Squarespace Reviews

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Michael Leone | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 28, 2020

Squarespace: website creation made easy

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Squarespace is well-suited for just about any online endeavor - be it a personal blog or vlog, a small- business store front, or a large scale website for a larger company. It's so simple to use a template to put something together - for a corporate campaign for example - that it's really a no-brainer.
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Christy Price | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 21, 2020

Squarespace is the Best Choice for Small Business Websites

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Squarespace is particularly well-suited for entrepreneurs or small businesses who want to be able to update and maintain their websites themselves. It is perfect for service-based businesses like small law firms, therapists, etc, or as a portfolio for interior designers or homebuilders.

Squarespace is not ideal for large e-commerce operations (tax can be problematic depending on region).
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Reagan Baird Edwards | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 17, 2020

Helpful Presets Without Sacrificing Vision

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If you need to build a website — Squarespace can probably help you achieve whatever it is you want or need. Businesses, ministries, churches, stores, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, actors, bloggers, job-seekers, engaged couples... whoever and whatever! Virtually anyone can use this easy and customizable platform to create whatever kind of website they need. Seriously.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 25, 2020

Squarespace - A Beautiful, Affordable Website Platform for Nonprofits

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Squarespace is well-suited to an organization that has little technical knowledge and yet wants a powerful tool to present its message on the Internet. It has user-friendly tools for designing pages, but also includes the flexibility to change the design with back-end coding if the user has the knowledge (or research skills) to do so.
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Bryan Hume | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 28, 2020

Simple & Powerful Website Platform

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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.
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Robbin Block | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 23, 2019

Designer Look and Feel is Ideal for Creative Businesses

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It's great for creative businesses, but I wouldn't recommend it for full-on ecommerce. Other tools have more features. However, if selling a limited product line, it may be appropriate. It's not ideal for business owners who want to manage their own websites, yet don't have any web skills, because it's not as intuitive as other simple builders.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 27, 2019

No need to be an experienced web designer!

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Small businesses definitely use Squarespace!! Patience is important. If a large company - who has the money to hire out, definitely could use a different CMS. Squarespace was the best solution for the gym!
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Dan Talvi | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 14, 2019

Webpage development that's as easy as it looks in the commercials.

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Squarespace is perfect for the users, businesses, or individuals who are looking for a "set it and forget it" approach to their website and/or something that is easy to update as needed. Specifically, if you are looking for a website that looks good and does a great job of getting your core information across, Squarespace is for you. But, if you're looking to build a more in-depth website with greater levels of customization, Squarespace is worth trying but might not suit your needs.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 22, 2019

Easy to Use with Some Limitations

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I would recommend it for the average user (and have already), especially for those looking for a solution that balances price and quality. Squarespace is certainly not the cheapest option, but I personally believe it is one more user-friendly options that allow people to create better-looking sites without any design/programming knowledge. Other alternatives, I have found, aren't as intuitive, or are just more clunky in the way they operate. However, I would probably still not recommend Squarespace for blogging, as post formatting can still get tricky when it comes to blog posts on Squarespace. I do not have personal experience with the e-commerce side of Squarespace, so I can't speak much into that side of Squarespace however.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 12, 2019

Great tool for getting a website up quickly and efficiently

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Squarespace is really great for a quick solution that can be maintained by non-technical staff while presenting a very professional image. It is not a great solution for developers or those needing to come up with a more advanced or customized solution than you are given out of the box.
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Emily Muhoberac | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 23, 2018

If Squarespace went to high school, they would have won "best all around" as their senior superlative.

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Squarespace is best suited for:
- Solopreneurs that need a pretty website fast
- Side projects
- Basic E-Commerce websites
- Anyone who needs to create a one page website quickly
- Marketing teams that lack technical skill, but are required to support the company website internally

Squarespace is least suited for:
- Companies with full design or technical teams that won't benefit from the additional structure Squarespace provides
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Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Squarespace is a perfect platform for an informational website, for selling digital products or as a scheduling website. These kinds of things it does incredibly well, what with their myriad templates and design tools. As an e-commerce platform it can be very good but it definitely has some catching up to do with other more well known platforms. They need to focus on some core features a little bit better to make selling easier.
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Elizabeth Pampalone | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 22, 2019

Squarespace = Website In A Day

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Squarespace is most useful for brochure websites, e-commerce sites, and membership sites.
Squarespace is least useful if you have strong SEO needs, a Developer, over 100 items you are selling, complex e-commerce items, or no time to run your site.
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Mary Racter | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 22, 2019

It just works

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Squarespace would probably be very suitable for small businesses looking to set up an online store easily and with minimal hassle. For a larger company, it depends on the degree of personalization that would go into the website. If you want your site design to stand out and have a very specific vision for your brand, then Squarespace templates might give you some trouble.
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Alicia Kramer | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 18, 2019

Squarespace plays game of Customer Keep-Away!

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Well suited for a novice web person who has a basic static site.

Not well suited for a more complex site because if any issue arises (and they do with complex sites or online sales), Squarespace simply does not expend the time or energy on their customer care to retain clients.
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Nathan Meehan | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 30, 2018

Squarespace: Making the Novice Look Professional

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Squarespace is well suited for small companies trying to control their own information. They help you learn how to design your own site and make it look professional; great for the novice user. I can imagine as a company grows larger and requires more from their website, that it may become a bit more cumbersome to use.
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Jacqueline DeCapua | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 23, 2018

Great Software to Create Beautiful Websites

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Squarespace is great for small businesses and is much more affordable than hiring a designer to build your website. The layouts and design options allow for a very nice looking, professional website. However, I would not recommend Squarespace if you're a larger company or if you can afford to hire a web designer.
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Edmond Lorts | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 23, 2018

Simple and beautiful solution for artist.

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Squarespace is great for any website type but it really shines for an artist to display their work. The layout is hip and modern, which works fantastic for those looking to target customers that are high-end and internet savvy. It might not be necessary for someone looking for a more bare-bones service.
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John Selkow | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 19, 2018

Squarespace is a hit

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Using Squarespace for B2C businesses is a no-brainer. [For] A company such as mine that sells directly to businesses, it can be challenging to design based upon our customer needs and wants
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Sean Pomory | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 19, 2018

The Best E-commerce CMS/SAAS for Small Businesses

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This recommendation depends entirely on use case. If you are looking for an enterprise level e-commerce site, look to something like Drupal 8 to solve your needs. If you desire complete control over your code at the SMB level, use WordPress. If want to spin up a site efficiently, at low cost, and know exactly what you're paying for, use Squarespace. It is by far the best e-commerce platform form small businesses.
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Dave Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 19, 2018

Easy Website Creation For Anyone

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We use Squarespace in an internal fashion (employee facing) whereas I think most users would use it to host a customer or visitor facing site. Either way, the web pages are very easy to create and update, no matter the desired outcome. If you don't have any knowledge about coding your own site, Squarespace is a great alternative to get you online.
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Faith Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 19, 2018

Love Squarespace!

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Appropriate for
  • those looking to build websites quickly.
  • those who do not have background experience in web design or coding.
  • freelancers, consultants, and teacher websites.
  • portfolio creation.
  • beginner bloggers.
Not appropriate for
  • those claiming to be web coders or developers
  • those who want complete control of their website design and development
  • those in need of SEO guidance and suggestions
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Sara Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 19, 2018

Great Value

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I think it is a good cost value when working on a budget but still want a clean and modern look.

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Sarah Daggett | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 19, 2018

Helped this Novice Get Going

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If you're just starting a new company and can't afford to pay a web designer, Squarespace is an AMAZING way to "hang your shingle", as they say. For less than $100, I was able to reserve a domain and get a webpage on its feet. That's really incredible!
Do know, though, that their templates are highly stylized and aren't as flexible as maybe you'd like or need (it wasn't for me). I had to compromise on the look I wanted because their templates didn't quite accommodate what I had envisioned.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Role-based user permissions (42)
8.9
API (28)
7.9
Internationalization / multi-language (21)
8.5
WYSIWYG editor (54)
8.7
Code quality / cleanliness (49)
8.5
Admin section (64)
8.8
Page templates (65)
9.0
Library of website themes (63)
8.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design (61)
9.1
Publishing workflow (55)
8.0
Form generator (49)
8.2
Content taxonomy (48)
8.1
SEO support (53)
7.8
Bulk management (26)
6.2
Availability / breadth of extensions (39)
6.4
Community / comment management (42)
8.1

About Squarespace

Squarespace is a CMS platform that allows users to create a DIY blog, eCommerce store, and/or portfolio (visual art or music). Their templates are designed to be elegant and give users maximum control over the look & feel of the website. Some Squarespace templates are industry or use case-specific, such as menu builders for restaurant sites.

Squarespace allows eCommerce users to customize not only elements like themes and fonts, but also structural elements like online store layout. Templates are optimized for mobile shopping. SEO, product galleries, and order management features are built in. Squarespace integrates with Stripe for credit card payments, and ShipStation for shipping.

Squarespace Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No