Build a stunning website

Made for

Portfolios, designers and artists, restaurants and events websites; SEO-focused users

Not for

Bloggers; integrating with multiple pricing processors including PayPal, or extensive marketing

 
14-day free trial
 
$16 - $46/mo.
Pricing details

Features

Setup

Tools:
  •  DIY
  •  Drag & Drop Editor (WYSIWYG)
  •  Injectable HTML
  •  Injectable CSS
Design:
  • Templates: 20+ free
  • Stock Photos: 80,000+ free
  • Mobile: Responsive themes

Website Management

Admin:
  •  Domain Name (free w/ annual subscription)
  •  Hosting (free)
  •  Portability
  • Email: free w/ premium plans
  • Pages: 20 pages free
SEO:
  •  Indexable
  •  Custom URLs
  •  Custom page titles
  •  Meta-tagging

Integrations

Operational:
  •  Social Media (icons & feeds)
  •  Analytics (Google Analytics)
  •  Email Marketing (Mailchimp)
  •  Files (Dropbox, Google Docs)
  • Other: Accounting Software (Xero)
Industry Specific:
  • Amazon Store support
  • OpenTable reservations
  • Inventory management
  • Shipping integration

E-commerce

Rates:
  • Product Count: Unlimited
  • Plan Fee: Included
  • Transaction Fees: Included in Ecommerce plans
  • Credit Card Processing: 2.9% + $.30/ea (Stripe)
  •  All Major Cards, Paypal
Capabilities:
  •  Returning customer sign-in
  •  Abandoned cart recovery (Advanced)
  •  In-person purchases
  •  Tax calculator
  •  Shipping calculator (Advanced)

Support

Contact:
  •  Phone
  •  Online Chat
  •  Email (24/7)
Resources:
  •  Active User Community
  •  Tutorials
  •  Forums

Pricing

Basic info

 
14-day free trial
 
$16 - $46/mo.
 
Monthly subscription
Annual subscription
Personal Website$16/mo + 3% sales transaction fee
Business Website$26/mo. + 2% sales transaction fee
Basic Online Store$30/mo.
Advanced Online Store$46/mo.

Squarespace offers monthly and yearly contracts on all of their plans. Pricing plans are lower when paid yearly ($12/mo., $18/mo., $26/mo., $40/mo., respectively)

Reviews

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Survey Response
Nov 17 2016

Great for Designers

4.0

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Arts, Entertainment & Music
 
Cranston, Rhode Island
Associate
1
The Review

Recommendations:

Try it out. They have a free 2 week trial. And with some digging around, the videos, and the forum, you will be able to figure out more than you think.

Experience:

As a designer myself, I chose Squarespace because I found that my own design sensibilities would get in the way of my ability to build my site. I would get hung up on the design of my site, when all I really needed was something simple and elegant that worked nicely and allowed my work to be the star. That being said, Squarespace was affordable, easy to use, and comes with beautiful templates that are highly customizable. The templates are easy to use, and for the most part responsive, which is a huge plus. I would say one of the only problems I have with Squarespace is the help section, and section where you can look and ask others questions and get answers. It is sometimes confusing or hard to know if you are getting answers on the right template or not, as different templates require different code injection.

For my personal site its pretty basic. I just use photos and text, with a link to download my resume and visit my highlighted social media. I also have a contact form that potential clients can use to easily contact me. I also use Squarespace when designing and doing websites for clients. I have built a wedding website for a friend on Squarespace in which I used the feature that linked up the guestbook to a Google Drive spreadsheet that kept track of people's well wishes for the couple. I also used it to create a website for a local artist. That site utilized the MailChimp feature so she could keep in touch with buyers, but also had a contact form and shop. Squarespace has performed perfectly for me. As a designer, it has easily opened up the ability for me to offer simple website solutions to clients that I normally would not be able to do. The best part is handing certain controls over to a client while holding back some so they can't fully break their own site. Clients can edit and add content, but not touch any major design elements.

Pros:

Well, I have listed pros in my previous answer, so I will summarize here. Pros are: ease of use, client-only portal control, price, and design.

Cons:

Like I said I wish the help section was more clearly divided by template, so you can go to your template and find the answers that directly relate to the type of site you are working on.

 
Survey Response
Apr 11 2017

Good Advertising Platform

4.5

Features: 
4.0
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
$51 - $250/mo. spend
 
Information Technology
 
Atlanta, Georgia
Manager, IT
1
The Review

Recommendations

They keep improving every day, and they have done a great job so far.

Experience

The main reason I chose this website is that it has a very good advertising platform. Something that helps me a lot for my web page to continue evolving.- ease of observation of the products on the web - a very fast and varied operating system - more information on high quality products. This service I implemented through its website since I have acquired numerous products of high quality and range.

Pros

I like it's ease when it comes to creating advertising for a particular product. In addition, it offers numerous alternatives and benefits when it comes to creating a website or platform in order to meet the needs of customers.

Cons

I would like them to add new applications in order to make the market-consumer relationship more attractive and thus be able to earn more money.

 
Survey Response
Apr 11 2017

Topnotch Ease-of-Use

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Reno, Nevada
Personal Website
1
The Review

Recommendations

Sign up, and you won't regret it.

Experience

Their ease-of-use is top notch. They have a very intuitive interface that is easy to navigate, and their customer service is excellent. They are very user friendly even to the uninitiated. They are used by many reputable businesses including blogs and tech websites. I use their lowest tier features as I don't need anything too complicated for the moment. It's been great compared to others like godaddy- or even wordpress-based sites.

Pros

The pros are: value, ease of use, and customer service.

Cons

I do wish the higher options were a little more affordable.

 
Survey Response
Apr 11 2017

Love the Look of the Site

5.0

Features: 
3.0
Ease of use: 
3.0
Support: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
the reviewer
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Retail
 
Florida
Owner
1
The Review

Recommendations

I would say to use it if they need a portfolio.

Experience

I heard advertising from trusted sources and it looked easy. I use the portfolio and ecommerce options. I have increased my customer base.

Pros

I love the look of the site and it is great.

Cons

I love everything about it.

 
Survey Response
Apr 07 2017

Super User Friendly

3.5

Features: 
3.0
Ease of use: 
4.0
Support: 
3.0
Willing to refer: 
3.0
the reviewer
 
$0 - $50/mo. spend
 
Business Services
 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Manager, IT
1
The Review

Recommendations

Take your time with it and enjoy the process.

Experience

Squarespace was super user-friendly and helped me with building my website. I use the setup and personalization and enjoy decorating the website. I've received increased service from it.

Pros

It is super user-friendly.

Cons

None.

 
Survey Response
Dec 02 2016

Amazingly Cheap

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
$51 - $250/mo. spend
 
Education
 
Sacramento, California
President
1
The Review

Recommendations:

I would tell them to go for it. I would show them my beautiful website created courtesy of Squarespace and show them all the tools and benefits you get from it. I would make sure that they choose Squarespace over other brands like I did.

Experience:

I selected Squarespace because it was a very popular domain with amazingly cheap prices. Their own website was very aesthetically designed, so I decided to choose it for my own site as well. They also have award winning designs perfect for attracting people to my site. Lastly, Squarespace has a very simple, yet effective process for physically creating the website. These are the reasons why I chose Squarespace over other sites. I used the modern templates that they offered to create a very appealing look to my site. I used template switching for the multiple pages on my website and I also used the gallery design to enhance the pictures and blogs that I frequently post on my website. Some more features that I used include the style editor and custom CSS which allowed me to customize my website however I wanted. Overall, Squarespace has performed very well and met all my demands. I have received the benefit of an amazing website and traffic to my website with its aesthetic design. I am very pleased with their performance and would recommend the site to anybody.

Pros:

What I like about Squarespace is the extensive tools that they offer. For example, I could use custom CSS to get a more custom look on my website or lightbox presentation to create a more beautiful full-screen site. Overall, Squarespace will never get boring to use with so many features and you are getting real bang for your buck.

Cons:

I would like the price to be even lower but it's not absolutely necessary.

 
Survey Response
Dec 02 2016

Performs Perfectly

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Free version
 
Information Technology
 
Greensboro, North Carolina
Manager
1
The Review

Recommendations:

Just that they should try it. It's easy to learn and works quite well.

Experience:

I started working with Squarespace because it seemed to be highly recommended online for beginners. I mostly use the website builder. It has performed perfectly well. I haven't had any issues whatsoever.

Pros:

That it's simple and easy to use. Because I'm a beginner at designing websites this is good for me.

Cons:

Not really a con, but extra features are always nice to have.

 
Survey Response
Dec 02 2016

Earns Compliments

5.0

Features: 
5.0
Ease of use: 
5.0
Support: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Free version
 
Gaming
 
San Francisco, California
Manager
1
The Review

Recommendations:

I would recommend that they be prepared to make an investment of both time and money.

Experience:

I had heard about Squarespace from a colleague of mine who is running a successful business and he used it to create his company's website. I use all of the premium features including HTML, CSS, and Javascript auto injections. I have received the benefit of having numerous people come to my website and give me compliments on a job well done. Squarespace has performed enormously well.

Pros:

I like most that it's simple, fast, and convenient; which makes it a great tool for me.

Cons:

There is nothing I really dislike about Squarespace other than I wish it was free.

 
Survey Response
Nov 17 2016

Learning Curve for Non-Designers

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
4.5
Support: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
the reviewer
 
Free version
 
Advertising & Marketing
 
Tampa, Florida
Manager
1
The Review

Recommendations:

Read through tutorials.

Experience:

I use Squarespace for the beautiful templates. There is a bit of a learning curve for non-designers. It serves as a basic landing page for my clients to discover who I am online.

Pros:

Beautifully designed templates, easy to use once you overcome the learning curve.

Cons:

My only compaint is the learning curve.

 
Survey Response
Nov 17 2016

Easy and Visually Appealing

4.5

Features: 
4.5
Ease of use: 
3.5
Support: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
the reviewer
 
Free version
 
Arts, Entertainment & Music
 
Woodside, New York
Associate
1
The Review

Recommendations:

Get help when starting out.

Experience:

I had seen other Squarespace websites and they were so clean and professional. I had issues with another website builder that wasn't modern enough. I use the very basics like their pre-made template. It worked well. I feel better about sharing my site and I've received good feedback.

Pros:

Easy to edit and so visually appealing.

Cons:

It was hard to use at the very beginning until I got a hang of it - I needed to start over several times.