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The State of OpenCart in 2022

Updated May 20 2022

OpenCart is an open store ecommerce platform based on PHP and MySQL.

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

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OpenCart Growth

At present, there are 155,210 live stores running on the OpenCart platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running OpenCart.

  • OpenCart stores increased 4.7% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q1.
  • OpenCart stores increased 28% year-over-year in 2022 Q1.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
1,558
2017 Q2
5,694
2017 Q3
1,686
2017 Q4
1,234
2018 Q1
3,036
2018 Q2
14,773
2018 Q3
4,627
2018 Q4
4,021
2019 Q1
7,368
2019 Q2
4,385
2019 Q3
4,563
2019 Q4
4,406
2020 Q1
5,097
2020 Q2
5,594
2020 Q3
5,776
2020 Q4
12,449
2021 Q1
8,992
2021 Q2
9,588
2021 Q3
8,125
2021 Q4
8,402
2022 Q1
6,690
2022 Q2 (to date)
6,306
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

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

Social Media Usage On OpenCart 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.

  • Facebook is used by 22.6% of OpenCart stores.
  • Instagram is used by 16.9% of OpenCart stores.
  • Twitter is used by 6.9% of OpenCart stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
35,124
Instagram
26,228
Twitter
10,647
YouTube
8,529
Pinterest
2,500
LinkedIn
2,428
Facebook Group
641
Snapchat
271
Tiktok
252
Yelp
87

Contact Information On OpenCart 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.

  • 46% of OpenCart stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 34% of OpenCart stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
71,988
Email
52,901

Top Categories For OpenCart Stores

Here is the breakdown of industry verticals for stores on OpenCart.

  • 14.9% of OpenCart stores sell Apparel products.
  • 7.5% of OpenCart stores sell Home & Garden products.
  • 4.2% of OpenCart stores sell Computers products.

Top Countries For OpenCart Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using OpenCart.

  • 8.7% of OpenCart stores are in Russian Federation
  • 4.2% of OpenCart stores are in United Kingdom
  • 4.0% of OpenCart stores are in United States
  • 3.2% of OpenCart stores are in Ukraine
Country
Stores
4,959
4,459
3,841
3,839
3,245
3,075

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

Number Of Employees For OpenCart Stores

Here is the breakdown of OpenCart stores by the number of employees.

  • 0.3% of OpenCart stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.1% of OpenCart stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.0% of OpenCart stores have 25 - 49 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
403
10 - 24
131
25 - 49
64
50 - 99
40
100 - 249
31
250 - 999
21
1000 - 4999
22
5000+
9

Number Of Products Sold For OpenCart Stores

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

  • 5.3% of OpenCart stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 4.6% of OpenCart stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 2.8% of OpenCart stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
3,502
10 - 24
2,579
25 - 49
3,741
50 - 99
1,389
100 - 249
7,145
250 - 999
8,212
1000 - 4999
4,317
5000 - 9999
1,156
10000 - 24999
942
25000 - 99999
373

Top Technologies on OpenCart Stores

We're tracking 187 different technologies that have 210,689 collective installs on OpenCart stores.

  • Google Analytics is used by 32.1% of OpenCart stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 28.1% of OpenCart stores.
  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 13.6% of OpenCart stores.

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

Top Shipping Carriers Used By OpenCart Stores

  • UPS is used by 2.7% of OpenCart stores.
  • USPS is used by 1.3% of OpenCart stores.
  • Fedex is used by 1.1% of OpenCart stores.

Here are the top 10 shipping carriers across all OpenCart stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
UPS
4,249
USPS
2,004
Fedex
1,677
Royal Mail
1,563
Australia Post
656
GLS Parcel
293
DHL
209
Canada Post
202
Correios
168
Correos
134

OpenCart Store Top-level Domain Distribution

.com is the most popular top-level domain for OpenCart 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.

  • 43.8% of OpenCart stores have a .com domain.
  • 8.1% of OpenCart stores have a .ru domain.
  • 3.5% of OpenCart stores have a .co.uk domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
67,956
.ru
12,623
.co.uk
5,504
.com.ua
3,723
.gr
3,546
.shop
3,119
.hu
3,077
.net
3,012
.com.br
2,960
.ro
2,838

Top OpenCart Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Pharmacy Direct
4,353
2016/12/30
Livraria Leitura
4,831
2018/07/27
Loja do Shampoo
7,107
2016/12/30
comsed.net
7,467
2016/12/30
CIA Medical
8,057
2016/12/30

New OpenCart Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
www.backlessblouse.com
737,413
2022/05/20
Tualist
1,817,387
2022/05/20
yukond.ru
2,216,862
2022/05/20
baytesettur.com
2,872,812
2022/05/20
Your Store
2,880,795
2022/05/20

Stores Switching to OpenCart From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, OpenCart has taken 1,659 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores
178
160
85
30
16

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
10 Pound Tees
9,012
Custom Cart
2022/05/01
Global Brand
20,196
Custom Cart
2022/05/17
ELBADR GROUP STORES
21,195
Custom Cart
2022/04/04
signeda.lt
35,155
Custom Cart
2022/04/27
Biovit.ua
43,019
Custom Cart
2022/05/18

Stores Switching from OpenCart To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, OpenCart has lost 1,905 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
1,008
127
20
10
9
6

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Gorgany
19,225
Magento
2022/04/26
Bath & Body Works
32,036
Salesforce Commerce Cloud
2022/04/05
Flirc
36,499
Shopify
2022/04/12
Printshoppy
36,914
Custom Cart
2022/04/18
Farmamia
39,493
Magento
2022/03/17

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