Squarespace Launches Powerful, Integrated Commerce Service
NEW YORK, NY – February 14, 2013 – Squarespace, the leading all-in-one website publishing platform, today announced the release of Squarespace Commerce, a completely integrated solution for selling physical and digital goods directly from the Squarespace platform. Squarespace Commerce is available to all existing and new Squarespace users in the United States at $24 per month. The flat price includes all features, imposes no additional commissions, and does not limit SKUs.
“The ability to sell goods from Squarespace has been the most consistently requested feature throughout our history. We’re thrilled to be able to release a commerce offering we’re proud of,” said Anthony Casalena, CEO and Founder of Squarespace. “Launching Squarespace Commerce is an important step in realizing our vision to power any type of website through our platform.”
Sellers can easily add store pages to existing websites and present products in a flexible, minimal grid that can be customized using the Squarespace Style Editor. Additionally, sellers can easily feature items for sale anywhere on their site by dragging and dropping a Product Block directly onto blog posts, pages, or sidebars, allowing for a truly editorialized commerce experience.
Initially designed for small stores with fewer than 200 SKUs, Squarespace Commerce is a powerful commerce offering with over 20 new features. The platform supports multi-dimensional product variants (such as size and color) as well as sale prices. The order fulfillment interface lets sellers easily see outstanding orders, resend customer update emails, and print packing slips. Digital goods are delivered upon purchase via customized email links that expire in 24 hours. Sellers can also create multiple kinds of coupons with different restrictions and expiry dates.
For payment processing, Squarespace has partnered with Stripe, an easy way to accept credit cards. Prospective sellers can sign up for Stripe directly within Squarespace and will be able to accept payments immediately using Stripe, which will take care of the complexity behind the scenes. Stripe charges a simple and transparent fee of 2.9% + $0.30 per successful transaction, and there are no Squarespace-imposed transaction fees for any customers.
Squarespace's mission is to provide creative tools that power the future of the web. From designers creating the next generation of web and mobile experiences, to anyone managing their own online presence for the first time, Squarespace provides elegant solutions that set new standards for online publishing. By focusing our efforts on the fusion of design and engineering, we strive to create long-lasting products that delight and surprise our customers. Squarespace’s team of 112 is headquartered in downtown New York City.