Squarespace doesn’t offer free plans, but it does give users a two-week free trial (no payment information needed) - and offers users a one week extension if the initial two weren’t enough to get a feel for the platform. This means that you can build your site, see how it will look and add features and content - all before putting down any money. Squarespace offers four plans for regular sites and online stores, each with unlimited bandwidth and storage, and a custom domain:
Website - Personal Plan: Squarespace charges $16/month if you pay monthly or $12/month if you pay annually. The Personal plan, best for portfolio sites or blogs, comes with 2 site contributors, 24/7 support from the Customer Care Team, SSL security, mobile optimization and website metrics.
Website - Business Plan: At $26/month with an annual subscription, you’ll get an integrated eCommerce website with all of the features of the Personal plan plus unlimited contributors, $100 in Google Ad credit, inventory management, a G-Suite email account for a year, integrated accounting, advanced metrics, an unlimited product inventory, promotional pop-ups and more. Squarespace does charge a 3% transaction fee - to eliminate transaction fees, upgrade to one of the online store plans.
Online Store - Basic Plan: When billed monthly, the price tag is $30/month - annual billing gets you $26/month. This plan includes all features from the Business Plan, but with no transaction fees, mobile-optimized checkout, ecommerce metrics, customer accounts, checkout on your domain, inventory management with coupons and tax and shipping controls - and more. If you want an online store, it makes sense to choose this plan rather than the Business Plan, for the same final price.
Online Store - Premium Plan: For $40/month with annual billing, you’ll get all of the features in the online store Basic Plan, plus abandoned cart recovery, subscriptions, gift cards and advanced shipping options (amongst other features).