The State of Big Commerce

Big Commerce is an e-commerce platform with an impressive array of built-in features and a strong emphasis on SEO. At present, there are 46,700 live stores running on the Big Commerce platform.

Quarterly Growth

Big Commerce 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
1,350
2017 Q2
1,597
2017 Q3
918
2017 Q4
1,517
2018 Q1
1,101
2018 Q2
3,584
2018 Q3
4,702
2018 Q4
1,693
2019 Q1
2,139
2019 Q2
1,436
2019 Q3
1,761
2019 Q4
1,533
2020 Q1
1,729
2020 Q2
2,621
2020 Q3
2,754
2020 Q4 (to date)
479
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a Big Commerce 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 Big Commerce, ordered by store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Mountain Rose Herbs
148
2020/06/19
GE Appliances
174
2016/12/30
Gillette®
302
2016/12/30
Solo Stove
344
2017/01/27
UPLIFT Desk
442
2016/12/30

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Glerup Revere Packaging
37,100
2020/10/16
Swift Supplies
50,246
2020/10/16
Move Dance
85,183
2020/10/16
Illuminare Cosmetics
119,884
2020/10/16
Gumballs.com
129,615
2020/10/16

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Big Commerce has taken 457 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Home Page
2,844
Magento
2020/08/02
Tommie Copper Inc.
3,614
Magento
2020/10/06
Bob Ross Inc.
5,916
Volusion
2020/09/11
The Pleasure Chest
7,141
Magento
2020/08/15
www.growcarnivorousplants.com
7,871
Volusion
2020/10/03

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, Big Commerce has lost 415 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Golf Wang
496
Shopify
2020/07/26
Pink Lily
897
Shopify
2020/08/20
GORUCK
1,810
Shopify
2020/10/04
HALO® Sleep Official Site
3,691
Magento
2020/09/16
Abstract Ocean
3,932
Shopify
2020/09/27

Category Breakdown

Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on Big Commerce.

Employee Breakdown

Here is the breakdown of Big Commerce stores by the number of employees.

Employees
Stores
1 - 9
573
10 - 24
272
25 - 49
119
50 - 99
54
100 - 249
36
250 - 999
25
1000 - 4999
18

Country Breakdown

The largest part of Big Commerce'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
34,146
3,259
None
3,084
1,439
140
127
107
104

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 Big Commerce install base, with Facebook especially showing quite strongly.

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

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

Type
Stores
Percent
Phone
27,531
58%
Facebook
22,356
47%
Email
19,497
41%
Instagram
16,274
34%
Pinterest
7,461
15%
YouTube
7,111
15%
Twitter
6,486
13%
LinkedIn
3,172
6%
Tiktok
21
0%
Snapchat
19
0%

Third-Party Technologies

Many Big Commerce merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the Big Commerce App Store. We're tracking 140 different technologies that have 87,956 collective installs on Big Commerce stores.

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

Technology
Stores
24,645
7,779
1,979
1,594
1,593
1,586
1,441

Top-level Domain Distribution

The vast majority of Big Commerce 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
37,888
.com.au
2,558
.co.uk
1,521
.net
915
.ca
576
.org
460
.co.nz
322
.us
243
.co
159
.biz
147

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  • Email address
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  • Country
  • Third-party technologies
  • Creation date
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  • Top-level domains
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  • Domain type
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