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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings

Squarespace

102 Ratings

1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.5 out of 101

Squarespace

102 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1ShoppingCart

If you need an ecommerce, email marketing and affiliate program - it is great to have this all in one solution. Larger businesses with many employees in remote locations may need a different solution. If you do not need ecommerce or affiliate, you can use a lower cost program that costs less. The learning curve is short for a solo entrepreneur with some technical knowledge.

Squarespace

Squarespace is a great starter resource and a good option for a lean team who needs to get a website up cheaply using internal resources. It is intutive, requires no coding knowledge, and helps you get up a professional looking website for a small cost. It also allows you to add custom code to pages if you want to integrate other systems, like databases etc.I think teams usually grow out of Squarespace as it doesn't allow you to create a truly customized, well-branded experience and has functionality limitations

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

1ShoppingCart
7.9
Squarespace
Product catalog & listings
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Squarespace
Product management
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Squarespace
Bulk product upload
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Squarespace
Branding
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Squarespace
Mobile storefront
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Squarespace
Product variations
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Squarespace
Website integration
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Squarespace
Visual customization
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Squarespace
CMS
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Squarespace

Online Shopping Cart

1ShoppingCart
8.0
Squarespace
Abandoned cart recovery
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Squarespace
Checkout user experience
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Squarespace

Online Payment System

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Squarespace
eCommerce security
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Squarespace

eCommerce Marketing

1ShoppingCart
7.5
Squarespace
Promotions & discounts
1ShoppingCart
8.0
Squarespace
Personalized recommendations
1ShoppingCart
7.5
Squarespace
SEO
1ShoppingCart
7.0
Squarespace

eCommerce Business Management

1ShoppingCart
9.0
Squarespace
Multi-site management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Squarespace
Order processing
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Squarespace
Inventory management
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Squarespace
Shipping
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Squarespace
Custom functionality
1ShoppingCart
9.0
Squarespace

Security

1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.3
Role-based user permissions
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.3

Platform & Infrastructure

1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.2
API
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.3
Internationalization / multi-language
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.2

Web Content Creation

1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.5
WYSIWYG editor
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.5
Code quality / cleanliness
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.5
Admin section
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.2
Page templates
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.5
Library of website themes
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
9.3
Publishing workflow
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.4
Form generator
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.5

Web Content Management

1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.2
Content taxonomy
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.8
SEO support
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.3
Bulk management
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
6.6
Availability / breadth of extensions
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
6.7
Community / comment management
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.5

Pros

  • Email Marketing - Easy to use templates but you can also use your custom html template.
  • Managing your list - It is easy to set up separate lists and create opt in forms for each one. It allows multiple opt in forms with customized messages for all steps of the opt in process.
  • Ecommerce - Setup of your product or service is easy. You can use buy now type buttons on the 1ShoppingCart store. Integration with your merchant account or Paypal is offered.
  • Includes an affiliate management option. This module allows you to manage an affiliate with custom links and an area to post materials for affiliates to use - such as banners.
  • Easy to create visually appealing designs using the gridded drag and drop and preset formatting options/ themes
  • Maintains consistent design elements across your whole site - which you can change at a high level with one click and automatically updates globally
  • Instantly updates content to your live site
  • Great photo slideshow options and quotation box features

Cons

  • Customer Service - You have to pay in order to speak to a live customer service rep.
  • I'd like to see a few more business-centric templates. They have some good ones but the majority are for consumer websites or design type of businesses.
  • Although we have decent access to the code and can inject our own code, we'd like an easier way to setup events such as tracking buttons being pushed for Analytic goals.

Likelihood to Renew

1ShoppingCart5.5
Based on 2 answers
If I were in charge of the renewal decision I would really take a look at 1SC vs. Infusionsoft. There are many ways each are great and many ways they are different. I would look at what was best for my company and make the choice accordingly. I find that Infusionsoft has many more ways to intuitively market, segment and cultivate new leads and grow the business as a whole than 1SC currently has.
Squarespace10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've renewed my Squarespace 3 years in a row

Usability

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Squarespace10.0
Based on 2 answers
It's simple to use for someone who is really good with computers as well as those who are not. I've been using my personal squarespace for years and have also helped clients build a starting page which they are later able to manage theirselves.

Support

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Squarespace10.0
Based on 2 answers
Easy to find support on their website.

Alternatives Considered

1ShoppingCart is the best solution for entrepreneurs who need a shopping cart solution. It is much easier to manage than Infusionsoft. The price point is much less than Infusionsoft. I recommend anyone considering Infusionsoft have a dedicated expert in that program on their team because of it's complexity. 1ShoppingCart does not require this because it is more user friendly
Wix is a little more cost-effective and more user-friendly but Squarespace has some sleeker more professional designs. I turn to Squarespace when I need a very clean website layout.

Return on Investment

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Integration of shopping cart in website
  • Better customer service
  • Improved brand visiability
  • About the same
  • No significant increase
  • No significant decrease

Pricing Details

1ShoppingCart

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Squarespace

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details