Considering that 2.14 billion people were buying products online in 2021, it’s no wonder that eCommerce capabilities have become a must for website-building platforms.
So, how do our contenders measure up when it comes to eCommerce?
Starting with Squarespace, this platform has built-in eCommerce functionality. The platform is very good, though not ideal, and it’s the perfect fit for very simple smaller online stores in the US region. However, it does not offer multi-currency payment options and places a limit on the export of digital goods.
What it does have is the ability to create customer accounts, the ability to sell unlimited products, and allows you to sell a wide array of physical and digital goods and services, along with subscriptions. It also offers you the ability to create discount codes and gift cards.
When it comes to WordPress, the platform offers no eCommerce functions out of the box.
However, the true power of WordPress lies, as we’ve said before, in its myriad of plugins, and WordPress boasts some of the best. Ecwid and WooCommerce are the industry standard, but BigCommreced offers a WordPress plugin as well.
All in all, both platforms are very suitable for creating eCommerce websites. However, due to its immense flexibility, WordPress is much better for creating large websites with international coverage than Squarespace, which is better suited for domestic very simple e-shops.
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