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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

nopCommerce

If you're looking for a small or medium size eCommerce portal, nopCommerce is the best framework. 1. Cost = open sourced framework. You will just simply bypass the application design and development process, but you will have to code to do whatever you want to do for your business needs. It will save you a lot of time and money.2. Technical Architecture = It was created with the best application design and architecture. If you are not into eCommerce, but want to understand EntityFrame code first and domain architecture, Dependency Injection,..etc, nopCommerce is the one.3. I'm sure your business users will ask for the features that are already included with nopCommerce.
Christopher Thant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

Squarespace is perfect for a small to midsize business that wants a website that's easy to manage all on their own. An enterprise level company should definitely look toward other platforms to meet their needs, but Squarespace can be a great fit for many other businesses. The decision should be based on the features and functionality you need. Many businesses just need a website that's reliable, simple, and professional
Bryan Hume | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Online Storefront

nopCommerce
9.1
Squarespace
Product catalog & listings
nopCommerce
9.4
Squarespace
Product management
nopCommerce
9.3
Squarespace
Bulk product upload
nopCommerce
9.2
Squarespace
Branding
nopCommerce
8.7
Squarespace
Mobile storefront
nopCommerce
9.3
Squarespace
Product variations
nopCommerce
9.5
Squarespace
Website integration
nopCommerce
9.5
Squarespace
Visual customization
nopCommerce
8.3
Squarespace
CMS
nopCommerce
8.4
Squarespace

Online Shopping Cart

nopCommerce
8.5
Squarespace
Abandoned cart recovery
nopCommerce
8.3
Squarespace
Checkout user experience
nopCommerce
8.7
Squarespace

Online Payment System

nopCommerce
9.3
Squarespace
eCommerce security
nopCommerce
9.3
Squarespace

eCommerce Marketing

nopCommerce
8.7
Squarespace
Promotions & discounts
nopCommerce
8.5
Squarespace
Personalized recommendations
nopCommerce
8.4
Squarespace
SEO
nopCommerce
9.1
Squarespace

eCommerce Business Management

nopCommerce
9.1
Squarespace
Multi-site management
nopCommerce
8.9
Squarespace
Order processing
nopCommerce
9.1
Squarespace
Inventory management
nopCommerce
9.2
Squarespace
Shipping
nopCommerce
9.3
Squarespace
Custom functionality
nopCommerce
8.8
Squarespace

Security

nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.9
Role-based user permissions
nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.9

Platform & Infrastructure

nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.3
API
nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.0
Internationalization / multi-language
nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.6

Web Content Creation

nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.7
WYSIWYG editor
nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.7
Code quality / cleanliness
nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.6
Admin section
nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.9
Page templates
nopCommerce
Squarespace
9.1
Library of website themes
nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
nopCommerce
Squarespace
9.2
Publishing workflow
nopCommerce
Squarespace
7.9
Form generator
nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.2

Web Content Management

nopCommerce
Squarespace
7.4
Content taxonomy
nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.2
SEO support
nopCommerce
Squarespace
7.9
Bulk management
nopCommerce
Squarespace
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions
nopCommerce
Squarespace
6.3
Community / comment management
nopCommerce
Squarespace
8.2

Pros

nopCommerce

  • Excellent modular architecture, which makes it very easy to customize for different kinds of needs.
  • It is open source, free and is constantly updated to keep it up to the latest technologies.
  • The latest version in ASP.NET Core runs in Windows and Linux with excellent performance (Google Page Speed of 100/100).
  • It has a very active community which helps to enhance the solution, develop extensions and themes and helps other users.
  • It is full of features including Multi-Store, Multi-Vendor, and Multi-Warehouse.
Eduardo Adame | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • Very robust how-to and troubleshooting guides – if you're trying to do something specific, a quick google search will lead you to a writeup by Squarespace of exactly the issue you're trying to solve. Comparing this to competitors where you're more or less on your own, Squarespace makes you feel confident that you can make any change you'd want.
  • Well-designed template sites – you'd have to try very hard to create an ugly site when you've got such robust templates to work with. Plus design fundamentals like ample white space and color palettes are built in to the design process.
  • Lots of options – Squarespace has beautifully-designed add-ons that clients ask for (such as adding a dynamic map to their site which shows their shop's location). These options require no jury-rigging and dovetail with the design of the site.
  • Unbreakable web design – there is no way to break your site, unlike with competitors where you're trying to cobble together plug-ins to make your site function how you'd want it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

nopCommerce

  • More community templates would be great.
  • Some of the pricing can be a bit tricky, especially configured items... there is a likelihood of mispriced items with the current structure
Brad Ranks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • The editing experience is VERY slow. Every time you switch in or out of an editor (page content, styles, etc), Squarespace takes 3-5 seconds to load, which is not a deal-breaker, but definitely annoying.
  • There's still no "real" way to set a background color on a given section. You can fake it by using a background image, which works, but what if you want a light background? Squarespace automatically makes the text white for any section, regardless of how bright the background is.
  • It's frustrating that Squarespace hasn't implemented some sort of variable system for fonts and colors. If you decide to change fonts or colors, you have to go around and update it in 50 million different places, which is a huge pain.
Andrew Folts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

nopCommerce

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
Emily Muhoberac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

nopCommerce

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
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.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

nopCommerce

nopCommerce 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have asked numerous questions and the team treats my random questions as if they are critical to the continued success of their product. They really take each users' questions to heart and strive to solve them. I cannot commend them enough on how fast they respond to questions as well as the follow-through given to things thay may or may not even be a part of their platform.
Brad Ranks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

Squarespace 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Angela Skees | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

nopCommerce

nopCommerce 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Go for a plugin based development if you would like to extend nopCommerce. This approach will make it easier for you to upgrade the software.
Anup Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

nopCommerce

nopCommerce is more powerful than other products. It is also a stable and reliable solution, but performance can be an issue. This is a secure e-commerce platform, scalable and flexible and has a management module to manage the store, products, customers, orders, etc. Also, it is easy to extend functionalities through plugins or code customization.
Vinicius Lima | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

The ease of use was a massive plus in Squarespace's side. I have limited knowledge of HTML and web development. Squarespace won simply because of its user-friendliness and the low barrier to entry when it comes to creating a good looking website. Every alternative that I looked at was either more expensive or required more knowledge than I possessed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

nopCommerce

  • It saved development cost and time for our development team who don't have eCommerce experience. It saved us six months worth of designing and implementing the eCommerce application. No need to mention that our management team and business users were so happy about it.
  • Because of well architectural design, it was so easy to maintain the whole application and include add-on new features from time to time. Making changes and deployment can be done just within a few hours was absolutely phenomenal. It was the trust that technical team gain from management team to make the whole business process running smooth and so every one can sleep sound at night.
  • As our online eCommerce site, http://www.luxegourmets.com has been running more than two years now using nopCommerce, business users are looking to expand and integrate with third party tools. Without further investing and looking for solutions, we have all the tools and add-on features are already provided by the framework.
Christopher Thant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squarespace

  • My clients are very happy with the results they're getting from their websites.
  • They don't really manage the sites themselves, so can't really speak to the ease of use for them. However, I find it relatively easy to build good looking sites for them. This in turn makes it economical for them.
  • Making changes and updating their sites can be done relatively quickly. We can embed whatever elements they need, like video.
  • We can easily manage updates to their on-site SEO.
Robbin Block | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

nopCommerce

Squarespace

Pricing Details

nopCommerce

General

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

Squarespace

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

nopCommerce
9.5
Squarespace
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

nopCommerce
Squarespace
10.0

Usability

nopCommerce
Squarespace
10.0

Support Rating

nopCommerce
10.0
Squarespace
10.0

Implementation Rating

nopCommerce
8.0
Squarespace

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