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The State of Mercado Shops in 2022

Updated May 20 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 23,338 live stores running on the Mercado Shops platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running Mercado Shops.

  • Mercado Shops stores increased 6.1% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q1.
  • Mercado Shops stores increased 70% year-over-year in 2022 Q1.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
12
2017 Q2
13
2017 Q3
7
2017 Q4
3
2018 Q1
24
2018 Q2
416
2018 Q3
134
2018 Q4
87
2019 Q1
129
2019 Q2
170
2019 Q3
176
2019 Q4
143
2020 Q1
196
2020 Q2
369
2020 Q3
280
2020 Q4
974
2021 Q1
5,357
2021 Q2
2,352
2021 Q3
1,578
2021 Q4
1,252
2022 Q1
838
2022 Q2 (to date)
8,735
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 59.8% of Mercado Shops stores.
  • Facebook is used by 51.7% of Mercado Shops stores.
  • YouTube is used by 14.1% of Mercado Shops stores.
Type
Stores
Instagram
13,959
Facebook
12,063
YouTube
3,281
Twitter
1,677
LinkedIn
29
Tiktok
11
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.

  • 62% of Mercado Shops stores have an email on their website
  • 41% of Mercado Shops stores provide a phone number on their website
Type
Stores
Email
14,373
Phone
9,599

Top Categories For Mercado Shops Stores

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

  • 1.6% of Mercado Shops stores sell Home & Garden products.
  • 1.5% of Mercado Shops stores sell Apparel products.
  • 0.8% of Mercado Shops stores sell Autos & Vehicles products.

Top Countries For Mercado Shops Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using Mercado Shops.

  • 50.1% of Mercado Shops stores are in Brazil
  • 22.6% of Mercado Shops stores are in Argentina
  • 15.9% of Mercado Shops stores are in Mexico
  • 5.7% of Mercado Shops stores are in Colombia
Country
Stores
11,696
5,283
3,716
1,329
1,311

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.

  • 0.0% of Mercado Shops stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.0% of Mercado Shops stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.0% of Mercado Shops stores have 25 - 49 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
10
10 - 24
8
25 - 49
5
100 - 249
4
250 - 999
2

Number Of Products Sold For Mercado Shops Stores

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

  • 0.9% of Mercado Shops stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 0.7% of Mercado Shops stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
  • 0.4% of Mercado Shops stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
54
10 - 24
31
25 - 49
30
100 - 249
105
250 - 999
211
1000 - 4999
155
5000 - 9999
58
10000 - 24999
60
25000 - 99999
38
100000 - 249999
13

Top Technologies on Mercado Shops Stores

We're tracking 28 different technologies that have 137,072 collective installs on Mercado Shops stores.

  • New Relic is used by 99.9% of Mercado Shops stores.
  • reCAPTCHA is used by 98.1% of Mercado Shops stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 78.6% of Mercado Shops stores.

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

Technology
Stores
23,303
22,886
14,219

Top Shipping Carriers Used By Mercado Shops Stores

  • Fedex is used by 0.4% of Mercado Shops stores.
  • UPS is used by 0.3% 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
94
UPS
78
Correos
17
USPS
4
Purolator
3
Japan Post
1
China Post
1
Correios
1

Mercado Shops Store Top-level Domain Distribution

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

  • 40.5% of Mercado Shops stores have a .com.br domain.
  • 22.8% of Mercado Shops stores have a .com domain.
  • 16.4% of Mercado Shops stores have a .com.ar domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com.br
9,449
.com
5,327
.com.ar
3,816
.com.mx
1,186
.cl
1,102
.mx
424
.com.co
354
.store
269
.ar
238
.shop
203

Top Mercado Shops Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
GAMING
22,680
2021/03/05
Motocity Store México
24,436
2016/12/30
Creciendo Mega Baby Store
37,950
2020/12/25
OVERHARD
61,683
2020/12/18
Tecnofast (IT BROKERS SA)
61,724
2020/12/18

New Mercado Shops Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
PC MAROTO LOJA GAMER
2,700,569
2022/05/20
Speedo
2,736,140
2022/05/20
RWPEÇAS
2,860,358
2022/05/20
La Ocasión de Nuñez
2,881,969
2022/05/20
Confederados Store
3,795,534
2022/05/20

Stores Switching to Mercado Shops From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Mercado Shops has taken 674 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Imperial Made
480,893
Shopify
2022/03/29
CRIPSO México
590,294
Shopify
2022/04/07
PQL BRASIL
644,318
Shopify
2022/03/23
LOJA RENOTECH
919,166
Custom Cart
2022/05/20
LOJA STILLI
1,006,115
Loja Integrada
2022/03/22

Stores Switching from Mercado Shops To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, Mercado Shops has lost 383 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
C&A México
10,234
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
2022/05/02
Garbarino
11,497
VTEX
2022/05/17
Tienda Online de STARKO
305,949
Tiendanube
2022/04/11
Casa das Térmicas
554,758
Tray Commerce
2022/04/11
hairstudiodistribuciones.com.ar
779,101
PrestaShop
2022/03/12

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