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Why should you think about switching from Squarespace to Shopify?
We’ll discuss the differences between Shopify and Squarespace in this post and give you instructions on moving your Squarespace to Shopify.
Shopify was built specifically to meet all types of requirements for online stores, in contrast to Squarespace, which is an all-in-one website builder with extra online store functionality. Shopify offers the robust eCommerce solutions that ambitious online retailers need to grow their businesses.
Compared to Squarespace, Shopify has the following advantages for eCommerce:
Compared to Squarespace, Shopify serves a broader eCommerce objective
Squarespace began as a platform for constructing websites but eventually incorporated eCommerce features to meet the expanding demands of its users.
Shopify, on the other hand, was created exclusively for online shopping. So, every feature you see here was developed with an eCommerce business in mind.
Shopify makes it possible to improve SEO
Search engine optimization is a crucial area where Shopify outperforms Squarespace (SEO). Because 60% of consumers begin their online purchasing journeys via a search engine, Shopify was developed with SEO in mind.
Shopify automatically handles the fundamentals of SEO when you set up a store for the product listings. For instance, Shopify handles fundamental, well-known SEO aspects like page titles, alt text, etc. by generating a page title and meta description from the content of a page.
How to migrate your store from Squarespace to Shopify
Step 1 – Export your Squarespace data
Go to Settings > Advanced > Export/Import to do this. You can export your site’s content, products, blog posts, and more from here.
Step 2 – Set up your Shopify account
At Shopify.com, you can sign up for a free trial. Once you’ve set up your account, you’ll be able to import your Squarespace data into Shopify.
To do this, go to Settings > Import and choose Squarespace from the list of options there. From here, you can choose what information you want to bring into Shopify. Keep in mind that not all data will work with Shopify, so you may need to make changes to your content.
Step 3 – Review and change your Shopify product data
Check your data in your admin dashboard once you’ve finished importing your store’s data into Shopify. If some of the information about your products or customers did not get imported, you will have to add them by hand.
Step 4 – Switch the domain
The last step in moving is to change the settings for your domain. This will make sure that all of your traffic goes to your new Shopify store.
You will need to go into your hosting and domain settings in order to switch the domain. After making the necessary changes, domains won’t point to Shopify for at least 48 hours.