Squarespace Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Squarespace

A website makes it real.

4.58/5 (1,920 reviews)

Squarespace Pricing

Starting from: $12.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Websites:
Personal: $12/month (billed annually) or $16/month (billed monthly).
Business: $18/month (billed annually) or $26/month (billed monthly).

Online Stores:
Commerce Basic: $26/month (billed annually) or $30/month (billed monthly).
Commerce Advanced: $40/month (billed annually) or $46/month (billed monthly).

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Squarespace Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • It's affordable, great product, good customer service. I haven't yet officially launched my website so I can't comment on SEO or analytics but I've liked the experience for website set up so far.Amanda S.Read the full review
  • The sleek design, easy functionality and classy templates are great for quickly starting a site that will stand out and be professional.STEVEN B.Read the full review
  • I love squarespace from a usability standpoint, for its design features, and its price range. It's the perfect solution for small businesses and has a TON of features.Rachael B.Read the full review
Cons
  • I couldn't figure out how to not edit the website "live. I was always nervous as I was editing that someone was going to login and see my ugly work in process.Jessica M.Read the full review
  • There's no way to code the website at all so customization is severely limited. There are not a lot of templates to choose from, and some templates are limited in what pages they can provide.Gracie W.Read the full review
  • Customizations are very limited and costly - each feature usually comes at a cost that quickly adds up if you aren't careful. Domain transfers are especially painful and costly.Matthew B.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Squarespace's pricing:

Osip Nikiforov

Squarespace

Used weekly for free trial
Reviewed 2020-09-25
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience is positive, since I built my own website with Squarespace in no time!

Pros
Squarespace offers lots of nice and polished templates for websites. It's the platform to go to in order to build a website if you're not familiar with WordPress.

Cons
The pricing, while is not terribly expensive isn't the cheapest on the market. You can find cheaper options for building your website.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

A fairly simple system to use at an economical price with good templates for projects that you have.

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-06-06
Review Source: Capterra

It helped me to create a project in a matter of seconds very easy and at a very affordable cost, in addition to having a stability and speed in its servers quite good

Pros
It is simple to use and has a very cheap price when starting with a project or an idea, in addition to being able to add social networks from your system

Cons
It is very basic and do not position well the sites made with your system, although that also depends on the type of project you have in mind ... it is also very stable

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jayson Murray

A Fairly Typical Website Builder

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-10-03
Review Source: Capterra

I would've loved to use a service as popular as Squarespace, but it wasn't affordable.

Pros
Squarespace has everything pretty cleanly laid out - it's easy to find what you're looking for, and easy to build your site with basic tools.

Cons
It's not worth the price. I got all the way to the end, and the functionality was great, but I could easily have someone else build it or use another tool for a cheaper cost.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Andrew Zockoll

Small Business just Starting out? You need this product then

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-03-21
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
-Price is dirt cheap -Quality is excellent -Have your site up in 10 mins or less -Very little technical knowledge required

Cons
The only cons I have come to is when a business takes off and you start receiving a ton of traffic. There is some limitation on the customization side of things but if you get the point where these become problems then that means business is good and you can now finally afford a web developer.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Liz Anderson

One of my favorite online products.

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-01
Review Source: Capterra

A great affordable way to market your business.

Pros
Squarespace is cheap, nicely designed, and easy to use. I recommend this to almost everyone I know who is making a website. The interface is easy to figure out and navigate, and you really can't beat the price!

Cons
Sometimes the back-end needs to be tweaked in order to get what you want. I have experienced some glitches with the templates, but overall, I have had a wonderful experience. I currently host 3 sites through squarespace.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Dima Evans

A great creativity outlet

Used occasionally for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
For a relatively cheap price ,you can begin the journey of creating your own page

Cons
Due to limitations in the functionalities,it's more appropriate for pages created as a hobby than to actually support a business .

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Great for the price, can be pretty confusing.

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

Good for the price, I'll still use for more simple websites. Not for complex ones.

Pros
The price is the bets part about this. You can make a pretty decent website for pretty cheap.

Cons
Hard to customize. As a graphic designer, I still found this software pretty hard to navigate. The interface is pretty frustrating. Also, many thing you'll want to do won't be available in certain templates and you wont know this until after its pretty much too far gone.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

Want to create a web quickly? This is your choice!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-08-12
Review Source: Capterra

For someone who would like to create a quite simply website and doesn't have any experience with CMSes, programming and creating websites, this is a great choice, especially considering its low price.

Pros
There's no doubt it's the easiest software for creating a web. Yes, Wordpress is easy but Squarespace is EXTREMELY easy. Also, it's pretty cheap, and it's functional enough for most of the needs - you choose design, your modules you need, you customize it a bit and it's done!

Cons
It could be just a tiny bit more advanced. But if it was more advanced, it probably would be closer to Wordpress, which means Squarespace would probably lose it's purpose. All in all, I'm probably fine with Squarespace as it is.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Demi A. Adelusi - MSc. MCIPD, Solicitor (non prac.)

Squarespace Review

Used occasionally for free trial
Reviewed 2018-10-29
Review Source: Capterra

Squarespace doesn’t have a free plan - although it appears to advertise as such (which can be a bit misleading). Also, it isnt the cheapest website builder out there, meaning cash strapped businesses will opt for cheaper options despite these being less professional looking.

Pros
Squarespace provide all the necessary tools "newbies" need to build a website which looks slick and professional . Esy to use and clear instructions on website set up. It also offers a free trial period (14 days - not totally free) and with good marketing spend, it gets quite a lot of TV advertising airplay

Cons
With the advent of many competitors and wed creation software, its strange the company still requires payment for the build. I appreciate it may charge for hosting the site, but there are now many other companies and means and ways of building website (wix, godaddy, weebly etc) which offers the same things and attimes at much cheaper rates/prices.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Jessica Lewis

Professional looking website for low cost

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-02-17
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Squarespace can't be beat when it comes to cost and quality. Sure, there are cheaper options out there, but they show. Squarespace is easy to use, has tons of templates to choose from, and is reasonably priced.

Cons
My only gripe is the options for fonts. They can't be selected per text box, but have to be set as part of the style editor. This makes sense it prevents the user from (mistakenly) using a million different fonts, sizes, etc, but I would like there to be more options within the style editor.

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Matthew Heisie

Many Improvements in Recent Updates

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-07
Review Source: Software Advice

Bugs have been fixed, features and integrations have been added, and the price has risen very sharply. It's now too expensive for some clients who are just starting out, who instead look at Shopify or other cheap/free options to get started.

Pros
Squarespace is my go-to referral when a non-technical person wants a great looking website that they want to update themselves. The base templates looks great, offer good customization, then I can point them to the bits that they will actually need to interact with: blogs, ecommerce, and simple content updates. Whether they build it themselves or I do it for them, it's very easy to have a classy modern sight that your average Joe can rely on for their business. The WYSIWYG editor is best in the business.

Cons
Plans are expensive for what they offer compared to competitors. Strange layout issues can haunt you if you try to stray from the pre-made templates. Sometimes the editor will freeze up and cause you to lose work. Custom code editor is very basic, and third party integrations are limited by that.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jay Aigner

A great online marketplace

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

We've used Squarespace to sell many things online through our shop. It's affordable, easy to setup, and highly recommended.

Pros
Very easy to setup Affordable pricing percentage of each sale Great list of integration partners

Cons
Not a lot of customization options for the actual website itself. A little more expensive than their competition

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Joshua Cato

Better than go daddy I would recommend

Used monthly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-19
Review Source: Capterra

SAVED ME FROM THE SCAMMER GO DADDY that gets you money per year an does less or same as Square Space

Pros
Professional big name cheap easy good support well known lots of help an easy GUI's seamless designs cheaper than competition

Cons
I don't have anything bad to say about it except for one thing but its not a con its monthly subscription but it needs to be servers an support cost money NO CONS xD I LOVE IT!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Quick and easy way to get up a nice site.

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-07-29
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I love that it is so easy to get a site up and running with little effort. I can get a nice site up in under an hour!

Cons
I don't like some of the limitations of Squarespace, and also I wish there was a cheaper pricing tier.

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Yosef Leitner

Great for landing pages

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-06
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
This website is the perfect solution for creating a landing page

Cons
Cost could be cheaper but it's still is good software

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Christian Hime

Great for accepting payments

Used monthly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-02-29
Review Source: Capterra

Overall Squarespace has been good to use and has helped save time with site creation and payments.

Pros
Provides a great way to accept payments in your store. They also help you to create the store/website.

Cons
More features for the site design would always be nice and the price can always be a little cheaper for what it is.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Squarespace makes complicated tasks smooth and easy

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-29
Review Source: Capterra

It's been really good! I use Squarespace for my photography portfolio. Back in the day I coded my own websites and it was a pain in the butt. Having Squarespace as an option is just so much better. I can focus on the parts of the process that I enjoy.

Pros
- It's easy to use and quite easy to customize. There are a lot of possibilities. - Templates are fresh and inspiring. - Interface is smooth and easy to navigate. - Uploading and organizing photos is a dream. It's very easy. - Templates work flawlessly on desktop and mobile - Price is fair (not cheap, but a good value for everything it includes) - The first year was half price with my student email address

Cons
- There's no way to create a client proofing gallery! This feature would be invaluable to photographers who want to give their clients a way to select which photos they're interested in. - Having a custom email address costs extra (I believe it's $5/month) - The selection of templates is a little limited and sites can have a noticeable Squarespace look. But there is room for customization.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Chris Mellon

Best website editor ever

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-10-04
Review Source: Capterra

So simple to use with awesome templates, cheap price and a powerful platform. With the easy to customize templates it makes getting started easy and the user friendly interface easy to edit.

Pros
I love the simplicity and the user friendly interface as well as the huge plethora of templates.

Cons
Really nothing

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Definitely builds it beautiful

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Squarespace's motto is "build it beautiful"--and they let you do so with their wonderful designs. As soon as you sign up they make you choose a design for your site. You can upload one but why bother? They will most likely have what you're looking for.

Cons
Their prices are higher than their competitors. While there are cheaper options out there, if your budget allows for it, Squarespace is worth it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ernie Zielsdorf

I haven't actually fully used it yet, but I am planning on it!

Reviewed 2018-02-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
I have been looking into different web platforms, and Squarespace has been both the one I have heard the best things about from most people I have talked to, and having researched on my own in the process, it appears to be one of the top options, from the look to the usability you can have with it, I am sold on it.

Cons
I have heard there are others that may be a little cheaper, but it also seems like the quality that I like about squarespace will go down with that price dip. But it doesn't seem super expensive compared to others either.

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Anonymous

The absolute best option for small business owners

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-31
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it has been a dream come true for me.

Pros
The best thing about Squarespace is how easy it is to use. It takes the complex task of building beautiful websites and makes it very simple for anyone.

Cons
Prices have gone up recently. The best thing about it is its affordability so if it becomes expensive that could be a problem.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Robust website hosting and design software

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-01-08
Review Source: Capterra

I first built my own website on Squarespace in 2010 and have been using it ever since. It has evolved with the times, adding new functionality as the industry changes. It's been a solid, easy option for me.

Pros
I love how easy it is to use. I am able to make edits to the look and feel and content of the site without challenge. I also like being able to preview template changes and make modifications to content and design without affecting my live site.

Cons
The only thing that would make Squarespace better for me would be if it were more affordable. It isn't unreasonable, but it isn't cheap either.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Olga Khazanov

Definitely recommend this tool

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-11
Review Source: Capterra

It's a great tool, overall, very powerful and useful for any business. Pricing could be a bit smaller, but it's not outrageous. Even though we are trying to find cheaper products. It's also about compatibility with the other major products.

Pros
It's easy to manage a business with it, keep track of employees time check ins, it takes care of all the taxes and I can set up an online store on it. It's great!

Cons
Mobile app doesn't have Time check ins. That's an inconvenience and I have to go to the full site on my cell every time to adjust things if i need to.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Ntombi Hlongwane

Quite Complex which is Good

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-04-12
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Provides convenient options at different prices its either you choose a website or an online store so the prices are more affordable.

Cons
There trial period was quite short for one to decide

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Carly Bloomfield

Worth looking into

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-26
Review Source: Capterra

I used Squarespace for 3 years before transferring to Wix. I didn't have any problems and it suited my needs for the time being. The reason I switched to Wix was because it was cheaper and had more options to customize my website.

Pros
Setting up your personal or business website is easy to do with Squarespace. You don't need to know how to code. You can get a customized email address through using gmail for an extra $6/month. There are different templates to choose from to begin developing your website.

Cons
While you can customize some of the options are limited compared to Wix. The price is competitive with other options but I found Wix to be cheaper in the long run.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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