What Payment Gateways Work With Squarespace?

Squarespace ranks among the most popular website builders on the market. It has a streamlined, user-friendly editor and currently powers more than 2.8 million live websites with many of these sites are in eCommerce. Entrepreneurs can launch a Squarespace-powered shop within hours.

Before building your eCommerce store on Squarespace, keep in mind that the site only accommodates Stripe, Apple Pay, PayPal, and Afterpay payment gateways. Unfortunately, these processors have stringent merchant guidelines. High-risk businesses can only equip their Squarespace site with another third-party processor through Shopify Lite.

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How to Host Alternative Payment Gateways on Squarespace

Stripe and PayPal have their pros and cons. For instance, PayPal has excellent buyer-seller protection guidelines, while Stripe has competitive payment processing fees. Many eCommerce entrepreneurs rely on these two processors. 

However, they also have strict requirements. Business owners with risky products, high chargeback rates, or poor credit scores might not qualify for an account. 

If you wish to host your shop on Squarespace despite not having Stripe, PayPal, Apple Pay, or After pay, we recommend using Shopify Lite. It incorporates the most popular Shopify features into your third-party-powered website. 

Shopify Lite-integrated shops can accommodate transactions via Authorize.net, Worldpay, Opayo, 2CheckOut, and Shopify payment, among other payment gateways.

The main takeaway is to double-check whether your preferred payment gateway and website builders are compatible. Remember that most brands have certain restrictions. Avoid building and designing a full-scale shop before confirming the terms and conditions of your merchant service providers. Otherwise, you might end up wasting your newly built and hosted site.

Are you having trouble deciding whether your business needs a mobile payment gateway? Processing Card has you covered! Use our comprehensive guide on mobile payment processing as a reference.

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