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 46,429 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
1,537
2017 Q2
1,966
2017 Q3
1,123
2017 Q4
1,812
2018 Q1
1,351
2018 Q2
4,404
2018 Q3
5,672
2018 Q4
1,863
2019 Q1
2,751
2019 Q2
2,195
2019 Q3
2,934
2019 Q4 (to date)
819

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 worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Spearmint LOVE
105
2016/12/30
gillette.com
118
2016/12/30
www.rockbottomgolf.com
139
2016/12/30
toywiz.com
140
2016/12/30
www.skullcandy.com
144
2018/03/02

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
Swanshop
21,085
2019/11/08
Western Bulldogs Football Club
21,387
2019/11/08
shop.saints.com.au
28,139
2019/11/08
Panda America
41,306
2019/11/08
THE TITANIC STORE
42,046
2019/11/08

Category Breakdown

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

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
33,175
None
4,362
3,263
1,407
138
69

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
27,600
59%
Email
23,354
50%
Facebook
21,165
45%
Instagram
14,372
30%
Twitter
12,802
27%
Pinterest
7,663
16%
YouTube
5,897
12%
LinkedIn
1,946
4%
Snapchat
15
0%

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 with .com a close second. This is the exception however as .com domains dominate in virtually all other countries.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
37,734
.com.au
2,630
.co.uk
1,523
.net
967
.ca
578
.org
462
.co.nz
276
.us
253
.co
162
.biz
146

Get more insights on Big Commerce stores

Our search interface is easy to use and helps you find the Big Commerce stores that are relevant to you.

You can segment stores on a variety of dimensions:

  • Social Media accounts
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Country
  • Third-party technologies
  • Creation date
  • Platform
  • Top-level domains
  • Domain state
  • Domain type
Domains with Facebook accounts.

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