Wix vs Squarespace: Battle of the Website Builders

When it comes to building a website, there are a plethora of options available in the market. However, two platforms that have gained immense popularity over time are Wix and Squarespace. Both of these platforms offer a comprehensive set of features and tools that make website building a breeze for users. But the question arises, which one is the better web builder? Let's dive in and explore the differences between the two.

Wix & Squarespace are cloud-based website builders that offer an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. They are great options for those who are new to website building and don't possess any coding skills. 

With Wix, you can choose from over 800+ templates and customize them to your liking. It also offers a robust app market that allows users to add features to their website such as a live chat, social media integration, and more.

Wix example

On the other hand, Squarespace is a platform that offers 165 templates. It offers a range of templates that are perfect for creative professionals and businesses that want to showcase their work in a visually stunning manner. Both website builders provide a range of features such as built-in SEO tools, analytics, and e-commerce capabilities.

Squarespace example

In terms of pricing, Wix offers a free plan that comes with ads and limited features. Its paid plans start from $16 per month and go up to $159 per month. Squarespace, on the other hand, does not offer a free plan but provides a 14-day free trial. Its paid plans start from $16 per month and go up to $49 per month.

  • Wix includes 250 double-sided 300gsm Business Cards in both plans with delivery worldwide. Not sure if it's 250 business cards every month, but I recommend contacting the company.

  • Wix also includes the bandwidth to stream your video content without allegedly slowing down your site.

  • Squarespace includes the ability for your customers to check out under the same domain, Wix isn't exactly specific on whether that is an option.

  • Squarespace also includes product waitlists, low-stock alerts, and more. What is more? We're not exactly sure, but Squarespace claims to include tools that help you increase sales.

When it comes to customization, Wix offers more flexibility as it allows users to drag and drop tons of elements wherever they want on the page. Squarespace, on the other hand, has a more structured approach to website building, which can limit customization options for some users.

  • Wix gives more options, it may overwhelm some users and possibly intimidate them regardless of the template.

  • Squarespace is a bit more simple in terms of customizations, but it's a bit easier to digest with the square grid guides and easy-to-understand options.

In conclusion, both Wix and Squarespace are excellent website builders, but the choice ultimately depends on the user's needs and preferences. Wix is the winner in terms of options, and features, but Squarespace is no slouch.

Sophima | Guest Contributor

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