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The State of ExpandCart in 2022

Updated Jan 21 2022

ExpandCart is a cloud ecommerce platform with native Arabic support. ExpandCart enables individuals and businesses to create a professional online shop in minutes by themselves without the need for any technical experience or assistance.

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

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ExpandCart Growth

At present, there are 2,493 live stores running on the ExpandCart platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running ExpandCart.

  • ExpandCart stores increased 20.3% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q4.
  • ExpandCart stores increased 345% year-over-year in 2021 Q4.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
5
2017 Q2
11
2017 Q3
7
2017 Q4
5
2018 Q1
18
2018 Q2
15
2018 Q3
19
2018 Q4
10
2019 Q1
16
2019 Q2
12
2019 Q3
18
2019 Q4
24
2020 Q1
27
2020 Q2
140
2020 Q3
90
2020 Q4
90
2021 Q1
299
2021 Q2
736
2021 Q3
394
2021 Q4
398
2022 Q1 (to date)
136
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

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

Social Media Usage On ExpandCart 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 32.4% of ExpandCart stores.
  • Facebook is used by 22.7% of ExpandCart stores.
  • Twitter is used by 12.8% of ExpandCart stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
807
Facebook
566
Twitter
318
Snapchat
156
YouTube
112
Pinterest
47
Tiktok
45
LinkedIn
37
Facebook Group
5

Contact Information On ExpandCart 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.

  • 33% of ExpandCart stores have an email on their website
  • 21% of ExpandCart stores provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
824
Phone
534

Top Categories For ExpandCart Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on ExpandCart.

  • 23.1% of ExpandCart stores sell Apparel products.
  • 11.1% of ExpandCart stores sell Home & Garden products.
  • 7.3% of ExpandCart stores sell Beauty & Fitness products.

Top Countries For ExpandCart Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using ExpandCart.

  • 13.7% of ExpandCart stores are in Saudi Arabia
  • 5.7% of ExpandCart stores are in Egypt
  • 2.8% of ExpandCart stores are in Kuwait
  • 2.1% of ExpandCart stores are in United Arab Emirates
Country
Stores
143
70
36
18
16
15

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

Number Of Employees For ExpandCart Stores

Here is the breakdown of ExpandCart stores by the number of employees.

  • 0.2% of ExpandCart stores have 1 - 9 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
4

Number Of Products Sold For ExpandCart Stores

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

  • 2.1% of ExpandCart stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 1.6% of ExpandCart stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 1.2% of ExpandCart stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
31
10 - 24
6
25 - 49
16
50 - 99
9
100 - 249
39
250 - 999
53
1000 - 4999
20
5000 - 9999
7
10000 - 24999
6
25000 - 99999
2

Top Technologies on ExpandCart Stores

We're tracking 33 different technologies that have 3,461 collective installs on ExpandCart stores.

  • Facebook Pixel is used by 26.0% of ExpandCart stores.
  • Google Analytics is used by 24.6% of ExpandCart stores.
  • Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce is used by 22.7% of ExpandCart stores.

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

Top Shipping Carriers Used By ExpandCart Stores

  • UPS is used by 0.6% of ExpandCart stores.
  • Aramex is used by 0.1% of ExpandCart stores.
  • Fedex is used by 0.0% of ExpandCart stores.

Here are the top 3 shipping carriers across all ExpandCart stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
UPS
14
Aramex
2
Fedex
1

ExpandCart Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for ExpandCart 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.

  • 73.0% of ExpandCart stores have a .com domain.
  • 12.0% of ExpandCart stores have a .net domain.
  • 2.8% of ExpandCart stores have a .shop domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
1,821
.net
299
.shop
71
.online
46
.store
42
.co
41
.org
40
.sa
17
.com.sa
12
.me
8

Top ExpandCart Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Wazy Online Store
81,408
2020/01/17
MARNX.COM
125,325
2019/11/15
mtjaar.com
135,608
2017/10/27
Ashalksa
164,192
2017/04/28
florina.sa
169,020
2017/02/24

New ExpandCart Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
sa-robert.com
2,638,777
2022/01/21
kyfsaw5746.expandcart.com
2,985,501
2022/01/21
arabictmwel.net
5,940,333
2022/01/21
COTTONPOLE
6,622,007
2022/01/21
ALSALEH STORE
6,996,916
2022/01/21

Stores Switching to ExpandCart From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, ExpandCart has taken 21 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores
11
2
2
1

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
rowaie.com
1,680,022
Wix
2021/11/04
realityvision.net
2,308,837
Salla
2021/11/16
rmzalshifa.com
2,436,026
Custom Cart
2021/11/19
easierlifestore.com
2,534,268
Shopify
2021/12/09
AK Shop
2,546,326
Custom Cart
2021/11/15

Stores Switching from ExpandCart To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, ExpandCart has lost 48 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
8
4
4
1

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
ok4shop.com
444,899
WooCommerce
2021/12/01
Alnahal Aljwal
1,034,808
Custom Cart
2022/01/09
Taleb Farm
1,179,280
Custom Cart
2021/11/16
azwina.com
1,223,526
Custom Cart
2021/11/16
fadeco.com
1,624,909
Zid
2021/12/27

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