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The State of OpenCart in 2022

Updated Sep 16 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 147,315 live stores running on the OpenCart platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running OpenCart.

  • OpenCart stores increased 5.4% quarter-over-quarter in 2022 Q2.
  • OpenCart stores increased 21% year-over-year in 2022 Q2.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
1,452
2017 Q2
5,314
2017 Q3
1,496
2017 Q4
1,134
2018 Q1
2,852
2018 Q2
13,785
2018 Q3
4,097
2018 Q4
3,735
2019 Q1
6,844
2019 Q2
3,986
2019 Q3
4,129
2019 Q4
4,108
2020 Q1
4,802
2020 Q2
5,087
2020 Q3
4,904
2020 Q4
11,674
2021 Q1
8,539
2021 Q2
7,071
2021 Q3
4,493
2021 Q4
6,632
2022 Q1
5,251
2022 Q2
7,114
2022 Q3 (to date)
9,256
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 22.7% of OpenCart stores.
  • Instagram is used by 18.0% of OpenCart stores.
  • Twitter is used by 6.8% of OpenCart stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
33,396
Instagram
26,526
Twitter
10,059
YouTube
8,034
LinkedIn
2,614
Pinterest
2,549
Facebook Group
597
Tiktok
354
Snapchat
260
Yelp
79

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.

  • 47% of OpenCart stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 34% of OpenCart stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
69,061
Email
50,382

Top Categories For OpenCart Stores

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

  • 13.1% of OpenCart stores sell Apparel products.
  • 7.5% of OpenCart stores sell Home & Garden products.
  • 4.6% of OpenCart stores sell Computers products.

Top Countries For OpenCart Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using OpenCart.

  • 9.0% of OpenCart stores are in Russian Federation
  • 4.5% of OpenCart stores are in United Kingdom
  • 4.3% of OpenCart stores are in United States
  • 3.3% of OpenCart stores are in Ukraine
Country
Stores
4,856
4,530
3,936
3,348
3,135
2,871

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.

  • 0.5% of OpenCart stores have 1 - 9 employees.
  • 0.3% of OpenCart stores have 10 - 24 employees.
  • 0.2% of OpenCart stores have 25 - 49 employees.
Employees
Stores
1 - 9
732
10 - 24
383
25 - 49
250
50 - 99
175
100 - 249
170
250 - 999
150
1000 - 4999
81
5000+
32

Number Of Products Sold For OpenCart Stores

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

  • 12.8% of OpenCart stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 11.9% of OpenCart stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 10.6% of OpenCart stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
18,834
10 - 24
10,171
25 - 49
12,011
50 - 99
3,684
100 - 249
17,530
250 - 999
15,654
1000 - 4999
6,221
5000 - 9999
1,609
10000 - 24999
1,271
25000 - 99999
581

Top Technologies on OpenCart Stores

We're tracking 194 different technologies that have 198,424 collective installs on OpenCart stores.

  • Google Analytics is used by 30.7% of OpenCart stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 28.6% of OpenCart stores.
  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 12.5% 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 3.4% of OpenCart stores.
  • USPS is used by 1.7% of OpenCart stores.
  • Fedex is used by 1.4% of OpenCart stores.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
UPS
4,993
USPS
2,447
Fedex
2,124
Royal Mail
1,552
DHL
449
Australia Post
349
TNT
290
Canada Post
182
Correios
174
SF Express
119

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.

  • 42.5% of OpenCart stores have a .com domain.
  • 8.4% of OpenCart stores have a .ru domain.
  • 3.7% of OpenCart stores have a .co.uk domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
62,668
.ru
12,426
.co.uk
5,519
.gr
3,622
.com.ua
3,620
.shop
3,271
.com.br
3,021
.net
2,938
.ro
2,750
.nl
2,345

Top OpenCart Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Loja do Shampoo
5,499
2016/12/30
Intelec
7,842
2016/12/30
rcMart Hobbies
7,858
2016/12/30
pokevault.com
8,268
2016/12/30
Self Edge is Denim
8,295
2016/12/30

New OpenCart Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Tudors
126,495
2022/09/16
Your Store
2,049,731
2022/09/16
verom.fr
2,157,697
2022/09/16
homeandstyle.com.ua
2,451,443
2022/09/16
SaulesVeikals.lv
2,828,296
2022/09/16

Stores Switching to OpenCart From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, OpenCart has taken 1,159 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Teknostore
34,232
Magento
2022/08/03
STICH
37,043
Custom Cart
2022/08/03
ElectronComponents.com
42,181
Custom Cart
2022/08/05
bg.eu
45,834
Custom Cart
2022/09/14
ErgoLife
61,671
Custom Cart
2022/09/01

Stores Switching from OpenCart To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, OpenCart has lost 2,368 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
132
21
8

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Liberty Books
17,688
Custom Cart
2022/07/11
EctoStroy.Ru
29,887
Custom Cart
2022/08/29
MrPotencia.hu
31,797
Shoprenter
2022/07/04
Konyhatizezercikk.hu
35,012
Shoprenter
2022/06/27
Süss Velem.com
35,382
Shoprenter
2022/06/27

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