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In this video, we are going to do a review of Shopify vs. Squarespace. We are going to review the pros and cons. U ultimately, we are going to figure out which one you should pick. Now, I already know which one is going to win. Obviously, we are going to wait until the end of the video to find that out. Let’s start off with some of the pros.
First let’s start with Shopify. So, Shopify is built for ecommerce and I assume if you are watching this video you are probably wanting to compare Shopify to Squarespace. You are probably looking for something that is for ecommerce. Well, Shopify is 100% built for ecommerce as opposed to Squarespace which is more for artistic people to have websites. But, let’s go into more pros better credit card rates. You are going to make more money using Shopify. Now, is only by a little bit but I do need to mention this it is better credit card rates. On top of that there is better add-on and apps. So, Shopify and Squarespace do not have everything you need right out of the box. You have to pay a little bit extra for some different add-ons some different apps that go with it. Shopify has a much bigger user base and which means it has a lot more apps a lot more apps a lot more integrations and functions which brings me to the next point. It integrates with Pintrest, product listing ads and a ton of other things. So, if you want to sell on Pintrest, you can do it very easily by setting up a Shopify store and then clicking a few buttons and you will be selling on Pintrest.
Now, let’s talk about Squarespace. Squarespace has some pros of its own. One pro is that it is cheaper. It is cheaper than Shopify which is a big pro if you are looking for the cheaper option. It is simple. It is really simple for small stores. So is Shopify but I think maybe Squarespace is a little bit simpler if you are trying to do something really basic. On top of that, it is great for blogging. I think Squarespace is better if you are trying to have a blog than Shopify is, hands down.
Let’s go to some of the cons. Now, so both of these have their downsides. With Shopify, for instance, you need a lot of third-party apps. Out of the box it does not have a lot of good features. But then neither does Squarespace. But you are probably going to need to spend money on apps. On top of that. there are a lot of fees for using third-party payment gateways and I do not believe Squarespace has fees for that. So, let’s talk about Squarespace. Smaller user base. That is a really big con because it is harder to get help if you run into an issue and you are looking to the community to try to solve it. Good luck on Squarespace. It is much easier on Shopify. On top of that, it is not built for ecommerce. I mean if you are looking to sell stuff online Squarespace is not built for it. So, both of them are easy to use. I will say that before we go any farther.
Let’s announce the winner. It is going to be Shopify. Shopify is the winner hands down. It is built for ecommerce. If that is what you are looking to do, then 100% go Shopify. In fact, if you do sign up for Shopify, you can click up here or I have a link down below. If you use one of my links, I will give you a free one-on-one consulting session. Plus, you get a free 14-day trial. So, there is no reason not to try it out. If you are unsure if it is right for you, you can try out Shopify d you can try out Squarespace. But, when you do sign up for that trial, make sure you use my link because I get a small kickback from that and, in return, I will pass it on to you in the sense of I will give you a free consulting session that will help you set up your store. So, click on one of those links to set up your Shopify store.
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