The State of ExpandCart

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.

Quarterly Growth

At present, there are 806 live stores running on the ExpandCart platform.

Here is the quarter-over-quarter growth of stores running ExpandCart.

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
5
2017 Q2
10
2017 Q3
10
2017 Q4
3
2018 Q1
16
2018 Q2
7
2018 Q3
15
2018 Q4
12
2019 Q1
12
2019 Q2
11
2019 Q3
17
2019 Q4
24
2020 Q1
86
2020 Q2
304
2020 Q3
136
2020 Q4
121
2021 Q1 (to date)
5
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.

Top Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
كفراتي
12,566
2018/01/05
متجر دوت كوم
28,596
2017/10/27
موقع رنين دوت كوم
47,429
2020/04/17
MJ Hair USA
50,762
2020/04/17
متجر مترو
55,122
2020/03/06

New Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked new stores that are running ExpandCart.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
الركن التركي
4,084,411
2021/01/15
aleenstore.com
3,868,790
2021/01/08
شواري
4,403,421
2021/01/08
كـانـج
4,574,850
2021/01/08
Dokany
4,118,708
2021/01/01

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, ExpandCart has taken 10 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
1

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
مراحل الأمومة
688,841
Zid
2020/11/02
Sinbad Shop
1,177,208
WooCommerce
2020/12/30
كبره
1,456,698
BigCommerce
2020/11/29
اسم متجرك
1,530,918
Shopify
2021/01/08
BESTDEAL
1,583,909
Shopify
2020/12/03

Platform Losses

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

Platform
Stores
3

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
faraj.sa
1,118,980
Salla
2020/11/04
greenhouse-egypt.com
1,181,882
WooCommerce
2020/11/11
Sneakers Online– woow.co
1,223,774
Shopify
2020/12/26
Kenaz' Jewellery by Lazurde
1,374,110
Magento
2021/01/18
eyeuty.com
1,459,391
Salla
2020/11/26

Category Breakdown

Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on ExpandCart.

Country Breakdown

ExpandCart is quite popular in the Middle East.

Country
Stores
None
616
28
19
10
3
3
3

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

Social Media and Contact Info

Merchants using ExpandCart tend to provide less contact information than other platforms.

Type
Stores
Percent
Instagram
294
36%
Email
258
32%
Facebook
241
29%
Phone
63
7%
YouTube
48
5%
Snapchat
41
5%
Twitter
27
3%
LinkedIn
25
3%
Pinterest
15
1%
Tiktok
1
0%

Third-Party Technologies

Many ExpandCart merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the ExpandCart App Store. We're tracking 20 different technologies that have 919 collective installs on ExpandCart stores.

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

Top-level Domain Distribution

Most ExpandCart stores use a .com domain. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only recently been introduced and there is still a certain cachet associated with .com domains.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
673
.net
58
.co
11
.shop
9
.ae
8
.online
8
.com.sa
7
.org
6
.store
6
.sa
5

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