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The State of Future Shop in 2022

Updated May 20 2022

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 1,509 live stores running on the Future Shop platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Future Shop.

  • Future Shop stores increased 3.0% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q1.
  • Future Shop stores increased 17% year-over-year in 2022 Q1.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
12
2017 Q2
19
2017 Q3
10
2017 Q4
6
2018 Q1
19
2018 Q2
87
2018 Q3
35
2018 Q4
54
2019 Q1
105
2019 Q2
55
2019 Q3
56
2019 Q4
47
2020 Q1
45
2020 Q2
43
2020 Q3
41
2020 Q4
106
2021 Q1
75
2021 Q2
70
2021 Q3
62
2021 Q4
42
2022 Q1
43
2022 Q2 (to date)
27
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 60.0% of Future Shop stores.
  • Facebook is used by 42.0% of Future Shop stores.
  • Twitter is used by 35.8% of Future Shop stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
906
Facebook
634
Twitter
540
YouTube
224
Pinterest
23
LinkedIn
21
Tiktok
16

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
1,333
Email
756

Top Categories For Future Shop Stores

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

  • 8.2% of Future Shop stores sell Apparel products.
  • 4.4% of Future Shop stores sell Food & Drink products.
  • 3.8% 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
1,509

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.

  • 0.6% of Future Shop stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.3% of Future Shop stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.3% of Future Shop stores have 50 - 99 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
9
10 - 24
4
25 - 49
1
50 - 99
4
100 - 249
1
1000 - 4999
1

Number Of Products Sold For Future Shop Stores

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

  • 15.8% of Future Shop stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 12.8% of Future Shop stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 8.7% of Future Shop stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
56
10 - 24
46
25 - 49
93
50 - 99
28
100 - 249
193
250 - 999
238
1000 - 4999
131
5000 - 9999
37
10000 - 24999
31
25000 - 99999
7

Top Technologies on Future Shop Stores

We're tracking 31 different technologies that have 3,556 collective installs on Future Shop stores.

  • Google Tag Manager is used by 86.7% of Future Shop stores.
  • Google Analytics is used by 83.7% of Future Shop stores.
  • Google Ads Pixel is used by 14.2% 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 6.8% of Future Shop stores.
  • Sagawa Express is used by 3.3% of Future Shop stores.
  • Japan Post is used by 2.4% of Future Shop stores.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Yamato Transport
102
Sagawa Express
50
Japan Post
36

Future Shop Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for Future Shop 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.

  • 38.5% of Future Shop stores have a .com domain.
  • 36.4% of Future Shop stores have a .jp domain.
  • 12.9% of Future Shop stores have a .co.jp domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
581
.jp
549
.co.jp
194
.shop
72
.net
66
.ne.jp
8
.biz
7
.tokyo
7
.info
3
.gr.jp
2

Top Future Shop Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
海外ブランドのファッション通販サイト【AXES(アクセス)】
3,175
2016/12/30
www.ikebe-gakki.com
11,988
2016/12/30
【公式】Pierrot(ピエロ)レディースファッション通販サイト
12,094
2016/12/30
www.lindt.jp
13,839
2016/12/30
House
15,740
2016/12/30

New Future Shop Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
HAYNI.(ヘイニ)《公式通販》|バッグ レディースの専門店
6,689,022
2022/05/20
HAYNI.(ヘイニ)《公式通販》|バッグ レディースの専門店
6,689,023
2022/05/20
cponac.shop
7,065,302
2022/05/20
Dorry Doll
816,441
2022/05/13
www.dotnyan.jp
3,047,786
2022/05/13

Stores Switching to Future Shop From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Future Shop has taken 1,180 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores
1,176

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
海外ブランドのファッション通販サイト【AXES(アクセス)】
3,175
Custom Cart
2022/03/08
www.ikebe-gakki.com
11,988
Custom Cart
2022/03/09
【公式】Pierrot(ピエロ)レディースファッション通販サイト
12,094
Custom Cart
2022/03/08
www.lindt.jp
13,839
Custom Cart
2022/03/03
House
15,740
Custom Cart
2022/03/09

Stores Switching from Future Shop To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Future Shop has lost 2 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
ONE PEACE ONLINE
367,840
Shopify
2022/03/28
macarooon
3,917,003
Shopify
2022/04/25

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