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The State of City Hive in 2023

Updated Jan 27 2023

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 1,241 live stores running on the City Hive platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running City Hive.

  • City Hive stores increased 4.2% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q4.
  • City Hive stores increased 21% year-over-year in 2022 Q4.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
9
2017 Q2
21
2017 Q3
9
2017 Q4
15
2018 Q1
19
2018 Q2
16
2018 Q3
15
2018 Q4
20
2019 Q1
22
2019 Q2
20
2019 Q3
29
2019 Q4
30
2020 Q1
39
2020 Q2
94
2020 Q3
84
2020 Q4
81
2021 Q1
109
2021 Q2
79
2021 Q3
49
2021 Q4
70
2022 Q1
34
2022 Q2
54
2022 Q3
78
2022 Q4
49
2023 Q1 (to date)
12
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 51.2% of City Hive stores.
  • Facebook is used by 49.2% of City Hive stores.
  • Twitter is used by 13.9% of City Hive stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
636
Facebook
610
Twitter
173
Yelp
168
YouTube
45
LinkedIn
32
Tiktok
21
Pinterest
21

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
  • 71% of City Hive stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
1,230
Email
885
WhatsApp
5

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.

  • 69.9% of City Hive stores are in United States
  • 0.1% of City Hive stores are in Canada
Country
Stores
1

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Number Of Employees For City Hive Stores

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

  • 0.5% of City Hive stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.4% of City Hive stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.2% of City Hive stores have 100 - 249 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
6
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.

  • 40.5% of City Hive stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 22.1% of City Hive stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
  • 14.8% of City Hive stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
86
10 - 24
18
25 - 49
24
50 - 99
21
100 - 249
184
250 - 999
503
1000 - 4999
274
5000 - 9999
43
10000 - 24999
30
25000 - 99999
1

Top Technologies on City Hive Stores

We're tracking 37 different technologies that have 1,365 collective installs on City Hive stores.

  • New Relic is used by 100.0% of City Hive stores.
  • Cloudfront CDN is used by 1.9% of City Hive stores.
  • Google Adsense 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 17.5% of City Hive stores.
  • UPS is used by 1.5% of City Hive stores.
  • USPS is used by 0.3% of City Hive stores.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Fedex
217
UPS
19
USPS
4

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
1,180
.net
23
.us
6
.app
5
.org
5
.shop
4
.store
4
.nyc
3
.wine
3
.biz
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
4,684
2016/12/30
Liquor Barn
14,839
2016/12/30
Twin Liquors
14,842
2016/12/30
Total Beverage
15,721
2020/08/07
hazelsboulder.com
18,349
2017/10/27

New City Hive Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
liquorconsumers.com
6,000,848
2023/01/27
endzoneliquors.com
6,520,097
2023/01/27
joshwinesliquors.com
7,089,176
2023/01/27
delivery.craftbrewednashville.com
1,534,964
2023/01/20
granbyliquorstore.com
5,731,817
2023/01/20

Stores Switching to City Hive From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, City Hive has taken 10 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
Bottle Rocket
89,578
Magento
2023/01/25
srliquors.com
305,718
Magento
2023/01/19
Zipps Liquor
1,443,995
Shopify
2022/11/23
graftonbottleshop.com
1,658,092
Squarespace
2022/12/08
royaltyswineliquor.com
1,750,414
Shopify
2023/01/20

Stores Switching from City Hive To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, City Hive has lost 4 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
Liquor Geeks
295,764
Shopify
2022/11/14
Lighthouse Liquors
1,775,028
Shopify
2022/11/14
Ye Old Wines
2,402,374
Custom Cart
2023/01/23
Super Quick Liquor
3,770,549
Custom Cart
2023/01/23

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