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 45,794 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
1,406
2017 Q2
1,693
2017 Q3
962
2017 Q4
1,575
2018 Q1
1,158
2018 Q2
3,800
2018 Q3
5,040
2018 Q4
1,755
2019 Q1
2,221
2019 Q2
1,574
2019 Q3
2,105
2019 Q4
1,849
2020 Q1
2,219
2020 Q2 (to date)
2,064
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
GE Appliances
153
2016/12/30
Gillette®
260
2016/12/30
UPLIFT Desk
300
2016/12/30
Rock Bottom Golf
339
2016/12/30
Oral-B
353
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
www.discountsafetygear.com
7,598
2020/05/29
Ozone Solutions
9,438
2020/05/29
Medical Masks Wholesale
76,813
2020/05/29
GRAND BAND
217,928
2020/05/29
PC Electronics
619,121
2020/05/29

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Big Commerce has taken 532 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
CBDistillery
1,319
WooCommerce
2020/03/11
TheDrop.com
2,397
Shopify
2020/03/22
Buy Swords
4,576
Magento
2020/05/01
SheShow
7,757
Shopify
2020/05/08
Fin Feather Fur Outfitters
8,022
WooCommerce
2020/04/03

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, Big Commerce 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
Crossrope
662
Shopify
2020/05/08
Saved by the Dress
3,208
Shopify
2020/05/17
HHGregg – HHgregg Electronics
3,237
Shopify
2020/04/23
John Paul Mitchell Systems
4,084
Magento
2020/03/14
Jigsaw Health
8,264
Shopify
2020/05/23

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
298
10 - 24
326
25 - 49
129
50 - 99
47
100 - 249
32
250 - 999
17
1000 - 4999
4

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
33,391
None
3,312
3,221
1,424
144
104
78

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
27,064
59%
Facebook
21,788
47%
Email
18,909
41%
Instagram
15,510
33%
Twitter
12,534
27%
Pinterest
7,548
16%
YouTube
6,887
15%
LinkedIn
2,857
6%
Snapchat
18
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 111 different technologies that have 83,833 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
22,455
7,764
1,917
1,624
1,617
1,496

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
37,110
.com.au
2,558
.co.uk
1,486
.net
884
.ca
577
.org
435
.co.nz
299
.us
290
.store
162
.co
149

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