Squarespace Circle is a program designed to support, inspire, and engage the community of creatives, developers, and designers who use Squarespace to build beautiful websites for themselves and their clients. Circle members get longer trial periods, optimized customer support, and access to exclusive content.
Tip: If you're selling your design services, try adding a paywall for certain content with Member Areas.
Eligibility and cost
Circle membership is currently free and open to customers who have built or are contributors to at least three active Squarespace sites.
Note: At the time you apply to Circle, these sites need to be on active billing plans, and you need to be either an owner or a contributor with one of the following permissions:
- Website Editor
- Store Manager
- Email Campaigns Editor
- Scheduling Administrator
- Scheduling View and Edit
- Scheduling View Only
If you're not eligible yet, visit our Circle page to sign up for our mailing list and a free guide. You'll learn more about Squarespace and get tips for becoming a Circle member.
Circle member benefits
As a Circle member, you'll receive the following benefits:
- Six-month trial periods - Start with an extended trial for new websites
- 20% off annual website and online store subscriptions - The discount applies to the first payment for your site
- 20% off annual Email Campaigns, Member Areas, and Scheduling subscriptions - The discount only applies to the first payment for these subscriptions
- Referral payments - If eligible, you'll receive referral payments for bringing clients to Squarespace
- Squarespace Circle Badge - Add a badge to your website to identify yourself as a Circle member
In addition, a Circle membership gives you access to:
- The private Circle forum for peer-to-peer support and feedback
- Exclusive content, like advanced guides, blog posts, and product release notes
- Beta tests of new features and interaction with product teams
- Community events for learning and networking with other members
Your Circle membership and benefits are built into your Squarespace websites and your interactions with Customer Support.
Extended site trials
After joining Circle, every new site you create under your email address starts with a six-month trial. Trials started before joining Circle follow our standard 14-day trial period. If you need more time after two weeks, you can extend it.
Circle member discounts
Circle membership includes a 20% discount on new website and online store annual subscriptions, as well as new annual Squarespace Scheduling subscriptions. Keep in mind:
- The discount applies to the first payment of a new Website or Commerce plan with an annual billing cycle, or to the first payment of a Scheduling subscription with an annual billing cycle.
- The discount doesn't apply to future renewals, reactivations, or plan changes.
- The discount isn’t valid in combination with other offers, apart from our Squarespace domain offer, our Google Workspace offer, and the discount for domain upgrades.
When the Circle discount applies
The Circle discount is automatically applied when you meet one of the following criteria:
- If a Circle member starts the website trial. The discount applies to the first subscription payment if a Circle member or non-Circle member pays to start the subscription. The first payment can be a website, Email Campaigns, Member Areas, or Scheduling subscription.
- If a Circle member doesn’t start the website trial, the discount for the first payment only applies if a Circle member pays to start the subscription. The first payment can be a website, Email Campaigns, Member Areas, or Scheduling subscription.
- If a Circle member starts the standalone Scheduling trial. The discount applies to the first subscription payment if a Circle member or non-Circle member pays to start the Scheduling subscription.
If you’re a non-Circle member who started a trial, you can invite a Circle member as a contributor with billing permissions. This way, the Circle member can login, pay for the subscription, and ensure you receive the Circle discount.
Circle member flag in email support
When a Circle member emails Customer Support, it includes a flag on our end that tells us you're an experienced customer. This extra context helps us to address your questions more efficiently and effectively. Circle member flags don't appear for Customer Support through live chat.
Circle referral payments
As of October 6, 2021, eligible Circle members can unlock referral payments by bringing clients to Squarespace. After your referrals have resulted in enough qualifying subscriptions, you’ll receive referral payments for each additional qualifying subscription you refer. To learn more about our eligibility requirements and referral payment amounts, visit Circle referral payments.
Apply to Squarespace Circle
To apply to join Circle:
- Ensure that you're eligible.
- Visit squarespace.com/circle, then scroll down and click Get Started.
- Enter the email address and password you use to log into Squarespace.
- If we recognize that your email address is linked to at least three paid sites, you'll be taken to the next step. If you a "Not Yet Eligible" message appears, review the section below.
- Follow the prompts to agree to the terms and conditions and, optionally, enter your website's URL.
- After you're registered, you'll receive an official welcome email.
Error message: "Not Yet Eligible"
If a "Not Yet Eligible" message appears when you try to join Circle, you may not have three or more active sites linked to your email address.
If you're not a contributor to at least three sites, visit our Circle page to sign up for a free guide and get more resources on becoming a Circle member.
If you are a contributor to at least three sites, follow these steps to merge all of them under one email address:
- Invite the email address as a contributor to each website you manage. This sends contributor invitations to the address.
- Before accepting each invitation, log out of all Squarespace sites. Otherwise, you may see an error message when you try to accept.
- Accept invitations to each website.
- Reapply to Circle.
If you continue to have issues and believe you're eligible for Circle, contact us.
Change your Circle forum email address
Your Circle Forum account and your Squarespace account connect to the same email address, which you can change in your account settings.
Changing your email address will disable your Circle Forum account. To reconnect, log in to the Circle Forum with your updated credentials.
Squarespace Circle and Squarespace Marketplace
Squarespace Circle is a membership program for creative professionals that offers benefits like priority support and exclusive content. To learn more, visit our Circle page.
Squarespace Marketplace is a program that connects people who need website design and development help with qualified web designers from Circle. It's powered by 99designs. We periodically invite eligible Circle members to participate in Marketplace as Experts. To learn more, visit Hiring a Squarespace Expert.
Are members endorsed by Squarespace?
Circle members are entitled to exclusive benefits, but aren't endorsed or accredited by Squarespace. While it's fine to mention Circle membership in marketing and client communications, members shouldn't misrepresent themselves as being affiliated with or endorsed by Squarespace.