The State of BigCommerce

BigCommerce is an e-commerce platform with an impressive array of built-in features and a strong emphasis on SEO. At present, there are 47,041 live stores running on the BigCommerce platform.

Quarterly Growth

BigCommerce has had robust quarter-over-quarter growth over the last few years. With the world's economy continuing to move online, there is little reason to expect the trajectory to change.

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
1,318
2017 Q2
1,549
2017 Q3
890
2017 Q4
1,483
2018 Q1
1,085
2018 Q2
3,440
2018 Q3
4,507
2018 Q4
1,654
2019 Q1
2,022
2019 Q2
1,353
2019 Q3
1,675
2019 Q4
1,424
2020 Q1
1,556
2020 Q2
2,240
2020 Q3
2,513
2020 Q4
2,581
2021 Q1 (to date)
296
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

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

Top Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
GE Appliances
120
2016/12/30
Mountain Rose Herbs
161
2020/06/19
Solo Stove
162
2017/01/27
Mrs. Meyer's
294
2019/06/21
GilletteĀ®
298
2016/12/30

New Stores

BigCommerce continues to add high-ranking stores every week. Here are the 5 highest-ranked stores added most recently.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Santa Lucia Estate Coffee
124,949
2021/01/15
Magic Water Beads
701,488
2021/01/15
FibrBoard
1,514,728
2021/01/15
AMETEK STC
1,625,250
2021/01/15
Save the Children AU
1,709,118
2021/01/15

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, BigCommerce has taken 452 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
HoMedics.com
2,500
Magento
2020/11/01
House of Marley
3,487
Magento
2020/10/30
Office Designs
4,078
Magento
2020/11/08
Fieldcraft Survival
6,846
Shopify
2020/11/15
evo hemp
7,180
Shopify
2020/11/08

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, BigCommerce has lost 322 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Collectors Firearms
8,055
PrestaShop
2020/12/11
Fresh Body LLC
10,428
Shopify
2020/12/31
Mineral Tiles
12,585
Shopify
2020/12/26
The Surfboard Warehouse Australia
13,426
Shopify
2020/11/02
Jensales
18,047
OpenCart
2020/11/30

Category Breakdown

Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on BigCommerce.

Employee Breakdown

Here is the breakdown of BigCommerce stores by the number of employees.

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
603
10 - 24
280
25 - 49
120
50 - 99
60
100 - 249
38
250 - 999
24
1000 - 4999
19

Country Breakdown

The largest part of BigCommerce's install base is within the United States, but they have a solid presence within the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia as well.

Country
Stores
34,595
3,340
None
2,721
1,461
142
129
118

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

Social Media and Contact Info

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest have significant presence within the BigCommerce install base, with Facebook especially showing quite strongly.

Email remains an extremely popular communication channel with the majority of BigCommerce stores providing an email address for customer communication.

Perhaps most surprisingly, a strong majority of BigCommerce stores provide a phone number. This is more than double the rate of Shopify stores.

Type
Stores
Percent
Phone
27,907
59%
Facebook
23,059
49%
Email
20,426
43%
Instagram
16,966
36%
Pinterest
7,407
15%
YouTube
7,262
15%
LinkedIn
3,315
7%
Twitter
2,671
5%
Tiktok
33
0%
Snapchat
16
0%

Third-Party Technologies

Many BigCommerce merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the BigCommerce App Store. We're tracking 166 different technologies that have 93,965 collective installs on BigCommerce stores.

Here are the top 10 third-party technologies, ordered by number of installs, across all BigCommerce stores.

Technology
Stores
26,626
8,160
2,032
1,720
1,660
1,569
1,476

Top-level Domain Distribution

The vast majority of BigCommerce 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.

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

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
38,250
.com.au
2,621
.co.uk
1,657
.net
905
.ca
586
.org
463
.co.nz
336
.us
248
.co
176
.biz
152

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