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.
Point of Sale is available with a Squarespace Commerce Basic or Commerce Advanced plan. You take payments at the standard rate charged by the payment processor, Square. Squarespace does not charge any additional transaction fees.
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 if you pay monthly or $18/month if you pay annually, 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 also offers product subcategories, giving merchants more control over how their store is organized, and improving the store navigation for their shoppers. Recently, they also increased the products limit on a single store page up to 10,000. Their easy-to-use inventory management tools make it easy to add, arrange and manage products. Important: 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: At $46/month if you pay monthly or $40/month if you pay annually, 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).