How to Link Google Workspace to Squarespace: A Step-by-Step Integration Guide (Easy)
By Akim Perminov
Founder & Lead Designer
Creating a custom email address for your Squarespace business can lend a professional touch to your online presence. By leveraging the integration capabilities with Google Workspace, you can manage your business communications effectively, directly from your Squarespace site. The process of linking these two platforms is straightforward, providing a seamless experience for website owners and entrepreneurs.
Integrating your Squarespace site with Google Workspace streamlines your workflow and ensures your business tools are all in one place. This connection not only simplifies email management but also harmonizes your scheduling, file sharing, and other collaborative efforts under the Google Workspace umbrella directly through your Squarespace website.
Linking Squarespace and Google Workspace centralizes business communications and collaboration tools.
The integration process is user-friendly and designed to enhance your Squarespace site's functionality.
Existing Google Workspace users can efficiently connect their account with Squarespace.
Benefits of Integrating Squarespace with Google Workspace
Professionalism: Enjoy the prestige of a custom email address (e.g., [email protected]) over a generic one.
Enhanced Meetings: Conduct video conferences with over 100 participants.
Business Tools: Utilize the advanced features of the business-tier Gmail.
Streamlined Workflow: Access Google Drive and Calendar for improved organization and productivity.
Familiar Platform: Leverage Google's intuitive interface if you're accustomed to its environment.
Integrating Squarespace and Google Workspace: A Three-Step Guide
Preparing Your Squarespace Site
To initiate the integration, confirm that your Squarespace site is accessible to the public, fully operational, and free of password restrictions. Additionally, ensure your domain legitimacy and that the URL is free of unusual characters.
Setting Up Your Google Workspace Account
Navigate to the Google Workspace section by selecting Settings and then Google Workspace from the Home menu on your Squarespace dashboard. Decide on a suitable package and payment frequency for your needs, remembering that your initial choice is final. Fill in your registration information to create an account with full administrative rights.
Finalizing the Integration Process
Check the email linked to your new Google Workspace account to retrieve your temporary password. Sign in to agree to the service terms. Confirm your domain for Google Workspace and make sure your Mail Exchange (MX) records are correctly set up for email functionality. If necessary, adjust your MX records manually. Afterwards, you have the option to expand your account by adding more users and begin utilizing your new professional email service.
Linking Your Existing Google Workspace to Squarespace
If you initially created your Google Workspace outside of Squarespace, linking the two directly isn't possible. However, you can establish a new Google Workspace via Squarespace and transfer your data seamlessly. Follow this guide to initiate the migration process.
Google Workspace Pricing Details
Google Workspace offers several subscription options:
Business Starter: Charged at $6 per month for each user and email.
Business Standard: Available for $12 monthly per user/email.
Business Plus: Costs $18 per month per user/email.
Billing for these plans is managed through Squarespace. If you're on Squarespace's Business or Commerce Plan and it's been less than a year since you registered, you might qualify for a complimentary year of the Business Starter Plan.
Common Questions About Google Workspace and Squarespace Integration
How to Connect Google Workspace to Your Squarespace Site
To integrate Google Workspace with your Squarespace site, follow these general steps:
Visit your Squarespace settings and select 'Email & G Suite'.
Choose the domain to connect with Google Workspace.
Select ‘Get Started’ to create a new account or link an existing one.
Fill in necessary details and follow prompts to complete integration.
Steps to Initialize Google Workspace on Your Squarespace Site
Setting up Google Workspace for your Squarespace requires these actions:
Access the 'Email & G Suite' section under settings on Squarespace.
Click on ‘Set Up’ to start configuring Google Workspace.
Enter the required information, such as your domain and user details.
Complete the verification process.
Methods to Link an Existing Google Workspace Account to Squarespace
To use an existing Google Workspace account with Squarespace:
Go to your Squarespace 'Email & G Suite' area.
Opt for 'Use an existing account'.
Follow the instructions provided to link the accounts together.
Google Workspace Necessity for Squarespace's Enhanced Features
Having Google Workspace is not obligatory to use Squarespace but it provides additional features:
Professional email with your domain
More extensive collaborative tools
Integrated calendaring and file sharing
Managing Google Workspace Accounts Through Squarespace
Administering your Google Workspace via Squarespace involves:
Adding or removing users
Renewing or canceling the service
Impact on Google Domains Settings After Squarespace Integration
When you connect Squarespace to Google Workspace, it will update your Google Domains settings by:
Adding necessary records to verify your domain
Configuring MX records for email delivery management
Ensuring domain ownership for smooth service use