Squarespace is one of the website platforms we use to design websites for our clients. After launching 50+ websites for wedding professionals and creative business owners on this platform, it’s pretty easy to tell that we love it, right!?
There are tons and tons of places to have your website hosted these days. Squarespace and Showit are our two favorites; mainly because of ease of use, business + design capabilities and their amazing support teams.
We’re going to show you five reasons why we fell in love with Squarespace (and why our clients love it, too!)
You can’t beat the pricing with Squarespace. Prices start at $12/month with their annual personal plan and offer great features, like up to 1000 pages, a blog and easy ways to display a portfolio. If you bump up to their business plan, which we recommend, Squarespace offers secure in-house integrations with Mailchimp for newsletters, an option for an e-commerce store and other premium add-ons!
Squarespace’s business and e-commerce plans offer the option to sell physical and digital products. If you’re looking to do this for your website, it’s SO easy to add in and keep up with! Check out a few of our favorite websites that we’ve designed on this platform with an e-commerce shop: Anchor Fifty Two • Wanderlust Organics • Elspeth Mclean
No matter who you choose for your website host, always, always, always go with a website hosting platform that allows for responsive design. This means, if you are on a mobile device, the site converts to a mobile version of that site. Squarespace offers the responsiveness of their sites to have you manage a single site, but it converts down to whatever device someone is using. Oh, and Google really likes this, too, for SEO!
The customer service at Squarespace cannot be beat. They’re SO friendly and helpful. They’re available via live chat during specific days/hours and email 24/7. We’ve reached out to them for questions and our clients have done the same! We love that our clients are in good hands when our design work is complete!
With Squarespace, there’s nothing to update to make sure everything is secure! And, plug-ins aren’t needed. Squarespace has multiple partnerships (Mailchimp, Amazon, Google Apps, etc.) to allow additional features to be right at your fingertips with their business plan. They also use their own servers to back up your content to keep it safe and sound! You can read more about their security best practices here!
Sold yet? If not, go ahead and start a free two-week trial! You’ll see just how incredible and versatile this platform really is. Our clients absolutely love it for their businesses.
Did you know that Launch Your Daydream is an official authorized Squarespace trainer!? Squarespace website design is included in each of our design packages. Reach out to us — we’d love to help you!