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Shopify vs Squarespace (Which is the best eCommerce Builder?)

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Shopify Tutorial: https://youtu.be/Gd3Zdx80aj4

So shopify and squarespace are two absolutely dominant players in the website building space, but that doesn;t mean they are both great for you. In fact, they are both very different and they are very good at very different things, but it is not especially obvious for most people which one you should be getting

So in this video, we’re going to compare the two head to head and see which one is the best choice for you, whether you are a local shop, a fundraiser, a personal brand with merch, a dropshipper, or just looking to experiment with a new online business.

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ADDITIONAL NOTES:

Background
Shopify and Squarespace have both been around for over 18 years

Squarespace is a jack of all trades
If someone asks to make a website, i will ask have you tried squarespace

Shopify is hyper focused on one thing and they are essentially the best at that

But that doesn;t mean it is alway better
Some people may want a podcast and a blog and very custom website but they also want to sell online, then maybe squarespace would be better

Design
Squarespace is really the king when it comes to website designs and templates
Shopify has 12 free and 171 paid themes/templates (approx. $300)
Over 168 Squarespace themes/templates and over 60 for online stores, all free
Or build custom with squarespace blueprint

Editor format

Winner: Squarespace

Pricing
Show prices and transaction fees
Latest prices and discounts are shown in the links in the description
Winner: Tie

Ease of Use
Squarespace is easier and has more native tools
Shopify is very streamlined and makes setting up a store a 30 minute process
We have a full tutorial on either one
Winner: Tie

Features and Apps
Shopify has over 2,400 apps (hard to find the exact number)
Many are paid
Squarespace has fewer integrations, but still includes the essential ones and for the most part offers more features natively. Their integrations/apps are a much newer addition to the Squarespace ecosystem
Shopify is more scalable for product libraries
Squarespace blogs are better in my opinion
Both have great support
Squarespace allows for podcast hosting

Sales Features
Squarespace accepts Stripe, PayPal, Squarespace payments, and Square which means visa mastercard amex discover apple pay, JCB, and more
Shopify accepts Shopify Payments and many more like Amazon Pay, Stripe, PayPal, Meta Pay, etc.

Shopify has more powerful ecommerce features for sure
Easily sell across multiple channels like Instagram, FB, TikTok
More advanced commerce analytics with shopify
Easier to integrate with POD or dropshipping suppliers on Shopify
Most commerce-centric apps are more optimized for shopify

Both let you define shipping zones, factor in weight, factor in value, and more
Both offer label printing

Winner = Shopify

Conclusion
Shopify is better for big and serious sellers or anyone looking to get into print on demand or dropshipping. With more apps, more scalability, and even dropshipping oriented software, Shopify powers countless stores across the internet
Squarespace is better for anyone looking to have a more well rounded website. If you plan to sell a small library of products but also want a blog, a podcast, many beautiful pages, or just a better website in general, Squarespace is the option for you
Whichever you choose, I have free training tutorials for both linked below.

DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! Everything in this video is based on information we learned from online resources, our own experience, and books we have read. Please do your own research before making any important decisions. You and only you are responsible for any and all digital marketing decisions you make. Thank you for watching!

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