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1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings

Squarespace

Top Rated
110 Ratings

1ShoppingCart

23 Ratings
Score 5.6 out of 101

Squarespace

Top Rated
110 Ratings
Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

1ShoppingCart

It's really user preference. Some people have been told by other colleagues that it's a great system to use so they want to go with that. There are other systems that do exactly the same thing. I have not found that 1ShoppingCart has any unique features that would lead me to persuade a client to use it over another one. I usually have clients look at two or three options and give feedback. Sometimes it comes down to monthly prices.
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Squarespace

Artists, photographers, writers - anyone selling digital content or trying to display their work. Their site and template selections are very well suited for this type of interface, and can easily encourage sales. It is less appropriate for sites who are constantly updating their catalog, like car sales or ones which require a more extensive vetting process.
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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
8.4
Role-based user permissions
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.4

Platform & Infrastructure

1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.5
API
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.3
Internationalization / multi-language
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.8

Web Content Creation

1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.3
Code quality / cleanliness
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.1
Admin section
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.1
Page templates
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.4
Library of website themes
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.9
Publishing workflow
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.0
Form generator
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.1

Web Content Management

1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
6.9
Content taxonomy
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.5
SEO support
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.0
Bulk management
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
6.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
6.4
Community / comment management
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.3

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.
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  • Blogs - it provides an easy way to create the blogs, as well as a nice way to organize and sort blogs so that our customers can identify what they want to read before having to slog through everything on the site.
  • User Interface - we have a saying: "what if you get hit by a bus?" If the entire operation shuts down because one person is gone, then the program is not worth it. Squarespace's interface is something anyone can learn in the span of 10 minutes, and with a little bit of guidance, you will never be left alone in case your web master is away.
  • Pricing and Domain - this was not only easy to set up, but painless and straightforward. No hidden costs, and no sudden expenses that we didn't expect.
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Cons

  • I found their customer service team to be confusing with their responses and not as helpful as other products customer service teams. It can be frustrating to try to decipher their responses to more complicated questions and often felt a little 'annoying' whenever I needed to reach out.
  • When creating newsletters, I found the WYSIWYG (what you see if what you get) version of creating newsletters the formatting was almost always off which always resulted in needing to send tests to myself to fix the formatting because it never showed up as it would look when it was sent. That took a lot of extra time to edit.
  • Lots of different options with reports, as a beginner you may need someone else to support you. In the beginning I needed support from other team members in how to understand and create certain reports. Not the most intuitive and user friendly until you understand what you're doing!
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  • I am not a fan of the embedded code. For third party programs, I have to search them for a direct HTML code in order to put it on the site, as their embedded link only creates a hyperlink. Something you can do easier in the text blocks.
  • More reliable integration with social media. I have to resync the school's Instagram account weekly. We manage multiple, so I can't just leave it logged in. One time it displayed my own personal account without confirming.
  • I would also like a more expansive CMS on par with Wordpress, but that is a preference, not a negative.
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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.
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Squarespace10.0
Based on 2 answers
I've renewed my Squarespace 3 years in a row
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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.
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Support

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

Again, it's the client that usually selects the system they want to use. I think 1ShoppingCart has lower monthly payment options so that makes it more appealing. Infusionsoft has a $2k payment that must be made in order to use their product
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When it comes to website management, user interface is everything. You have to be able to dive in and make sure things get done. If you can't operate the site - or make changes - easily, then you are going to sink with the amount of things you need to do to remain current. We chose Squarespace because it was the most efficient design when it comes to UX that would also cultivate the ability to make changes quickly. We wanted a program that anyone could use if something happened to the person managing it, and Squarespace provided the best option.
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Return on Investment

  • Faster lead conversion, definitely
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  • Our website through Squarespace has been instrumental to building our membership and clientele, and sharing important information about our brand
  • We have received clients through our website
  • It is really difficult to search our website, and it is hard to figure out how to improve our SEO to get more organic outreach
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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