The State of Rain

Rain provides an integrated Point-of-Sale and Website system for retailers.

Quarterly Growth

At present, there are 829 live stores running on the Rain platform.

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

Quarter
New Active Stores
2017 Q1
6
2017 Q3
4
2017 Q4
5
2018 Q1
3
2018 Q2
41
2018 Q3
5
2018 Q4
53
2019 Q1
52
2019 Q2
2
2019 Q3
5
2019 Q4
13
2020 Q1
6
2020 Q2
5
2020 Q3
23
2020 Q4
186
2021 Q1 (to date)
362
Cumulative Stores by Quarter

It's hard to know exactly when a Rain 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 Rain, ordered by worldwide store rank.

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Darkside Snowboards
19,609
2020/11/27
EDGE Success
52,288
2020/10/09
www.sewright.com
69,468
2020/12/25
Pieceful Gathering Quilt Shop
69,797
2016/12/30
superbuzzy
70,426
2020/12/25

New Stores

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

Name
Domain
Rank
Created
Home
839,498
2021/02/26
Into The Blue Scuba
3,143,518
2021/02/26
North Beach Windsurfing
123,151
2021/02/19
The Cycle Mill
226,337
2021/02/19
The Sew'n Place
229,197
2021/02/19

Platform Wins

Over the last 90 days, Rain has taken 4 merchants from competitive platforms.

Platform
Stores
2

Platform Win Stores

Here are the top stores won from competitive platforms.

Name
Domain
Rank
Last Platform
Changed
Going Batty!
375,960
Lightspeed
2021/02/02
Grammy G's Quilt Shop
2,231,211
Wix
2021/02/16
DLP Audio Designs
2,592,263
Wix
2021/02/12
Home
4,129,439
Square Online
2021/02/17

Pricing Plan Breakdown

Here is the pricing plan breakdown for stores on Rain.

Pricing Plan
Stores
Unknown
829

Category Breakdown

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

Country Breakdown

The largest part of Rain's install base is within the United States, but they have a solid presence within the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia as well.

Country
Stores
46

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

Social Media and Contact Info

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest have significant presence within the Rain install base, with Facebook and Instagram especially showing quite strongly.

As expected, email remains an extremely popular communication channel with the majority of Rain stores providing an email address for customer communication.

Type
Stores
Percent
Phone
546
65%
Facebook
441
53%
Email
375
45%
Instagram
200
24%
Pinterest
107
12%
YouTube
52
6%
Twitter
40
4%
Facebook Group
3
0%
Tiktok
1
0%
LinkedIn
1
0%

Third-Party Technologies

Many Rain merchants run third-party technologies on their store in addition to apps from the Rain App Store. We're tracking 20 different technologies that have 2,225 collective installs on Rain stores.

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

Themes

Rain has an active and extension theme store. Merchants using Rain can use one of those pre-built theme or develop their own custom theme to meet their needs. We're currently tracking over 1 different Rain themes. Here are the top themes.

Theme Name
Stores
Unknown
829

Top-level Domain Distribution

The vast majority of Rain 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.

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.

Top-level Domain
Stores
.com
746
.net
36
.ca
16
.org
8
.biz
7
.com.au
5
.co.nz
2
.us
2
.art
1
.co
1

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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
  • Platform
  • Top-level domains
  • Domain status
  • Domain type
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