Squarespace is a SaaS-based content management system offering a website builder, blogging platform, and hosting service. In 2013 Squarespace released their eCommerce product and has slowly become a respected option for teams looking for flexible design, content, and SEO capabilities.

Date Founded = 2003

Total Funding = $279

HQ = New York, New York

Total Employees = 900+


Return on Investment: 7.5/10

Ease of Use: 8.7/10

Features: 6.4/10

Support: 8/10

Scalability: 5.2/10

Reason for Our Rating

Squarespace has helped pushed the bar for content management and design options for the eCommerce industry. As stores have faced increased competition differentiating their product has become a core part of the strategy. Often this means improving the aesthetics: improving images, video, mobile accessibility, sleek designs, etc. Squarespace excels in boosting this aspect of an eCommerce business.

However Squarespace is simply a bit behind the other platforms entirely focused on their eCommerce offering. Squarespace can get there with time but for now it appears they are proving out their offering for smaller teams who are not interested in technical, complex improvements.

The Good

Beauty Above All For eCommerce teams visual appeal is weighted higher than other industries, and Squarespace offers forward-thinking design and presentation.

Content Is King The content management system (CMS) and blogging features are top-tier offerings for content marketers..

Forward-Thinking Infrastructure Video and mobile, two major formats moving forward, are easily customized and fully-responsive.

The Bad

Navigation at Scale If you are attempting to build a large complex website be ready for limited levels of navigation and frustrating file management.

Payment Processing As of today Stripe and PayPal are the only available payment gateways.

Integration Shortage Since Squarespace is newer to the eCommerce scene, their integration suite is far behind the competition. Expect to build custom one-off integrations.


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