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Ecommerce Platforms – Squarespace Review

by | Jun 21, 2019

8. Squarespace

Squarespace is another website building and hosting platform with an e-commerce platform.  Started in 2004, it has grown to host over a million websites.  The great strength of Squarespace is the design of its sites, which are among the best looking websites on the web.

It makes use of pre-built templates to allow the use of a drag-and-drop builder to create web pages. The availability of on-screen instructions helps the user while navigating and creating sales platforms as well. You don’t need any coding skills to get a fantastic looking site here.

That said, they do try to appeal to the developer and the non-developer.

Initially, it was just meant to be a blog platform but around 2013, e-commerce functions were added. Over time, e-commerce apps have been added developed to provide Squarespace users all the tools they need to run a professional store with style.

Ease of Use

The interface is easy to understand. The dashboard is clean, modern, and user-friendly. Getting a beautiful store built here a straightforward process.

Design Quality

With an upper hand in design, they stand out as the design champions. The quality templates are also easy to customize and are available in a lot of options to suit the wants of the user. 

Bottom line, stunning!

Mobile Usability

Even though it still lacks an app of its own, this platform has responsive websites and useful mobile integrations, so you’re in good and mobile-friendly company here.

Maintenance

They take care of the technical hosting stuff, so you can focus on your content and marketing.

Customer Support

It offers 24/7 support that is entirely free and with a lot of support and active peer to peer forums that bring out the harmony of users in the field.

Marketing

Business plans can make use of Squarespace “Pop-ups” to feature items or add subscribers to their email list, along with other useful integrations.

Scalability

You can sell unlimited products, but if you’re looking to launch an e-commerce empire, you will likely want to consider switching to Shopify or BigCommerce for growing your business long-term.

If you plan on keeping your product list small, this platform has you covered.

Cost

Plans options include Personal for websites at $16 per month and Business for websites with e-commerce for $26 per month ($18 per month if you’re on an annual plan). 

Take a look at Squarespace.

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