Last updated: November 9, 2022
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DescriptionShopify is an e-commerce store software that provides services for a certain fee, where you can set up your e-commerce store and sell your products online without the need for software and programming knowledge.Squarespace is a website builder designed to assist website owners in creating sites. It has been serving as a platform where millions of websites have been created since 2003.
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Pricing ModelTiered-PricingTiered-Pricing
Freemium AvailableNONO
Pricing RatesBasic
Shopify
Advanced
Personal
Business
Basic Commerce
Advanced Commerce
Could be betterMore useful features in Basic and Shopify options
Easy log-in steps
Less additional prices
More language options
More templates
Deployment in a Centralized Repository
Less additional prices
More language options
Key featuresWebsite Management
Mobile Commerce
Inventory Management
For Small Businesses
Shopping Cart
Cataloging/Categorization
Order Management
eCommerce Management
Mobile Commerce
Credit Card Processing
Layout and Design
Tax Management
Discount Management
Member Database
CAN SPAM Compliance
Mobile Optimized Emails
SupportEmail/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Phone Support
24/7 (Live Rep)
Chat
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
24/7 (Live Rep)
Chat
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Best forSmall & mid-sized companies, enterprise companiesEntrepreneurs
Businesses
Fashion designers

Feature Overview: Shopify vs. Squarespace

FeatureShopifySquarespace
Mobile CommerceYESYES
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)YESYES
Point of sale (POS)YESYES
DropshippingYESYES
Mobile appsYESYES
Product OptionsYESYES

Mobile Commerce

Mobile Commerce includes online transactions (shopping, etc.) via wireless handsets. It does not require the user to sit at the plugged-in computer and perform trades. With both software you can carry out Mobile Commerce.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

SEO is the practices done to get your website to a better position in search engine results. Squarespace and Shopify cover the basics of search engine optimization pretty well.

Point of sale (POS)

POS are virtual or electronic provisioning devices that work by connecting to the bank, used for card payment transactions at member businesses. Until recently, Shopify offered this functionality, but Squarespace did not. However, Squarespace also now offers POS functionality.

Dropshipping

Drop Shipping is a form of retail where the seller accepts customer orders without holding stock. There is a wide variety of dropshipping apps available for Shopify, quite limited compared to Squarespace.

Mobile apps

Both Shopify and Squarespace provide mobile apps for users to manage their site or store.

Product Options

In Shopify, you can create just three options for your store products — for example, colour, size or material. Squarespace lets you create up to six.

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