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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 47,039 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
1,303
2017 Q2
1,491
2017 Q3
865
2017 Q4
1,499
2018 Q1
1,058
2018 Q2
3,341
2018 Q3
4,515
2018 Q4
1,612
2019 Q1
1,984
2019 Q2
1,288
2019 Q3
1,552
2019 Q4
1,338
2020 Q1
1,413
2020 Q2
2,015
2020 Q3
2,188
2020 Q4
2,301
2021 Q1
1,834
2021 Q2 (to date)
252
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
146
2016/12/30
Oral
165
2016/12/30
Mountain Rose Herbs
217
2020/06/19
Solo Stove
235
2017/01/27
SpearmintLOVE
336
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
Premier Safety
16,750
2021/04/16
Makana Confections
108,044
2021/04/16
Just One Boutique
1,625,436
2021/04/16
Rolling Blunts Delta 8
1,676,800
2021/04/16
Multipanel
1,910,013
2021/04/16

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, BigCommerce has taken 479 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Cariloha
1,644
Magento
2021/03/28
RageOn Inc.
2,445
Shopify
2021/03/21
Island Watch
3,818
Volusion
2021/02/26
Pillow Talk
4,282
SAP Commerce Cloud
2021/02/17
CW Pencil Enterprise
7,012
Shopify
2021/03/26

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, BigCommerce has lost 495 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
TVStoreOnline
3,558
Shopify
2021/02/02
The Baby Cubby
6,760
Shopify
2021/03/20
BirdieBall
8,078
Shopify
2021/04/08
TOY TOKYO
9,979
Shopify
2021/03/14
Kosmos Q BBQ Products & Supplies
10,786
Shopify
2021/04/02

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
804
10 - 24
366
25 - 49
174
50 - 99
104
100 - 249
52
250 - 999
2,666
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
35,248
3,360
None
1,831
1,502
150
126
122

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
28,095
59%
Facebook
23,274
49%
Email
20,844
44%
Instagram
17,053
36%
Twitter
11,715
24%
YouTube
7,419
15%
Pinterest
7,344
15%
LinkedIn
6,397
13%
Facebook Group
240
0%
Tiktok
46
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 199 different technologies that have 114,859 collective installs on BigCommerce stores.

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

Technology
Stores
27,753
8,648
2,012
1,940
1,710

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
38,199
.com.au
2,601
.co.uk
1,699
.net
913
.ca
587
.org
479
.co.nz
352
.us
245
.co
178
.biz
140

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  • Social Media accounts
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  • Phone numbers
  • Country
  • Third-party technologies
  • Creation date
  • Platform
  • Top-level domains
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  • Domain type
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