Dokan vs. Squarespace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dokan
Score 9.4 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Dokan offers a front-end multi-vendor marketplace on WordPress, powered by WooCommerce. According to the vendor, the product enables you to build your own Amazon, Shopify, eBay, Magento-like marketplace in just 30 minutes. FEATURES Marketplace with Independent Stores Frontend Dashboard For Each Seller Earn From Each Sale Product Management Reports (Pro Feature) Coupon Management (Pro Feature) Manage Product…N/A
Squarespace
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Squarespace is a CMS platform that allows users to create a DIY blog, eCommerce store, and/or portfolio (visual art or music). Some Squarespace website and shop templates are industry or use case-specific, such as menu builders for restaurant sites.
$12
per month
Pricing
DokanSquarespace
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DokanSquarespace
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPersonal: $12/month (paid annually) $16/month (paid monthly) Business: $18/month (paid annually) $26/month (paid monthly) Basic Commerce: $26/month (paid annually) $35/month (paid monthly) Advanced Commerce: $40/month (paid annually) $54/month (paid monthly)
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Community Pulse
DokanSquarespace
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DokanSquarespace
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Dokan
6.8
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Squarespace
-
Ratings
Product catalog & listings9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk product upload7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Branding6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile storefront5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product variations5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Website integration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual customization6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CMS7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Dokan
5.0
1 Ratings
42% below category average
Squarespace
-
Ratings
Checkout user experience5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Dokan
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Squarespace
-
Ratings
SEO9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Dokan
7.8
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Squarespace
-
Ratings
Order processing7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Shipping8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom functionality7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Dokan
-
Ratings
Squarespace
8.6
57 Ratings
7% above category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.657 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Dokan
-
Ratings
Squarespace
7.7
48 Ratings
0% below category average
API00 Ratings7.742 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings7.830 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Dokan
-
Ratings
Squarespace
8.5
85 Ratings
11% above category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings8.674 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings8.766 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.584 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings8.985 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings8.283 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings8.681 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings8.573 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings8.367 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Dokan
-
Ratings
Squarespace
8.0
77 Ratings
8% above category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings8.465 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings8.470 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings7.743 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings7.657 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings7.857 Ratings
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User Ratings
DokanSquarespace
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.4
(85 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
DokanSquarespace
Likelihood to Recommend
weDevs
Dokan is a multi-vendor marketplace. It is usually good for small mom-and-pop shops with less than 1000 items.
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Squarespace
I have a gorgeous website that I made myself, thanks to Squarespace. I'm able to integrate marketing emails, SEO, analytics, online carts, pretty much instantly. If you want to get started fast, it's really great. I think if you want to customize square space and you're having trouble, it would be most helpful to hire a square space designer. That's what I would have done in retrospect.
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Pros
weDevs
  • Intuitive back-end functions.
  • User-friendly front-end interface.
  • Bug fixes and improvements are done often and regularly.
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Squarespace
  • Stupid simple to use. I know very creative people who cannot code and this is probably the easiest ever platform for them!
  • Pretty website templates and great functionality with showing off portfolios.
  • They've already figured out what are the problems that non-coding people have when creating websites and they've figured out a simple solution for all of it.
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Cons
weDevs
  • Sign-up procedure could be more explanatory for vendors.
  • Sign-up validations could be improved.
  • Support for multi-currency and multilingual shops needs to be improved.
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Squarespace
  • As a wine company it would really love it if Squarespace had an easy plugin for wine club subscriptions.
  • Squarespace would be awesome if it could automatically take your photos that you upload on the site and optimize them for the web and for the website.
  • I do wish we could have more than two contributors for the basic website costs.
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Likelihood to Renew
weDevs
No answers on this topic
Squarespace
Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
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Usability
weDevs
Compared to other similar multi-vendor marketplace platforms, Dokan has much more features and easier to use and manage.
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Squarespace
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 Rating
weDevs
The support needs to be improved as some of the support representatives do not seem to understand the client's request and keep sending canned responses.
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Squarespace
Help is available directly from the back end and uses full sentence searching to find answers to questions others may have asked before. With a ton of articles and support questions documents, it is very likely that your question has been answered. If not each page has the ability to open a direct email to support. Each case has a number and can be followed. Responses are often quick and have links and directions clearly stated
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Alternatives Considered
weDevs
No answers on this topic
Squarespace
Overall, as a designer, it makes perfect sense for small to large businesses to use a site such as SquareSpace. Costs are relatively reasonable with the ability to go in and do custom code.
The issue is certain aspects of it, depending on the plan, you can't do. So, if you want to do API to the site, you need to use the top-tier program to do so. Even at custom code, you won't have access to the API section.
As well, like all templates and themes, everybody is using the same style too.
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Return on Investment
weDevs
  • Positive impact on small to medium shops.
  • Needs good advertisement and features to get large shops to sign up.
  • Needs more bulk product import and management features.
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Squarespace
  • The key positive impact on my overall business objectives is how simple Squarespace sites are to implement new information. Whenever our services change, we can quickly update pages or even change how the website flows, in a very short window of time. This allows me to get back to more urgent work sooner.
  • Our Squarespace site for Club Swim Show helped present our web series to potential partners; Club Swim Show went on to partner with a popular swimming magazine and reach a larger audience through that magazine's hosting thanks to the professional design of our original website.
  • Squarespace does not bring in customers to my storefront, which is fine for me, since I sell things infrequently and it is not my main business, but might work against someone who is expecting a Shopify or Etsy level connection with buyer markets.
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