Squarespace offers 4 different plans starts from $144 per year (You can pay monthly for the same plan, but when you pay month-wise, it becomes very expensive – $16/month, and it cost you $192 per year plus other charges may exceed $200) to $480/year (or highly-priced monthly plan $46/month).
Squarespace spending heavily on celebrity marketing, posh culture, big offices in the heart of the costliest area of New York. But They don’t give you 24 hours support, slow server response, lack of technical experts in the web development & support, Most of the Squarespace entire servers went down again and again for several days from Nov. 2019 to Feb. 2020 for all plans including eCommerce..! (I gave the proofs at the end of this post)
Here is the quick view of Squarespace plan & pricing. Squarespace Pricing
Personal plan – $144/year (If you pay monthly, then the price becomes costlier – $16/month & no free domain)
Business plan – $216/year (Monthly plan – $26 & no free domain)
Basic online store plan – $312/year ($30/monthly & no free domain)
Advanced online store plan – $480/year ($46/monthly & no free domain)
Index Pages have a 100 page limit. Album Pages have a 60 track limit for all plans.! All types of posts like products, portfolios, event pages, and everything has 40 limits within 100 index pages!!. You don’t get all the web elements and blocks for lower plans.! It is too costly for its fewer features if you compare it with the top website builders. Mobile Optimized websites. all Squarespace templates are responsive to all resolution screen types 1 Free domain name for one year (But Within their free TLD list .com, .net, .org, .club, .design and a few more) Website complete analytics. You can track your site visitors, searches, mobile usage, popular content. So that you can understand all the statistics of your website 24/7 customer support. But This is not true from our experience & other’s opinion. You need to wait for more than 20 minutes. Sometimes you don’t get any answers. If you submit a ticket, then you may get a response after a few days. Squarespace offers 50% discount for Students. But Pixpa also offers 50% discount for students,Wix Student plan (50% Off) , SiteGround’s Student Plan (80% OFF). Squarespace doesn’t give all functionalities for student plans. So I consider the Squarespace student plan is not thumps up or down, just equalizer. No E-Commerce feature, No marketing tools and once you buy their personal plan, then they intelligently arranged the system that makes you buy higher plans after working hard and created your website.
Unlimited pages, galleries, bandwidth & storage. But it is not true. You can’t get unlimited storage & bandwidth. Portfolios, Layout, and Everything has 40 limits just like the personal plan!!. If your storage nearly 20GB then you can’t upload easily. Most of the times you will get upload failed messages. If your website gets nearly 8,000 visitors/month, your website will load very slowly and most of the time DNS error & session expire like surprising error messages you will get..!! (I gave proofs at the end of this post). If you are going to build a portfolio, Photography, or any artist’s site, then see Pixpa vs Squarespace – Which one artist prefer? Mobile Optimized. Templates are responsive. Most of the features can’t work with mobiles. If you pay $16/month. then you should compromise with their minor mistakes, but if you pay $26/month, or $216 per year, then you should not compromise for those mistakes. Because you can get so many great mobile-optimized themes for this price from other website builders.
In this case, Wix ADI creates perfect mobile sites and it is better & easier than Squarespace.
1 Free domain name for one year (But Within their free TLD list .com, .net, .org, .club, .design and a few more) For business, you need advanced A/B testing and stats and report. Squarespace reports are soo immature, you cannot able to take the right decision. Even for business plan, the support is not good enough like Wix’s basic plan support Fully Integrated E-Commerce. But the Transaction fee for every sale is 3% + payment gateway fees. Squarespace takes 3% profit from you! (Wix, Pixpa & SiteGround-WordPress transaction fees is 0% & unlimited.) No E-Commerce Analytics, No Merchandising Tools, No customer account & cart recovery. You don’t get any idea about what’s happening on your website. After you created your website & once you start to run the site, then you have no option other than buying a higher plan!!