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The State of Bandcamp in 2022

Updated Jan 21 2022

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

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Bandcamp Growth

At present, there are 72,524 live stores running on the Bandcamp platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Bandcamp.

  • Bandcamp stores increased 0.6% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q4.
  • Bandcamp stores increased 1631% year-over-year in 2021 Q4.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
40
2017 Q2
59
2017 Q3
31
2017 Q4
70
2018 Q1
76
2018 Q2
107
2018 Q3
136
2018 Q4
109
2019 Q1
1,655
2019 Q2
53
2019 Q3
74
2019 Q4
26
2020 Q1
96
2020 Q2
60
2020 Q3
19
2020 Q4
55
2021 Q1
37
2021 Q2
67,381
2021 Q3
450
2021 Q4
409
2022 Q1 (to date)
61
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

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

Social Media Usage On Bandcamp 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.

  • Facebook is used by 37.3% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Twitter is used by 17.5% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Instagram is used by 13.6% of Bandcamp stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
27,069
Twitter
12,706
Instagram
9,898
YouTube
7,638
Facebook Group
100
Tiktok
42
Pinterest
14
Snapchat
4
Yelp
2
LinkedIn
2

Contact Information On Bandcamp 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.

  • 55% of Bandcamp stores have an email on their website
  • 0% of Bandcamp stores provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
40,162
Phone
158

Top Categories For Bandcamp Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on Bandcamp.

  • 59.8% of Bandcamp stores sell Arts & Entertainment products.
  • 1.3% of Bandcamp stores sell People & Society products.
  • 0.3% of Bandcamp stores sell Games products.

Top Countries For Bandcamp Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Bandcamp.

  • 5.9% of Bandcamp stores are in United States
  • 2.0% of Bandcamp stores are in United Kingdom
  • 1.0% of Bandcamp stores are in Canada
  • 0.4% of Bandcamp stores are in Germany
Country
Stores
732
326
321
302
213
149

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

Number Of Products Sold For Bandcamp Stores

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

  • 0.0% of Bandcamp stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 0.0% of Bandcamp stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 0.0% of Bandcamp stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
12
10 - 24
3
25 - 49
4
100 - 249
7
250 - 999
5
1000 - 4999
1

Top Technologies on Bandcamp Stores

We're tracking 9 different technologies that have 73,606 collective installs on Bandcamp stores.

  • Fastly CDN is used by 100.0% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Stripe is used by 1.3% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Facebook Pixel is used by 0.2% of Bandcamp stores.

Here are the top 9 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all Bandcamp stores.

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Bandcamp Stores

  • USPS is used by 2.5% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Royal Mail is used by 0.7% of Bandcamp stores.
  • UPS is used by 0.4% of Bandcamp stores.

Here are the top 10 shipping carriers across all Bandcamp stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
USPS
1,819
Royal Mail
522
UPS
286
Canada Post
216
Australia Post
123
Fedex
55
Correos
38
Japan Post
24
PostNord
18
DHL
13

Bandcamp Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for Bandcamp 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.

  • 100.0% of Bandcamp stores have a .com domain.
  • 0.0% of Bandcamp stores have a .net domain.
  • 0.0% of Bandcamp stores have a .org domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
72,522
.net
1
.org
1

Top Bandcamp Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Mango Hill Records
153,359
2021/10/08
Aztec Records
160,234
2021/05/21
Specific Recordings
163,141
2017/10/27
kinggizzard.bandcamp.com
173,808
2016/12/30
Dark Descent Records
175,598
2021/05/28

New Bandcamp Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Sam Friend
1,060,741
2022/01/21
Quixotic
3,086,530
2022/01/21
Arcis
3,086,665
2022/01/21
SKUM
3,129,363
2022/01/21
Colaris
3,240,739
2022/01/21

Stores Switching to Bandcamp From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Bandcamp has taken 3 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores
2

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Leslie Hudson
3,276,050
Custom Cart
2021/12/03
Shock Narcotic
3,354,720
3DCart
2021/11/29
Housecore Records
3,468,339
3DCart
2021/11/29

Stores Switching from Bandcamp To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Bandcamp has lost 7 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
1
1

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
DIDA
310,321
Custom Cart
2021/11/18
Vargheist Records
3,242,761
Ecwid
2021/12/13
Sima Cunningham
3,259,277
Squarespace
2022/01/10
PROMETHEE
3,562,768
Custom Cart
2021/11/07
ShredxXx
3,618,365
Wix
2022/01/10

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