A custom Squarespace website for your winery, unique to your brand.
These are our top eCommerce recommendations for Squarespace
Squarespace comes integrated with its own ecommerce platform. It is extremely powerful and a great choice for small to medium-sized wineries
VinoShipper is an ideal choice for wineries needing bulk shipping permits, managed tax compliance services and a basic wine club solution
For wineries needing the most robust ecommerce solution that also offers wine club, POS, CRM, reservation system, and more, Commerce7 is our top recommendation
Our menu of add-ons offer a range of additional functionality for your website
Squarespace is a third party company that requires monthly hosting fees. The general fee schedule is:
$16/month: Squarespace hosting without ecommerce
$23/month: Squarespace hosting with VinoShipper or Commerce7 integrated
$75/month Squarespace Retainer: An optional managed website plan provided by Vinbound. Includes 1 hour managed edits to your website each month, as well as analytics reports, ongoing SEO optimization, 12 bottle shots per year, and twice-yearly consulting calls. Vinbound also covers the cost of your Squarespace hosting plan (so true cost is ~$50/month on average). In lieu of a retainer, edits to the site are charged $125/hr.
If you built your own website on Squarespace but need a professional to look it over, assist with ecommerce integrations (VinoShipper or Commerce), or provide other development, we can help!
Our hourly rate is $125/hour for custom development & consulting
Squarespace is a third party company that has a proprietary software solution to build websites. They are both the website creation platform as well as the host of the website, for which you pay a monthly fee. Squarespace also has its own optional ecommerce solution, Squarespace Commerce.
WordPress is open-source code that powers 25% of all websites on the internet (including this one). It requires a hosting company to host the files but is not technology owned by any one specific company. Some eCommerce options require a WordPress website to run best, including Commerce7. You can view Vinbound’s WordPress packages here.
The Squarespace editor has some editing constraints that limit functionality/design, while WordPress can be more customizable. WordPress can also handle much larger websites (great for established wineries or AVAs) and comes equipped with powerful plugins to boost search engine rankings.
A custom Squarespace website takes an average 4 weeks to build after receiving your signed contract, deposit (50% of quoted total), and content. Smaller sites will be ready sooner and larger sites will be on the later end of the spectrum. Your ability to promptly provide content and input on each revision round will vastly speed up the process.
Clients will need to pay for a Squarespace account on a monthly or annual basis. This covers the Squarespace website hosting and all features of the software. These costs average $16-23/month and are outlined above. There is also an optional $75/month retainer with Vinbound that includes the Squarespace fee as well as ongoing edits and support from Vinbound.
You will continue to pay your domain name registrar to renew your domain name (~ $12/year), and you will continue to pay for external email services at G Suite, GoDaddy or similar.
Transaction costs will be paid on sales of your wines based on the ecommerce solution you choose (ranges from 2.9% Squarespace to 9% Vinoshipper on margin)
Vinbound charges $125/hour for ongoing edits and development. You may elect for our Squarespace management plan ($75/month) which includes 1 hour of edits to the site per month, as well as analytics, 12 bottle shots per year, SEO optimization and twice-yearly consulting meetings.
We will provide a checklist at the beginning of the process so you know what to provide. You will be an active participant in the design process by providing images, text, bottle shots, videos, thoughts on website sructure, etc.. Access to your existing domain, server, and analytics programs will be requested.