Squarespace offers four pricing options that you can either pay month by month or yearly: learn more about the pros & cons of each tier in this article.
Squarespace Pricing: What’s the Deal?
Squarespace’s prices start at $12/month for the Personal plan. It’s ad-free and includes a free domain name for 1 year. The Business plan costs $18/month and adds marketing features. The Online Stores Basic ($26/month) and Advanced tier ($40/month) add ecommerce features.
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Detailed Squarespace Costs
|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, co.uk). After the first year prices start at $20 annually (depending on the ending). You can find better deals elsewhere, e.g. Namecheap.|
|Email accounts||G Suite or other providers like Namecheap.||G Suite email account (free in the 1st year).|
|Number of pages||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Bandwidth for traffic||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Contributors / Admins||2||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Premium Site Builder Elements||No||Yes (e.g. appointment scheduling, restaurant bookings, Mailchimp integration etc.)|
|Marketing Features||No||Promotional Pop-Ups, Announcement Bar,
Mobile Information Bar.
|E-Commerce||Ecommerce not included||Unlimited products, 3% Sales Transaction Fee||Unlimited products, No Sales Transaction Fee, Checkout on your Domain, Customer Accounts, Instagram Integration||All Basic features plus Abandoned Checkout Autorecovery, Real Time Carrier Shipping, Flexible Discounts, Gift Cards and Orders API|
|Subscriptions for recurring revenue||No||No||No||Yes|
|SSL Certificate||Included in all plans|
(paid one year in advance)
The four plans are geared to very specific target groups.
Personal lets you use a custom domain name, which is already included for the first year if you opt for an annual subscription. There aren’t any storage or bandwidth limitations. The most important features missing are: ecommerce, premium building blocks and access to the source code. If you are just looking to create a basic website or blog, Personal will be just fine.
The Online Store plans are best for ecommerce businesses. Unlike the Business plan, you won’t get charged a Squarespace transaction fee. Most importantly, you can use them for physical and digital goods. In Basic Commerce both voucher management and inventory tracking is included. Furthermore you can integrate Xero for accounting and offer your customers to check out on your own domain (incl. SSL).
The Advanced Ecommerce plan lets you sell subscription-based products and has features like Abandoned Card Recovery. Perfect for small to medium-sized web stores. Find our detailed review of Squarespace Online Stores here.
For websites without ecommerce you can always start with the “Personal” plan and upgrade down the road. 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.
Tip: Save 10% on your first subscription term for any plan (monthly or yearly) using discount code PARTNER10. Here’s a guide on how to redeem it.
Does Squarespace have email?
Email is not included, but if you have your own domain, you can also have a custom email address. Squarespace recommends G Suite by Google or a third-party email service.
Are there any discounts for students?
Yes, there are! Students get 50% off at Squarespace. All you need is to have access to an email address from your university.
Do I need web hosting to use Squarespace?
No, web hosting is already included.
How do I cancel my Squarespace website?
You can either cancel your website and take it offline immediately or disable the website renewal (recommended).
Both actions can be performed in under Settings > Billing & Account > Subscriptions.
It’s quick and easy and can only be done by the website owner. Find further information here.
Can I commit for 2 or more years to get a cheaper price?
Not at this time. Currently, the longest term is 1 year.