Squarespace is always making improvements to their platform to benefit their users.
With these new changes and updates always rolling out, it’s hard to keep track of them all. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites for this blog post. From Unsplash integration to selling on Instagram, Squarespace has made some huge strides in supporting small businesses.
Let’s get started!
Unsplash is the number one stock photo site I recommend to small business owners. They offer professional photography for a wide range of subject matter.
Now, they are integrated directly into Squarespace making it easy for you to utilize high-end photography on your website.
To add a photo to your site directly from Unsplash follow the below tutorial
Step 1: Select your insert point
Step 2: Select the Image Block
Step 3: Select Search for Image
Step 4: Browse the Unsplash collection
Step 5: Follow the prompts and Select Apply
That’s it! Squarespace is still partnered with Getty for Premium photo selections.
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Another recent update is the Squarespace App.
Squarespace has made huge strides recently in updating their app. You are now able to update pages, add new images and blocks, write and edit blog posts and view your analytics all from your iPhone.
Note for my Android friends, the Squarespace App is only available on iOS right now.
To get started using the Squarespace App follow the below tutorial
Step 1: Download the app
Step 2: Follow the prompts and log in to your account
Step 3: If you have two-factor authentication enabled for your account, you'll be prompted to enter your six-digit authentication code after logging in.
Step 4: Choose your site and begin editing
For more details on how to use the app, check out this helpful guide: Squarespace App
Squarespace recently introduced Subscription Products. With this new update, you are now able to set clients and customers up with a recurring payment.
As Squarespace describes it “Whether you’re selling an ongoing monthly subscription box, an annual product delivery, or a temporary seasonal item, you can set up recurring and limited subscriptions that best meet your customers’ needs.”
The best part of this new feature, in my opinion, is the ease of mind. Once a customer purchases a subscription, it automatically starts working. You won’t need to follow-up or chase down any payments.
Note: This feature is only available on the Commerce Advanced Plan.
Sell on Instagram
Lastly, Squarespace has made it easier than ever before to promote your products through Instagram.
When you tag a product, your audience can tap the image to view product details and click through to buy it on your site without ever leaving the app.
Ready to start selling? I’ve linked to a helpful Squarespace Support article: Tagging products on Instagram
Note: This feature is only available on the Commerce Basic and Advanced plans.
Are there any other new features you’ve been loving on Squarespace? Let me know in the comments!