Choosing Squarespace

This blog is a part of a series: Choosing the right platform for your business, you can take my free quiz to see which platform is good for your business type.

Squarespace is a popular drag and drop website builder that has a number of integrations that make building your website a breeze.

It is one of the most user friendly platforms that you can use to DIY your website. It is an all-in-one platform, so you don’t need to purchase any hosting with your Squarespace subscription.

WHO IS SQUARESPACE GOOD FOR?

Squarespace is great for many types of businesses including E-commerce, service based and ticket based. 

Squarespace has themes covering:

  • Small Businesses

  • Health + fitness

  • Home + Living

  • Music

  • Entertainment + Media

  • Restaurants

    • Photographers

    • Travel + Lifestyle

    • Online Stores

    • Non-Profit

    • Creative Services

    • Weddings

When choosing a theme from Squarespace, you are able to customize it during a 14-day trial.

Designing a website in Squarespace, you can customize all sections of the theme so you don’t have to worry about not having enough experience in design.

HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO INVEST?

Squarespace offers reasonable plans for users, the unfortunately do not have a free plan but you can get 14 days free or find a Squarespace circle member for a 6-month trial.

Plans are broken down into 4 different payment plans:

  • Personal $16 / month

  • Business $26 /month

  • Basic Commerce $30 / Month

  • Advanced Commerce $46 / Month

For online store plans, you have the choice of basic or advanced commerce. You will have no transaction fees on your products for either plan but will the advanced plan you have access to:

  • Subscriptions

  • Abandon cart auto-recovery

  • Advanced shipping

  • Flexiable discounts

  • Gift Cards

  • and Order API

If you are just starting out you can use the business plan, it is sufficient enough to run your business then once you decide to expand you can easily upgrade to the next available plan.

SQUARESPACE FEATURES

Squarespace has a very user-friendly interface that makes adding and removing from your website effortless. On top of the easy to use editor, Squarespace has many integrations that will help with bringing all of your elements together.

You can integrate your website with:

  • Acuity

  • 500px

  • Bandsintown

  • ChowNow

  • Flickr

  • Foursquare

  • Instagram

  • Google Maps

  • Mailchimp

  • Opentable

  • Twitter

  • Soundcloud

  • Youtube

  • Vimeo

  • Zapier

  • Zola

For bloggers you can integrate with Google AMP, Apple News, and Disquis

For e-commerce businesses you can integrate with Amazon Affiliates, Apple Pay, Fedex, PayPal, ShipStation, Strip, UPS,USPS and Xero

GETTING STARTED WITH SQUARESPACE

Getting started with Squarespace is easy, you can start your 14-day trial , customize a design template and publish your site.

I hope this article helped you with choosing a new website platform for your website, let me know in the comments if this helps in anyway or if you would like any other information let me know

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