Squarespace for Ecommerce Review 2019
Quality design, so-so sales
Squarespace is normally regarded as a website builder – and a brilliant one at that. However, you can also use it to manage your ecommerce operations. It uses Xero accounting software to give you a fully-featured sales platform, while still offering all the design and visual customization options you know and love. This means you could potentially get the best of both worlds: A brilliantly designed website thanks to some excellent template and design options, and the perfect platform to sell products and grow your business. So, is Squarespace a viable, and perhaps even desirable, alternative to Shopify and BigCommerce?
- Brilliant templates for online stores
- Deep customization options
- No limit on amount of products, and no transaction fees with online store plans
- Can’t integrate that many sales channels
- Reporting can feel a bit basic
- Lack of apps can feel restrictive
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Let’s see how Squarespace shapes up against its ecommerce competitors.
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|Verdict||The best ecommerce platform with unmatched features, great websites and a scalable platform.||Runs Shopify close with great sales features, but small knowledge base and weaker website design let it down.||Can’t match the scalability of the first two, but you’ll get a great-looking, easy to use sales website.||A good alternative to BigCommerce with better web design. Can be confusing to use, though.||Like Squarespace, Wix isn’t as scalable for big businesses, makes creating a sales site easy||Has some advantages over Wix when it comes to sales features, but Weebly’s overall platform isn’t as compelling|
|Cheapest Ecommerce Plan (per month)||$29||$29.95||$26||$29||$20||$25|
|Priciest Ecommerce Plan (per month)||$299||$249.95||$40||$299||$45.90||$46|
|Number of extra sales channels||10||3||1||3||0||0|
|Physical Product Sales||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Digital product Sales||App required||✔||✔||✗||✔||✔|
|Service Sales||✔||✔||✔||App required||App required||✔|
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|Try it Today||Visit Shopify||Visit BigCommerce||Visit Squarespace*||Visit Volusion||Visit Wix||Visit Weebly|
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