Squarespace was created in 2003 by Anthony Casalena while he was still in college.
Since its launch, millions of websites have been created on the Squarespace platform.
Express Checkout Mode
Customers can bypass the shopping cart and jump straight to checkout, a great way for single-product stores to streamline checkout.
Sell on Instagram
Tag your Squarespace inventory in Instagram posts and stories. Customers can tap on the tagged product to open your Squarespace store or checkout page.
Multiple Payment Methods
Accept credit cards, debit cards, and Apple Pay as payment methods at checkout through Stripe, PayPal, and Square.
At checkout, you can encourage your customers to sign up for your mailing list. You can easily share store news and product updates to Twitter, Facebook, or any other supported social account.
What are the advantages of Squarespace
Squarespace has nice templates which are great for images and slick design.
People can make an account and save their details. In the back end you can see which customers placed the most orders, or order by who spent the most.
You can set it up so that customers have an option to join your mailing list at the checkout.
You can create discount codes.
What are the disadvantages of Squarespace
Shipping options are limited which be problematic if you plan to ship different size and weight options.
Some things cost extra such as appointment scheduling.
With Squarespace the number of payment options is somewhat limited.
What People Say
Read what some people say about creating an online shop with Squarespace.
“Our eCommerce website was built using Squarespace and they had a fantastic app for tracking your sales & stock levels. It’s great that you can export reports” – AJ
“Squarespace is easy to use and flexible. ECommerce is built in and there are lots of online help resources including SEO guides.” – Martin
“Squarespace works well, I’ve set up sites with ebook downloads and product purchases. It works globally and accepts Stripe and PayPal.” – Sue
If you are looking for a stunning modern design to showcase your products then Squarespace could be a good choice.
Unlike Wix, they do not offer a free plan (although they do offer a free trial). They also offer few payment options, but they do offer PayPal and Stripe.
Squarespace offers its customers 24/7 customer support by email, Live Chat or via Twitter.