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The State of OpenCart in 2021

Updated Nov 19 2021

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 155,955 live stores running on the OpenCart platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running OpenCart.

  • OpenCart stores increased 5.8% quarter-over-quarter in 2021 Q3.
  • OpenCart stores increased 43% year-over-year in 2021 Q3.
Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
1,716
2017 Q2
6,393
2017 Q3
1,822
2017 Q4
1,366
2018 Q1
3,464
2018 Q2
16,111
2018 Q3
5,093
2018 Q4
4,464
2019 Q1
8,315
2019 Q2
4,924
2019 Q3
5,690
2019 Q4
5,041
2020 Q1
5,947
2020 Q2
6,190
2020 Q3
5,715
2020 Q4
14,251
2021 Q1
11,303
2021 Q2
11,453
2021 Q3
8,227
2021 Q4 (to date)
5,791
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 22.9% of OpenCart stores.
  • Instagram is used by 15.3% of OpenCart stores.
  • Twitter is used by 7.3% of OpenCart stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
35,664
Instagram
23,917
Twitter
11,344
YouTube
8,323
Pinterest
2,693
LinkedIn
2,347
Facebook Group
683
Snapchat
247
Tiktok
135
Yelp
83

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.

  • 34% of OpenCart stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 33% of OpenCart stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
53,602
Email
51,068

Top Categories For OpenCart Stores

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

  • 16.1% of OpenCart stores sell Apparel products.
  • 6.9% of OpenCart stores sell Home & Garden products.
  • 4.0% of OpenCart stores sell Computers products.

Top Countries For OpenCart Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using OpenCart.

  • 8.9% of OpenCart stores are in Russian Federation
  • 4.2% of OpenCart stores are in United Kingdom
  • 3.8% of OpenCart stores are in United States
  • 3.5% of OpenCart stores are in Ukraine
Country
Stores
5,455
4,335
3,725
3,508
3,356
3,034

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.

  • 0.1% 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
202
10 - 24
79
25 - 49
50
50 - 99
19
100 - 249
25
250 - 999
19
1000 - 4999
20
5000+
8

Number Of Products Sold For OpenCart Stores

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

  • 3.3% of OpenCart stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 2.5% of OpenCart stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
  • 1.9% of OpenCart stores sell 1000 - 4999 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
1,524
10 - 24
1,303
25 - 49
1,941
50 - 99
733
100 - 249
3,849
250 - 999
5,131
1000 - 4999
2,987
5000 - 9999
839
10000 - 24999
702
25000 - 99999
309

Top Technologies on OpenCart Stores

We're tracking 164 different technologies that have 181,202 collective installs on OpenCart stores.

  • Google Analytics is used by 31.6% of OpenCart stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 26.5% of OpenCart stores.
  • Cloudflare CDN is used by 11.7% of OpenCart stores.

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

Technology
Stores
10,490
7,101
4,609

Top Shipping Carriers Used By OpenCart Stores

  • UPS is used by 3.0% of OpenCart stores.
  • Royal Mail is used by 0.9% of OpenCart stores.
  • USPS is used by 0.9% of OpenCart stores.

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

Shipping Carrier
Stores
UPS
4,736
Royal Mail
1,400
USPS
1,353
Fedex
1,277
Australia Post
338
GLS Parcel
244
Canada Post
185
DHL
183
Correios
120
China Post
110

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.

  • 43.4% of OpenCart stores have a .com domain.
  • 8.2% of OpenCart stores have a .ru domain.
  • 3.5% of OpenCart stores have a .co.uk domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
67,734
.ru
12,863
.co.uk
5,534
.com.ua
4,152
.gr
3,427
.com.br
3,233
.net
3,104
.hu
3,039
.ro
2,917
.nl
2,699

Top OpenCart Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
comsed.net
4,805
2016/12/30
virventures.com
6,532
2016/12/30
Technavio
7,119
2016/12/30
Self Edge is Denim
7,163
2016/12/30
W11 Stop
7,271
2016/12/30

New OpenCart Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
www.edhardyoriginals.top
200,707
2021/11/19
DZO FILM
1,627,238
2021/11/19
Karamela Butik Pasta Atölyesi
1,806,702
2021/11/19
New Sneaker Store
2,357,452
2021/11/19
Malynition
2,362,844
2021/11/19

Stores Switching to OpenCart From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, OpenCart has taken 1,700 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores
541
99
43
11
8

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
SuperDroid Robots
17,199
Custom Cart
2021/09/27
kalaghesti.com
21,591
Custom Cart
2021/09/03
www.swordsofnorthshire.com
33,612
Custom Cart
2021/10/06
Chempro
39,403
ePages
2021/11/03
Crosster
41,486
Custom Cart
2021/09/04

Stores Switching from OpenCart To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, OpenCart has lost 2,387 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
1,599
140
18
10

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Farmacia online Loreto Gallo
8,203
Custom Cart
2021/09/28
skomplekt.com
15,986
Custom Cart
2021/09/14
Comfort Furniture
19,236
Custom Cart
2021/09/23
Mastergaz LTD
19,755
Custom Cart
2021/10/21
HealthAid
19,938
Shopify
2021/11/04

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