Squarespace - Stripe 
E-commerce round-up

 
 
 

Stripe Secure payment sign-up

Merchant sign-up with Stripe gives you instant approval and does not require any paperwork. You can begin receiving money for purchases via direct deposit in moments. 

This is a breakthrough for Australian small business. What used to take weeks takes an hour. 

Simple Pricing 

Stripe charges 2.9% + 30¢ per successful transaction. Squarespace imposes no additional transaction fees.

You can sell a single item on the Personal Plan, up to 20 items on the Professional Plan, and unlimited items on the Business Plan.

Professional plan costs $???

Business plan cost $???

Digital and Physical Goods

Sell any type of product using a single interface. Digital goods are delivered via customised email links that expire 24 hours from delivery. Control link sharing and re-send delivery links.

This means you can create the type of business you want.

Donations 

Accept donations of pre-set or unbounded amounts via the Donations Block. Donations are managed on a separate page from regular orders and purchases in your site manager.

This is useful for fundraising and Not-For-Profit organisations.

Service 

Service products operate like digital products with the exclusion of file delivery.

We can customise the “Add to Cart” button so that it has the correct language for your products or services.

Post-Checkout Code Injection 

Track customer activity using a marketing pixel or include an affiliate program tracking script.

This means that if you have other people selling your product for an agreed fee you can track who it was and pay them.

    Complete Integration

    Stripe is extensively used in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada. We currently have beta support in Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain.

    This means that you are in the new generation of online buying experiences and have just bypassed a whole lot of redtape

    Form Block/Product Integrations 

    We can create complex forms and link them to any product type, so you can request detailed information from the customer for bespoke products or event registration.

    This means you can get to know your customers much better and deliver a better experience to them which will in turn increase your bottom line.

    Layout Engine 

    We use a Product Block system to pull items from your product collection and display anywhere on your website where Layout Engine is supported (blog posts, pages, sidebars, and more).

    This gives you multiple points of purchase. A bit like in a physical store when you set up special displays in particular positions

    Flexible Product Variants 

    The platform provides a unified inventory management interface with unlimited SKUs, multi-dimensional product variants (such as size and color), sale prices, etc.

    This gives you the flexibility you need to add variations and the intelligence to track which items perform best.

     

    Coupons, Taxes, Shipping 

    Create flexible coupons that apply to all orders, orders that meet a certain minimum, or for specific products. Full tax and shipping rules by region also help you run your store.

    This is very useful for promotions and incentive offers.

     

    Ship Station Integration

    We can Sync your Squarespace orders with ShipStation and print shipping labels in batch for all major carriers. ShipStation also offers integrations with fulfillment services like Shipwire and Fulfillment By Amazon.

    This means accessing global marketplaces has been greatly simplified.

    Xero Integration 

    Squarespace Commerce automatically syncs with Xero's cloud based accounting platform, allowing merchants to easily keep track of revenue, expenses, and tax liabilities.

    This means you can save on bookkeeping fees once you are set up in Xero

    Order Management UI 

    The order management interface lets you easily track outstanding orders, resend customer update emails and print packing slips from a single interface.

    This means you can keep track of your business from a single place. Just open your website.

    Store Manager

    You can designate store managers who have control over inventory, but not the rest of your site.

    This means you can outsource specific tasks as you need to via the cloud.

    3rd Party Integrations 

    Plug in your Google Analytics or Mixpanel IDs for deeper insight of your commerce transactions.

    This means you can find out which pages are most visited, what people do on them and when they click away so that you can enhance and improve their experience and build on sales results.

     

    Data Export 

    You can always export your order data to CSV format for accounting and spreadsheet tools.

    You know what that means!

    Social Integrations 

    Easily share store news and product updates to Twitter, Facebook, or any other social service.

    This is extremely important for reaching your audience. Different people favour different social media. You have the opportunity to extend into all markets.

    You can import from Shopify and Big Cartel 

    Move your existing Shopify or Big Cartel inventory over to with just a few clicks.

    This makes it easy to swap over to this system

    Developer Friendly 

    We can create custom Squarespace stores with a totally unique design if you have the budget. Have a think about it.

    Completely Secure 

    PCI compliant. SSL enabled. 

    This means it is as secure as it gets

    Mailing List Integration

    Your customers can sign up for your mailing list during the checkout process.

    This is a great way to build future sales. We can set this up for you through MailChimp

    Order Confirmation Emails 

    You can customise order emails to your customers.

    This makes the experience more personal for your customers 

    Express Checkout Mode 

    Squarespace Commerce offers an express checkout mode, which bypasses the shopping cart interface.

    For regular buyers this is an exceptional feature.