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Choosing the Right Squarespace Plan for your Business.

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Choosing the right Squarespace plan for your business will help you maximize the potential of your website or online store without overpaying for things you don't need, but how do you determine which plan is best for the specific needs of your business? Follow these easy tips for choosing the Squarespace plan that is as perfectly customizable as your design will be.

Tip 1: Compare your Options

Squarespace offers 4 different plans that are fantastic for a wide variety of businesses. Comparing your options allows you to make an informed decision based on the needs of your website or online store. Let’s start by reviewing the choices:

The Personal Plan

The Squarespace Personal Plan is ideal for small businesses that have no more than two website contributors, need an online platform for basic needs such as providing contact information and a description of the business or services, writing a blog, or displaying a portfolio. Although the Personal Plan tends to cater to smaller businesses, your website will have the ability to house up to 1,000 customized pages. 

This plan offers benefits such as mobile optimization, website analytics, 24/7 customer support, SSL Security, and a custom domain at no charge for a year with certain Pricing Plans. However, the Personal Plan does not offer any Squarespace Premium Features.

The Business Plan

The Squarespace Business Plan is ideal for businesses that require a more  comprehensive website package with unlimited website contributors and admins managing the site. This particular plan caters to businesses both small and large with a need for an online store, code blocks for customizations, and third party integration options to enhance their website.

This plan has all of the features that I outlined for the Personal Plan offers, but with additional enhancements such as commerce integration with a 3% Squarespace transaction fee, a $100.00 Google Adwords Credit that you can use at any time, promotional pop-ups, announcement bars, commerce analytics, access to GSuite and the Developer Platform, and all other Squarespace Premium Features.

The Basic Commerce Plan

The Squarespace Basic Commerce Plan is ideal for small businesses whose primary focus is their online store. This plan allows for unlimited sales and offers Commerce Templates that are more suitable for websites with the online store being the primary source of online traffic for business.

This plan has all of the features that I outlined in the Business Plan but also includes commerce friendly enhancements such as no Squarespace transaction fees, more extensive commerce analytics, domain checkout, label printing, accounting through Xero, and a convenient customer account feature.

The Advanced Commerce Plan

The Squarespace Advanced Commerce Plan is ideal for  businesses with websites that accumulate a high volume of online sales. The Advanced Commerce Plan allows for heavily commerce focused websites to handle all aspects of their online store conveniently in one place.

This plan has all of the features that I outlined in the Basic Commerce Plan but also comes with important eCommerce features such as gift cards, carrier calculated shipping, abandoned cart recovery, and an automatic discount feature.

 

Tip 2: Find a Pricing Plan that fits your business budget.

Now that you’ve read the vast array of Website Plans, Squarespace provides equally diverse pricing options that make it easy to balance business with budget! Once you’ve narrowed down the Squarespace Website Plan options to 1 or 2 that have the features you want and need for your website, I recommend reviewing all of the pricing options to find the option that works best for your budget. Let’s take a look at the pricing options for each plan.

Personal Plan Pricing:

Annual Pricing: $144.00 billed annually ($12.00 per month) plus applicable taxes charged all at one time plus a free custom domain for one year (values range from $20.00- $100.00).

Monthly Pricing: $16.00 billed monthly plus applicable taxes with a full price domain.

Business Plan Pricing:

Annual Pricing: $216.00 billed annually ($18.00 per month) plus applicable taxes charged all at one time, plus a free custom domain for one year (values range from $20.00- $100.00), 3% Squarespace transaction fees, and a $100.00 Google Adwords Credit.

Monthly Pricing: $26.00 billed monthly, plus applicable taxes, a $100.00 Google Adwords Credit, 3% Squarespace transaction fees, and a full price domain.

Basic Commerce Plan Pricing:

Annual Pricing:$312.00 billed annually ($26.00 per month) plus applicable taxes charged all at one time, plus a free custom domain for one year (values range from $20.00- $100.00), and 0% Squarespace transaction fees.

Monthly Pricing: $30.00 billed monthly, plus applicable taxes, 0% Squarespace transaction fees, and a full price domain.

Advanced Commerce Plan Pricing:

Annual Pricing: $480.00 billed annually ($40.00 per month) plus applicable taxes charged all at one time, plus a free custom domain for one year (values range from $20.00- $100.00), and 0% Squarespace transaction fees.

Monthly Pricing: $46.00 billed monthly, plus applicable taxes, 0% Squarespace transaction fees, and a full price domain.

 

Tip 3: Make an informed decision.

Now that we’ve compared your Website Plan options with the needs of your business and reviewed the costs, it’s time to make an informed decision. If you are still struggling to decide between one or two of the Squarespace Website Plans, or you are still considering plans available through other platforms, it is perfectly acceptable to get professional advice! Schedule a Free Design Consult with us to learn more.

I know that choosing a plan that suits the needs of your business can be daunting. The needs of your business or budget now may be very different from the needs of your business and budget in the future. The good news is Squarespace makes it possible for you to change your Website or Pricing Plan at any time. They understand and embrace the ever changing needs of your business and work with you to make the process as seamless as possible.

Now that you have the facts...

Which plan do you think suits the needs of your business?

Please comment below.