Cost of Squarespace broken down: it's more than worth it.

Cost of Squarespace broken down

Cost of Squarespace broken down

As a starting business owner, you want to know what it’s going to cost you to have a website. Well, in this blog you find the cost of Squarespace broken down. 

Like I also mention in my course, Wanderful Website, you need a domain name. Wanderful Website gives you my tips on how to create a great one. You can register your domain name at Squarespace for free when you also buy a plan with them. This is for the first year only and when you pay annually. After that, you pay $20 - $70 per domain per year. The cost depends on the extension you choose. When you choose .com, .net, .org, or .online it costs you $20 per year. There are loads more extensions you can choose from: check https://www.squarespace.com/domain-name-search and see what it’s going to cost you.

You also need web hosting, but that’s included in the fee you pay monthly or yearly. So that’s great!

Squarespace has 4 plans you can choose from: 

  • Personal: $12 per month when you pay annually - $16 per month when you pay monthly.

  • Business: $18 per month when you pay annually - $26 per month when you pay monthly

  • Commerce (basic): $26 per month when you pay annually - $30 per month when you pay monthly

  • Commerce (advanced): $40 per month when you pay annually - $46 per month when you pay monthly

So what’s included per plan?

When you have a business it’s best to choose the business or commerce plan. Because you get so much more than when you choose for the personal account. In all the plans you get the security you need, SEO features, a mobile-optimized site, 24/7 customer support, and unlimited templates.

Business plan

The bonus when you choose the business plan are, among other things, marketing features including $100,- Google ads credit and easy integrations. Check my blog about my top 4 Squarespace collaborations. You also get the basic commerce functions, like selling an unlimited amount of products.

Commerce plan

Are you going to sell products on your site? Then I would recommend choosing one of the commerce plans. Basic is excellent for a small eCommerce company and Advanced is for larger eCommerce companies and when you want more advanced features like gift cards and abandoned cart recovery. 

You can also sell products on the business plan but then you are charged a fee of 3% per sold item and you only have the basics. 

On https://www.squarespace.com/pricing you can see the full list of what’s included in every plan.

Does this sound expensive? Remember what you get when you compare it with WordPress. You don’t have to update or install anything. You can always contact customer support. You don’t have to make back-ups and your site is never going to crash.

Gives the thought of creating a website yourself stress? Are you glad you finally choose the right platform for you but you have no idea what to do next? I’m here to help. With my online course, you learn everything. From starting with power, creating beautiful content that sells, and building a Squarespace website that stands out.

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  • 6 November, 2019

Marit Verlaat

I'm an introverted online business owner with wanderlust. I believe that being an introvert is one of the best assets a business owner can have. Introverts are excellent at working alone. They can work towards a goal without getting distracted. Plus, introverts are amazing at learning new things. I'm here to empower you to make your own website as awesome as you are. From the comfort of your own home. In your own time. So you can live the life of your dreams.

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