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The State of Bandcamp in 2023

Updated Mar 24 2023

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

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Bandcamp Growth

At present, there are 77,313 live stores running on the Bandcamp platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Bandcamp.

  • Bandcamp stores increased 0.4% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q4.
  • Bandcamp stores increased 2% year-over-year in 2022 Q4.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
39
2017 Q2
59
2017 Q3
31
2017 Q4
70
2018 Q1
76
2018 Q2
105
2018 Q3
133
2018 Q4
108
2019 Q1
1,636
2019 Q2
52
2019 Q3
73
2019 Q4
26
2020 Q1
97
2020 Q2
59
2020 Q3
19
2020 Q4
54
2021 Q1
37
2021 Q2
66,731
2021 Q3
443
2021 Q4
406
2022 Q1
336
2022 Q2
395
2022 Q3
550
2022 Q4
292
2023 Q1 (to date)
3,977
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 37.9% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Instagram is used by 17.5% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Twitter is used by 16.5% of Bandcamp stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
29,326
Instagram
13,515
Twitter
12,748
YouTube
8,334
Tiktok
132
Facebook Group
118
Pinterest
18
Snapchat
4
LinkedIn
4
Yelp
1

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.

  • 76% of Bandcamp stores have an email on their website
  • 0% of Bandcamp stores provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
59,030
Phone
207

Top Categories For Bandcamp Stores

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

  • 55.6% of Bandcamp stores sell Arts & Entertainment products.
  • 1.2% 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.

  • 26.5% of Bandcamp stores are in United States
  • 5.9% of Bandcamp stores are in United Kingdom
  • 3.3% of Bandcamp stores are in Canada
  • 1.3% of Bandcamp stores are in Australia
Country
Stores
20,506
2,547
1,010
319
313
310
295

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.

  • 94.6% of Bandcamp stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 0.0% of Bandcamp stores sell 10 - 24 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
73,113
10 - 24
1

Top Technologies on Bandcamp Stores

We're tracking 19 different technologies that have 59,201 collective installs on Bandcamp stores.

  • Fastly CDN is used by 75.0% 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 10 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all Bandcamp stores.

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Bandcamp Stores

  • USPS is used by 2.7% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Royal Mail is used by 0.7% of Bandcamp stores.
  • Canada Post is used by 0.3% of Bandcamp stores.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
USPS
2,049
Royal Mail
573
Canada Post
231
UPS
189
Australia Post
130
Fedex
78
Correos
41
Japan Post
27
DHL
15
PostNord
15

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.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
77,313

Top Bandcamp Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
The Mountain Goats
2,117,600
2021/05/28
soccer mommy
2,118,558
2021/05/28
Iggy Pop
2,119,044
2023/03/03
Austin Wintory
2,119,169
2021/05/28
Oddisee
2,119,291
2016/12/30

New Bandcamp Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Charlotte Cornfield
2,130,714
2023/03/24
The Pinheads
2,134,802
2023/03/24
Universal Tribe Records
2,136,980
2023/03/24
GGGOLDDD
2,140,473
2023/03/24
hiphoptino
2,149,381
2023/03/24

Stores Switching to Bandcamp From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Bandcamp has taken 24 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Chipzel
2,153,880
CommentSold
2023/02/27
Bel├Ąten
2,195,998
CommentSold
2023/03/20
Silent Season
2,248,517
CommentSold
2023/03/13
Chiverin
2,283,897
CommentSold
2023/03/20
Immigrants
2,288,090
CommentSold
2023/03/20

Stores Switching from Bandcamp To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Bandcamp has lost 4 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Gontard
1,429,581
OpenCart
2023/01/23
Jennifer Clark
1,431,151
OpenCart
2023/01/23
karysun
1,433,234
OpenCart
2023/01/23
Cirrhose et Cendrier
2,625,958
WooCommerce
2023/02/28

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