Squarespace has several levels of subscriptions. In this video, learn how to find which one is the right one for you.
- [Instructor] The first thing to look at in Squarespace before we even get started are some of its pricing plans, and the pricing is not necessarily straightforward to find here on the website. So if you are on the homepage squarespace.com, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and under products in the navigation, you'll find the link here for pricing. Go ahead and click that. This will put you on to the pricing page and you'll see that there are four different pricing plans here available for Squarespace. Which one is right for you? Well, that is a great question. One of the things that you might want to think about is how much e-commerce do you need to do on your website? If you are doing lots of e-commerce, you're selling dozens and even hundreds of products, then you're going to want to get one of the commerce packages. I do not cover Squarespace e-commerce in this course. If you're interested in learning more about that, do watch my course on Squarespace e-commerce. It's available in the library. So I'm not going to say any more about those two on the right, the basic commerce and the advanced commerce plans. Those are all about e-commerce. The two on the left, personal and business, are the two you're going to need to choose between, so let's look at those a little bit more carefully. So as you'll see here, just like a lot of these tables you've seen online, it has a list of all of the features and functionalities and it tells you whether the package includes it or not. Our personal plan includes some limited items but they're really important things like making sure that it's a secure site and making sure there's some customer support available. One of the big differences is here, the number of contributors you can have to the website. That has to do with the number of log-ins that are available. With only two log-ins on the personal plan, that might be you as the site owner and maybe your web designer or an assistant. That would be the only log-ins that would be available to you. The business plan would allow you to have many more log-ins. So that's a really notable difference. The other things that are notable, you'll see of course, the business plan, the one here in the gray column has many more features to it than the personal plan. But you may not necessarily need all of these things. So for example, professional email from Google. This means that you would get an email account that ends in your domain name. So for example, firstname.lastname@example.org would be an example of that if your website was www.linkedin.com. You can do that through Google but you'd have to pay for the business plan in order to do that. If you had a personal plan, obviously you can still get email through Google. It would just end in gmail.com. There are also some features that are so-called premium integrations. I'm not going to discuss any of these in this course, but if you take a look at my next course, which is Squarespace content types, I do talk about some of the premium features that are available like restaurant menus, for example. That be a reason to pick the business plan. You'll also see that there are very limited e-commerce options right here available with the business plan. This is useful if you want to sell say an ebook on your website but there's only one and you probably aren't going to sell very many of them. Or maybe you want to take some limited donations for a cause. In other words, a smaller amount of money, not a lot of money, and maybe you don't need all of the other additional features that come with e-commerce like some of the things that are in here like advanced shipping, or abandoned cart recovery, or putting your products on Instagram and so forth. So there's a lot of reasons you might go with an e-commerce account over what you have here with the very limited options that are available in the business plan. So chances are, if you're doing this for the first time, it's your first website. You just want some basic information. The personal plan is probably fine for you. If you're doing anything that's a little bit more complicated, a little bigger, or you have a whole team of people who will be maintaining your website, then the business plan might be a better pick.