Shopify vs. SquareSpace – Ecommerce Platform Comparison

As someone who is in the process of setting up an online store, you are probably researching and evaluating your options for an ecommerce platform that is suitable for your requirements.

While you have many choices for this today (as listed and evaluated in my article on top ecommerce platforms, Shopify is a leading player in this arena and SquareSpace is a (rapidly) rising star and I'm going to compare these two platforms in this article below.

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The Ultimate Squarespace Commerce Review 2016

squarespace commerce review

Up until now, Squarespace was only a SaaS based content management system (CMS) which offered a designer friendly website builder, blogging platform and hosting service. Now they’ve dipped into the world of ecommerce with Squarespace Commerce.

Squarespace was founded by Anthony Casalena in 2004 and has been slowly adding updates along the years. The biggest update was in July 2012 when they launched Squarespace 6 which added portfolio templates, responsive designs, and opened way more control up for developers. But this isn’t about Squarespace, this review is about Squarespace Commerce. Some might not know this, but people with Squarespace sites have always been able to sell online simply by adding something like PayPal or Ecwid. But that wasn’t ideal. In fact it was quite awful. And so now Squarespace offers its users the option of selling online. This also opens Squarespace Commerce up to the world of potential online retailers looking for a shopping cart to suit their needs. Which is why we are going to review Squarespace Commerce.

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