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The State of City Hive in 2024

Updated Feb 23 2024

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 1,510 live stores running on the City Hive platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running City Hive.

  • City Hive stores increased 19.6% quarter-over-quarter in 2023 Q4.
  • City Hive stores increased 159% year-over-year in 2023 Q4.
Quarter
Active Stores
2022 Q2
1,060
2022 Q3
1,160
2022 Q4
1,224
2023 Q1
1,255
2023 Q2
1,343
2023 Q3
1,406
2023 Q4
1,462
2024 Q1 (to date)
1,510
Active Stores by Quarter

Note: the store counts displayed in this section are based on actual historical store counts.

It's hard to know exactly when a City Hive store was first created but we use a heuristic that includes historical DNS data which 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.

  • Instagram is used by 50.6% of City Hive stores.
  • Facebook is used by 45.5% of City Hive stores.
  • Yelp is used by 14.5% of City Hive stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
764
Facebook
687
Yelp
219
Twitter
193
YouTube
61
LinkedIn
43
Tiktok
42
Pinterest
22
WhatsApp
11
Facebook Group
1

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
  • 74% of City Hive stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
1,497
Email
1,110

Top Categories For City Hive Stores

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

  • 99.3% of City Hive stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 0.2% of City Hive stores sell Home & Garden products.
  • 0.1% of City Hive stores sell Beauty & Fitness products.

Top Countries For City Hive Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using City Hive.

  • 15.7% of City Hive stores are in United States
  • 0.1% of City Hive stores are in Guernsey
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.

  • 98.3% of City Hive stores have Unknown employees.
  • 0.5% of City Hive stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.4% of City Hive stores have 100 - 249 employees.
Employees
Stores
Unknown
1,484
1 - 9
8
10 - 24
5
25 - 49
4
50 - 99
2
100 - 249
6
5000+
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.

  • 39.9% of City Hive stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 19.8% of City Hive stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
  • 14.4% of City Hive stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
106
10 - 24
28
25 - 49
34
50 - 99
23
100 - 249
217
250 - 999
602
1000 - 4999
299
5000 - 9999
53
10000 - 24999
31
25000 - 99999
2

Top Technologies on City Hive Stores

We're tracking 47 different technologies that have 1,962 collective installs on City Hive stores.

  • Cloudflare is used by 100.0% of City Hive stores.
  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 8.4% of City Hive stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 3.3% 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 18.7% of City Hive stores.
  • UPS is used by 1.3% 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
283
UPS
20
USPS
2

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.

  • 91.5% of City Hive stores have a .com domain.
  • 4.0% of City Hive stores have a .app domain.
  • 1.9% of City Hive stores have a .net domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
1,382
.app
61
.net
29
.us
7
.org
6
.shop
5
.store
5
.nyc
4
.online
2
.wine
2

Top City Hive Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Twin Liquors
9,005
2016/12/30
Liquor Barn
9,165
2016/12/30
Total Beverage
9,779
2020/08/14
Martin's
10,728
2016/12/30
Gary's Wine & Marketplace
12,725
2016/12/30

New City Hive Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
fernandezwine.com
6,733,799
2024/02/23
jacksliquorshack.com
4,120,937
2024/02/16
tipsyliquorroundrock.com
6,573,872
2024/02/16
federalhillwines.com
6,994,727
2024/02/16
epicwinespirits.net
7,245,217
2024/02/16

Stores Switching to City Hive From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, City Hive has taken 18 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
longswines.com
144,743
Custom Cart
2024/01/17
Buy Wine Online
210,297
Shopify
2023/12/08
burnhamliquors.com
329,450
WooCommerce
2024/02/01
primosfinewine.com
359,730
Squarespace
2024/01/11
westlakewine.com
448,510
Custom Cart
2024/01/24

Stores Switching from City Hive To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, City Hive has lost 6 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
1

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
misterwrightfinewines.com
32,711
Ecwid
2024/01/31
www.cheersliquortx.com
334,618
Custom Cart
2024/01/29
www.starliquortx.com
364,358
Custom Cart
2024/01/29
starliquortx.com
364,359
Custom Cart
2024/02/05
G2 Wine & Spirits
1,668,120
Shopify
2024/02/19

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