The State of Big Cartel
Founded in 2005, Big Cartel is an ecommerce platform for artists and makers.
At present, there are 146,411 live stores running on the Big Cartel platform.
Here is the quarter-over-quarter growth of stores running Big Cartel.
Cumulative Stores by Quarter
It's hard to know exactly when a Big Cartel store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.
Here are the top stores, powered by Big Cartel, ordered by worldwide store rank.
Here are the 5 highest-ranked new stores that are running Big Cartel.
Over the last 90 days, Big Cartel has taken 414 merchants from competitive platforms.
Platform Win Stores
Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.
Over the last 90 days, Big Cartel has lost 941 merchants to competitive platforms.
Platform Loss Stores
Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.
Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on Big Cartel.
Big Cartel is quite popular in the United States.
With a paid account, stores can also be segmented by region and city.
Social Media and Contact Info
Email and phone are the primary means of contacting merchants running on Big Cartel.
This is in contrast with merchants using other ecommerce platforms that have much higher usage of social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Many Big Cartel merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the Big Cartel App Store. We're tracking 64 different technologies that have 261,781 collective installs on Big Cartel stores.
Here are the top 10 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all Big Cartel stores.
Top-level Domain Distribution
Most Big Cartel stores use a .com domain. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only recently been introduced and there is still a certain cachet associated with .com domains.
Get more insights on Big Cartel stores
Our search interface is easy to use and helps you find the Big Cartel stores that are relevant to you.
You can segment stores on a variety of dimensions:
- Social Media accounts
- Email address
- Phone numbers
- Third-party technologies
- Creation date
- Top-level domains
- Domain status
- Domain type
For more insights on Big Cartel stores, create a free account and have a look for yourself.