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The State of City Hive in 2022

Updated May 20 2022

In this report, we'll cover the following essential statistics on City Hive usage.

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City Hive Growth

At present, there are 963 live stores running on the City Hive platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running City Hive.

  • City Hive stores increased 3.4% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q1.
  • City Hive stores increased 29% year-over-year in 2022 Q1.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
8
2017 Q2
17
2017 Q3
9
2017 Q4
12
2018 Q1
19
2018 Q2
7
2018 Q3
15
2018 Q4
15
2019 Q1
16
2019 Q2
15
2019 Q3
23
2019 Q4
26
2020 Q1
33
2020 Q2
94
2020 Q3
79
2020 Q4
75
2021 Q1
108
2021 Q2
70
2021 Q3
47
2021 Q4
60
2022 Q1
31
2022 Q2 (to date)
33
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a City Hive store was first created but we use a heuristic combining DNS and WHOIS data that provides a reasonable approximation.

Social Media Usage On City Hive Stores

Ecommerce brands use social media sites to engage with millions of consumers. Instagram and Facebook are the dominant social media sites for ecommerce stores, by far, with Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube also having notable usage.

  • Facebook is used by 48.7% of City Hive stores.
  • Instagram is used by 48.5% of City Hive stores.
  • Twitter is used by 15.2% of City Hive stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
469
Instagram
467
Twitter
146
Yelp
126
YouTube
33
LinkedIn
23
Pinterest
13
Tiktok
4

Contact Information On City Hive Stores

Email remains an extremely popular communication channel for merchants. Many merchants also provide a phone number so that their customers can reach them instantly.

  • 99% of City Hive stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 72% of City Hive stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
950
Email
696

Top Categories For City Hive Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on City Hive.

  • 99.7% of City Hive stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 0.1% of City Hive stores sell Business & Industrial products.
Category
Stores

Top Countries For City Hive Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using City Hive.

  • 70.6% of City Hive stores are in United States
Country
Stores

With a paid account, stores can also be segmented by region and city.

Number Of Employees For City Hive Stores

Here is the breakdown of City Hive stores by the number of employees.

  • 0.4% of City Hive stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.4% of City Hive stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.1% of City Hive stores have 100 - 249 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
4
10 - 24
4
100 - 249
1

Number Of Products Sold For City Hive Stores

Here is the breakdown of City Hive stores by the number of products that they sell.

  • 13.8% of City Hive stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 13.6% of City Hive stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
  • 4.7% of City Hive stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
16
10 - 24
2
25 - 49
5
50 - 99
6
100 - 249
45
250 - 999
133
1000 - 4999
131
5000 - 9999
30
10000 - 24999
28
25000 - 99999
1

Top Technologies on City Hive Stores

We're tracking 30 different technologies that have 1,077 collective installs on City Hive stores.

  • New Relic is used by 93.6% of City Hive stores.
  • Cloudfront CDN is used by 9.7% of City Hive stores.
  • Facebook Pixel is used by 1.1% of City Hive stores.

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

Top Shipping Carriers Used By City Hive Stores

  • Fedex is used by 17.2% of City Hive stores.
  • UPS is used by 1.7% of City Hive stores.
  • USPS is used by 0.1% of City Hive stores.

Here are the top 3 shipping carriers across all City Hive stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Fedex
166
UPS
16
USPS
1

City Hive Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for City Hive stores. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only been introduced somewhat recently 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.

  • 95.3% of City Hive stores have a .com domain.
  • 1.8% of City Hive stores have a .net domain.
  • 0.6% of City Hive stores have a .us domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
918
.net
17
.us
6
.org
4
.shop
4
.store
3
.nyc
2
.wine
2
.app
1
.beer
1

Top City Hive Stores

Here are the top stores, powered by City Hive, ordered by store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
garyswine.com
9,267
2016/12/30
Liquor Barn and Party Mart
10,560
2016/12/30
Warehouse Wine & Spirits
29,243
2016/12/30
Whiskey Heaven, Minnetonka, MN
61,282
2020/08/07
BevMax Stamford, Stamford, CT
136,495
2016/12/30

New City Hive Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked stores added most recently.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
shop.sodiesliquor.com
3,480,386
2022/05/20
southamboyliquors.com
9,346,718
2022/05/20
vergasliquor.com
9,800,426
2022/05/20
Wine 101, Hamden, CT
3,517,397
2022/05/13
Ca'Furlan, Moorestown, NJ
7,725,750
2022/05/13

Stores Switching to City Hive From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, City Hive has taken 449 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores

Here are the top stores that have switched to City Hive from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
garyswine.com
9,267
Custom Cart
2022/04/25
Liquor Barn and Party Mart
10,560
Custom Cart
2022/04/19
Warehouse Wine & Spirits
29,243
Custom Cart
2022/04/19
Whiskey Heaven, Minnetonka, MN
61,282
Custom Cart
2022/04/19
BevMax Stamford, Stamford, CT
136,495
Custom Cart
2022/04/25

Stores Switching from City Hive To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, City Hive has lost 3 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores

Here are the top City Hive stores that have recently changed to a competitive platform.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Wantagh Wine & Liquor
1,876,486
Custom Cart
2022/05/09
Today Wine And Spirit
2,272,384
Magento
2022/05/16
Darien Cru
8,544,793
GoDaddy Online Store
2022/05/19

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