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What's new at Squarespace — April 2024

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Check out everything new that happened at Squarespace in April below. Which updates are you most excited about? 


Accept Japanese Yen in your online store 

You can now set your store’s currency so that all Commerce charges (orders, taxes, and shipping) will be processed in Japanese Yen. 

As a note, you can only accept one default currency for your store at this time, but you can accept orders from anywhere in the world. 

Learn more about accepting international currencies through Squarespace


Create local shipping zones in more countries 

With shipping zones, you can limit where you ship products or set shipping fees based on location. More fine-tuned control over how and where you ship orders is an important financial factor for anyone who sells online. 

We’ve expanded regional and postal code shipping to Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and Norway on all selling plans. 

Learn more about creating shipping zones



Customer accounts, now available on all plans

With a digital products plan, you can sell digital products with the Personal plan. You can now also enable customer accounts if you’re on the Personal plan to provide your customers with a better experience. Prior to this update, customer accounts were reserved for the Business and Commerce plans. 

Your customers can create an account on your site to securely store their payment methods, shipping information, and to view previous orders. Enabling customer accounts can encourage repeat spending and encourage a deeper relationship with your customers. 

Learn more about enabling customer accounts


Move sites with Cover Pages to version 7.1

When moving your site from version 7.0 to 7.1, any cover pages will now carry over to the updated site. After the update, cover pages will retain the same look, but will convert to layout pages with the headers and footers hidden, so they’re compatible with 7.1.

This improvement is part of an ongoing effort to unlock access to 7.1 to more of our longtime customers with specific 7.0 site setups. With 7.1, you’ll get access to more of Squarespace’s latest features, without rebuilding the site from scratch. 

Learn more about moving your site to version 7.1



A dedicated dashboard for invoices 

We introduced Invoicing back in 2023. We’ve now added a new dashboard in the Invoicing panel that gives you a snapshot of how your invoices are doing, such as total revenue, paid invoices, and outstanding invoices.

Sending invoices through Squarespace is excellent for sellers of specialized or ‌custom merchandise that may be difficult to list on a site. For example, a baker selling custom cakes can invoice customers for special orders, rather than list them individually on their website.

Learn more about invoicing clients and managing projects.



Enhanced account security with passkey 2FA

You can now use passkeys for two-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into your Squarespace account. Passkey authentication is based on something you have in your possession. Some examples of passkeys include: 

  • Biometric authentication methods (like Face or Touch ID) 
  • Security keys, like small USB devices or software-based keys 

Please note, your passkey options depend on which browser or operating system you use. 

Learn more about using a passkey for 2FA.



Update IPS tag for .co.uk and .uk domains 

You can now update your IPS tag from your site when transferring .co.uk and .uk domains away from Squarespace. Internet Provider Security (IPS) tags are labels that identify your domain registrar. Prior to this update, you needed to contact us for help with your IPS tag when transferring domains with this TLDs. 

Learn more about transferring .co.uk and .uk domains away from Squarespace


Expanded options for international customers 

Customer Support now available in Japanese

To better serve our international customers, you can now talk to our award-winning Customer Support team in Japanese. 

Please note, live chat currently only supports English, but support in Japanese is available 24/7 via email. 


Pay for Squarespace with more currencies 

We’ve launched three currencies you can use to pay for your Squarespace subscriptions: 

  • Taiwanese Dollar (TWD) 
  • Turkish Lyra (TRY)
  • Vietnamese Dong (VND) 

Please note, it isn’t possible to switch your billing currency after you make your first payment. 

Learn more about accepted currencies.

Squarespace Payments 

Let your customers pay in installments with Klarna 

If you use Squarespace Payments as your payment processor, you can now add Klarna as an alternative payment method. With Klarna, your customers can pay in installments, which can make your products more accessible to a wider audience. 

Please note, Klarna is available to US merchants only, and it can’t be used to pay for subscriptions. 

Learn more about using Klarna with Squarespace Payments.

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In the next update, without using custom code, it would be nice to:

1. Be able to set a custom speed for scrolling marquee. Sometimes 0.5x is not slow enough and 2x not fast enough.

2. Have more design options for scrolling marquee (not just linear and wave). For example, angled, circular, L-shape, or any shape, etc. 

3. Be able to display an image or text at an angle.

4. Be able to upgrade blog posts from 7.0 to 7.1

5. Be able to display social icons with custom links anywhere on the site. For example, a business with 100 team members has an individual team page for each team member. Each team member would like to display an instagram icon that links to their personal instagram profile. Can't.

6. Be able to force mobile nav menu on desktop.

7. Have some creative link hover effects.

8. Have some creative text effects on scroll.

9. Have a much faster site-wide Search. For example, on Apple's website, it's instantaneous.

10. Be able to upload static or animated SVG logo to header.

11. Be able to upload SVG, PDF, WebP, HEIC files to Asset Library and be able to display them anywhere on the site.

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I would also request:

  • Ability to set up h5 and h6 without having to use CSS and markdown.
  • Ability to set up more colours and buttons, and apply hover effects without code.
  • Ability to disable the /cart page if you're on a business plan but don't do e-commerce.
  • Streamlined Squarespace's CSS/JS files, and/or the ability to disable stuff we don't use (i.e. disabling js loads for recaptcha and the Roboto font if we're not using them at all).
  • Please please please add viewpoints for tablets. The current set up is not truly "responsive" as it is.
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In April 2024, Squarespace introduced several noteworthy updates aimed at enhancing user experience and business functionality. Key updates include the addition of Klarna for installment payments in the U.S., expanded currency support for international customers, and enhanced customer support now available in Japanese. Commerce tools were significantly upgraded with subscription renewal emails, SKU IQ for inventory syncing, and the ability to sell access to blogs and videos behind a paywall. Additionally, website management improvements such as hiding headers and footers on specific pages, and new block styling tools were introduced. AI enhancements also included personalized content creation aligned with brand identity

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