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The State of Future Shop in 2023

Updated Jan 27 2023

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

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Future Shop Growth

At present, there are 1,745 live stores running on the Future Shop platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Future Shop.

  • Future Shop stores increased 2.6% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q4.
  • Future Shop stores increased 16% year-over-year in 2022 Q4.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
14
2017 Q2
18
2017 Q3
10
2017 Q4
7
2018 Q1
19
2018 Q2
88
2018 Q3
42
2018 Q4
54
2019 Q1
106
2019 Q2
54
2019 Q3
56
2019 Q4
45
2020 Q1
44
2020 Q2
40
2020 Q3
42
2020 Q4
100
2021 Q1
72
2021 Q2
75
2021 Q3
73
2021 Q4
49
2022 Q1
40
2022 Q2
41
2022 Q3
118
2022 Q4
44
2023 Q1 (to date)
6
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

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

Social Media Usage On Future Shop 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 60.7% of Future Shop stores.
  • Facebook is used by 41.5% of Future Shop stores.
  • Twitter is used by 34.7% of Future Shop stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
1,059
Facebook
724
Twitter
605
YouTube
276
LinkedIn
44
Tiktok
35
Pinterest
31

Contact Information On Future Shop 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.

  • 88% of Future Shop stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 50% of Future Shop stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
1,543
Email
867

Top Categories For Future Shop Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on Future Shop.

  • 7.3% of Future Shop stores sell Apparel products.
  • 3.7% of Future Shop stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 3.3% of Future Shop stores sell Home & Garden products.

Top Countries For Future Shop Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Future Shop.

  • 100.0% of Future Shop stores are in Japan
Country
Stores
1,745

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

Number Of Employees For Future Shop Stores

Here is the breakdown of Future Shop stores by the number of employees.

  • 0.9% of Future Shop stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.8% of Future Shop stores have 50 - 99 employees.
  • 0.5% of Future Shop stores have 10 - 24 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
15
10 - 24
8
25 - 49
6
50 - 99
14
100 - 249
6
250 - 999
1
1000 - 4999
2

Number Of Products Sold For Future Shop Stores

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

  • 20.9% of Future Shop stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 18.7% of Future Shop stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 18.7% of Future Shop stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
365
10 - 24
129
25 - 49
197
50 - 99
47
100 - 249
326
250 - 999
326
1000 - 4999
172
5000 - 9999
47
10000 - 24999
49
25000 - 99999
18

Top Technologies on Future Shop Stores

We're tracking 42 different technologies that have 5,816 collective installs on Future Shop stores.

  • Google Tag Manager is used by 87.5% of Future Shop stores.
  • Google Adsense is used by 80.8% of Future Shop stores.
  • Google Analytics is used by 61.4% of Future Shop stores.

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

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Future Shop Stores

  • Yamato Transport is used by 7.5% of Future Shop stores.
  • Sagawa Express is used by 4.3% of Future Shop stores.
  • Japan Post is used by 2.6% of Future Shop stores.

Here are the top 3 shipping carriers across all Future Shop stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Yamato Transport
131
Sagawa Express
75
Japan Post
45

Future Shop Store Top-level Domain Distribution

Here is the top-level domain distribution for Future Shop stores.

  • 38.5% of Future Shop stores have a .jp domain.
  • 37.1% of Future Shop stores have a .com domain.
  • 12.8% of Future Shop stores have a .co.jp domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.jp
672
.com
648
.co.jp
223
.shop
73
.net
71
.ne.jp
10
.tokyo
10
.biz
9
.life
4
.info
3

Top Future Shop Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
OSEWAYAオンラインストア|お世話や公式アクセサリー通販サイト
71,355
2018/03/02
【公式】Pierrot(ピエロ)レディースファッション通販サイト
75,929
2016/12/30
www.kojima-ya.com
78,670
2016/12/30
車中泊用ベッド、車種別カスタムパーツなら SHINKE(シンケ)公式オンラインショップ
80,542
2016/12/30
【Lindt リンツ】チョコレートの公式オンラインショップ
83,739
2016/12/30

New Future Shop Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
playykfull.cyou
5,659,393
2023/01/27
ソティス e-ブティック
4,139,208
2023/01/20
ozie 公式通販 オジエ
5,499,058
2023/01/13
buykpfail.xyz
6,331,516
2023/01/13
YOCABITO ONLINESTORE
10,722,929
2023/01/13

Stores Switching to Future Shop From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Future Shop has taken 12 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
inuisaketen.online
349,805
Shopify
2022/12/28
kameya-yoshinaga.com
457,211
Color Me Shop
2022/11/28
www.dotwan.jp
476,928
Custom Cart
2023/01/11
HILLS FIELD(ヒルズフィールド)公式販売サイト
586,510
Custom Cart
2023/01/12
SHIFFON公式通販サイト|SHIFFON ONLINE STORE
679,996
Custom Cart
2022/11/15

Stores Switching from Future Shop To Other Platforms

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

Platform
Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
MAISON SPECIAL
322,055
Shopify
2023/01/12
audrey-strawberry.com
518,643
Shopify
2022/11/29
tayu-tafu
774,332
Shopify
2022/12/05
weMall|ファッション通販サイト(ウィーモール)
1,377,951
Shopify
2023/01/16
SAIRAI Veganish Cosmetics
2,961,227
Shopify
2022/12/05

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