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||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 three plans are geared to very specific target groups.
The most important limitation of a Personal account is that you won’t get the ecommerce module. If you are planning to launch an online store, you’ll need a higher plan.
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 “Personal” 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. 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.