Since 2004, Squarespace has been helping customers to design, build, publish and manage websites for any purpose. It strives to continually evolve and keep up with the changing internet trends. With three different packages to choose from, customers should be able to find the perfect fit for their needs and wants regarding their new website.

From the website, the company mission states:

"Squarespace's mission is to provide creative tools that help anyone give a voice to their ideas. From the designers and engineers who are creating the next generation of web and mobile experiences, to anyone putting a website together for the first time, Squarespace provides elegant solutions that set new standards for online publishing."

The Good

  • Design Options
  • Features
  • Free Trial

Design Options

Squarespace offers more than 25 of these types of templates for their customers to use if they want. Pre-designed templates are great for those customers who do not know how to build a website themselves. They simply have to choose which one they like, make a few simple changes, add their content and the website is published. They are designed with a specific type of business in mind to keep them looking professional.

But if a customer would like more control of the look of their website and has some knowledge of coding and online building, Squarespace has their Developer Platform. This program is said to be used by some of the top designers today and really helps these types of customers (or their agencies) to take advantage of all the options and features they might want in one easy location. This is a unique opportunity for creative customers to have complete control of their website from beginning to end while still working with a hosting company for the support.

Squarespace has unique design opportunities for those customers who are less-technically inclined. They promote a design feature that is called the cover page, essentially it is everything that the visitor would need to know about the customer on one website page. These pages are supposed to make a big impact on their visitors and really make an impression. But these pages are quick to create and require no extra effort on the customer's part. This type of setup encourages the customer to showcase their most important features and leave out the filler pieces. Since these pages are very visually appealing and different than the norm, they will help draw visitors in to learn more about the businesses being promoted. 

Features

Squarespace has an uptime of 99.99% and has wonderful customer service. It has a lot of great features for websites. Squarespace's prices are reasonable, and their templates modern and up to date.

Free Trial

They offer a free 14-day trial so that you can get to know the software before buying. Squarespace has an uptime of 99.99% and had wonderful customer service if you aren't looking for an immediate answer. They have a lot of great features for their websites, and overall are a great company.

The Bad

  • No Free Package
  • Pricing

No Free Package

Though Squarespace gives their customers the opportunity to take advantage of these unique features, they do not offer a free package with basic features to their customers.

If a customer wants to, they can try out a Squarespace website for free in their 14-day trial. But once those two weeks are up, the website will either have to be upgraded to a paid package or the site will be discontinued. The lack of a free plan can be a breaking point for some customers, as many like to start with a free plan and then upgrade as their business grows and the needs of their websites change.

Pricing

After the customer decides to keep his website and upgrade to a paid package, they will have three options to choose from: Personal, Business, and Commerce.

If you choose to make month-to-month payments the prices for these packages range from $12 per month to $36 per month. These prices are a little higher than many of their competitors, especially their basic Personal package. However, if you pay annually than the overall monthly price is dropped to $8 - $26, depending on the package.

Many of the companies who offer similar services offer their customers a free package that includes the basic features a website could need. These often include access to pre-designed templates, hosting, easy editing, some customization, and blogging. Occasionally these companies will offer the ability to sell a few (under 5) products in their free packages as well. 

The Bottom Line

Squarespace has a ton of great features for every website, but offers no free website. The uptime is wonderful, but the company wasn't extremely transparent. Overall, we would recommend this company for the Professional and Business plans of their website, but if you are looking for a free or inexpensive personal site, Squarespace may not fit your needs best.

Customers who do choose to work with Squarespace will have a unique experience due to the original options offered to customers. 

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Clay Magee

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Square space makes it easy for my small business to use cards and expand our costumer reach

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Squarespace is a very clean design and is very easy to use but cancelling the subscription is hard and i personally dont think it is worth the money

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March 7th, 2020 Norcross, GA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Square space has that easiest website creating service available. They offer many discounts to their customers and although their customizationMight be slightly limited, I would still recommend this website.

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I used squarespace to make a website for a photography business I used to have and it was insanely easy to use.

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Great and powerful website builder, the pricing was within reason and it had all the tools I needed.

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Anita pea

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Square space was an awesome service for making my own website for my company. The online service was easy to use and made making really easy the price it was given at.

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DeeDee G.

March 4th, 2020 Laplace, LA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Using squarespace is makes it really easy to set up a starter website for any purpose

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Randi Nelson

March 1st, 2020 Managua, MN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Square space offered such great opportunities to start a website with the basics. However I didn’t want to spend money on the upgrades.

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Aidan Keogh

February 28th, 2020 Ogden, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I've been a Squarespace customer for 3 years. They make building and maintaining a website really easy. Between their scheduler and online store (which are also easy to use) my website turns a profit every year!

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Cade Boudreaux

February 26th, 2020 Irving, TX DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Squarespace is by far the easiest to use website maker out there. I had to make a website for an college class and searched for many websites until i ran across squarespace. It literally tells you step by step how and what to do and doesn’t look trashy at all.

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Audrey Mitchell

February 22nd, 2020 Managua, MN

Squarespace was a great place when starting to create my website. It had great software that allowed me to create what I was looking for.

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Michelle Schow

February 18th, 2020 Saratoga Springs, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We used Squarespace for a school fundraiser and it was awesome! They have a lot of tools for tracking money and generating reports.

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take7

February 18th, 2020 Sandy, UT

Good for those games we attend and buy things from like food and gear. It's very easy to set up and then easy to use. It's helpful when people use it too. Emailed receipts and saving information if you want to is helpful.

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Amanda

February 7th, 2020 Montebello, CA

I made a model of my website for an upcoming brand that is launching and am pleased at the ease of the site and variety of option.

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Michelle Schow

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Our kids’ school used Squarespace for online donations. It was very convenient and user friendly.

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Jasmine King

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Squarespace is an excellent product creating your own website, for both new and veteran content creators. I’ve had overall good experiences and have no complaints. The design is easy to use, and it's fairly cheap compared to most other sites with the same product.

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Juan

December 16th, 2019 Beaver, PA

Squarespace is a good place to create your own ecommerce website. It is easy to use and inexpensive.

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Juan

December 9th, 2019 Beaver, PA

Squarespace is a easy to use website builder. I have played with it a little before and helped a few friends with it since i am a web developer. You can create modern looking websites for a low price.

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Connor

December 5th, 2019 Farmington, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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The possibilities are endless on Squarespace and provide a great opportunity to make your small business website your own. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the possibilities, but the help option is extremely helpful and the customer service is great if you get stuck.

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Tony

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Used Square and it's very easy to use. Fees are standard of any bank and they also provide a free card scanner.

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Kathryn Robinson

November 9th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I used Squarespace for online donations for a school fundraiser. I love the reports and data information Squarespace provides. It worked perfectly for the fundraiser and we were able to generate a lot of online donations using this platform.

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Eric Smith

November 8th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We have not had any trouble using squarespace. Its easy to upload new inventory and manage current inventory and I love the custom reports we can make.

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October 14th, 2019 Midway, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Super user friendly interface with great variety of options to choose from. I enjoyed my experience.

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bailey jo

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Very clean and easy to use. Helped me to set up my company business website and I didn't even need any help to set it up. They were very willing to help if I ever had needed it.

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Jami Howell

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very clean and neat looking, good price for all of the options you get. felt like wix had more abilities, but squarespace connects to a lot of different platforms seamlessly

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Ellen Morris

October 3rd, 2019 Potomac, MD DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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SquareSpace is great because of how intuitive and easy it is to use. I have always been able to figure it out and I love how attractive the templates are.

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Barry Henline

October 1st, 2019 Logan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Great service for any small business to get up and running quickly with a great pricing structure.

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Maddie

October 1st, 2019 Bloomington, IN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Great platform for novice & more experienced web designers. I’ve had my Squarespace site for a while now & i’ve loved my experience with them. Great costumer service & useful tutorials.

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bailey jo

September 27th, 2019 Orem, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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easy to use, aesthetically pleasing- can be set up for any company- ecommerce service providers, portfolios- everything

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Anne Sainsbury

June 8th, 2019 Payson, UT

Last year I had a friend who was raising money so she could go to India with the humanitarian group called Days for Girls. She sold necklaces and used Squarespace as her POS device. I helped her sell the necklaces and squarespace worked great and without any hiccups! Ultimately, we were able to use it to receive the money from customers and earn enough for her trip!

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Myles Cox

June 2nd, 2019 Portland, OR DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Website building tools are very comprehensive/easy to use and the themes are very professional.

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Dean

May 13th, 2019 Ogden, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I have used Squarespace for a number of events and functions and they make it so easy to do business. Their fees are low for the service they provide and customer service is amazing!

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Jeremy

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This is the best one I’ve found and they have a lot of really good easy to use templates.

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Ashley

May 10th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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If you want to stand out with a professional website, Squarespace is your answer. The templates are so beautiful and creative. You have a free trial to begin and its so surprisingly easy.

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Eliza Anne Jones

April 16th, 2019 Provo, UT

I would recommend Squarespace over any other website builder. They have professional and up to date templets. Once you choose a templet, you can edit the style as much as you want and really make it your own. I would recommend to friends for sure!

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Rose Perez

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We created our website for our non-profit business using square space. It was easy to use and very user friendly for our customers

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Brennan

February 11th, 2019 Orem, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I feel like what sets SquareSpace apart from other ecommerce platforms is their back end software. The reporting from an accounting standpoint is amazing. We have never had problems with customers or product transactions. I would recommend Squarespace to anyone needing help with their ecommerce.

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Brody B

February 7th, 2019 Orem, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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I used SquareSpace for a previous businesses e-commerce website and was always happy with their service. Customers seemed to love the ease of use processing their payments and we never had any issues with charge disputes. The back end software is what I liked most about their e-commerce services. Reporting and reconciliation has never been easier.

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Lindsey B

February 4th, 2019 Orem, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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We used SquareSpace for our eCommerce transactions on our company website for years. The reports are very easy to use and the accounting aspects make reconciliation simple. I also know many people that use SquareSpace and have never heard any negative comments. That must say something when it comes to their overall product and service. I would highly recommend SquareSpace to anyone looking.

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Dasha Directo

January 8th, 2019 Provo, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Squarespace is easy to use. There are a lot of different templates depending on what your website is geared towards.

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Rischelle Mikkelson

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Square is very easy to integrate into our website with using Word press. They also have a payment option which is convenient for our customers. We get paid quickly and refunds are easy.

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Shawn

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We use square space for our website and it has been great simple to use and they just started offering finance options for our clients which will be very helpful since we have large purchases on our site.

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Gavin Schmalz

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SquareSpace is a great service if you need to build a website. the website templates that squarespace offer look great and the process of setting a website up is very simple. Squarespace offers features for selling things online and can help you manage your orders. they can also help link your website with Paypal or process credit cards for easy payment.

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Joshua Allen

July 10th, 2018 Queen Creek, AZ

So many great templates to choose from. After you learn how to navigate the creation process you can customize you site to look just how you want.

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Trent Allen

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Takes time to learn how it works, but very easy after you get the basics down. The website looks amazing. The helps pages gave us the needed training.

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Joshua Ashlyn

June 21st, 2018 Queen Creek, AZ DETAILS arrow_drop_down
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Super easy to navigate and use. We have built three websites with this company and each has turned out great.

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Dallin Smith

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I used squarespace to build my website. It was easy to use even for someone like me who isnt a computer genius! They were always there to help whenever I had any questions.

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Violet Owl

June 22nd, 2017

I had a problem with deleting an image. For the life of me I couldn't figure it out. I decided to reach out to customer service through their live chat. They were friendly and patient and didn't stop helping me until we solved the problem. I was very pleased and help that I chose squarespace to host my domain.

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Ali Hanif

June 22nd, 2017

SquareSpace has an awesome customer service team, although they aren't available real time if you tweet at them they get back to you same business day. the forums are quite detailed and you often can get your questions answered there, with the help of the community which is quite vocal

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Patty Mascia

June 21st, 2017 Missoula, MT

I reach out to Squarespace via Twitter & was sent a link for one-on-one chat support. Lisa B. walked me through reinstalling the DNS (apparently I had broken the site myself - oops! XD) and was very patient with my browser-juggling. She was very kind and helpful, and I truly appreciate her guidance.