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The State of OpenCart

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

Quarterly Growth

At present, there are 64,403 live stores running on the OpenCart platform.

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

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
892
2017 Q2
2,761
2017 Q3
1,027
2017 Q4
679
2018 Q1
1,888
2018 Q2
7,997
2018 Q3
2,872
2018 Q4
2,564
2019 Q1
4,733
2019 Q2
3,024
2019 Q3
4,010
2019 Q4
3,168
2020 Q1
3,558
2020 Q2
3,911
2020 Q3
2,861
2020 Q4
6,549
2021 Q1
2,378
2021 Q2 (to date)
25
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
Tech Land BD
1,989
2019/07/19
Playzone.vn
2,058
2017/10/27
Kosmebox
2,182
2021/02/19
KnowBand
2,293
2016/12/30
ATKC eWarehouse
2,444
2020/10/30

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
BUBBLE CRUSH
577,850
2021/04/09
vseoryj.com
1,296,307
2021/04/09
moroshka.by
1,298,219
2021/04/09
Pentagon® Tactical
1,496,127
2021/04/09
Dimitris Stratos Beauty
1,579,539
2021/04/09

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, OpenCart has taken 706 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
متجر راحتي للمفارش والاثاث
15,690
ExpandCart
2021/03/03
نادي الكتاب
17,417
PrestaShop
2021/04/13
techfast.com.au
28,595
Shopify
2021/03/06
السوق المركزي
32,528
ExpandCart
2021/02/14
نگاه آسمان
32,889
WooCommerce
2021/04/09

Platform Losses

Over the last 90 days, OpenCart has lost 412 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform Loss Stores

Here are the top stores lost to competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
FLORINA
13,510
ExpandCart
2021/03/24
The Cupcake Factory
41,061
Shopify
2021/02/22
Bandidos Pitstop– Bandidos pitstop
44,250
Shopify
2021/03/21
alkhabeershop.com
55,180
Salla
2021/02/17
gangboygiyim.com.tr
56,909
WooCommerce
2021/03/30

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
21,031
3,498
1,906
1,845
1,568
1,392
1,367

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 ecommerce platforms that have much higher usage of social media channels, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Type
Stores
Percent
Email
19,982
31%
Phone
19,416
30%
Facebook
13,755
21%
Instagram
9,140
14%
Twitter
4,157
6%
YouTube
3,000
4%
Pinterest
1,033
1%
LinkedIn
945
1%
Facebook Group
232
0%
Snapchat
92
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 110 different technologies that have 48,199 collective installs on OpenCart stores.

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

Technology
Stores
4,224
2,370
1,643
1,213

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
25,472
.ru
6,088
.com.ua
2,482
.co.uk
2,404
.com.br
1,847
.net
1,474
.ro
1,320
.nl
1,271
.com.au
907
.hu
906

Get more insights on OpenCart stores

Our search interface is easy to use and helps you find the OpenCart stores that are relevant to you.

You can segment stores on a variety of dimensions:

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