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 45,748 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
1,391
2017 Q2
1,642
2017 Q3
940
2017 Q4
1,542
2018 Q1
1,117
2018 Q2
3,699
2018 Q3
4,883
2018 Q4
1,722
2019 Q1
2,226
2019 Q2
1,499
2019 Q3
1,904
2019 Q4
1,632
2020 Q1
1,849
2020 Q2
3,013
2020 Q3 (to date)
622
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
140
2020/06/19
GE Appliances
144
2016/12/30
Intex Recreation Corp.
232
2016/12/30
Solo Stove
239
2017/01/27
UPLIFT Desk
351
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
myfrenchrecipe.com
113,979
2020/07/31
urbul
135,842
2020/07/31
Home
362,249
2020/07/31
Dr. Barbara Sturm
1,047,079
2020/07/31
Lone Star PPE
1,063,372
2020/07/31

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Big Commerce has taken 561 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
SK-II US
467
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
2020/06/30
First Aid Beauty
524
Magento
2020/06/09
Saddleback Leather Co
926
Magento
2020/06/28
Home Page
2,879
Magento
2020/08/02
AS Colour
2,893
Magento
2020/06/17

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, Big Commerce has lost 419 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Golfwang Merchandising
1,296
Shopify
2020/07/26
Passion Planner
1,730
Shopify
2020/07/15
Saved by the Dress
3,378
Shopify
2020/05/17
Revel Nail
3,392
Shopify
2020/06/08
Olive Ave
5,707
Shopify
2020/06/16

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
360
10 - 24
363
25 - 49
141
50 - 99
52
100 - 249
35
250 - 999
23
1000 - 4999
14

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
33,444
3,200
None
3,067
1,423
147
111
108
95

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
27,119
59%
Facebook
21,864
47%
Email
19,067
41%
Instagram
15,709
34%
Twitter
10,232
22%
Pinterest
7,474
16%
YouTube
6,961
15%
LinkedIn
3,017
6%
Snapchat
19
0%
Tiktok
15
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 118 different technologies that have 83,858 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
23,317
7,259
1,923
1,592
1,528
1,455
1,444

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
36,868
.com.au
2,537
.co.uk
1,497
.net
900
.ca
579
.org
460
.co.nz
310
.us
256
.store
173
.co
158

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  • Country
  • Third-party technologies
  • Creation date
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  • Domain type
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