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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 3,601 live stores running on the ExpandCart platform.

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

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
6
2017 Q2
15
2017 Q3
11
2017 Q4
3
2018 Q1
29
2018 Q2
16
2018 Q3
26
2018 Q4
20
2019 Q1
15
2019 Q2
9
2019 Q3
24
2019 Q4
24
2020 Q1
48
2020 Q2
197
2020 Q3
270
2020 Q4
287
2021 Q1
846
2021 Q2 (to date)
1,726
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
Jawal Store
25,167
2018/07/27
متجر دوت كوم
26,271
2017/10/27
كفراتي
27,081
2018/01/05
Sika Egypt Online Shop
35,838
2017/07/28
raneen.com
42,819
2020/04/17

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Demozila
1,773,478
2021/06/18
alimama-eg.com
1,780,415
2021/06/18
متجر ناجح الالكتروني
1,798,329
2021/06/18
dukkanii.com
1,805,035
2021/06/18
shopping-fun.net
1,813,725
2021/06/18

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, ExpandCart has taken 321 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
283
20
3
2

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Sika Egypt Online Shop
35,838
OpenCart
2021/05/01
النحل الجوال
55,775
OpenCart
2021/05/01
متجر أحمد للأنظمة الصوتية
70,304
OpenCart
2021/05/01
Ashalksa
77,667
Squarespace
2021/04/30
متجر مترو
91,957
OpenCart
2021/05/01

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, ExpandCart has lost 24 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
8
1

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Home page
103,970
Magento
2021/05/08
Saifeshta Store
1,040,424
Shopify
2021/05/27
فستقة
1,290,748
Salla
2021/04/30
رواد التجميل
1,453,625
Zid
2021/06/15
highseastrade.com
1,474,757
WooCommerce
2021/06/04

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
2,420
254
87
45
31
30
29

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
Email
875
24%
Instagram
781
21%
Facebook
761
21%
Phone
748
20%
Twitter
371
10%
Snapchat
139
3%
YouTube
115
3%
Pinterest
63
1%
LinkedIn
47
1%
Tiktok
21
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 35 different technologies that have 3,562 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
2,672
.net
323
.shop
125
.online
84
.store
70
.co
60
.org
43
.tk
30
.sa
26
.ae
15

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