Sana Commerce Cloud vs. Squarespace

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sana Commerce Cloud
Score 7.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Sana Commerce is an eCommerce platform that provides an integrated shopping cart software for both Microsoft Dynamics and SAP.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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sana Commerce CloudSquarespace
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSana's pricing model is made up of two parts. It includes: •A one-time setup fee •A monthly subscription fee, including hosting and services Sana also offers add-ons to supplement customers’ web stores, an enterprise license, or the possibility to add additional web stores (subject to pricing adjustments as needed).Personal: $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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Features
Sana Commerce CloudSquarespace
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Sana Commerce Cloud
7.4
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Squarespace
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Product catalog & listings7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Product management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk product upload7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Branding8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile storefront8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Website integration6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual customization7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
CMS8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Sana Commerce Cloud
7.0
1 Ratings
8% below category average
Squarespace
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Checkout user experience7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Sana Commerce Cloud
8.0
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Squarespace
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eCommerce security8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Sana Commerce Cloud
7.7
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Squarespace
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Promotions & discounts8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Personalized recommendations7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Sana Commerce Cloud
8.5
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Squarespace
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Order processing8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Shipping8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Custom functionality9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Security
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Sana Commerce Cloud
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Squarespace
8.5
59 Ratings
6% above category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.559 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
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Sana Commerce Cloud
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Ratings
Squarespace
8.3
51 Ratings
8% above category average
API00 Ratings8.044 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings8.733 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Sana Commerce Cloud
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Squarespace
7.8
88 Ratings
3% above category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings9.076 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings8.069 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.387 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings7.088 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings7.085 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings6.784 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings9.076 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings7.569 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Sana Commerce Cloud
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Squarespace
8.2
78 Ratings
11% above category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings9.066 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings7.171 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings8.044 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings8.058 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings9.058 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sana Commerce CloudSquarespace
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(88 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Sana Commerce CloudSquarespace
Likelihood to Recommend
Sana Commerce
Its suited more for B2B-focused or mid-size companies that want to have a more robust platform for their eCommerce and don't want to invest that much (like the case of Magento and other big names). If you want to make constant UX and design enhancements and tests, you'll have a couple of headaches. It's not that bad but; you wont be able to do it all without customizing and spending good money on it.
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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
Sana Commerce
  • Quote Workflow--pretty simple and easy to understand and implement
  • Easy-to-learn admin tools
  • Very flexible/customizable initial configuration
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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
Sana Commerce
  • The service could be much better. It's expensive and hard to monitor because they only check cases twice a week (if you don't have a pre-plan).
  • The language and different time schedules have been an issue for tech problems. They're in Holland and Ukraine and we're in Mexico, and is really hard to find developers who know the platform to hire as an extra resource.
  • You can't import SKUS to populate a landing page programmatically.
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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
Sana Commerce
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Squarespace
Unless our website requires significantly more functionality in the future, I can't see us terminating our contract
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Usability
Sana Commerce
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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
Sana Commerce
No answers on this topic
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
Sana Commerce
Sana Commerce is not as robust, flexible (or expensive) as Magento but is better (and more expensive) than Shopify. It is well balanced and you can customize according to your clients' needs. They are constantly upgrading their platform so you can keep your eCommerce up to date, but you must consider an extra cost to adapt it to the latest version.
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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
Sana Commerce
  • The ROI was 18% more than expected
  • Our traffic has increased by 250%
  • Some of our clients think our site is too complex
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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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ScreenShots

Sana Commerce Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of The redesigned Sana Admin's fresh new look, to make it more user-friendly.Screenshot of Customers segmentation in Sana Commerce. Customer segmentation is a marketing strategy that involves dividing a target market into subsets of customers that are similar in specific ways, for example, customers from a certain country or those customers who are essential for the business's prosperity.Screenshot of A personalized storefront with products and content tailored to the customer.Screenshot of Related products are used by Sana to add similar or substitute products like accessories or spare parts and build relationships between the related products and the original product. These product relations can be built in ERP and are used for cross- and up-selling, or they can be also used to provide alternatives in case any of these products are out of stock.Screenshot of Sana Commerce Insights (SCI) is a Sana product providing commercial insights, with extensive options and services. It is an add-on to Sana Commerce Cloud that offers a holistic overview of commercial data.Screenshot of Locations provide customers with an alternative delivery location where they can collect their orders. Instead of delivering a package to the customer’s home or business address, the customer can select a location and collect his or her order at a time that is convenient for him or her. The location can be a physical store, a warehouse, a pickup location of delivery service or any other place specified.