How to Cancel Squarespace Website Auto Renewal


The payment for Squarespace websites are, by default, set to auto-renew. While convenient, this makes it easy to forget to cancel or to overlook pending price increases. Thankfully, Squarespace makes it easy to turn off the auto renew feature, putting the control over renewing your website solely in your court.

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Steps to Cancel Squarespace Website Auto Renewal

  1. Open a web browser, navigate to, and then log in to your Squarespace account if prompted. You’ll land on your Squarespace home screen.
  2. Find the Squarespace site you want to cancel renewal for, and then click the ellipses associated with that site. A menu will open.

  1. Click “Billing” in this menu. You’ll land on the Billing screen.

  1. Make sure “Subscriptions” is selected in the menu on the left side of the screen, and then click “Website” in the list of active subscriptions on the right side of the screen.

  1. Navigate down to the Plan section, and then click to toggle off “Renew Automatically.” A message will be briefly displayed letting you know what date your Squarespace website subscription will expire on. Your Squarespace site will be active and available through that date.

Reasons You May Want to Cancel Your Squarespace Website Auto Renewal

1. Budget Constraints

Auto-renewal of your Squarespace website can become a burden if you are facing budget constraints. By cancelling the auto-renewal, you can save the money you would have spent on the recurring charges. Consider alternative website builders or hosting services that may better fit your budget.

2. Lack of Website Usage

If you no longer need or use your Squarespace website, cancelling the auto-renewal makes sense. Keep in mind that Squarespace does not offer refunds for any unused portion of the subscription. Consider transferring your domain to a different platform before cancelling the auto-renewal.

3. Poor Website Performance

If your Squarespace website is not performing well, you may want to cancel the auto-renewal and explore other options. Slow loading times, low search engine rankings, and poor user experience can all be indicators of poor performance. Look for website builders or hosting services that offer better performance and reliability.

4. Features not Meeting Expectations

Squarespace offers a range of features, but they may not meet your needs. If you are not satisfied with the features offered, consider cancelling the auto-renewal and exploring other options. Look for a platform that offers the features you need to effectively run your website.

5. Changing Business Needs

As your business evolves, your website needs may change. If Squarespace is no longer meeting your needs, consider cancelling the auto-renewal. Look for a platform that better fits your current and future needs.

6. Better Alternatives

There may be better website builders or hosting services available that offer more features, better performance, and a lower cost. If you have found a better alternative, consider cancelling the auto-renewal of your Squarespace website. Transfer your domain to the new platform and start taking advantage of the benefits offered by the alternative.

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