Squarespace

Squarespace


4.5 / 5
671 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Squarespace is for anyone with an idea to share with the rest of the world. From artists to restauranteurs to bloggers to designers, anyone can use Squarespace to create a stunning web presence.


Average Ratings

671 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $12.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    $12.00 a month billed annually.
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Squarespace
  • www.squarespace.com

About Squarespace

Squarespace's mission is to provide creative tools that give a voice to anyone's ideas. From designers creating the next generation of web and mobile experiences, to those managing their own online presence for the first time, Squarespace provides elegant solutions that set new standards for online publishing. By focusing our efforts on the fusion of design and engineering, we strive to create long-lasting products that place equal weight on form and function.


Squarespace Features

  • Catalog Management
  • Channel Management
  • Customer Accounts
  • Email Marketing
  • Inventory Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Store Management
  • Order Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Promotions Management
  • Returns Management
  • SEO Management
  • Shopping Cart
  • Auto Update
  • Content Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • SEO Management
  • Survey Builder

Squarespace Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Best option for Small Businesses that aren't IT savvy

Oct 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use is unparalleled.

Templates are aesthetically unmatched by competitors- it's not even close.

The ability to switch between templates whenever you want is amazing.

Very professional feel to website with seamless G Suite integration.

Cost is very competitive.

Mobile optimized websites are lightyears beyond GoDaddy and Wix.

Cons: The templates are amazing, and there are a lot of choices, but if you don't like the options, you are stuck with what they have. Customizing is very limited within the Template framework, unlike Wix.

In order to be glitch-free and mobile optimized, the templates have very little customization.

Overall: If you are a small business or a startup trying to get a professional web presence, or an existing company with a horrible website, don't believe the limitations of a decade ago and "pro" web developers and companies that create websites for you for a large sum of money with continuing maintenance costs. Website development sites like Squarespace allow for any moderately computer literate individual to create amazing looking professional websites and professional emails with little hassle. You don't need an IT department or a website developer, and honestly, your site will look better than many I've had created by corporate webdevs. The trick is that sites like Squarespace use templates that you choose and customize with your own content. The con is, while there are tons of options in templates, what you see is what you get and you can really only customize content and minor aesthetics like font, pages, color schemes, pictures, etc. However, the templates are gorgeous and modern designed sites that will make your website look cutting edge.

I've used several competitors, and while Wix is probably my next favorite due to customization, Squarespace is leagues better than any other site developer I've used, including Weebly, Wordpress, GoDaddy, Wix, etc. It is just so simple and the templates, while probably the least customization, are the prettiest ones available that add a professional touch you can't replicate in something like Wix. No IT, no problem.

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Squarespace remains my top choice, but just barely.

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Squarespace is easy to set up (a site can be completed in an hour or less if you have all the info you need ready to go). Once a site is live, it rarely has any issues, becomes visible on Google fairly quickly, and there are no security worries to deal with as everything is hosted on THEIR servers, not mine. The templates are the best in the business and it's difficult to make a Squarespace site look ugly. Not impossible of course, but tough :) Drag and drop interface is great and integrations abound.

Cons: Squarespace has become increasingly expensive, moving more and more features to higher and higher tiers. Their e-commerce options are great for a simple store with few product options, but you cannot change the image of a product when a customer selects a variation of that product - like a different colour of shift, for example. This was a deal-breaker on a recent project and drove us toward Shopify.

Wix sites used to look terrible. They can now look pretty good (again, mileage may vary with templates and design skills). Bandzoogle has more features for bands at a better price point. Weebly has great design options. All claim easy drag and drop interfaces. All offer cheaper options than Squarespace for a similar feature set.

Squarespace domains are free for the first year only. Then, thye cost more than many other options. I found that one out the hard way.

Overall: I used to build my own sites - first manually then through Wordpress. I used to have a lot of security issues. Multiple hacks and breaches. Lost sites and downtime. I haven't lost a wink of sleep over a website since I signed up for Squarespace. For me, that's worth the money I pay.

The software is beautiful, slick and simple (once you understand it - it's a bit quirky). But the cost keeps rising while other, cheaper options keep getting better. I still love Squarespace, but it's increasingly tough to recommend based on price.

The argument for Squarespace over Wordpress: for simplicity and beginners

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: There are many, many website creation platforms and making the wrong decision is a disaster no one should have encounter. Because Squarespace and Wordpress are so prominently recognized, this review is intended for those trying to decide between the two. Overall, I would recommend Squarespace for organizations, entrepreneurs, small size businesses, startup company, or anyone who wants to take a more simplistic approach to building their website. Wordpress would be better utilized for websites with a lot of content, images, or heavily customizable needs and/or larger businesses. Pros Squarespace website generation platform is a heavily controlled and monitored environment, run only by the company itself. All the testing is done within their own environment to ensure all plugins, tools, etc. are running correctly at all times. Squarespace is a great fit for beginners who would prefer to have the web creation platform make the decisions for you or those who want something simple and navigationally instinctual. Navigating my way around Squarespace took me a simple day to learn its ins and outs; it took me nearly a year to learn all the unique, in-depth features of Wordpress. Because Squarespace is not an open source platform, its customer support team is available 24-hours a day, to help resolve issues and provide advice (via live chat). It's their responsibility to fix any plugins, or issues that arise outside of your control. In contrast Wordpress is an open source platform, meaning the responsibility for fixing any issues that arise would fall on you; you will most likely need to hire outside help if you are a beginner and/or have little tech/coding experience. Although Wordpress is more customizable (developers/programmers can create their own plugins, themes, and tools and apply it to your site for a specific look) you take the risk of running into potential compatibility issues; open source does not always guarantee 100% reliability.

Cons: Because Squarespace is a more simplistic approach to web creation, you don't have the option to fully customize the theme or jazz it up the way you may want. If you are really looking to create a website that is fully automated and stands out from the general information website I would suggest WordPress. I have not found Squarespace's community help center to be as helpful in providing answers or pointing me in the right direction, however you always have support available to you; Wordpress has a larger collection of help forums on the web that can help you figure out fix issues, compatibility, coding adjustments, etc.

Easily Create an Ever-Beautiful Website

Jan 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use

Beautiful designs

Great customer service

Affordable

useful integrations (PayPal, MailChimp, etc)

built-in SEO

constantly updating and adding more features

Cons: e-commerce platform has minimal features

No customer service phone support

Some features are only available on a limited number of templates

Overall: I have been using Squarespace for my e-commerce business for a few years now and love it! Squarespace sites are easy to create and update, while always remaining beautiful. I have used other drag-and-drop website building software in the past and even though the layouts looked right when I was editing, once I viewed them live and on different devices, there were always problems. With Squarespace's platform, my site always looks exactly the way I expect it to.

I recently added the e-commerce component to my site and while it doesn't have a ton of features, like other sites, it works perfectly for what I need. Some templates are better suited for e-commerce, so if that's what you're looking for, make sure to look into which ones those are.

Squarespace websites are also automatically optimized for search engines! Last year I took an SEO course to improve traffic to my website and a bunch of the suggestions involved manually updating parts of my site every few months so that search engines would continue to find my site. When I inquired with Squarespace about how to go about this, they let me know that their platform already does this for my site automatically--yay! I also discovered a variety of other SEO features that are built into every Squarespace site, so you don't have to worry about updating or even knowing about much of it--it's all done for you!

While Squarespace doesn't offer customer service by phone, they are timely with responding to inquiries via email and their robust online knowledge base has answered many of my questions in just a few minutes. They also offer a chat feature Mon-Fri.

Finally, one of the reasons I decided to switch to Squarespace was for integrations, like MailChimp--they make it easy to connect with my customers and streamline collecting their information. They also just added an integration with PayPal for checkout, which I can already tell has made purchases easier for my customers.

Overall, I am extremely happy with Squarespace and look forward to discovering, even more, features!

An high quality web solution for non-technical people who need create and manage a website

Feb 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Beautiful templates. Initially they offered relatively few templates compared to other website providers, however, all of their templates were very polished. Since their early days, they have plenty of templates to get you go quickly for almost any look you are going for.

- The page editor is very easy to start using and experiment and becoming productive.

- Product management: Product management is great in how you can manage dimensions, price, inventory, etc. When you make sales, it decreases the inventory accordingly (quite a nice little feature). The dimensions you input for your products works hand-in-hand with shipping options you offer with your storefront. HUGE benefit here for making sure the products you offer and are puchased will fit in the right boxes your customers purchased. I cannot emphasize how awesome this is.

-Sales reports and analysis tools: This is so nice to track your monthly/annual sales and correlate them to your promotional and marketing efforts.

Cons: - Pricing: More expensive than competitors, but you are paying for refinement and amenities. For non-technical people, refinement and features may be worth it. For Technical folks who can develop their own website, pricing may deter them from using SquareSpace.

- Template customization confusion: From a non-technical perspective, it may be very confusing why one template reacts differently to similar changes to layout/content creation. This could cause some frustration for those users.

Overall: This product helped me launch my web storefront quickly and easily. It was truly a pleasure using this solution for my personal business.

Absolutely the best website building platform for small businesses!

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For the minimal price that you pay, you get an incredible amount of features. There is practically an infinite amount of uses, especially if you have even the most basic understanding of CSS, which you can apply to every template. You can easily connect all of your social media, upload pictures, easily migrate content to new pages and templates, the list goes on. If you get stuck on something, the company has page after page of help guides, and since Squarespace is so popular and has been around for awhile, there is even more information and troubleshooting from actual users. The built in analytics are so easy to understand, and all of the necessary information is right there. You can easily connect API's, email servers, etc right on your account. Using the page builder is so easy. From rearranging content, to fully customizing the text and format-there really isn't anything you can't do with your website with this software.

Cons: My only complaint is what everyone else complains about: the templates! There's almost 100 templates now, so there's plenty to choose from. The main issue is that the templates tend to not have all of the functions you want, and you have to sacrifice certain functions for another. For example: you may need sidebar navigation, but the templates your client likes don't offer that, and you can't cross templates. I understand why you can't have ALL of the features on one template, but some templates with crossed features would be great.

Overall: Choosing Squarespace to build my website for my business is the reason I'm able to continue growing my small establishment. Since I'm able to use the analytics and connect further with Google Analytics & Webmaster Tools, I'm able to properly target my correct audiences and monitor their traffic accordingly. I'm able to test what works best for my company, and quickly modify anything that isn't working. Squarespace is one of the software's that I accredit my success to.

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A little more expensive than some other options, but very much worth the simplicity

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The best part of this software is the simplicity of it. I have tried to dabble in WordPress and setting up more revenue driven websites, and it just gets too complicated for me. I don't want to be hosting and updating my own versions of the backend, or worrying how a certain plugin will interface with anything.

Squarespace is fantastic for this because it's just dead simple, and does pretty much anything you want it to. It doesn't have more powerful features than hosting your own site through WordPress, but it will get you 90% of the way there and that's certainly what matters for most people out there.

The support is fantastic as well. Their software is generally very straight forward and can be figured out with a few quick searches, but the few times I didn't know what to do they were there for me and walked me through literally step by step on how to do anything. I consider a good amount of my monthly fee to them to be going towards the piece of mind knowing someone else is out there managing everything about the backend for me, and can give me advice whenever I need it.

Cons: With simplicity comes concessions in the way of customization. For one, you are very limited with what sorts of plugins/add ons you want to put on your site. SEO for example, you basically just work with Squarespace and hope theirs works pretty good.

As a result, you just don't have control over every little piece that you would if you built your own site up. However, I am not super technical. I think an appropriate analogy is cars - If you're a mechanic, you want to be more hands on and customize/maximize everything you can because you enjoy it and know what you're doing. Then there are people who aren't mechanics, but sure enjoy a nice car that works well and looks sexy with the understanding that you take it to a professional when you need help.

I'm the latter and Squarespace is built for people like me.

Overall: I got a beautiful website setup fast. It looks great, operates well, and never requires any updating or maintenance from me.

Squarespace review

Aug 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Squarespace is easy to use and easy to connect DNS settings, It generally takes 24 hours for a site to go live after the DNS settings have been connected. The templates are beautiful, you can choose anyone and upgrade to either personal or business, I suggest business. The trial is 14 days but that is usually enough time to create a site since you are usually just replacing images and text.

Pros: Squarespace is amazing if you are not familiar with code, it has a drop-and-drag function and many visually appealing functions, You can also add additional things like promotional popups (which is your subscriber block that pops up when you open a site), Facebook pixel, google analytics, connect MailChimp to collect a database and ad words. With Squarespace your images won't be converted to low res, you can also add videos but these videos have to be connected via a third party such as youtube or a video service. The best thing about Squarespace is their customer service, their live chats. These experts help you with your issue and if they can't help you with the solution you were hoping for, they suggest alternative methods. SEO is amazing.

Cons: The business package is expensive and if you don't have a business package you can't use a mobile info bar, place a Facebook pixel on the backend of your site and you also can't use Mail chimp to collect a database or a subscriber list. The e-commerce site is not available in rands yet. You also can't have an except dropdown on a page, this is a problem is you have long text and want a "read more" option. You can use anchor points but only if you are paying for a business plan. You also can't have a video on a banner if you are viewing in on mobile.

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Out of all the website hosts I have found Squarespace to have the best templates and interface.

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The templates are number 1 for what I like most about Squarespace. They are professionally designed in a way that is highly customizable and very clean looking. You can have a great looking website quickly and with customization you can make it look original.

I started using Squarespace over 4 years ago and still haven't come across a better website builder and host. The interface for adding content is a more accurate WYSIWYG(what you see if what you get) management system. Anybody can signup with Squarespace and adjust a template of their choice quickly and aesthetically with the admin interface. There is also advanced options for adding in your own code when needed. I've tried many hosts in the pasts and usually website builders are riddled with issues in spacing, formatting and errors - squarespace just doesn't have this...and for that reason it's a pleasure to use.

Cons: Price. Unfortunately Squarespace has gone up in price over the years for monthly and annual plans. If the cost is within your budget then it's highly recommended.

Overall: A clean professional looking website with easy to modify templates. I've also never had my site go offline or become 'slow-loading' when trying to view. Server issues are virtually non-existent and that's important with a business website.

DIY Website Tool is a Good Option for Most Web Design Needs

Jul 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: While there may be some free options out there that boast the same feature and options in website building as Squarespace, they simply don't measure up. This is a great option for an individual building out their own brand, or a small business entering a new industry, and trying to carve out their niche. The pricing options certainly aren't cheap, but manageable for a variety of budgets. As with most website building options, the larger the site you're looking to build, the more you're going to spend. The ease of use is really what sets Squarespace apart from most other solutions. You can feel comfortable recommending this software to a wide range of skill and experience levels.

Cons: While the ease of use and feature set are certainly a bonus, one of the main things I see as an obstruction is the slow load times. Having a bit of background in SEO, I realize that this is a major factor in how Google views the quality of websites, and unless Squarespace is able to improve their site speeds, they are going to see the SEO of their individual sites drop. For the casual individual webpage or small business owner, this may not be a problem, but it becomes a concern when you're looking at the software for more of an enterprise-level project.

Favorite turn-key web platform I've ever used.

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This is such a powerful website creation platform that anyone can use, regardless of your industry or business size. Plus, it's beautiful, easy to navigate, packed with all the right features you need (page navigation, embedded features, analytics, e-commerce, etc..). Plus, it's extremely cheap given the alternative of custom building a website, hiring a graphic designer, and then waiting for all that to be done. Can't say enough about how impressed I am with this platform.

Cons: At times, you're limited by our own creativity or experiences when trying to setup your website on your own. There is a learning curve to figuring out how to make the site do what you want it to do based on your creative abilities or how the drag and drop features work. This is also a benefit, but takes a bit to learn how to get things to turn out how you have them in your mind.

Overall: I recommend this product all the time to other small nonprofits and anyone trying to launch a creative idea because of it's immediacy, ease of use, professional abilities, and cost. So many features packed into an affordable website solution pack.

Wonderful Tool & Easy especially for beginners!

Jul 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace is a really great product because it allows you to build on top of beautiful, professional designs, but you can also tweak it enough if you have the skills, to be completely unique without doing a lot of extra back-end work. If you don't know how to code but you want to have a lot of control over the way your site works and looks, it is absolutely perfect. I love Squarespace because of the very clean and simple layouts you can use, the ease with which you can edit and also the customer service is quote good. Any time I have had a problem, the customer service has been 9/10 helpful and when it wasn't, I ended up being able to solve my own problems after a bit of poking around.

Cons: What I would like to see improved is the organization for bigger sites. I manage several websites, and one of my bigger clients has quite a lot of information and pages required, even after slimming content down to a bare minimum. It is sometimes quite confusing when going through larger website trying to find certain pages, content, or being able to edit that content. It can sometimes be quite frustrating and on those occasions, customer service obviously can't help. I know there must be a better way! Over all the organization is perfectly fine for smaller sites, but when its a service being paid for, I'd love to have something less "cookie-cutter" for other types of clients.

The best all-inclusive website designer

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: As a wedding photographer, my website is many times the first point of access for potential clients. Squarespace has helped me, extremely easily, build a fully-customisable site to showcase my work, keeping my photography front and centre. There are dozens of templates to choose from, and the page builder is made in a way that even someone that isn't too tech savvy would be able to make their website from scratch. Their customer support team replies to queries within a few hours, and their pricing is very reasonable.

Cons: My only downside with Squarespace is that some very basic design functions, such as font sizes, vary so greatly between certain templates. For instance, the template I currently use doesn't give me the option to change the size of the normal text font, but only lets me change the size of the body text as a whole, altering headings in the process. This is a minuscule problem, and I easily found a way around it.

We migrated to Squarespace for our web host almost a year ago and could not be happier!

Feb 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Our business is centered around getting people outside, enjoying their time on the water and hopefully helping them to learn some interesting stuff along the way. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond for our customers and anticipating what they'll need or ask for while onboard. So when we were shopping around for a new web host, it was actually fun to find out that Squarespace takes the same approach. Even better was discovering how easy Squarespace is to use. Look, we're outdoorsy boat and water and nature and wildlife people, not coders. Squarespace makes it easy for us to tell customers our story. Super easy to include photos, video clips and imagery. Quick and reliable integrations with online booking, payment systems and social media. Could not be happier!

Cons: There are a couple quirks involving text formatting for drop down boxes that can expand and collapse (like are often seen on FAQ pages). Overall though, this is such a minor issue for us it's hardly worth mentioning. Plus, I've heard Squarespace is aware of it and is working on a solution. One of the great things about Squarespace is that they not only seek feedback from customers, they actually listen and respond!

I created a Squarespace site for a side project nonprofit business and was surprised by the features

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I went in with low expectations because I am used to working with a few different CMS's (Kentico, WordPress) and was assuming I wouldn't be able to do much with SquareSpace because of it's low price, which was ok because I only planned on having a few pages anyway. I was surprised that I could easily build in a Contact Form, eCommerce for Donations, and an Event Calendar. It didn't take me long to get up and running, and was also pleasantly surprised how easy it was to add what I wanted to the CSS to make some changes from the initial template.

For the price, you get a clean, modern and responsive website. I honestly don't know why more small mom and pop type stores make the very small investment to have a site that is far superior to many other of the cheap options.

Cons: Although there are quite a few available, there could always be more template options. Many of them seem to be retreads of others. Other than that, there were a few features that took some trial and error before I could figure it out, but most people should be able to get up and running relatively quickly.

Overall: I was somewhat of an amateur to building a website when I decided to go with Squarespace. It is not idiot-proof by any means, but I was definitely able to make a nice, clean site pretty much on my own. Squarespace has so many features that most small to medium sized businesses could do whatever they need with it at little cost.

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SquareSpace allowed me to take my website to the next level

Oct 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace is easy to use and the design options give me the flexibility to tailor my website easily. It's so easy to use, and no drag and drop here - you simply add blocks from a small pop up menu and then you can move them around on the page. The blog pages are awesome - simple, cleanly designed and easy to add a post. The "duplicate" feature for blog and web pages makes it so much faster for me to add what I need in very little time. And the price is perfect!

Cons: Only issue I have is that when you add a block to the middle or bottom of the page, the whole page jumps up to the top. Once I complete the block, and save it, I have to scroll all the way to the bottom to see the block and continue adding another block.

Overall: Overall, SquareSpace has been a tremendous asset to grow my business and have a nicely designed website that works and handles traffic well.

Beautiful and Easy to use, but lacking in features

Feb 12, 2017
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Comments: Squarespace lets you build probably the most beautiful websites out of an website host. They make it easy to build your own site and set things up. However they lack a lot in the ecommerce side of things. There is no support for subscriptions even though the company they partner with for transactions (Stripe) offers them and trying to manage an online store is a nightmare if you have more than a handful of items. You are limited in the way you can create offers/discounts and calculate shipping prices. When I started using Squarespace about 3 years ago, they were about on par or ahead of their competitors when it comes to ecommerce, however over time they have neglected the ecommerce part and have fallen way behind their competitors.

Pros: Beautiful Easy to use Fast Integrates with a lot of services

Cons: Lack of modern Ecommerce features Limited in promotions/discounts you can create

Recommendations to other buyers: Squarespace is great, but I can't recommend it for a company looking to set up an ecommerce store until they catch up to their competitiors.

Squarespace has made my life significantly easier with their editor

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use!!! I can repeat this all day when talking about Squarespace. I have used EVERY competitor out there and nothing comes close. The editor is easy to use for anyone, even if you have no experience with code. I'm good with HTML/CSS but still prefer to use their interface. I have to create quick websites all the time and have experimented with every brand, Squarespace wins.

Cons: Templates are great but there aren't enough of them to truly stand out sometimes. You can kind of tweak them to differentiate but they could use some sort of way to really set yourself apart in the way HubSpot templates do.

Overall: SquareSpace has saved me a seemingly infinite amount of time and effort. The editor is perfect and allows you to throw together a website in minutes if needed. If you have more time you can really create a beautiful website with no knowledge of code.

Sleek, functional, easy-to-use blog platform--my favorite yet!

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the look of Squarespace, and the easy-to-use features. I don't have to go clicking around forever to find what I need to update, review, or track anything about my blog. Squarespace is sleek and professional and I am confident I am receiving a great product for a great price.

Cons: There is not a lot to not enjoy about Squarespace--not much to say here.

Overall: Squarespace is my favorite blog host to use. I have dabbled in Weebly, Wordpress, and Squarespace, and I finally settled on Squarespace because I loved the sleek, functional, easy-to-use sophistication of this host.

I run an editing/writing blog and I loved how minimalist and straightforward the platform is. My customers can find the information they need quickly and the site looks professional and clean.

Updating my information, tracking followers and comments and site traffic are all easy and quick to do with the layout Squarespace uses.

I have not tried to utilize the commerce portion of Squarespace, but I would feel comfortable giving it a go considering the positive experience I have had with Squarespace already.

Recommendations to other buyers: While Squarespace automatically gives your website a .squarespace url, I highly suggest buying your own domain name. This will show your customer and visitors you are professional and committed. Squarespace is a great host, but there is no reason you need to display their name right alongside yours.

Stunning High-End Websites for those who don't need bells & whistles

Apr 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stunning sites

High-end product

Self-adapts for mobile viewing

Integration with google

Great designs

Cons: Lack of customization on individual templates

Not enough consideration of SEO

Need to use CSS

Overall: I always used Wix in the past to build websites, however I needed a very high end look and Squarespace fit the bill.

I'll admit, at first Squarespace was difficult for me to navigate when building my homepage. However, I watched the tutorials and was able to figure it out quickly.

The final product is stunning and I didn't have to do anything to make it mobile friendly - which is a huge plus. However, with the built-in adaptability comes some trouble. You cannot fully customize everything. There were several items I wanted on the site or little tweaks I wanted to make that were not possible.

I'd hope to have a gallery style blog page, but the design I chose for the rest of the site didn't allow that. In addition, the SEO on the design I used was very difficult to get right in Google. I tried to work with customer service, however they said the only way around my issue was by building custom CSS code.

So, I taught myself to code. There are people who adapt Squarespace sites for a living, but I didn't want to pay for this.

Overall, I'm happy with the final product and clients love it. I would like to see more customization options.

Easy website builder allows us to create trendy, mobile friendly, websites in little time.

Aug 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The trendy templates make website building a breeze. Prior to finding Squarespace, we spent thousands of dollars rebuilding our office website. When we found out that the development company was going to charge us a monthly fee to host the site, we decided to rebuild the website on our own and host it ourselves. I mirrored the custom website using a Squarespace template in less than 4 hours. So easy.

What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get (WYSIWYG) builder makes creating a website super easy. There are lots of advanced options, but the essential actions are front and center.

You can drop in html if you are an advance user Or just use the templates.

We can house more than one website in the same account.

Built in analytics allows us to see what pages are viewed the most.

Allows password protected pages as an option.

Graphic friendly.

Cons: There have been a few times when the builder has glitches and I had to close down the browser and reopen it for it to work.

There is not any free stock images with the site, so you have to have your own images to select from.

Overall: We build websites for each of our ministry events to get the message out. Squarespace allows us to quickly build a website and get information in peoples hands without having to hire a web development company.

Visually stunning, user friendly design & functionality

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Visually stunning, mobile responsive template designs that allow a TON of user-friendly, drag and drop design flexibility. My website looks like I pay 20x more than I actually do and has truly revolutionized my business! I love the form feature and the ability for my customers to contact me and fill out questionnaires based on a wide variety of different "field" options all automatically sent straight to my email.

Cons: The website editor has crashed for me often on Safari, so I had to get used to using Chrome for website editing. The form reporting also isn't the greatest, so while I do love getting form responses/reports sent straight to my email, they are sent in plain text in the email body so it makes it more difficult to gather and synchronize form results (would love PDF/spreadsheet options as well).

Overall: 15x as many inquiries as I got before using another website builder platform, customer credibility, and a LOT less stress and time wasted!

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Squarespace is Simply the Best

Aug 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace has been the easiest website creation and hosting provider I've ever used. Compared to the several I had tried before, the utility and intuitiveness of Squarespace makes it very worthwhile in terms of effort to put in, and value received. I've been using it for my portfolio website going on 4 or 5 years now, and I'll use it forever. It provides a breadth of gorgeous templates that can each be customized to reflect your own unique work, message, or product. Setting up a marketplace or storefront is also possible, everything is just made easy.

Cons: Some templates and specific options can be obtuse when trying to find something to change. Say you have a certain width between thumbnails you want to change, or the color of a certain link or text, it may take some digging to find. But once you do, you've learned some of the ins and outs of Squarespace and are prepared to change this again in the future.

Overall: Squarespace allowed me to create an easy to navigate portfolio site for my creative work, ready to view for both desktop computers and mobile devices. It was incredibly easy and worth the time and money.

DIY Website and Domain

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have no experience in web development, but Squarespace made it SO simple to create our website and domain with just a few clicks of a button. It is VERY user friendly and the templates to start your website are easily customizable. The ability to purchase a domain and ease of connected a new domain to our site was mind blowing.

Cons: For a beginner, it takes a little trial and error to figure out exactly which design options apply to which pages. I think Squarespace is meant for the average joe with little developer experience, which limits some deeper functionality.

Overall: Overall, Squarespace is a HUGE money saver for those who do not need in depth functionality on their website and may just want a simple landing page with some information/contact buttons.

Easy websites

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In my experience, this is the best website builder for junior level to mid-level graphic designers. But senior level designers shouldn't sleep on the Squarepsace either. It's very capable of handling custom designs which in turn help you build a fully branded website for personal or client work. And they continue to add more and more features to support the needs of these higher level designers.

Cons: Squarespace, in the end, still needs an internet connection to design your websites. Maybe an offline-mode would really help especially remote workers who could have spotty internet connection.

Overall: I'm a very satisfied user of the product. It helped our business launch a few brands quickly and with high quality output.

Squarespace is a game-changer in the web world!

Jun 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We have been using Squarespace for several years now and at this point, it's really the only platform that I would build a website on (for my own purposes). The ease of use, the simply, clean, and well-designed templates, and the functionality is awesome, and all of this with very reasonable pricing. It's also so simple to use that any normal person (without much web knowledge) can easily maintain their own website rather than having to pay a professional to do it.

Cons: There are certain features that are lacking that you could get through other web platforms (especially shop features), but overall, these things are small in comparison with all that it does have to offer, especially for the price.

Been a Happy Customer for Years

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Squarespace is a great choice for artists who know what they want . The templates look professional and clean, not amatuerish and clunky. The customizations that you can run in the Code Injection area ie: google analytics and Facebook Pixel tracking are great.

Cons: I wish I could combine templates without having to hire a developer and lose support. If you customize too deeply, Squarespace eventually can't help - which makes sense. I just wish there was more customization overall.

Overall: 1. Continuous Service - is rarely down

2. Cool looking templates - my content looks great!

3. Awesome integrations are easy to set up - Google Adwords, Adsense, Pixel, all wonderful and important for a modern website.

4. Support always answers my dumb emails really quickly

Squarespace is my saving grace for web design!

Apr 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I LOVE that Squarespace is so user-friendly, has beautiful templates that are super customizable, has a very visual user-interface, and is very reliable. I've never had any issues with Squarespace and I've been using them for years. Most importantly, Squarespace allows for beautiful websites to be easily made with a relatively low learning curve, while still allowing the ability to custom code sites to your liking.

Cons: I do wish there was even more customization, though they keep adding new features every year. Figuring out how to custom code in special features can be tricky.

Overall: I get a functioning, reliable, easy-to-use, beautiful website for my business that brings in new clients weekly.

Easiest way to have a professional product without blowing the budget

Aug 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can't stress enough how easy it is to use this product. Once you select a template that suits your needs, all you have to do is plug in your content et voila, a clean website. The best feature by far is Squarespace's automatic optimization of your site for any viewing format. It completely eliminates the fear that part of your content won't show up on a mobile device.

Cons: In the two years that I have used this product for multiple business pages, I haven't come across anything that is horrible. Occasionally, I wish that the photo resizing was more customizable, but that isn't a unique issue to Squarespace. I feel the same way about Emma Email Marketing.

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Semi-easy interface, lots of template options. Great designs.

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The templates are very pretty and the interface is mostly intuitive. I was able to design my Website in a weekend and was very pleased with the results. A year later, I updated it by changing the template. It took another couple of days to do this, but I love that it's easy enough to change and breathe new life into the site.

Cons: The interface isn't always intuitive and can get annoying if you don't know how to do something. And it's not easy getting used to searching for a solution amongst the hundreds (probably thousands) of help videos they have out there. Would be nice to talk to a human who can help occasionally.

Overall: Overall, I like SquareSpace enough to keep using it.

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Great In A Pinch!

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software allows one to create an incredibly pleasing website that works well for a fraction of the cost of what it would take a developer to do.

Users have the choice between several prefabricated websites that suit different business goals and aesthetics, perfect for a mass market, specialized clients and more simple clients.

The user interface surrounding the software is super simple to understand, reading from left to right, set up in a simple menu format making it intuitive to read and work with. The array of sliders, text options and buttons at the users disposal make it easy to tailor a website to specific needs or aesthetics.

Cons: I found the software to be a bit slow and confusing regarding the use of bounding boxes, however I think this has since been updated and the newer version of square space has a more solid snap to point functionality.

The other thing is that their range of websites may not actually be vast and different enough to appeal to the sheer number of people on the internet. If everyone used Squarespace, the internet may begin to look monotonous.

Overall: My experience was incredible and simple, I felt at ease making a website and found it fun. They used game-ification to create a website builder that is reminiscent of creating a sim.

I appreciate the effort that went into this software, and the list of cons I have provided were mostly speculative, so my experience was a solid 10/10!

Easy to use! We use it for our website design and our online store

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that it has the capacity for us to list for our 'staff' store and for our regular store, it helps us keep track of inventory. When a purchase comes through, it sends me an email to let me know the order has come through, and automatically deducts the item from inventory. The site also prompts when I am running low on an item, even down the the specific size that is starting to run out.

Cons: I wish there were two 'sections' of each item: We have a staff price and a normal online price for everything, and there is the capacity to list everything twice, but then we have to inventory everything twice.... Could be a little more efficient in that sense.

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Clean Websites for All.

Sep 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Squarespace provides great tools for any kind of entity to create a clean, functional website with plenty of room to get creative and express their brand in a variety of ways. From their customizable templates with myriad options for getting the look and feel just right, to the support they offer when things don't work quite as you'd expect them to.

Cons: There are some built-in limitations to their sites. I wish they were a bit more open-source so that you could customize even more of the elements on each page. And the limitations on number of pages is too restrictive in their entry-level plan. The next step up to a business account is prohibitively expensive with commerce features I do not need. I wish there was a tier in-between.

Overall: By using Squarespace for the majority of the websites I have designed, I have the ability to create an impressive expression of each brand I work with. I've been able to dream bigger for content on each page, while still having the functionality and clean user interface that anyone would hope for upon visiting a website for the first time.

The best website development resource for a newbie

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: No knowledge of HTML or CSS is needed to build a beautiful website with squarespace. While I do have a basic knowledge of web design/development, I'd rather not deal with the intricacies of stylesheets. There is a reason this company is growing so fast, the themes are beautiful, modular and remarkably simple to use.

Cons: The number of themes is somewhat limited and can really put you in a corner in terms of design. Websites often can "look" like they're from a pre-made theme if you don't put the work in to customize them.

Overall: Squarespace has helped me set up a number of websites in record time. All analytics, SEO and data are accessible with mobile apps which never leaves me guessing.

Favorite Webdesign Program

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I adore how easy it is to customize websites with Squarespace. It's definitely changing the web presence of small businesses online. Squarespace is affordable, user friendly and very customizable. It makes designing a tailored website for your business a breeze.

Cons: I wish there was an easier way to report phishing scams. I receive about 1 email a month from a company pretending to be Squarespace asking for me to update my payment information. Fortunately, the false emails are easy to spot as they are from random email addresses that have no affiliation with the site itself.

Overall: User-friendly software that helped us develop the perfect websites for our businesses.

Needs to play nicer with other softwares/apps

Aug 21, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Squarespace makes making a nice looking website simple. BUT, they've been around for years and actively resist improvements suggested by customers. Want to password protect content or make a members site? Nope, find a way to rig it or go elsewhere. Want to drip content? Nope. Want to integrate with marketing automation? Nope. For a system that started out so nice to use, it's extremely limited and the otherwise friendly company seems to truly ignore suggestions from their customer base.

Pros: Simple to set up a working site.

Cons: Not a lot of features, and virtually no expansion for several years now.

Recommendations to other buyers: Research first. Be sure it has the features you need now and in the future. Once you get to a point where your site is built and you've put years of effort in, you may end up feeling a bit stuck.

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Best outlet to making the perfect webpage

Jul 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I started using this site because a photographer that I follow had given out a promo code. I love this site becuase when signing up for the free trial, I do to have to provide my credit card. That is a good thing because sometimes after a free trial, I will forget to cancel if I dont like it and next thing you know, I am charged for the service to continue. Well needless to say, after my trial was over, I was happy to continue use of this web building site. I have created so many different lay outs of my site very quickly and easily. The catetgories of templates are fun and easy to use.

Cons: There are just too many settings on the side bar tree to go into. Once I change something somewhere, I have to remember where I went so in the future, I am not on a wild goose chase to figure out which one of the tree branches I used to make a particular edit. the other thing I didnt like about it is the blog page. Unless I am doing something wrong, I am not able to map my blogs into other social media outlets such as facebook. So this is not to say its a bad product, its mainly to say that I find it hard to figure out how to get my new blog into this site, to map into Facebook to let my followers know to go over to my site and check out my new blog.

Overall: Very beneficial as it is easy to change the layout of your current site with a new one with ease

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A breath of fresh air

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Can I just say that I am so tired of dealing with code and Squarespace was my saving grace. WOW, what a great program and easy to use and 24/7 support. Lost of online forums and tools and resources and and and and. I have been switching businesses and individuals over to Squarespace and its saving tons of time and money.

Cons: No issues here but can take a little time to learn special features and functions. Lots of online support and can always chat, call, or email with them.

Overall: I have and will continue to use Squarespace. They make my life and my employee and clients life so much easier. Thank you Squarespace for making things easy....the way they should be.

Alright, but need to step up their game

Jun 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Comments: Ecommerce function is lame. Also wish the blog feature had more in common with LinkedIn than WordPress. I don't want to log into pages every d#mn time, if you know what I mean.

Pros: If you don't have any clue what you're doing or what you want, use Squarespace. It's hard to get lost when you don't have a destination in mind. If I was a restaurant, musician, or anyone else that just wanted to "get her done" I''d use this in a heartbeat... though with all the competition out there, I'd do my homework first.

Cons: If there's something that you'd like to tweak or make your own, you're pretty SOL'ed. Sure there's the opportunity to code at your own risk, but surely in 2017 we can find a true happy medium, no? Loading times were also slow which means I spent a good deal of my build time watching the circle of buffering death spin. Frustrating.

Wish I could give more stars for customer service. These guys are really great!

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The task of creating my own website was a daunting one when I first set out, but this software is so incredibly easy to use! I was able to create a website I am proud of in no time! They have amazingly descriptive step by step instructions on some of the more difficult aspects of design and integration. Best of all their customer service blows me away which is extremely rare in this day and age. They respond in less than 24 hours and the last person I connected with even created a custom video for me to help with something I later felt dumb for even asking. There is not a single thing that I could think of that this software is lacking. Very happy with my decision to use it and it is worth every single penny.

Cons: There really isn't anything I've come across that I don't like about this software and I really looked. As with any software I pay monthly for I was definitely looking for a reason not to spend but they have given me none. Everything from design to ease of use has seriously been more than I could ask for and the fact that their customer service department is on point has me sold for life. I guess the only con that I could even think of would be that it costs any money at all, but you really get what you pay for where this software is concerned.

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Impossibly easy, yet powerful site building software

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Their site editor is obscenely easy to use. Even if you have little to no experience building a website, you can build something that looks good in Squarespace. Underneath the surface, though, lurks even more powerful tools to completely revamp the look and feel of the existing templates and truly personalize your site. I have used this for personal use, businesses, podcasts. It's an absolutely fantastic tool with a ton of built-in perks. It doesn't get better than this.

Cons: More template styles perhaps? It's hard to complain about Squarespace though. There's a reason why they are a leader in the industry.

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Great basic website platform

Jul 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I enjoy how easy it was to get my website set up and accepting orders. The way you can create themes and let that carry over to the creation of the rest of your site was a huge time saver.

Cons: My biggest complaint is the limited shipping functionality. I would love it if you could pick a default shipping option. The shipping option that is selected by default is chosen by price. This is unfortunate when I offer a free shipping option for local buyers. People from other states just gloss over that section, and then it selects free shipping for them. This should be something you can select a default option for.

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A great option to get a quick, easy, and professional looking website up and running

Jun 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Squarespace is a module based website builder that allows you to make a great looking website and switch out different parts of your site with the features you need. If you need a media player on one page, select the audio module, need a photo galley on another, that is easy to do. They offer almost never ending flexibility for everyone from the novice to an expert.

Pros:

-Great Pro looking templates

-many of different module (app) like features

- ability to customize to your liking

- More advance features for more advance users available

-Fast and easy to use

-3rd party support

-Even ability to do eCommerce with ease

Cons: You do run in to some limitation with a module layout designer not always being able to place things or having a layout exactly how you like. This means you are sometimes limited to the way the template or only selecting from the options available to you instead of creating your own. At least for the less advance user.

Overall: This was a great solution for making a website fast that had all the features I need and is simple to edit. Plus it look great and professional.

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I has had a pleasant experience with Squarespace, its straight forward and easy to use.

Jul 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love Squarespace as it gives you ready made templates to edit, this gives the website a professionally built look even if you're a newbie to web development. Also their price was attractive to me as in my country web developers charge a lot, here at Squarespace I've been able to set up my business website and online shop at a fraction of the price and had it built exactly how I want it. I love Squarespace.

Cons: I don't have much negative to say about Squarespace aside from the limit of 20 pages on a personal website and needing to upgrade if you want to have more on it, but for the average user 20 pages is plenty.

Overall: I was able to build and add content to my business website in just a few days, added to that there is also an option to add an online shop and I ended up using it to sell products I would have otherwise had to stock and sell in person. The online shop simplified the process for me greatly, this is why I recommend Squarespace to anyone.

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Intuitive and user friendly.

Jul 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Squarespace is extremely easy to use ,and even for people who have never written a line of code, they are able to leverage on resources provided by Squarespace to create simple,appealing ,mobile responsive websites. Users are also allowed to import their own designs and ,content ,graphics and templates.I recommend Squarespace.

Cons: I still prefer coding all of my web projects from scratch for security and optimal quality reasons and for the pleasure of being able to get creative as best as I can.I only ever use this for creating beta and demo pages for presentations.

Squarespace is a great platform, but it's not without faults

Mar 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Squarespace is easy enough for beginners and complex enough to do everything you want it to. Pros:

-Easy to get started

-Beautiful themes

-Responsive

-Reasonably priced hosting

-Scalable

Cons: While Squarespace can help design some beautiful websites, the platform itself has its own problems. The biggest issue is loading speed. If you've been building your website for some time without refreshing the page, it will slow down to a crawl. Sometimes, the only way to rectify this is to log out and log back in.

Additionally, it should be noted that not all functionality is plug-and-play. Instead, much of it depends on you having a decent knowledge of web design and coding to get your website to behave exactly how you want.

In other words, for those without any coding chops, designing anything beyond a basic website is going to be a major challenge.

Overall: Great websites that load fast. An easy-to-use web builder that doesn't require advanced coding skills.

Used to start websites for multiple businesses with satisfaction

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've used square space (and multiple templates) for a few business and have been satisfied with the overall look and professionality of the site. It's easy to use with templates and "drag/drop" feature of creating the website. There are some basic integrations available with email service providers which makes setting up new business sites on a budget great

Cons: I dislike the ability to easily customize certain features within templates and the automatic cropping it does of most images on mobile view. I'd need to switch platforms to easily customize these features

Designer websites so easy, anyone can do it.

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've designed several websites over the years: always at an entry level experience as I'm by no means a web designer. However, when I discovered Squarespace: I realized just how easy making a slick looking website could be. They've got tons of pre-configured layouts created by expert designers: all you have to do is fill in the blanks. It is incredibly easy and remarkably cheap. Anyone of any experience could create a stellar looking website in an hour. You can even purchase your domain and set up for advertisements on your website all within Squarespace. There are tons of free offers out there for this product: so take it for a spin and see for yourself.

You'll be amazed.

Cons: Honestly: there are no drawbacks. Squarespace is easy to use and looks beautiful. There are limits on what you're about to create, but unless you learn to code and design...there will always be limits. It does not get any better than Squarespace.

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Great build-your-own-website tool!

Aug 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like that they have a big selection of templates, and that it's easy to customize them for exactly what you want.

Cons: Honestly, the only con I can think of is that sometimes blocks of text will auto-join if they are right next to each other, which can be a little frustrating if you want to format them differently. It's not a big deal; just annoying sometimes.

Overall: I use Squarespace for my personal website, and I love it! It took me a bit to get used to how to navigate, but once I did, it was easy to use, and I'm very happy with how my website turned out. It's definitely the best website building software I have used.

Inexpensive way to build a beautiful website.

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Although it took me a bit of time to figure out how all the features worked, I was ultimately able to quickly build a beautiful website for my psychology practice all by myself. I liked being able to choose from several templates, and then further customizing images, fonts, text size, etc. I also love the built in analytics!

Cons: It took me--a relatively tech-saavy person--a bit to figure out how to work all the design options. This might have gone faster if I read the instructions...but I prefer to poke around and figure things out!