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The State of PhotoShelter in 2024

Updated Jul 5 2024

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

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PhotoShelter Growth

At present, there are 2,519 live stores running on the PhotoShelter platform.

Here is the historical growth of stores running PhotoShelter.

  • PhotoShelter stores increased 90.0% quarter-over-quarter in 2024 Q2.
Quarter
Active Stores
2023 Q3
922
2023 Q4
939
2024 Q1
923
2024 Q2
2,506
2024 Q3 (to date)
2,519
Active Stores by Quarter

Note: the store counts displayed in this section are based on actual historical store counts.

It's hard to know exactly when a PhotoShelter store was first created but we use a heuristic that includes historical DNS data which provides a reasonable approximation.

Social Media Usage On PhotoShelter 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 5.0% of PhotoShelter stores.
  • Twitter is used by 2.9% of PhotoShelter stores.
  • Instagram is used by 1.9% of PhotoShelter stores.
Type
Stores
Facebook
126
Twitter
74
Instagram
48
YouTube
8
Pinterest
6
LinkedIn
1
Yelp
1

Contact Information On PhotoShelter 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.

  • 21% of PhotoShelter stores provide a phone number on their website
  • 8% of PhotoShelter stores have an email on their website
Type
Stores
Phone
522
Email
209

Top Categories For PhotoShelter Stores

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

  • 7.0% of PhotoShelter stores sell Photo & Video Services products.
  • 3.4% of PhotoShelter stores sell Sports products.
  • 1.7% of PhotoShelter stores sell Arts & Entertainment products.

Top Countries For PhotoShelter Stores

Here are the top countries for stores using PhotoShelter.

  • 13.3% of PhotoShelter stores are in United States
  • 1.5% of PhotoShelter stores are in United Kingdom
  • 1.0% of PhotoShelter stores are in Canada
  • 0.6% of PhotoShelter stores are in Italy

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

Number Of Employees For PhotoShelter Stores

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

  • 100.0% of PhotoShelter stores have Unknown employees.
  • 0.0% of PhotoShelter stores have 1 - 9 employees.
Employees
Stores
Unknown
2,518
1 - 9
1

Number Of Products Sold For PhotoShelter Stores

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

  • 3.9% of PhotoShelter stores sell 1 - 9 different products.
  • 2.3% of PhotoShelter stores sell 250 - 999 different products.
  • 1.9% of PhotoShelter stores sell 100 - 249 different products.
Products Sold
Stores
1 - 9
98
10 - 24
35
25 - 49
42
50 - 99
6
100 - 249
47
250 - 999
58
1000 - 4999
23
5000 - 9999
11
10000 - 24999
7
25000 - 99999
9

Top Technologies on PhotoShelter Stores

We're tracking 24 different technologies that have 21,329 collective installs on PhotoShelter stores.

  • Google Adsense is used by 100.0% of PhotoShelter stores.
  • Google Analytics is used by 100.0% of PhotoShelter stores.
  • Google Tag Manager is used by 100.0% of PhotoShelter stores.

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

Top Shipping Carriers Used By PhotoShelter Stores

  • UPS is used by 0.2% of PhotoShelter stores.
  • Fedex is used by 0.2% of PhotoShelter stores.
  • USPS is used by 0.1% of PhotoShelter stores.

Here are the top 6 shipping carriers across all PhotoShelter stores.

Shipping Carrier
Stores
UPS
5
Fedex
4
USPS
3
Royal Mail
2
New Zealean Post
1
Canada Post
1

PhotoShelter Store Top-level Domain Distribution

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

  • 97.4% of PhotoShelter stores have a .com domain.
  • 0.6% of PhotoShelter stores have a .net domain.
  • 0.4% of PhotoShelter stores have a .co.uk domain.
Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
2,453
.net
15
.co.uk
9
.ca
7
.com.au
5
.co.nz
3
.us
2
.info
2
.org
2
.it
2

Top PhotoShelter Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
CAPITAL PICTURES
195,384
2016/12/30
Photo Resource Hawaii
480,694
2016/12/30
Steve McLaughlin Photography
516,196
2023/09/22
VizzorImage
573,056
2018/06/15
Robin Platzer/Twin Images
587,278
2018/06/15

New PhotoShelter Stores

Here are the 0 highest-ranked stores added most recently.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Dinodia Photo Library
11,885,375
2024/07/05
Jack Hogan
12,212,135
2024/07/05
Kimberly Boschi Photography
12,368,734
2024/07/05
Roger Hart
12,621,551
2024/07/05
Kevin Carden
12,887,271
2024/07/05

Stores Switching to PhotoShelter From Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, PhotoShelter has taken 6 merchants from competitive ecommerce platforms.

Platform
Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
www.chrisowyoung.com
3,895,518
Custom Cart
2024/06/05
Jamey Price Photo
11,789,017
Custom Cart
2024/06/05
brucebyers.photoshelter.com
11,928,116
Custom Cart
2024/06/05
Robert Cravens
11,934,206
Custom Cart
2024/06/04
dodgy rock'n'roll photography
12,013,276
Custom Cart
2024/06/05

Stores Switching from PhotoShelter To Other Platforms

Over the last 90 days, PhotoShelter has lost 6 merchants to competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
New Platform
Changed
Wanderment – photography
3,301,624
WooCommerce
2024/05/20
equusferus.com
3,599,159
Custom Cart
2024/05/20
Tourette Media
3,625,897
Custom Cart
2024/04/25
Taylor Ejdys
4,378,912
Custom Cart
2024/05/20
amirazizphoto.com
5,876,473
WooCommerce
2024/07/01

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