Squarespace updates are always a big deal at Hive Social and yesterday's announcement was no exception!
The NYC based platform have made a few changes to their available plans, making it much simpler for users to make sure they're only paying for what the need. They have moved away from the tiered packages offering a mixture of business & commerce features to three simple, self explanatory options (still with different cost levels). You can now choose between:
Pages - a simple one page site (Cover Pages for those who are already familiar).
Website - perfect for blogs and businesses.
Commerce - a much more robust commerce platform for product focused brands.
The new commerce package offers the following (taken from Squarespace announcement):
Focused Navigation: A Commerce-specific Home Menu for your website so you can easily access your inventory, order information, and discounts.
New Product Grid: An improved product merchandising interface that makes it easier than ever before to arrange larger sets of products.
4 New Commerce Templates: Templates designed specifically with Commerce needs in mind, with improved merchandising tools like image zoom and quick view, in addition to tightly integrated shopping carts.
Commerce Mobile App: The easiest way to manage your Commerce business from anywhere, now in public beta for Android and iOS.
Abandoned Checkout Recovery: Send email reminders to your customers who leave items in their cart without completing their purchase.
Real-time Carrier Rates: A new integration with UPS and FedEx that provides more accurate shipping estimates.
Commerce Metrics (Coming Soon): In the coming weeks, we will release brand new Commerce metrics that help sellers better understand their sales and customers.