Squarespace Commerce is the most recent addition to the unique Squarespace platform. It’s a toolkit of features that allows you to turn your site into an Ecommerce store and sell items online. You can accept secure payments by way of Apple Pay, Stripe, and PayPal, create sales promotions and easily manage your products, SEO, inventory, and marketing. It’s easy to use and can have even the smallest business running an online store in no time.
Businesses of any size that want to create an online store and also be able to track their sales and inventory, as well as take advantage of marketing tools like coupons.
Squarespace Commerce is easy to use and doesn’t require any special know-how to set up an online store. The company doesn’t charge any transaction fees and doesn’t put a limit on how many items you can sell. It also integrates with a large number of Ecommerce programs, as well as social media accounts. Also, the company’s customer support representatives are available 24/7 to help you.
On Squarespace Commerce you can easily customize your site’s checkout page. You can add a custom product form as well as a custom checkout form which customers can use to fill out when and where they want to receive their order. You can work in a referral survey for customers at checkout, and a spot where customers can fill out messages which can be included in their purchases—ideal for customers who are purchasing gifts. In addition, you can add a spot where customers can agree to subscribe to a newsletter or your company’s email campaigns.
Beyond checkout, there is a wide range of Ecommerce programs that can integrate with Squarespace, and it's up to you which you decide to incorporate into your site. You can also manage your payment options, including Apple Pay, PayPal, and other options. You can also decide how much you want to integrate your site with your social media accounts. This includes synching your products with Facebook’s product catalog, or tagging them in your Instagram posts.
You can connect PayPal, Stripe, or Apple Pay to your Squarespace Commerce site to take payment after simply setting them up in the payment settings section of the site. You must be based in a country where these platforms are supported, and you will be required to pay their processing fees.
Squarespace builds SEO directly into every site. Squarespace automatically creates a sitemap for every website, which is good for Google rankings. The site’s pages have clean HTML and URLs and use automatic tagging and redirects. You might not know what these terms mean (you’re not alone there), but they can definitely help with your search engine rankings.
You can also have your products come up in Google search results with the name, image, description, price range, availability, and URL. In addition, Squarespace comes with automatic mobile optimization.
Squarespace provides 24/7 online support via email and Twitter and has live chat with real live customer service representatives on weekdays between 4am and 8pm Eastern Standard Time. The company does not provide a phone number for customer service.
Squarespace has earned an industry-wide reputation for quality in web hosting and the Squarespace Commerce package has the infrastructure to help Ecommerce stores succeed. The Squarespace Commerce package includes features for customers to make secure, easy, and quick purchases online. It’s a good platform for featuring your products, it integrates easily with social media and Ecommerce programs, and is highly customizable and secure.
Squarespace was founded in 2003 in a dorm room at the University of Maryland. It has helped create millions of websites, has received a string of awards, and has offices in New York City, Portland, and Dublin.
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