microsites.

Pros

This application give you the capability of creating beautiful, modern sites without the use of the web developer.

Cons

With preset templates, sometimes sites can begin to look very similar. Also, since there is no custom coding, there are some limitation to what sites can feature.

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Beela from Also Agency
Specialty: General merchandise
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Easiest and most capable web builder

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Pros

It has a lot of beautiful templates for different reasons like blogs, ecommerce or portfolio, with different layouts. For free! And to buy a better template is still cheap. Templates are easy to install. It's intuitive to lay things out like images or objects. Not to mention it's cheap to host and buy domains and to sync up.

Cons

Some things are not obvious like linking a blog to a blog carousel-- it would be easier to just have a button that does that instead of me have to drag things to unlinked/linked. It does require a little bit of developer savviness to figure things out that are in front of you but won't necessarily need.

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Mark from Catch The Fire Myrtle Beach
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Make your website look great, with minimal technical expertise

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You get a quality, well-designed site easily with minimal technical expertise. I'm no HTML wizard but I've made two good-looking websites easily.

Pros

Templates, editability, ease of set-up, integrated e-commerce, easy access to good stock photos, wide variety of typefaces and styles.

Cons

You do need to know what you are doing more than with some of the really simple website builders, but that is how you get more quality because you are not constrained by the pre-set formats.

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Gabe from NWL
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

Easy solution for building a website

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Pros

Lots of drag and drop templates, no coding experience needed! Easy to add multiple user to contribute to your site design.

Cons

Little bit of a learning curve for users who are not computer saavy. Certain types of pages can be confusing to set up at first. Both of these issues are easy to solve though.

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Paige from RS
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Easy to set up websites

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Pros

Don't need to have a background in web design to use
Easy to use templates
Multiple team members can login and work on the website

Cons

It's a little confusing to navigate at first, but it doesn't take long to learn.
Commerce page is not super simple to set up/change.

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Samantha from Internet
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2017

December 2017

I can’t get it to look like other sites

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Their customer support is very helpful.

Pros

Has basic function and features, 24 hour customer service, cool templates (although I could not get any to work for me)

Cons

Takes a while to learn and can’t get the graphical layout I wanted, couldn’t link my blog so it shows on a page

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Edward from Rosetta Stone
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Squarespace Efficacy

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Pros

I was able to use Squarespace to quickly put together a personal website that looked extremely clean and had a bare minimum of complicated set up. I got numerous compliments on the quality of the site despite having no experience with website building or design.

Cons

Some of the menu options are not as intuitive to find as I might like. The best example is when I needed to add different menu headings on the site (I.e., About Me, FAQ, etc.): it’s located under “Pages,” which does make a degree of sense, but it’s not the most intuitive and I constantly forgot how to get there. Also, to my memory, while the analytics page was good, it didn’t allow you to filter for custom dates, instead being last month, last week, etc.

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Alexandria from Marketing and Advertising
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

August 2017

August 2017

LOVE Squarespace

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Pros

Malleable templates allow you to make your website exactly how you want it, support team is really helpful, and their system is incredibly intuitive. Super easy to figure out even for amateurs.

Cons

The only difficulty I ever run into is having a hard time finding certain settings within the menu system. That said, it's often easy to Google search for the solution you need, so most problems can be easily solved.

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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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Pros

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.

 
 
 
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Anne from FYI Direct
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Squarespace - good for non-developers

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I used it because it was already in use on a site that I came to work on.

Pros

For someone that doesn't know any code, you can set up a decent-looking site.

Cons

Trying to use the visual editor was an exercise in frustration. Layouts could get ruined if you were not careful when you were trying to move things around to reposition them.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rodrigo from Self-Employed
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2018

December 2018

Great website platform for non-designers and non-developers alike

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I've used Squarespace to manage some client websites. It is great to give you a quick start on a beautifully designed website, without having to deal with a standalone CMS or hosting platform. Very easy to use for both the client and designers alike. If you intend to work within the limits of the given templates, it's very easy to get great results. If you need something more customized, you can work along the limits of the platform using their provided API but it's probably easy to just go the custom solution route from the beginning.

Pros

Lots of great templates to start designing your own website.
Limited tools force you to work within the limits of the chosen template, so it's really hard to build something that doesn't look good.
API available for more powerful and deep customization.

Cons

Page structure and gallery formats are limited, although they offer quite some variety.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Leslie from The Bodywork Guru
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2018

December 2018

Begrudgingly happy

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Once I had hired a designer for my website squarespace was great! The new website has been a huge success.

Cons

When I was trying to build my own website I had trouble figuring out how to use squarespace after years of wix

Review Source: Capterra
 

Samantha from Spray Foam Solutions
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Great Results But..

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Pros

This software allows you to create a website using pre-made templates, which is nice. It's also a plus that when you have an issue figuring out how to do something, their website forums are AMAZING.

Cons

You are only able to change so much about the layout. It can be difficult to achieve the results you are looking for when you are limited on what you can do.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Excellent product.

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This is an absolute complete product. One of the finest, cannot say nicer things about it.

Cons

Not much, SS is extremely responsive to all my queries and concerns.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Felipe from Bayer
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2018

December 2018

Our web design firm ONLY designs on Squarespace!

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Pros

This platform allows us to create incredible websites for our clients that not only meet all of their needs but allow them to be able to maintain their own websites easily after we pass the completed website design on to them. I cannot say enough about the company and their support.

Cons

The only thing I can say should improve is that since they have so many people like myself designing primarily on their platform, they should have a better program for affiliates. Otherwise, they are fantastic.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eduardo from Myron
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Good Website Builder for Novice

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It is really simple to use, you do not need any experience building websites at all, and they have a lot of templates where you can choose from.

Cons

The pricing seems a little bit too much for someone looking to make a website and doing it from a personal level.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Amy from Wonderfully Made Craft Studio
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Professional and User-Friendly

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Very positive. Easy to use and pretty to look at!

Pros

I liked how professional and aesthetically-pleasing the site was.

Cons

The way it connected to the Square store. I wish the two had been more compatible.

Review Source: Capterra
 

McKenna from The Hungry and Foolish
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2018

December 2018

For quick and simple websites, Squarespace is a great choice.

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Pros

It's super easy to get started with a new site. The built in templates are beautiful. Since they host your website for you, there's no risk of viruses.

Cons

Ultimately I left Squarespace for Wordpress because they are limited with how you can customize the templates. While they are beautiful, I wanted to do some custom scripting and custom font faces which required I switch to Wordpress.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Dayne from Church Community Builder
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Everyone can build a website!

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It's simple and easy to use. Help material was really well done and made building a website easy!

Cons

Functionality can be limited. Mobile responsiveness wasn't the best.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Annie from Active Health Solutions
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2018

December 2018

Beautiful page, difficult to use

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Pros

great templates, clean designs, linked to google suites, great analytisc

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difficult to format pages, needed to get outside help

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Squarespace

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Pros

Squarespace is an easy to use, interactive website platform that allows for users to customize website layouts in fun, creative ways. Whether you are selling a product or writing a blog, Squarespace dominates the competition when it comes to web design.

HTML experience is a plus for even more customization; If no HTML/coding experience, the platform gives templates that make it easy to add in personal touches such as logos, photos, and more.

Cons

Squarespace can be tricky to use if you are a very, very beginner when it comes to web design and ideas. Luckily, the customer care service team is always available to lend a helping hand.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ryan from Sikich
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

The best simple way to create a website

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It's shockingly easy to setup a website and get going with with a professional looking theme. The hassle free setup is great.

Cons

If you want to get deep into customization and move core element around at will, you're going to be frustrated with only a few options.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Tyler from Choices for Youth
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2018

December 2018

A very capable site builder

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Pros

Squarespace makes it easy for just about anyone to make a functional, aesthetically pleasing website. They offer a good variety of competent templates to choose from, spanning everything from online stores to photography portfolios.

The editor is easy to use, and well laid out, making it a breeze to add and edit site elements, as well as site-wide design pieces. I've used Squarespace to create a number of sites over the years, and the quality to time invested ratio is always astounding - its easy to create something great.

Cons

Where Squarespace is so easy to use, it does come with drawbacks. Unless you know custom coding, you'll likely find yourself and your ideas somewhat limited by what you're actually able to do in any given template. This is the trade off you accept with Squarespace - greater ease of use for less customization. Other editors, such as Wix, offer a bit more freedom (but with that, they require a great technical skill to manipulate). But, if you're happy with somewhat standard features, there is a lot to love about Squarespace.

One other thing is that even though there are a number of templates, Squarespace templates (and many pre-fab site builders these days) have a "look." So don't go in expecting to completely break the mold

Review Source: Capterra
 

Becca from VCU Health
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Squarespace

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I have used many website creators before, and Squarespace is the easiest I have used. I like it much better than Wix.com, and it lets me be as creative as I want! Squarespace is the best.

Cons

nothing! No cons with Squarespace. Loved it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

matthew from Electronic Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2018

December 2018

website creation

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squarespace makes it easy to create and customize a website. There's plenty of template to choose from and they can all be edited to your liking.

Cons

The interface can be hard to navigate at first. It can feel a bit overwhelming.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Thomas from Tom Schuller
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2018

December 2018

Great to Build your first Website

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Great tool to set up your website if you have no idea about web design.

Pros

Squarespace is great if you have no idea about websites to get one up and running super fast. Their templates look great and are very easy to setup and configure.

Cons

Given how easy it is to set up, once you want more individualisation you are stuck pretty soon. That is the reason why I switched over two Wordpress after about a year. Also SEO was not that great from my experience, although this could have been me since I was a beginner.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Be there or be square (JK)

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Amazing. Really. I've made countless sites and was always super happy with the result and customer support along the way. The only platform I created that I wasn't entirely happy with was an e-com site, not only does it cost 3x but it doesn't offer a-lot of the robust options that site like Shopify and Magento do. Granted it's cheaper, but I can't see a serious e-comm store using the platform in it's current state. Overall if you're building a portfolio site, or a site for your restaurant, SS is better then WIX and any other web builder I used. But if you're looking to build something more complicated I would look elsewhere.

Pros

How flexible the templates are, once you figure out how to use spacers, blocks and all the good stuff you can really customize the templates to pretty much look like anything, and if you HTML savvy, well the then, the world is your oyster.

Cons

SquareSpace recently updated their terms so that HTML code injection are only available for business users, which doesn't make much sense to me since the people who tend to use square space the most are designers, photographers, etc. for their portfolios. I can understand why an e-commerce plan would cost more, after all you're using their platform to generate income, but why would a young designer that's just trying to get hired by showcasing his portfolio and skills should be charged more for using code is beyond me.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brandon from Brandon Mushlin Creative
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2018

December 2018

Still Prefer SquareSpace over WordPress

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They are my go-to builder for new clients that want the ability to make edits and changes on their own in the future without causing confusion. Less headache than WP and WIX which are other builders I am familiar with.

Pros

Updates on it's own, unlike WordPress which updates could break 3rd party applications or templates, and happens all the time.

Great for first time users to figure out what they are doing fairly simply. Has great tutorials, help, chat, twitter support, and customer service is much better than WordPress' non existent support.

Cons

They change their pricing constantly without any advanced notice ever. In the past 6 years I've built client sites on this platform, they just keep upping the price for everyone.

They offer ZERO affiliate solutions, just a discounted first year off for multiple builds and circle members.

They have a JavaScript rendering that makes all sites slower than they should be and have not addressed this not playing to well with Page Load Speed or Google Analytics. They don't particularily care either.

Their customer support can get behind quite often, resulting in a solution that comes long after you needed it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jessica from The Well-Balanced Violin Studio
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2018

December 2018

Great Website Builder!

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I loved building my website with Squarespace! I was previously using the Divi template on Wordpress, and I spent 20+ hours building a website that was mediocre at best. It took me less than 4 hours to build my Squarespace website, and it looks amazing! As a small business owner with little to no experience in design and creating websites, I was looking for a place to create a beautiful, clean website at a good price and Squarespace definitely fulfilled that dream.

Pros

I love the beautiful templates that are available and it is very easy to select one and customize it. Also, I really love the free trial period to try out different templates and figure out all of Squarespace's options.

Cons

I have no complaints about Squarespace. Everything they have is easy to use and makes my website look beautiful.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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