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). 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||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Bandwidth for traffic||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Contributors / Admins||2||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|E-Commerce||Ecommerce not included||Unlimited products, 3% Sales Transaction Fee||Unlimited products, No Sales Transaction Fee||Store with all Basic features plus Abandoned Checkout Autorecovery, Real Time Carrier Shipping and Checkout on your domain|
|SSL Certificate||Included in all plans|
(if 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 are no storage or bandwidth limitations. The most important feature that’s missing here is the ecommerce module. If you are planning to launch an online store, you’ll need to opt for a higher plan.
The Online Store plans are best for ecommerce. Unlike the Business plan, they don’t charge a Squarespace transaction fee. 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 “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. In terms of value, though, you can get better deals with other website builder companies such as Weebly or Shopify.
The 14-day free trial is a fully featured Business account
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.