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The State of BigCommerce

BigCommerce is an ecommerce platform with an impressive array of built-in features and a strong emphasis on SEO. At present, there are 47,723 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
1,281
2017 Q2
1,458
2017 Q3
851
2017 Q4
1,481
2018 Q1
1,047
2018 Q2
3,292
2018 Q3
4,421
2018 Q4
1,587
2019 Q1
1,927
2019 Q2
1,286
2019 Q3
1,499
2019 Q4
1,277
2020 Q1
1,369
2020 Q2
1,929
2020 Q3
2,075
2020 Q4
2,222
2021 Q1
1,857
2021 Q2 (to date)
1,845
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
250
2016/12/30
www.cafeappliances.com
680
2020/12/04
Z Gallerie
720
2016/12/30
Oral
746
2016/12/30
ToyWiz.com
1,018
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
Renaissance Records
283,777
2021/06/18
SYKD Hunt
767,099
2021/06/18
Gn1 Performance
897,833
2021/06/18
Able Recognition
1,217,416
2021/06/18
SIDOCA
1,343,099
2021/06/18

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, BigCommerce has taken 425 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Sarah Raven
2,768
Custom Cart
2021/06/12
Cariloha
3,332
Magento
2021/03/28
BEARPAW® Official Site
8,680
Magento
2021/06/08
Foster Grant
9,444
CommentSold
2021/06/18
Shirts, Accessories by DelSol.com
12,660
Magento
2021/04/02

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, BigCommerce has lost 485 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Woolrich Official Site
2,827
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
2021/05/12
Fyndiq
7,721
Custom Cart
2021/06/10
Headsweats
10,872
Shopify
2021/04/26
Kosmos Q BBQ Products & Supplies
12,261
Shopify
2021/04/02
Femme Luxe
14,902
Magento
2021/05/08

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
808
10 - 24
369
25 - 49
178
50 - 99
103
100 - 249
53
250 - 999
47
1000 - 4999
23
5000+
8

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
3,348
None
2,829
1,510
148
130
121

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. Perhaps most surprisingly, BigCommerce are twice as likely to provide a phone number than Shopify stores.

Type
Stores
Percent
Phone
28,954
60%
Facebook
23,759
49%
Email
21,957
46%
Instagram
17,566
36%
Twitter
11,977
25%
YouTube
7,836
16%
Pinterest
7,538
15%
LinkedIn
3,896
8%
Facebook Group
296
0%
Tiktok
77
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 221 different technologies that have 143,012 collective installs on BigCommerce stores.

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

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
38,844
.com.au
2,589
.co.uk
1,694
.net
899
.ca
595
.org
488
.co.nz
349
.us
247
.co
185
.biz
149

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  • Third-party technologies
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  • Top-level domains
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  • Domain type
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