Squarespace Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Squarespace Reviews

Squarespace

Create your own space

4.72/5 (68 reviews)
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Squarespace's mission is to provide creative tools that power the future of the web. From designers creating the next generation of web and mobile experiences, to anyone managing their own online presence for the first time, Squarespace provides elegant solutions that set new standards for online publishing. By focusing our efforts on the fusion of design and engineering, we strive to create long-lasting products that delight and surprise our customers.
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Squarespace Reviews (68)

Most positive review

 Great Service and Customer Support

We have been using this for 5 months and love how it integrates with our website and sends the shipping tracking information right to our customers. The service has been great and the customer service has been timely and accurate.

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Reviewed 15th of February, 2016 by Paul Massard

Most critical review

 Beautiful and Easy to use, but lacking in features

Lack of modern Ecommerce features Limited in promotions/discounts you can create. Squarespace lets you build probably the most beautiful websites out of an website host. They make it easy to build your own site and set things up. However they lack a lot in the ecommerce side of things. There is ...

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Reviewed 13th of February by Anastasios Petropoulos

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Squarespace Screenshots (1)

Squarespace screenshot: Template

Specifications

Intended Users
Mid Size Business, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Web-based
Supported Countries
Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials

Squarespace Pricing

Starting from: $8.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

$8 /MO - $30 /MO

Squarespace plans are month-to-month, yearly, or two years. We make it simple to start — and stop — your service at any time.

Competitors Pricing

Wix

Starting from: €4.08/month
Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription

Business Catalyst

Starting from: $5.66/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Webpop

Starting from: $29.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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Key Features of Squarespace

  • Custom Domain
  • Built-in Mobile Websites
  • Wide range of tamplates
  • Style Editor
  • Powerful Social Integrations
  • SEO
  • Analytics
  • Free Typekit Fonts
  • Free Google Fonts
  • Image Manager
  • Save to Google Docs, MailChimp or Email
  • Multiple Contributors
  • Blogging
  • 24/7 Email Support

Alternatives to Squarespace

Michael Reffner

Professional quality website

21/04/2017

I used a competitor for creating a previous website. I wish I would have used Squarespace instead. The templates are awesome! There are so many to choose from. You can make a great website without needing extensive training or experience in website development. If you like the template the way it is, just add your content. If not, customize it to your specific needs. I love it!

Pros

Squarespace has tons of high quality templates to choose from. Each template is fully editable. They've created a platform that looks great and is easy to use. You need some tech skills, but you don't need web design experience or training to make a professional website.

Cons

If I had to pick one con, I'd have to say that I don't like the setup and format of the commerce options.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Silvana Vanfretti

Looks great to hard to assembly

18/04/2017

I don't know why but I would like for you to have wix platform with your sites design. It's so hard to make a website there.

Pros

Looks awesome, the different options are minimalist, modern and fresh

Cons

So hard to try to make it work.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Squarespace

Make the assembly platform more friendly

Source: Capterra
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Lacey Nix

Stunning High-End Websites for those who don't need bells & whistles

14/04/2017

I always used Wix in the past to build websites, however I needed a very high end look and Squarespace fit the bill. I'll admit, at first Squarespace was difficult for me to navigate when building my homepage. However, I watched the tutorials and was able to figure it out quickly. The final product is stunning and I didn't have to do anything to make it mobile friendly - which is a huge plus. However, with the built-in adaptability comes some trouble. You cannot fully customize everything. There were several items I wanted on the site or little tweaks I wanted to make that were not possible. I'd hope to have a gallery style blog page, but the design I chose for the rest of the site didn't allow that. In addition, the SEO on the design I used was very difficult to get right in Google. I tried to work with customer service, however they said the only way around my issue was by building custom CSS code. So, I taught myself to code. There are people who adapt Squarespace sites for a living, but I didn't want to pay for this. Overall, I'm happy with the final product and clients love it. I would like to see more customization options.

Pros

Stunning sites High-end product Self-adapts for mobile viewing Integration with google Great designs

Cons

Lack of customization on individual templates Not enough consideration of SEO Need to use CSS

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Geoff Erwin

Verified Reviewer

Amazing

15/03/2017

Great software. Coming from a computer science background and living through the .com bubble I've had to use a multitude of software from basic HTML - Dreamweaver - flash - etc... When looking at companies to update our website I was getting crazy quotes all over the place. Looked into this, and its so simple. Took me a weekend to do the site myself, with zero programming. We dont use the ecommerce so I cant speak on that, but for everything else, amazing. Days of coding/HTML/flash/etc.. are long gone - Thankfully.

Pros

Simple to use. Super affordable. Always updating. Works in any browser/smart phone device. Getting compliments from clients on ease-of-use.

Cons

Could use more templates. No Calendar/Event/Scheduling yet. (coming soon?)

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Squarespace

Just do it, free trial, totally worth it.

Source: GetApp
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Amanda Gordon

Easy to use

24/02/2017

Create a website within hours. The templates are easy to use and fast to understand. I've been using square space for 3 years and have been very happy with the service.

Pros

Fast and easy to use

Cons

Some templates do not have flexibility

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Squarespace

More manuals or how to guides.

Source: Capterra
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Landon Davidson

DIY websites made easy

13/02/2017

I've used square space to make 3 websites. It's easy for a noobie to navigate and it makes super clean webpages. I really enjoy using the software.

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Source: Capterra
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Joe Kujawa

Great graphics

13/02/2017

We developed our web site using squarespace. Their templates are far more interesting then many of the other build your own sites I looked at. Easy to update and maintain. mobile friendly web sites are automatically created.

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Source: Capterra
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Anastasios Petropoulos

Verified Reviewer

Beautiful and Easy to use, but lacking in features

13/02/2017

Squarespace lets you build probably the most beautiful websites out of an website host. They make it easy to build your own site and set things up. However they lack a lot in the ecommerce side of things. There is no support for subscriptions even though the company they partner with for transactions (Stripe) offers them and trying to manage an online store is a nightmare if you have more than a handful of items. You are limited in the way you can create offers/discounts and calculate shipping prices. When I started using Squarespace about 3 years ago, they were about on par or ahead of their competitors when it comes to ecommerce, however over time they have neglected the ecommerce part and have fallen way behind their competitors.

Pros

Beautiful Easy to use Fast Integrates with a lot of services

Cons

Lack of modern Ecommerce features Limited in promotions/discounts you can create

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Squarespace

Squarespace is great, but I can't recommend it for a company looking to set up an ecommerce store until they catch up to their competitiors.

Source: GetApp
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Jessica Effrig

creating a beautiful website--myself!

10/02/2017

I am a psychologist in solo private practice, so I didn't want or need an expensive or complex website. I was able to create a beautiful, clean, easy to use website by myself on Squarespace and had fun doing it. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to use all the features, but once I did, I was able to make my site in a few hours. I love the ability to customize nearly everything and make it my own.

Pros

So many options! The templates are clean, modern, and beautiful.

Cons

I struggled to figure out how to use certain features and had to poke around a bit.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anastasia Beresneva

Do not pay anybody to create your website!

10/02/2017

If you need to create your website, try squarespace. You can save thousand dollars by doing it yourself. Squatespace easy to use, and there are many youtube videos showing you how to create and customize for better looking website.

Pros

Easy to use

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Squarespace

Watch youtube videos if you have questions

Source: Capterra
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