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The State of City Hive in 2022

Updated Sep 16 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 1,154 live stores running on the City Hive platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running City Hive.

  • City Hive stores increased 6.1% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q2.
  • City Hive stores increased 25% year-over-year in 2022 Q2.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
9
2017 Q2
19
2017 Q3
8
2017 Q4
14
2018 Q1
20
2018 Q2
13
2018 Q3
16
2018 Q4
20
2019 Q1
20
2019 Q2
17
2019 Q3
27
2019 Q4
27
2020 Q1
35
2020 Q2
89
2020 Q3
85
2020 Q4
77
2021 Q1
118
2021 Q2
80
2021 Q3
49
2021 Q4
71
2022 Q1
35
2022 Q2
62
2022 Q3 (to date)
73
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.

  • Instagram is used by 50.3% of City Hive stores.
  • Facebook is used by 49.0% of City Hive stores.
  • Twitter is used by 14.2% of City Hive stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
581
Facebook
565
Twitter
164
Yelp
153
YouTube
40
LinkedIn
27
Pinterest
18
Tiktok
10

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
1,141
Email
834

Top Categories For City Hive Stores

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

  • 99.4% of City Hive stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 0.2% of City Hive stores sell Travel 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.

  • 71.9% of City Hive stores are in United States
  • 0.1% of City Hive stores are in Canada
Country
Stores
1

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 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.3% of City Hive stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.3% of City Hive stores have 100 - 249 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
4
10 - 24
5
50 - 99
2
100 - 249
3

Number Of Products Sold For City Hive Stores

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

  • 29.2% of City Hive stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 19.5% of City Hive stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
  • 10.1% of City Hive stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
65
10 - 24
13
25 - 49
18
50 - 99
15
100 - 249
117
250 - 999
337
1000 - 4999
225
5000 - 9999
41
10000 - 24999
31
25000 - 99999
1

Top Technologies on City Hive Stores

We're tracking 33 different technologies that have 199 collective installs on City Hive stores.

  • Cloudfront CDN is used by 8.2% of City Hive stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 1.5% of City Hive stores.
  • Facebook Pixel is used by 1.2% 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 17.0% of City Hive stores.
  • UPS is used by 1.6% of City Hive stores.
  • USPS is used by 0.2% of City Hive stores.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Fedex
196
UPS
18
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.

  • 95.1% of City Hive stores have a .com domain.
  • 1.9% of City Hive stores have a .net domain.
  • 0.5% of City Hive stores have a .us domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
1,097
.net
22
.us
6
.app
5
.org
4
.shop
4
.store
3
.biz
2
.nyc
2
.wine
2

Top City Hive Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Gary's Wine & Marketplace
9,630
2016/12/30
Warehouse Wine & Spirits
30,063
2016/12/30
Twin Liquors
30,297
2016/12/30
Liquor Barn and Party Mart
33,063
2016/12/30
Whiskey Heaven, Minnetonka, MN
33,396
2020/08/07

New City Hive Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
isantiliquor.com
9,275,139
2022/09/16
srifws.com
9,669,239
2022/09/16
store.coscobwineandspirits.com
4,787,586
2022/09/09
millerpl104c688f.sites.cityhive.app
5,248,925
2022/09/09
happiestoursws.com
8,573,183
2022/09/09

Stores Switching to City Hive From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, City Hive has taken 15 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
Twin Liquors
30,297
WooCommerce
2022/09/17
fridgeliquor.com
204,483
Custom Cart
2022/07/19
drinkpureliquid.com
212,750
Magento
2022/08/09
Grapes and Grains
357,554
Custom Cart
2022/09/01
crescentwineandspirits.com
1,193,699
Custom Cart
2022/06/30

Stores Switching from City Hive To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, City Hive has lost 7 merchants to competitive platforms.

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
K&D Wines & Spirits
253,892
Custom Cart
2022/08/08
Purity Distillery
507,620
Shopify
2022/07/25
Paradise Liquor Mini Mart
582,187
BigCommerce
2022/09/05
brixwineandspirits.com
958,010
Shopify
2022/08/15
mrbillswinecellar.com
1,872,667
WooCommerce
2022/07/03

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