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This article was published on July 31, 2013

    Squarespace juices its ecommerce offering with donations, tracking, and the ability to sell services

    Squarespace juices its ecommerce offering with donations, tracking, and the ability to sell services Image by: monkeybusinessimages
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    Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email. Harrison Weber is TNW's Features Editor in NYC. Part writer, part designer. Stay in touch: Twitter @harrisonweber, Google+ and Email.

    After teaming up with Stripe to launch a built-in ecommerce feature, site-builder and hosting platform Squarespace has decided to expand the service with support for donations and payments via forms. The company also now lets site owners sell services — in addition to physical and digital products — and track visitors’ actions after they check out.

    In case you missed the original release, Squarespace Commerce is only available to paid users; it’s built into the company’s Business Plan, which is priced at $24 per month for a yearly subscription, or $30 month-to-month. As we said at the time, the goal here is clear: Squarespace wants to tempt would-be merchants away from free options such as Etsy, BigCartel and eBay, creating revenue from additional monthly subscribers.

    You can learn more about the new features here, if your interest is piqued. Since this service is powered by Stripe, it is unfortunately limited to the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and France.

    ➤ Squarespace Commerce

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