Squarespace

Who Uses Squarespace?

Trusted by the worlds best, Squarespace empowers people with creative ideas to succeed. Entrepreneurs, photographers, restaurants, musicians, businesses, fashion designers, and more use Squarespace.

What Is 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.

Squarespace Details

Squarespace

http://www.squarespace.com

Founded 2007

Squarespace pricing overview

Squarespace does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Squarespace paid version starts at US$12.00/month.


Starting Price

US$12.00/month

Pricing Details

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).

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Squarespace deployment and support

Support

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

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • In Person
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Squarespace Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customization
  • Design Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Group Posting
  • Image Library
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Channel Communication
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multimedia Support
  • Order Management
  • Post Management
  • Preview Functionality
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Advertising
  • Social Media Integration
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Video Management
  • Visitor Tracking
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics
  • Website Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Management
  • Audio File Management
  • CRM
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  • Campaign Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Templates
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Management
  • Engagement Analytics
  • File Management
  • Filtering
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editing
  • Metadata Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Support
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Website Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • Customer Surveys
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  • Email Distribution
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  • Email Templates
  • Email Tracking
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  • Marketplace Integration
  • Mobile Commerce
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  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Tracking
  • Product Catalogue
  • Product Data Management
  • Promotions Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Sales Orders
  • Sales Reports
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Shipping Labels
  • Shipping Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Social Commerce
  • Stock Management
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  • Third Party Integrations
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  • eCommerce Management

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  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
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  • Third Party Integrations
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Squarespace Reviews

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.4
Customer Service 4.4
Features 4.3
Value for Money 4.3

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Jane R.
Owner and Big Kahuna
Publishing, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/12/2019

"Great design, great features, great support"

Comments: I was first introduced to Squarespace when I hired someone to design the website for my business, and he showed me how to make changes myself. From there I started to play with it and ended up creating simple websites for several clients, many of whom were then able to take over their own upkeep and maintenance. And in the three years I've been working with Squarespace sites, the features and support have only improved. I also love that they're very attuned to what's trending in graphic design, so their templates never look dated.

Pros: The aesthetic. Squarespace's design templates are fresh, current, and appealing to begin with, which provides a lot of options for customization.

Cons: It's not the most intuitive interface ever, but that said, they provide outstanding how-to articles and videos and infinitely patient customer support, so it's not hard to figure out how to do what you want to do, even if you have no coding experience.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 13/12/2019
Mark N.
Executive Director
Nonprofit Organisation Management, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/3/2021

"Allowing my nonprofit's website to stay adaptive and relevant amidst an ever-changing web."

Comments: Squarespace won me over after years of thinking I could do a better job "designing it" on my own with free templates for WordPress. Time and time again I would spend days or weeks on the site, be happy with it, and then months later it would all be out of date, look old, and not function in the ways that information transfer had shifted by internet users. I decided that a professional, clean and easy to use Squarespace site, with robust back-end capabilities is what I needed, and I have not been disappointed.

Pros: Squarespace really has their act together in offering a clean, easy to use , beautiful web building platform. I run a media and video production nonprofit, and the needs and functionality of my site have evolved almost yearly since 2013. The way that people engage with content on the internet is always changing, and I got caught up in the flow of trying to always evolve the website to keep up. I used GoDaddy and WordPress for too many years, and eventually migrated them all to Squarespace because it was all just so much more streamlined, modern, clean and simple. I now have the basic website I need, and know that there are many many ways to customize it if needed without messing up the whole site (as happened many times on WordPress) I changed my entire .com and .org from a WordPress template on GoDaddy, and could not be happier with the customer service I received from Squarespace, they were so helpful in getting everything aligned for the transition.

Cons: I wish there were maybe 15-20 more templates, and that a few of them were specifically meant for video galleries, as that is what my organization focuses on in our storytelling, videos. I would love a template tailor made for aggregating videos. For now I can use a photo gallery or blog and adapt it, which works fine, but my wish list would be a video focused and designed template.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 31/3/2021
Andrea C.
Copywriter + Designer
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    1 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    1/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/7/2019

"SquareSpace is a let-down. It's hard to use and is missing basic features. The marketing fooled me!"

Comments: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/7/2019
Osman P.
Business Consultant
Financial Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/3/2021

"Absolutely fine!"

Comments: I've used this software before and it really helped me with my website in the past. It has some good features and not difficult to use. You pretty much get what you pay for. Also, know that if you are aiming for really professional websites I wouldn't suggest you use Squarespace. But if you just want to set up a decent site in a short amount of time, I would definitely suggest you this software.

Pros: First of all, it is extremely easy to set up websites in no time. It has some cool and modern-looking templates that you might want to consider. It is user-friendly and not much knowledge of coding is required which makes it a good choice for many companies and people. Even though I didn't struggle much with anything whilst using this software, support was always there to help.

Cons: The way that the client can't change a lot, implies that expert clients are restricted and don't have much freedom. Other than the lack of freedom when choosing templates and editing fonts or just the way the website looks, I don't see any other downsides to this software.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/3/2021
Anne G.
Owner
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/2/2021

"Easy and Elegant"

Comments: I love SquareSpace. I would really need to be wowed to switch to another company. This has everything I want (not just need) to create a great first impression

Pros: I love how simple it is to create the aesthetic I want to share with the public. The customer support team was so helpful whenever I met a snag in implementation. That hardly ever happened though, because it is so straightforward to create my own website with gorgeous content thanks to SquareSpace and their templates

Cons: There have been a few times where links have broken on my website and it has been challenging to get them reinstated.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 11/2/2021