Squarespace

Squarespace

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Score 8.3 out of 10
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Squarespace
Starting at $12 per month
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Overview

What is Squarespace?

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.
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Popular Features

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  • Page templates (85)
    8.9
    89%
  • Mobile optimization / responsive design (81)
    8.6
    86%
  • Admin section (84)
    8.5
    85%
  • Library of website themes (83)
    8.2
    82%

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Pricing

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Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.squarespace.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $12 per month
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Product Demos

About Squarespace Version 7.1 | Squarespace Tutorial
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Features

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

8.6Avg 8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Features related to platform-wide settings and structure, such as permissions, languages, integrations, customizations, etc.

7.7Avg 7.7

Web Content Creation

Features that support the creation of website content.

8.5Avg 7.6

Web Content Management

Features for managing website content

8Avg 7.4
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Product Details

What is 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 Video

About Squarespace Version 7.1 | Squarespace Tutorial

Squarespace Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Squarespace starts at $12.

Reviewers rate Page templates highest, with a score of 8.9.

The most common users of Squarespace are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews

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Andy Ryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I think if you just need a basic website with info, Squarespace is the best choice. I've used WordPress before and you have to constantly update it and the plugins all the time because of security issues. Squarespace is really easy. It has nice templates to work off of and the design and building process is intuitive. They have done a really good job making a platform for non-web-developer people.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Squarespace is perfect for a business that wants the benefits of a website but doesn't need anything complex. It's easy to use, there is no need to worry about plugin updates or hosting and it looks great. It's easy to update even if you don't have website experience.
Lisa Cooley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is a well-suited option for a small business I found in my own personal experience. It allows for the exposure of creativity and also the personalization of choices found both on the site and with plug-ins that a user may find more suitable to their style or needs.
May 24, 2021

Squarespace Review

Nicole Nagy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Personally, I think Squarespace is suited for anyone who wants to either start their own mini business or showcase their work. There are so many integrations Squarespace can handle, and it's a beautiful layout that's easy to use! However, larger businesses... I don't think the website could sustain that much data... so if you're trying to start a software company I'd recommend using something else.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I would recommend the use of Squarespace for people who want a minimal and attractive website as Squarespace does this sort of theme well. It's easy enough to use and affordable. Good for newbie web designers and/or people who are new to making a website or on a limited budget. Also for those who don't need too much customization and that want to be able to make edits on their own without the use of a developer.
Darcy Knapp, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Depending on the size of the catalog, volume of sales and needs of the client, Squarespace is a good starter solution. For a more robust solution and higher volume clients they will need to change platforms down the road. Many clients last years in Squarespace until they have the sales volume and needs that a more robust platform offers (Shopify or BigCommerce).
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If your looking for a tool that's a great price and helps you create a smaller website then this is the tool for you. For larger websites this would not be the right tool, but for artistic sells, book sells, and showing off artwork I found Squrespace to be an excellent tool.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SquareSpace is suited for straight forward, more simplistic web pages. We set up the informational site for our small research group with 8 pages to showcase a few new projects with pictures, information and some multimedia files. However for a more complicated workflow and forms, we wouldn't choose SquareSpace as it doesn't have more integrations with our backend Azure systems. I wouldn't recommend it for large corporations with complicated workflows. Its more suited for smaller businesses.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Overall, Squarespace is the best in its field...providing the best bang for the buck when it comes to web hosting and web design features without requiring a full-time web manager to oversee the site on a regular basis. We have used the service for six years and do not have any intention of switching or looking at other options anytime soon.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
If you've started up a business and the idea of learning how to build a website and/or hiring a designer is just out of the question for you...this is your solution. You can easily have a beautiful website up and running in just a day or two using Squarespace and it isn't horrifically frustrating like other website templates or software can be. The only downside is that your SEO doesn't seemed to get picked up by crawlers as easily as other solutions and you cannot create your own code to add to Squarespace for other things you'd like to track. Other than that, this is a very easy platform to use and you can easily have a very professional and beautiful site up in just a day or two and your membership pays for all those other things that you don't want to look up that you need to purchase when buying a domain etc... It's a great solution for the non-tech business owner who just wants something up and running quickly.
Jared Jacobson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Squarespace is well suited for small companies that need an effective website to help promote their product or service to a specific group of customers. It is great if you need to market your business, publish a blog, promote an event, or just sell products. I would not try to use it to market myself for a position at a major corporation.
Michael Chow | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Although there are templates and themes, if you are skilled in web development or web design, one could further customize the site. You can use your custom code to CSS whatever you need to do. One is not stuck to the template or theme.
Don Stone | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Squarespace can be used to create fast and amazing-looking websites. It is perfect for clients that have little to no website design experience. I will suggest Squarespace as an option for small business sites especially local business websites. If I am creating a larger site or site that requires customization, I would normally use WordPress to create the site.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[Squarespace is] really great for small businesses where the owner or few employees have to do many jobs. Less appropriate for full blown ecommerce driven websites. Great for being able to quickly get something online with a clean and up to date look. For those wanting a product subscription plugin I have yet to find one that fits with Squarespace that fits my wine club needs.
Courtney Birnbaum | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The beauty of Squarespace is its cohesive, "all-in-one" platform for building visually striking websites that communicate your goals to your audience, and then adding in a long list of other marketing tools to connect. Squarespace has done everything that I've used well, but there are so many options that it may be difficult to find yourself needing all of them—or affording them since there are different subscription levels that can add up for an individual but would be well within the budget of an established firm. If you already have reliable clients and a set workflow for website domains, marketing tools, email blasts, professional email hosting, analytics, web storefront, and logo design, for example, you may prefer to keep all those settings outside of your Squarespace account and let Squarespace excel at what it does best: let you build and host your website on a reliable platform. You may find it more streamlined to run all of those out of Squarespace! That's why there are options. Overall, Squarespace remains my preferred source for building and hosting websites, with the options I need like hosting blog, portfolio, and store pages on the same site, without needing to HTML code.
Josh Summerhays | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Squarespace is well suited for small business eCommerce. Their tools are great for people with a bias toward creating highly aesthetic web experiences with little to no custom development required. Squarespace is excellent for photographers and other types of makers to showcase their art and creations effectively online.

Squarespace is not a great choice for ad-revenue-reliant bloggers or similar content creators. Its eCommerce tools are great for launching quickly but lack a lot of customization options without custom development. If you have the resources to go that route, however, there are some great Squarespace development shops that can do some pretty cool stuff.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Squarespace is suitable for websites that are simple but you want to look elegant. While the templates are not complex, they look very clean. It is appropriate for any company that needs a simple website that can be designed quick.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Squarespace is fantastic for the first stages of an organization's existence on the internet. It's simple to set up, it looks good out of the box, your domain name is free with the Squarespace package, and it will provide all the basic functionality a small organization will need as it grows. You can quickly accept donations online, too.

You can also purchase a Google Workspace account via Squarespace and keep billing for website, domain, and professional (@your domain) email in a central place. It's a great way to put everything together for your online portion of the organization.

If you're running a larger e-commerce operation beyond maybe a dozen products, Squarespace might not be the right choice for you simple because the inventory management piece will end up costing time in labor and agita.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Daniel Shatzkes CEO Entrepreneur, Manufacturer, Musician | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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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