Check out our Chrome Extension.

The State of Alibaba Minisite in 2022

Updated May 20 2022

In this report, we'll cover the following essential statistics on Alibaba Minisite usage.

Download a complete list of Alibaba Minisite stores with a paid account.
Create a free account to get a feel for the data we provide.

Alibaba Minisite Growth

At present, there are 10,041 live stores running on the Alibaba Minisite platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Alibaba Minisite.

  • Alibaba Minisite stores increased 12.9% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q1.
  • Alibaba Minisite stores increased 2066% year-over-year in 2022 Q1.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
5
2017 Q2
7
2017 Q3
3
2017 Q4
4
2018 Q1
9
2018 Q2
5
2018 Q3
11
2018 Q4
11
2019 Q1
125
2019 Q2
8
2019 Q3
15
2019 Q4
11
2020 Q1
8
2020 Q2
11
2020 Q3
28
2020 Q4
23
2021 Q1
30
2021 Q2
613
2021 Q3
1,587
2021 Q4
4,202
2022 Q1
870
2022 Q2 (to date)
2,417
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a Alibaba Minisite store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.

Social Media Usage On Alibaba Minisite Stores

Ecommerce brands use social media sites to engage with millions of consumers. Instagram and Facebook are the dominant social media sites for ecommerce stores, by far, with Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube also having notable usage.

  • Tiktok is used by 17.9% of Alibaba Minisite stores.
  • Instagram is used by 17.8% of Alibaba Minisite stores.
  • YouTube is used by 8.5% of Alibaba Minisite stores.
Type
Stores
Tiktok
1,795
Instagram
1,791
YouTube
854
LinkedIn
3
Facebook
1

Contact Information On Alibaba Minisite Stores

Email remains an extremely popular communication channel for merchants. Many merchants also provide a phone number so that their customers can reach them instantly.

  • 1% of Alibaba Minisite stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 0% of Alibaba Minisite stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
132
Email
24

Top Categories For Alibaba Minisite Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on Alibaba Minisite.

  • 20.7% of Alibaba Minisite stores sell Business & Industrial products.
  • 16.4% of Alibaba Minisite stores sell Home & Garden products.
  • 10.8% of Alibaba Minisite stores sell Computers products.

Top Countries For Alibaba Minisite Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Alibaba Minisite.

  • 25.3% of Alibaba Minisite stores are in China
  • 0.3% of Alibaba Minisite stores are in United States
  • 0.1% of Alibaba Minisite stores are in Hong Kong
  • 0.0% of Alibaba Minisite stores are in Cocos (Keeling) Islands

With a paid account, stores can also be segmented by region and city.

Number Of Employees For Alibaba Minisite Stores

Here is the breakdown of Alibaba Minisite stores by the number of employees.

  • 33.7% of Alibaba Minisite stores have 5000+ employees.
Employees
Stores
5000+
3,381

Number Of Products Sold For Alibaba Minisite Stores

Here is the breakdown of Alibaba Minisite stores by the number of products that they sell.

  • 12.2% of Alibaba Minisite stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 6.6% of Alibaba Minisite stores sell 25 - 49 different products.
  • 6.2% of Alibaba Minisite stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
1,225
10 - 24
425
25 - 49
662
50 - 99
127
100 - 249
621
250 - 999
290
1000 - 4999
39
250000+
30

Top Technologies on Alibaba Minisite Stores

We're tracking 1 different technologies that have 12 collective installs on Alibaba Minisite stores.

  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 0.1% of Alibaba Minisite stores.

Here are the top 1 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all Alibaba Minisite stores.

Technology
Stores

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Alibaba Minisite Stores

  • UPS is used by 1.2% of Alibaba Minisite stores.
  • Fedex is used by 0.7% of Alibaba Minisite stores.
  • China Post is used by 0.1% of Alibaba Minisite stores.

Here are the top 5 shipping carriers across all Alibaba Minisite stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
UPS
118
Fedex
68
China Post
7
USPS
7
DHL
1

Alibaba Minisite Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for Alibaba Minisite stores. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only been introduced somewhat recently and there is still a certain cachet associated with .com domains.

That said, you'll find stark regional differences in certain countries. In Australia, .com.au is the most common top-level domain with .com a close second. This is the exception however as .com domains dominate in virtually all other countries.

  • 70.6% of Alibaba Minisite stores have a .com domain.
  • 24.0% of Alibaba Minisite stores have a .cn domain.
  • 2.7% of Alibaba Minisite stores have a .net domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
7,091
.cn
2,410
.net
270
.ltd
60
.com.cn
59
.top
37
.vip
21
.biz
15
.xyz
15
.store
9

Top Alibaba Minisite Stores

Here are the top stores, powered by Alibaba Minisite, ordered by store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
sprsun.en.alibaba.com
97,731
2021/04/23
Srate Optical Instrument Manufactory
97,746
2022/05/13
spring-orchid.en.alibaba.com
98,093
2022/03/11
oehome.en.alibaba.com
98,288
2021/07/16
yiwusika.en.alibaba.com
98,333
2021/07/16

New Alibaba Minisite Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked stores added most recently.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
etross.en.alibaba.com
100,929
2022/05/20
ietross.en.alibaba.com
100,942
2022/05/20
Digital thermometer, Infrared thermometer
101,656
2022/05/20
INDIA BUYING INC.
103,026
2022/05/20
yystech.en.alibaba.com
105,491
2022/05/20

Stores Switching to Alibaba Minisite From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Alibaba Minisite has taken 19 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores

Here are the top stores that have switched to Alibaba Minisite from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
www.dehuan.cn
1,859,988
Custom Cart
2022/02/28
www.redlucky.com
6,066,148
Shopify
2022/03/03
www.huifengnet.cn
6,206,667
Custom Cart
2022/04/26
Jewelry, Silver jewelry
8,516,148
Shopify
2022/03/19
www.fanscases.com
8,620,822
Shopify
2022/05/05

Stores Switching from Alibaba Minisite To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Alibaba Minisite has lost 16 merchants to competitive platforms.

Here are the top Alibaba Minisite stores that have recently changed to a competitive platform.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
www.jstarypower.com
1,405,754
Shopify
2022/05/09
www.acytech.com
3,060,952
SHOPLINE
2022/04/25
Fabricante de material el├ęctrico
5,617,467
WooCommerce
2022/03/19
www.gaopengtoy.cn
6,796,200
Shopify
2022/04/25
www.kangvo.com
7,447,443
WooCommerce
2022/04/17

Get more insights on Alibaba Minisite stores

Our search interface is easy to use and helps you find the Alibaba Minisite stores that are relevant to you.

You can segment stores on a variety of dimensions:

  • Social Media accounts
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Country
  • Third-party technologies
  • Creation date
  • Platform
  • Top-level domains
  • Domain status
  • Domain type
Filter stores on social media presence
Filter on stores with Facebook accounts.

For more insights on Alibaba Minisite stores, create a free account and have a look for yourself.