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Likelihood to Recommend

1ShoppingCart

I find that people who own product based businesses do well with 1ShoppingCart. If you are offering products you'd like to sell right from your website, this is a great option. However, there are some things to be aware of, it isn't as easy to sell directly to segmented lists. You'll have to manually segment the lists rather than having more intuitive options. There are other things about 1SC that I really like and definitely see its benefits for sure. Many people I know who use this service are highly product based and its important that they have a reliable cart that works easily and without problems.I don't see 1ShoppingCart as the best option for someone who owns a coaching or consulting business. There may be too many options and since these businesses are based on the list, I'd recommend another service to get more for your unique situation. It's important to look at what you are looking for in your service - are you looking for streamlined marketing avenues and integrated cart with customer service options? Then 1SC may not be the best option.
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Squarespace

Squarespace is most appropriate for service and eCommerce small to medium size businesses that need to be able to maintain their own website and do NOT need a database or client login scenario. Squarespace is not appropriate for large size companies that need the most flexible open source options through something like Wordpress and need a developer to maintain their site. Sometimes companies need more options than a platform like Squarespace can provide.
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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
8.9
Role-based user permissions
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.0
API
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.8
Internationalization / multi-language
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.3

Web Content Creation

1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.6
WYSIWYG editor
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.7
Code quality / cleanliness
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.4
Admin section
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.4
Page templates
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.5
Library of website themes
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.9
Publishing workflow
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.7
Form generator
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
8.7

Web Content Management

1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.5
Content taxonomy
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.7
SEO support
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.6
Bulk management
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.2
Community / comment management
1ShoppingCart
Squarespace
7.6

Pros

  • Email broadcasts are super easy with 1ShoppingCart
  • Affiliate set up and management is easy
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  • eCommerce: Squarespace provides a thorough and comprehensive solution for eCommerce. There are analytics, inventory tracking, variants, shipping, third party integration, easy to build and use options for users to build a secure store.
  • Blogging: Squarespace provides all types of options for blogging that people can use to design a gorgeous but functional blogging platform.
  • Style Editor: Their style editor has so many options it is one of the most flexible and customizable options out there. Anywhere from changing the fonts, colors, and layout to custom designing with CSS code injection.
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Cons

  • The UI needs improvement. There are other systems out there that are more intuitive.
  • Customizing/branding a shopping cart page can be a little tricky - when it should be very simple.
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  • My biggest complaint about Squarespace is particularly about the shipping rates controls in the Commerce plans. Squarespace does not allow you to assign different shipping costs to different products. You can set up different costs for different levels of shipping (for example, Ground, Express, Overnight, etc.). But if you have two different products that are different sizes and weights you cannot independently assign each of them a different cost for Ground shipping. All products have to have the same price for Ground, the same price for expedited, etc. It is incredibly frustrating. This one deficiency alone has actually been enough to have prompted me into looking for alternative platforms for my e-commerce site. If you sell multiple products of varying sizes and weights and you intend to charge you customers shipping, then be aware of this beforehand. If you only sell digital products, or products that don't vary much in size or weight, or you intend to offer free shipping on everything then this will not be as big a deal for you.
  • Squarespace offers excellent help services via live chat, but in the years that I've used it I get the sense that recommendations from users are taken seriously. I've made numerous recommendations for enhancements and fixes over the years and I know other people that have as well. However what I continue to see from Squarespace is development of new product offerings that aren't necessarily in line with their core product offering, and not much in the way of making what they already offer much better. There are certain things that should be prioritized by their development team but I don't get the sense that these are taken seriously. Of course this is just my guess as I don't work there but it's important to remember that perception is reality to those who are perceiving.
  • As much as Squarespace makes integrations easy, they still have along way to go with regards to being recognized by many other platforms as integration worthy. Very often I come across services that offer integrations with web design platforms and Squarespace is not one of them. I'm not sure why this is but I wish Squarespace would do a better job of working with these other companies to have integrations with them.
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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 4 answers
Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
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Usability

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No answers on this topic
Squarespace10.0
Based on 3 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

No score
No answers yet
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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Wix has a lot more flexibility than Squarespace in designing really original web content, with the same front end, no code style that Squarespace offers. If you want to do something really unique with your site, you can drag and drop something anywhere on the page, similar to a powerpoint presentation on Wix. Squarespace is gridded, so you can only drop things in certain places and it aligns the columns into halves, thirds, etc.One thing I really prefer about Squarespace is that you can make global changes. While Wix is very flexible, if you decide to make a significant change (font, color, etc) you have to change it on every individual page in every place. On Squarespace, the global design choices keep your website consistent in font, color, and size across your site, so you don't end up with inconsistent text or color changes. Another benefit is that you can add custom code or pull code for integrations with forms, databases etc, which you cannot do with Squarespace.As a non professional designer, the clean format and limitations of Squarespace are actually useful in building a clean platform.
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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