Squarespace Features

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Chat/Messaging
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Contact Management
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Conversion Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customizable Branding
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Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
Data Recovery
Data Security
Data Synchronization
Design Management
Discount Management
Drag & Drop
Drip Campaigns
Electronic Forms
Electronic Payments
Email Alerts
Email Campaign Management
Email Management
Email Marketing
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Engagement Tracking
Event Triggered Actions
File Management
File Sharing
Forms Management
Geographic Maps
Geolocation
Gift Card Management
Google Analytics Integration
Group Posting
Image Editing
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Indexing
Inventory Control
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Keyword Rank Tracking
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Metadata Management
Mobile Access
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Newsletter Management
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PCI Compliance
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Product Catalog
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Product Ratings / Reviews
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Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Editing
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Real-time Updates
Referral Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reviews Management
Role-Based Permissions
SEO Management
SSL Security
Sales Tax Management
Search/Filter
Shipping Labels
Shipping Management
Shopping Cart
Site Search Tracking
Social Commerce
Social Media Integration
Stock Management
Tagging
Tax Management
Template Management
Templates
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
Time on Site Tracking
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anti Spam
Audio File Management
Authentication
CAN SPAM Compliance
CRM
Cataloging/Categorization
Categorization/Grouping
Channel Management
Chat/Messaging
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Contact Management
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Conversion Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
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Data Security
Data Synchronization
Design Management
Discount Management
Drag & Drop
Drip Campaigns
Electronic Forms
Electronic Payments
Email Alerts
Email Campaign Management
Email Management
Email Marketing
Email Templates
Engagement Tracking
Event Triggered Actions
File Management
File Sharing
Forms Management
Geographic Maps
Geolocation
Gift Card Management
Google Analytics Integration
Group Posting
Image Editing
Image Library
Indexing
Inventory Control
Inventory Management
Keyword Rank Tracking
Keyword Research Tools
Keyword Tracking
Kitting
Label Printing
Landing Pages/Web Forms
Link Management
List Management
Media Library
Metadata Management
Mobile Access
Mobile Commerce
Mobile Keywords
Mobile Optimized Emails
Moderation
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Multi-Store
Multiple User Accounts
Newsletter Management
Online Booking Tools
Online Store Builder
Order Entry
Order Management
Order Processing
Order Tracking
PCI Compliance
Pageview Tracking
Password Management
Post Management
Pre-built Templates
Preview Functionality
Product Catalog
Product Configurator
Product Ratings / Reviews
Promotions Management
Ratings / Reviews
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Editing
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Referral Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reviews Management
Role-Based Permissions
SEO Management
SSL Security
Sales Tax Management
Search/Filter
Shipping Labels
Shipping Management
Shopping Cart
Site Search Tracking
Social Commerce
Social Media Integration
Stock Management
Tagging
Tax Management
Template Management
Templates
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
Time on Site Tracking
URL Customization
User Interaction Tracking
Video Management
Video Support
Visitor Tracking
WYSIWYG Editor
Web Traffic Reporting
Website Analytics
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Workflow Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Accounting
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Anti Spam
Audio File Management
Authentication
CAN SPAM Compliance
CRM
Cataloging/Categorization
Categorization/Grouping
Channel Management
Chat/Messaging
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Contact Management
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Conversion Tracking
Credit Card Processing
Customer Accounts
Customizable Branding
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
Data Recovery
Data Security
Data Synchronization
Design Management
Discount Management
Drag & Drop
Drip Campaigns
Electronic Forms
Electronic Payments
Email Alerts
Email Campaign Management
Email Management
Email Marketing
Email Templates
Engagement Tracking
Event Triggered Actions
File Management
File Sharing
Forms Management
Geographic Maps
Geolocation
Gift Card Management
Google Analytics Integration
Group Posting
Image Editing
Image Library
Indexing
Inventory Control
Inventory Management
Keyword Rank Tracking
Keyword Research Tools
Keyword Tracking
Kitting
Label Printing
Landing Pages/Web Forms
Link Management
List Management
Media Library
Metadata Management
Mobile Access
Mobile Commerce
Mobile Keywords
Mobile Optimized Emails
Moderation
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Multi-Store
Multiple User Accounts
Newsletter Management
Online Booking Tools
Online Store Builder
Order Entry
Order Management
Order Processing
Order Tracking
PCI Compliance
Pageview Tracking
Password Management
Post Management
Pre-built Templates
Preview Functionality
Product Catalog
Product Configurator
Product Ratings / Reviews
Promotions Management
Ratings / Reviews
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Editing
Real Time Notifications
Real-time Updates
Referral Tracking
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reviews Management
Role-Based Permissions
SEO Management
SSL Security
Sales Tax Management
Search/Filter
Shipping Labels
Shipping Management
Shopping Cart
Site Search Tracking
Social Commerce
Social Media Integration
Stock Management
Tagging
Tax Management
Template Management
Templates
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
Time on Site Tracking
URL Customization
User Interaction Tracking
Video Management
Video Support
Visitor Tracking
WYSIWYG Editor
Web Traffic Reporting
Website Analytics
Website Management
Workflow Management
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Squarespace Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Squarespace's features:

Alicia G.

Great for Low Budget Clients

2021-07-15

Great tool for quick and easy to design simple sites for a low cost.

Pros

This platform allows me to create quick portfolio sites for my clients that have a below average budget. I do not like turning away small businesses due to spend, so this saves me time and gets the job they need done.

Cons

I do not favor their base templates and theme management. eCommerce wise, Shopify & WIX definitely outranks their user-friendly integrations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 11-50 employees)

Squarespace is THE content management system for non-technical users

2018-05-20

Squarespace is a great content management system for marketing website purposes.

Pros

- It is extremely user-friendly for non-technical admins - great UI! - Page / template layouts are very well-designed, creating an end-product with a fantastic user experience.

Cons

To that end, it's not ideal for large websites. - Price is very high compared to similar products.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Retail company, 1-10 employees)

Easy drag and drop website

2021-03-23

We used it when we first launched our business, and now I use it as a personal branding website.

Pros

I got a website up and running in just less than a few hours during my day.

Cons

Squarespace is great for a personal website, but I didn't like the e-commerce features of it (label printing, order management, customer management, etc.).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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James B.

Great for those who need a good website but don't know coding

2019-11-07

If you want something more customizable, may need to work with a developer.

Pros

Easy to use and easy to create your own customizable website.

Cons

We were creating a website and wanted to possibly create a Learning Management System along with it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Roger F.

Best off the shelf website solution

2019-04-08

Without any design skills you can make an exceptional website.

Pros

It has great admin management, multiple content types and powerful templating tools.

Cons

Doesn't allow full control over templates or site setup without going into github control.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Timothy T.

The fastest way to get your personal blog or project website up and running

2018-12-23

I recommend Squarespace to people on an almost weekly basis. I've built over 15 sites on the platform and prefer it over WIX or other competitors.

Pros

- Offers a free domain with purchase - Great features for a VERY reasonable price - Strong, clean design templates - New templates and features are added often - User friendly UI - Managing multiple sites on a single account, or sharing account management is very easy - New marketing tools and popups were just added!

Cons

- Some non tech users may find the UI a big daunting, or difficult to understand - Third party plugins are a bit limited, but Squarespace often adds the tool you need if you wait long enough

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)

Easier to start w/ vs. competitors (i.e. Wordpress) if you are a beginner

2018-09-10

It was easy to start with but underwhelming as I became more involved with website building process.

Pros

UI, visualized page building process, analytics.

Cons

Not ideal for blog management - organization of blog pages, as well as anything like content autosave feature, is lagging compared to WP.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Darryl D.

Falling behind

2019-02-28

I have several sites on there but am building my new ones on another platform and will likely work on moving the current ones.

Pros

templates, database management flexibility

Cons

designs don't seem to be keeping up, ecommerce fees are high

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Amy M.

I use squarespace to power one of my business websites.

2018-04-04

Pros

I've been working in web design and ecommerce for 10+ years and can vouch that squarespace is sleek, dynamic, AND easy to use.

Cons

Some design choices are limited, but that is too be expected with a simple user-friendly content management system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, myself only employees)

One of the best WYSIWYG Platforms for Small Business

2019-05-13

I've worked on 25+ squaresapce sites and it is certainly the best easy-starting platform I've worked with and is almost always my top recommendation

Pros

Powerful features beyond standard wysiwyg platforms, good seo control, access to CSS and code injection files, well-designed pricing tiers, constant new releases

Cons

some themes are more restrictive than others, asset management is not good (although a new release is making it much better), i wish there was a "blank page" option for custom landing pages

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathan S.

Might be a good option is your a beginner...

2021-05-30

Creating brochure websites and simple small business websites.

Pros

You can create a web presence for your business easily using Squarespace's content management system.

Cons

The flexibility and customizability of Squarespace are limited.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, myself only employees)

Best Content Management System Platform on the web!

2019-09-22

Squarespace has been my favorite Content Management System platform by far.

Pros

One thing that sells me on Squarespace is that the itemized cost is simple and there are no additional third party web hosting, templates, or plug-ins, which is the case for platforms such as Wordpress.

Cons

Squarespace is more advanced than other quick and easy website building platforms, so it is a bit of a learning curve that just takes time and patience.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica S.

Love Squarespace!

2019-11-19

My experience has been excellent, I have used Ss for multiple clients.

Pros

Squarespace offers modern and responsive designs, it is easy to use and I can hand off website management to clients once the design is prepared.

Cons

Some of the templates can be finicky and I wish that it was once size fits all and that you could get all the options no matter what template you choose.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert S.

Decent WYSIWYG, but hardly a standout

2019-08-27

I have used SS in various instances, often coming away with the feeling I could have saved time and money with a different WYSIWYG.

Pros

Beautiful web design and management are easy to achieve with Squarespace, even if you have never designed a site before.

Cons

The cost, customer service and domain management tools are slipshod.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Ian Cather I.

Average Website Builder

2019-05-14

Not one of the best content management / website builder I've used but some of the various options in certain sections were useful & easy to use.

Pros

Editing options are very good in most cases. Content management system is quite well laid out.

Cons

Results from editing not always easy to achieve.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Steven S.

Simple to use interface

2018-07-12

Pros

-Very easy to use POS -Easy to add items and pictures -Quick transfer -Simple to train employees -Easy to track sales tax

Cons

-Not a very in depth back office -Employee management and inventory costs extra money -They take a large % compared to similar companies

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Chantel S.

Excellent Web Tool - Just Needs Support

2016-12-06

SS design tools are user-friendly and you can build a website in days.

Pros

Usability, design, layout, reporting (analytics), multi-users, look and feel of templates

Cons

lack of support, maybe have more tutorials or video demos?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Squarespace

It's excellent. Do it.

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Outsourcing/Offshoring company, 1001-5000 employees)

Stylish Website Builder!

2018-10-24

Overall Squarespace really does have some of the most simple, but beautiful templates for your website.

Pros

Their websites conveniently support eCommerce, hosting, galleries, analytics and more.

Cons

Squerespace overall is easy to use to build your website, but there are some elements that are a bit harder if you are trying to do it on your own.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tim D.

Squarespace Website

2019-04-30

Pros

Easy out of the box for quick setup and website design.

Cons

Could use a little better UI and more integrations for third-party programs.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Laurie G.

Good, but not Shopify-Good

2019-02-04

We use SquareSpace to fulfill inventory and store management for a festival hygiene kit product.

Pros

The main advantage of this other Shopify for me was the email automation side, but this is currently in early access and the functionality limited compared to MailChimp.

Cons

The page generation within the back-end of the site was clunky and unintuitive. Whilst the knowledge base was good I found myself referencing it more than I would have liked.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 201-500 employees)

A great tool to build an easy and customized website

2018-07-09

Pros

There are many great and aesthetically pleasing templates to choose from.

Cons

For someone completely new to web design, it could be a little but confusing and there may be a learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Tracey L.

Squarespace is pretty but not very functional

2021-02-23

I was also not sure if Squarespace would be SEO friendly or a rank as well on Google.

Pros

This content management system is very pretty to look at and easy to use out of the box.You pretty much pick a template and and display your content.

Cons

Well the site is pretty to look at and does well for product showcases, this CMS is not necessarily a good informational or authority site platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Jacqui L.

Websites For All!

2019-04-30

Squarespace has given me a simple to use and implement solution for website creation and management at a very affordable price point.

Pros

Squarespace's interface is intuitive and makes the process of creating and managing your site very easy with options for eCommerce, social media and many more integrated.

Cons

I have no gripes with Squarespace, it's easy enough to use that anyone can do it without any technical support and the service itself is consistently responsive and stable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jamie B.

Verified Reviewer

Simple yet powerful

2016-01-19

in utilizing web design platforms in the past like Yola I've come to expect a trade-off in functionality for simplicity.

Pros

Easy to learn, ecommerce, blog, customizable, open API/integration, real-time, support is great, low relative cost, growing company, pre-built templates... so much more.

Cons

It's a template. By definition there are limits to the amount of wiggle room you have.

Time used: Free Trial

Source: GetApp
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Sarah D.

My Money Maker

2018-03-14

Pros

The templates are some of the most clean templates in comparison to other service-based content management systems.

Cons

I wish the platform had more features (i.e. appointment scheduling( rather than having to integrate outside applications.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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