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The State of Mercado Shops in 2022

Updated Sep 30 2022

Mercado Shops is an ecommerce platform that lets you create an online store integrated with the Mercado Libre ecosystem.

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

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Mercado Shops Growth

At present, there are 33,536 live stores running on the Mercado Shops platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Mercado Shops.

  • Mercado Shops stores increased 63.3% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q2.
  • Mercado Shops stores increased 100% year-over-year in 2022 Q2.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
10
2017 Q2
7
2017 Q3
10
2017 Q4
2
2018 Q1
21
2018 Q2
551
2018 Q3
151
2018 Q4
111
2019 Q1
170
2019 Q2
209
2019 Q3
187
2019 Q4
163
2020 Q1
233
2020 Q2
410
2020 Q3
299
2020 Q4
900
2021 Q1
4,274
2021 Q2
2,161
2021 Q3
992
2021 Q4
586
2022 Q1
649
2022 Q2
7,707
2022 Q3 (to date)
13,662
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

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

Social Media Usage On Mercado Shops 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 64.0% of Mercado Shops stores.
  • Facebook is used by 49.6% of Mercado Shops stores.
  • YouTube is used by 13.7% of Mercado Shops stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
21,468
Facebook
16,647
YouTube
4,599
Twitter
1,942
LinkedIn
67
Tiktok
24
Pinterest
4
Facebook Group
1

Contact Information On Mercado Shops 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.

  • 63% of Mercado Shops stores have an email on their website
  • 39% of Mercado Shops stores provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
21,104
Phone
13,235

Top Categories For Mercado Shops Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on Mercado Shops.

  • 0.7% of Mercado Shops stores sell Apparel products.
  • 0.6% of Mercado Shops stores sell Home & Garden products.
  • 0.4% of Mercado Shops stores sell Autos & Vehicles products.

Top Countries For Mercado Shops Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Mercado Shops.

  • 64.2% of Mercado Shops stores are in Brazil
  • 13.3% of Mercado Shops stores are in Argentina
  • 10.8% of Mercado Shops stores are in Mexico
  • 7.5% of Mercado Shops stores are in Chile
Country
Stores
21,527
4,445
3,629
2,524
1,406

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

Number Of Employees For Mercado Shops Stores

Here is the breakdown of Mercado Shops stores by the number of employees.

  • 0.2% of Mercado Shops stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.1% of Mercado Shops stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.1% of Mercado Shops stores have 100 - 249 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
53
10 - 24
31
25 - 49
21
50 - 99
21
100 - 249
23
250 - 999
14
1000 - 4999
5
5000+
1

Number Of Products Sold For Mercado Shops Stores

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

  • 14.6% of Mercado Shops stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 10.9% of Mercado Shops stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 9.9% of Mercado Shops stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
4,909
10 - 24
1,886
25 - 49
2,599
50 - 99
694
100 - 249
3,644
250 - 999
3,327
1000 - 4999
956
5000 - 9999
221
10000 - 24999
220
250000+
134

Top Technologies on Mercado Shops Stores

We're tracking 39 different technologies that have 245,008 collective installs on Mercado Shops stores.

  • New Relic is used by 99.9% of Mercado Shops stores.
  • reCAPTCHA is used by 98.2% of Mercado Shops stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 91.0% of Mercado Shops stores.

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

Technology
Stores
33,519
32,946
27,488
26,667

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Mercado Shops Stores

  • Fedex is used by 0.4% of Mercado Shops stores.
  • UPS is used by 0.2% of Mercado Shops stores.
  • Correos is used by 0.1% of Mercado Shops stores.

Here are the top 8 shipping carriers across all Mercado Shops stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
Fedex
126
UPS
69
Correos
35
Purolator
7
China Post
2
USPS
2
DHL
1
Correios
1

Mercado Shops Store Top-level Domain Distribution

Here is the top-level domain distribution for Mercado Shops stores.

  • 54.9% of Mercado Shops stores have a .com.br domain.
  • 19.3% of Mercado Shops stores have a .com domain.
  • 7.6% of Mercado Shops stores have a .com.ar domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com.br
18,402
.com
6,469
.com.ar
2,542
.cl
2,240
.com.mx
881
.ar
485
.store
332
.shop
307
.co
257
.mx
251

Top Mercado Shops Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
GAMING
24,258
2021/01/01
AZ Acessórios
26,926
2020/03/27
CASIO MÉXICO
27,936
2021/01/01
Motocity Store México
28,075
2018/06/15
MOBILEHUT
31,987
2019/12/20

New Mercado Shops Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
PLASLIMP
932,368
2022/09/30
FMART | Loja Online
2,936,830
2022/09/30
BLANDA
2,937,486
2022/09/30
GR ELECTRO
3,074,874
2022/09/30
GRUPOMJA20220901153011
3,823,538
2022/09/30

Stores Switching to Mercado Shops From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Mercado Shops has taken 913 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores
155
63
8
5

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
MOBILEHUT
31,987
Shopify
2022/09/07
LIVRE SURF
59,714
WooCommerce
2022/08/31
JOYO AUDIO CHILE
541,065
Custom Cart
2022/07/26
BRCommerce Online
714,699
Tray Commerce
2022/09/04
SOLDAFORTE BAURU
754,713
Tray Commerce
2022/08/16

Stores Switching from Mercado Shops To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Mercado Shops has lost 757 merchants to competitive platforms.

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Eletrosam
562,488
Loja Integrada
2022/07/10
www.ardillacamping.com.ar
728,353
Tiendanube
2022/09/26
www.rcdeportes.com.ar
893,663
Tiendanube
2022/08/29
lhua-store.cl
1,024,144
Shopify
2022/07/26
Tallis Soluções Integradas
1,062,849
Tray Commerce
2022/09/26

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