The State of OpenCart

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

Quarterly Growth

At present, there are 58,211 live stores running on the OpenCart platform.

Here is the quarter-over-quarter growth of stores running OpenCart.

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
757
2017 Q2
2,454
2017 Q3
939
2017 Q4
580
2018 Q1
1,815
2018 Q2
7,528
2018 Q3
2,738
2018 Q4
2,475
2019 Q1
4,231
2019 Q2
2,965
2019 Q3
3,146
2019 Q4
3,108
2020 Q1
4,123
2020 Q2
3,795
2020 Q3
2,362
2020 Q4
6,984
2021 Q1 (to date)
5
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.

Top Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
KnowBand
1,889
2016/12/30
MG Music Gallery
2,359
2018/01/12
RoseRoseShop
2,749
2016/12/30
Farmacia online Loreto Gallo
3,848
2016/12/30
Micro Robotics
4,568
2016/12/30

New Stores

Here are the 5 highest-ranked new stores that are running OpenCart.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Goods Con
4,175,358
2021/01/08
viriar.com
3,789,357
2021/01/01
Điện Nước Tới Hà
3,818,013
2021/01/01
Spalvija.lt
3,902,984
2021/01/01
Shree Boutiques
4,671,492
2021/01/01

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, OpenCart has taken 152 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
59
12
5
1

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Justanned
14,887
Magento
2020/11/07
Jensales
17,292
BigCommerce
2020/11/30
Pet Mama Dünyası
53,879
WooCommerce
2020/12/16
Her Şey Bebek
66,505
WooCommerce
2020/12/25
BimenJewellery Takı
71,561
WooCommerce
2020/12/09

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, OpenCart has lost 85 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
bayangiyim.shop
61,897
WooCommerce
2020/12/15
tesetturtunik.shop
75,565
WooCommerce
2020/12/15
Casual Shoes
345,011
Magento
2020/12/19
sassou.com
598,407
WooCommerce
2020/12/12
Petural
629,419
Shopify
2020/12/13

Category Breakdown

Here are the top 20 industry verticals for stores on OpenCart.

Country Breakdown

OpenCart is quite popular in the United States.

Country
Stores
None
18,417
3,306
2,225
1,793
1,504
1,321
1,280

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

Social Media and Contact Info

Email and phone are the primary means of contacting merchants running on OpenCart.

This is in contrast with merchants using other e-commerce platforms that have much higher usage of social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Type
Stores
Percent
Phone
19,117
32%
Email
17,723
30%
Facebook
11,067
19%
Instagram
6,852
11%
Twitter
2,603
4%
YouTube
2,245
3%
Pinterest
756
1%
LinkedIn
628
1%
Snapchat
54
0%
Tiktok
4
0%

Third-Party Technologies

Many OpenCart merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the OpenCart App Store. We're tracking 79 different technologies that have 34,869 collective installs on OpenCart stores.

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

Technology
Stores
3,443
2,131
1,449
357
189

Top-level Domain Distribution

Most OpenCart stores use a .com domain. This is not surprising since alternate top-level domains have only recently been introduced and there is still a certain cachet associated with .com domains.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
23,638
.ru
5,473
.com.ua
2,420
.co.uk
2,152
.com.br
1,881
.net
1,327
.ro
1,281
.nl
1,179
.com.au
815
.de
726

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You can segment stores on a variety of dimensions:

  • Social Media accounts
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • Country
  • Third-party technologies
  • Creation date
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  • Top-level domains
  • Domain status
  • Domain type
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