You may be wondering if
So now you might be thinking, “OK that’s great that
In this article, you’ll learn the key differences between
This can be a major point of confusion due to the names along with how they can be used together (more on that later).
Let’s first get our definitions for both of these website building tools so that we can move on to the MAJOR & minor differences so that you can decide which platform is best for your business!
Squarespace is a website building and hosting company based in New York City. With a focus on clean pre-built templates with a drag-and-drop interface. Also has many additional features including eCommerce, membership areas, scheduling, and more being added frequently.
Square Online is an eCommerce website builder service that Block Inc (previously known as
If you would rather watch us explain the differences between the two, and see some examples of both then check out the video below. Otherwise, keep on reading!
Major Pros For
- Super Clean Designs
- Easy To Use
- Large Community of Users
- Ton of Extra Features
- Hard to Screw Up
- Can be customized
Major Pros For
- Intgrete with Existing
- Free to get started
- Curb Side Pickup option built-in
- Delivery option built-in
- Integrate with 3rd delivery service
- Optimized for restaraunt ordering
Who should use
Squarespace is a great website builder for a variety of businesses. Here are a few that are a good fit for the modern platform.
- Service based businesses
- Aspiring bloggers
- Event based businesses
Who should use
Square Online is designed and targeted towards restaurants primarily. So if you serve food and want to offer pickup, delivery, and self serve ordering, then you’ll want to try out
- Restaurants & Bars
- Food Trucks
- Coffee Shops
We use both!
Squarespace and Square Online are just two of the many tools that we use for our clients to create a great user experience. Both have different strengths and weaknesses, which leads to them being great complementary tools for some of our clients.
We still use WordPress for clients that have a large amount of content and looking to rank higher in Google for competitive keywords. Whereas Shopify for clients that have a large variety of products to be shipped.
How to use both
For some clients, we design their main website on
If you would like help with your website, book a free 20-minute session to see if we can help you!
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