Squarespace is the Best Choice for Small Business Websites
February 21, 2020

Squarespace is the Best Choice for Small Business Websites

Christy Price | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Squarespace

I use Squarespace as a website portfolio and sales tool. Squarespace allows me to easily update my website and to build professional sites quickly. It is a closed-source platform, so inherently more secure than open-source platforms, and I moved to Squarespace from WordPress several years ago and haven't looked back.
  • Fast website development based on templates.
  • Built-in, onsite SEO.
  • The new, 7.1 version of Squarespace is, at the moment, a step backward from 7.0 and missing some key features.
  • Squarespace Campaigns integration is lacking (cannot join a mailing list from a contact form).
  • Drastically reduced cost and time for website updates (easily DIY now).
  • SEO rank improvement.
Squarespace, like Wix and Weebly, is a closed-source platform - meaning that you don't have to deal with the security issues surrounding WordPress. You don't have plugins to update yourself, Squarespace takes care of all that for you. When compared to Wix and Weebly, Squarespace produces more professional-looking websites using their starting templates, is natively mobile responsive, and has built-in onsite SEO. Squarespace is the clear winner.
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).

Squarespace Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Community / comment management
Role-based user permissions