Which Squarespace plan is right for you: Personal, Business or Online Stores (Basic/ Advanced)?
Squarespace offers three pricing options that you can either pay month by month or year by year: learn more about their pros & cons in this article.
This is what you get in each pricing plan:
|Feature||Personal||Business||Online Stores (Basic)||Online Stores (Advanced)|
|Domains included||1 domain name in all yearly or bi-yearly plans (com, net, biz. org, info). After the first year prices start at $20 annually (depending on the ending). There are much better deals available elsewhere, e.g. Namecheap.|
|Email accounts||No (can be set up through G Suite for example)|
|Number of pages||20 (No limit on blog posts)||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Bandwidth for traffic||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Contributors / Admins||2||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|E-Commerce||Sell 1 product / accept donations||Up to 20 products||Store with inventory tracking for unlimited physical or digital products (file size limit is 300 MB)||Store with all Basic features plus Abandoned Checkout Autorecovery, Real Time Carrier Shipping and Checkout on your domain|
|SSL Certificate||Included in all plans|
|Web forms||Limited fields (no dropdown, checkbox etc.)||All fields||All fields||All fields|
(if paid one year in advance)
The three plans are geared to very specific target groups.
The most important limitation of a Personal account is the page limit. You can only create small websites. It’s ideal for bloggers and freelancers who don’t need a lot of pages.
In Business you have everything you need to build a large website for a major audience. You can allow unlimited people to work with you on your website. The form editor includes all fields so you can create comprehensive registration forms without the need for external software. It’s the perfect plan for small to medium sized businesses.
The Online Store plans are best for e-commerce. Unlike the “Business” plan they don’t charge transaction fees. Most importantly, you can use them for physical and digital goods, and they feature both voucher management and inventory tracking. Perfect for small to medium sized web stores. Find our detailed review of Squarespace Online Stores here.
You can always start with the Standard plan and upgrade down the track. They won’t double-charge you. Squarespace is not the cheapest provider out there, but once you’ve been in touch with their support you will appreciate the quality of service. Compared to most other website builders they are extremely responsive and usually are very keen on getting your issue resolved in the fastest way possible.