Squarespace is a great option for business owners who might have a smaller budget but want to retain some control over the design of their website, however, there are drawbacks that should give them pause when considering whether to go with Squarespace or a custom site.

Squarespace Has No Support

Inevitably, you’ll need help with your website at some point. Whether you have a question about how to make a certain type of update or you’re having an issue with your site, having an expert available to talk to is an invaluable asset.

Squarespace, unfortunately, does not have the option for any type of phone support. There is chat support, but for some more complex issues, it can be frustrating to only be able to communicate through chat. With a custom site from ShoreSite, we are never more than a phone call away.

Squarespace Is Not Compatible With Plugins

When you choose a website that offers you little flexibility with its native interface, there are plenty of third party plugins that allow you to implement some more advanced features with little knowledge of code.

However, Squarespace is not compatible with these third party plugins, so you are limited to whatever they offer you. Functionality takes a backseat to design on Squarespace.

Squarespace Is Difficult To Edit

Once your website is set up, it’s relatively simple on Squarespace to throw content into a template. However, if you want to do anything like add a new page, create a blog, or edit your design template, it becomes a little more complicated.

With a custom site from ShoreSite, all of your updates to the website are taken care of by our talented design and development team as part of your maintenance package, and there’s nothing that we can’t do!

Squarespace Only Has One Option For Hosting

When you create a Squarespace site, you are automatically hosted on their servers. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it does limit you as your site grows and you no longer have a server built for high traffic. ShoreSite’s websites are hosted on Amazon AWS servers, so they’re fast, secure, and built to withstand high volumes of traffic.

Sure, you can get in for a lower entry price with Squarespace–but when you weigh all the capabilities and functionality that a custom site has, it’s clear that custom is the way to go. Contact us today!