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.

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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
Storage 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
Monthly price
(if paid one year in advance)
$12 $18 $26 $40

The 14-day free trial is a fully featured Business account

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.

> Compare Squarespace with other website builders here

Your questions:

 
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  • Clay

    Perhaps you can answer a question? For the past four years I have had a website, with a simple commerce function, built with and hosted by Homestead. I am unhappy with it, to say the least. I have been debating over Weebly or Squarespace. Is it possible to build a new website on either of these platforms while your existing website is still functional at Homestead? Thank you.

    • Hi Clay! Yes, this is possible. When you’ll have finished the new website, you just point your Homestead domain to Weebly or Squarespace.

  • melanie

    Hi Armin, I have a Squarespace personal account and want to make some CSS coding changes. The programer I am working with has told me that I would need to upgrade to a Professional or Business account in order to do that. Based on the chart above, the only thing that occurs to me is that it could be a storage issue. The customization I want to do has to resizing the menu, the image gallery, and inserting clickable gallery images.

    I would appreciate whatever insights you could provide!

    Thanks so much,
    Melanie

    • Hi Melanie! You’re programmer is right. Only an upgrade gives you access to the Squarespace “Developer Platform”. Otherwise, you cannot edit the HTML/CSS, etc. Bandwidth and storage are unlimited in these plans. I hope this was helpful.

  • Larry Simmons

    As an interested buyer how hard is it for someone who is computer literate and little knowledge of the internet website to build his website from square space? Do I need to be at a certain level to have the ability to create a website and maintain it or do I need to possess web site building teachings to be able to accomplish this task. How user friendly is it for someone of my caliper to succeed in this task? Should I seek a professional in this matter? I feel I catch on quick and I am knowledgeable of some things but as a expert of this site what is your thought?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Larry. In my opinion Squarespace isn’t easy to use if you don’t have previous experience building websites. I find that other solutions such as Weebly or Jimdo are more suitable for beginners. Moreover, you can check Jimdo and Weebly for free for as long as you want to, Squarespace is limited to a 14-days trial.

      • Larry Simmons

        Thank you for your timely response and honest opinion. I will look into those.

      • Larry Simmons

        By the way to answer your question of which one was best for me. I was looking at professional since I’m creating this website for a church. Personal seemed to limited.

  • What do you think are the biggest benefits for using Commerce instead of Professional?

    I’m on a Pro plan right now. Commerce looks interesting and I have no problems with paying more for it, but for someone who sells digital products and done-for-you services, I’m not seeing a reason why I ought to use Commerce.

    The one thing I like about it is the Shopping Cart feature. The newer templates are also cool. Aside from that, am I missing anything?

    • Josep Garcia

      Hi Raymond. I’d suggest you to start with the Business plan and later on upgrade to the eCommerce plan if you need it. I don’t see any clear advantage of the eCommerce plan for your project either.

      • I’ve been on the Business plan for over a year. I think I’ll upgraded to Commerce because of the templates. The templates in Commerce are superior to those in Business. Way more customizability.

  • Brian Mascaro

    I have already bought a domain name. Can I still use squarespace?

    • Yes, Squarespace provides a tutorial about this topic. You’ll find it here.

  • Marc Sweeney

    I do 360 Panoramic Photography, will I be able it embed these tours on me website?

    • Yes, embedding code shouldn’t be a problem at all. You can try it in their free trial.

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