Shopify vs Squarespace
While it is possible to build an ecommerce website with Squarespace, that is not the sole thing it handles – you can build wedding websites, blogs, portfolios, church websites, and so much more. Shopify, on the other hand, stays true to its name – it will only allow you to build an ecommerce website.
Squarespace is built for all website types, while Shopify only handles ecommerce websites.
Ease of use
Shopify uses a drag-and-drop design approach, which allows you to edit your website simply through moving media elements on the page. It also includes a clear interface alongside visual cues, making editing and customization easier for you.
On the other hand, Squarespace can prove more challenging to understand easily at first, despite its beautiful templates. This is due to its use of more powerful tools compared to most creative platforms, although its use of a drag-and-drop design approach will make things easier for you over time.
Shopify is generally easier to use compared to Squarespace.
Shopify has a good selection variation, as you can choose among 50 premium themes ranging from $140 to $180, or among 10 free themes. However, certain themes will not include a navigation bar, which can make them difficult to rectify if you make a mistake.
Squarespace templates are all very sleek, with all being free to use, and they also have very good responsiveness. The main difference between Shopify and Squarespace themes is that Squarespace will tailor most of their themes specifically for creative industries and also cover other sectors, while Shopify themes are mostly for businesses and allow you to edit the CSS and HTML on the Admin page.
Squarespace is the winner due to its professional-looking templates, which are all mobile-responsive.
Both platforms have good analytics capabilities, such as tracking revenues, customer behavior, and any conversions from your website.